What CRHP attendees have to say about their experience ...
It is difficult for me to put into words what CRHP has meant to me. Before the retreat, I always felt like I was going through the motions of being a Catholic but something was missing. CRHP has easily changed my life. My priorities are different... God is first for me now. I cannot believe the bond that I have formed with these women. I look forward to meeting with my CRHP sisters every week... I know I am going to come out of the meeting feeling rejuvenated and fantastic. It is a truly amazing journey and I cannot wait for what is to come!!
I had been approached a couple of times by members of the parish to attend a Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) retreat and each time I would have an excuse of why I could not attend. Being very new to the parish I was apprehensive because I didn't know anyone in the parish. After the third time I was approached, I agreed to go. I felt that I would not benefit much from the retreat as I have been an active catholic all my adult life. I attend mass every week and have been a leader in youth ministries for 18 years. During the weekend it became apparent to me how CRHP would strengthen my faith and family life. I would have to say the uncertainty of what the weekend was about played a factor of my not participating sooner. I now realize that it makes it much more exciting and beneficial experience. I have become friends with a great group of men that I can depend on helping me when needed, whether it be spiritually, emotionally or just everyday advice. The investment of my time for one weekend has returned benefits in my life many-fold.
The CRHP retreat gave me the opportunity amidst the chaos of daily life to find a few quiet moments to regroup and focus on what is truly important in life, and what I want my life to be about. During that 36 hour period I was able to tune out the noise of daily life and start to find clarity on what is really important: my relationship with God and my vocation as a husband and father. As this occurred, I found a level of peace and happiness that I had not experienced at any other time in my life. While I probably missed a couple of my kid's soccer games that weekend, I am confident that in the long run they gained much more from my attendance.
|Women's weekend - February 20/21, 2016||Men's weekend - February 27/28, 2016|