Christ Renews His Parish

Christ Renews His Parish is a Spiritual Renewal  process for men and women that occurs every 6 months. Retreat weekends start on Saturday morning, and finish on Sunday afternoon, and there’s no cost to attend! Participants don’t need to worry about anything during the weekend. Great food and snacks are provided, so you can just relax, meet some new people, and take a break from the day-to-day activities that keep you too busy to think about your faith life.

Spring 2022 Weekends

Men: March 5-6, 2022

Women: March 19-20, 2022


If you’ve attended a previous weekend, please Click Here to sign up for an hour of adoration at the upcoming weekends.

Ministry Description

What is Christ Renews His Parish?

Christ Renews His Parish is a spiritual renewal weekend designed to help individuals grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ and with others in their faith community. It is an excellent opportunity for parishioners to renew their understanding of the basic beliefs and traditions of our faith.

Christ Renews His Parish is a process designed to bring members of a parish together in Christ. Just as all of our other relationships need renewal, so does our commitment to Christ if we’re to be faithful followers. Christ Renews is an effective spiritual renewal and evangelization process that calls together members of the parish to experience personal conversion and Christian unity in the Catholic tradition within the St. Maria Goretti community.

The uniqueness of Christ Renews is in its continuation. Attendees to the retreat have the opportunity to begin planning the next renewal weekend. During this formation time, even greater spiritual growth occurs.


What is a Christ Renews His Parish Weekend?

  • A to relax, pray, and rethink priorities.
  • A time to get to know others in the parish and grow as a community.
  • An opportunity to examine and rediscover your personal relationship with Christ.
  • A weekend of reflection and sharing of spiritual and real-life issues.


What a Christ Renews His Parish Weekend is not.

  • It is not a silent retreat, yet you will have periods of quiet reflection and prayer.
  • It is not a parish organization or clique
  • It is not a solitary retreat, your participation makes the retreat a spiritual one for you and the other participants.


Who Can Participate?

All adult men and women over the age of 18 in the parish are welcome!

Christ Renews His Parish is for anyone seeking spiritual renewal, regardless of where you are on your own faith journey. Many attend because they feel something is missing from their lives or have questions about our faith. It is an excellent opportunity for those who have stopped attending Mass or who have lost interest in the church to reconnect with the parish family.


What else should I know about the Christ Renews His Parish retreat?

The retreat begins on Saturday with check in and morning breakfast starting at 7:00 a.m. in Parish Office entry. The retreat ends at approximately 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Transportation is provided to and from the retreat.

There is no charge for attending the weekend – it is the parish’s gift to you! The weekend is coordinated by previous Christ Renews participants and supported by the Christ Renews Continuation Committee, Christ Renews Alumni and Parish Staff.


So What about You?

If you’ve read this far you must be at least a little bit interested.

Christ Renews is powerful stuff.  It’s a lot of fun and a great opportunity to form meaningful and lasting friendships.

For more information about Christ Renews His Parish, or for assistance in signing up for a weekend, complete the form below and we will be in touch.

Say a prayer.  Ask God what you should do. We believe He wants you here. So, what about you?



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