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Old Nov 8, '04, 9:12 am
RobK RobK is offline
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Default Christ Renews His Parish/CHRP

My parish has started to have the Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) retreat weekends. I understand that this is not produced locally, but is a 'national' program. I've been searching the web trying to find out information on the origin, sponsor, or developer of the program. No luck, except I do find many parishes that offer the program.

Curious if anyone knows where this came from? At first I thought it was related to RENEW (which our parish also did a few years ago) but I looked at their site and found no reference to CHRP. Or is it related to Cursillo?

I have not been interested in, or approached to participate but was curious as to other people's experience with the program or any information on it's origin.

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Old Nov 8, '04, 10:28 am
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Default Re: Christ Renews His Parish/CHRP

This is a web site that had some basic info: http://www.catholic-forum.com/church...ist_renew.html

It says it was founded in 1969 in Parma, Ohio.

It appears to be focused on community building more than a faith experience.

Curious that even christrenewshisparish.org is a parish site. They all seem to be using the same template and have the same FAQ.
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Old Nov 8, '04, 1:45 pm
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Default Re: Christ Renews His Parish/CHRP

[quote=kmktexas]This is a web site that had some basic info: http://www.catholic-forum.com/church...ist_renew.html
It says it was founded in 1969 in Parma, Ohio. It appears to be focused on community building more than a faith experience./QUOTE]
We have had this program in our parish for several years and it does build community, but more importantly yields parishioners who have a renewed faith and a stronger spirituality. Many young folks here have become "reverts" after participating. The team for putting on a retreat is made up of the previous class of retreatants plus an experienced spiritual director. The team goes through a six month period of spiritual formation before putting on the next retreat. A very complete manual from the Ohio people is provided to each person and provides a road map for the process which has proven to be in my opinion quite sucessful. I have done RENEW and some other programs and feel that CHRP like RCIA can help build a strong and orthodox parish.
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Old Jun 5, '08, 3:24 am
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Default Re: Christ Renews His Parish/CHRP

For Information on Christ Renews His Parish:

National Office
Christ Renews His Parish
P O Box 19100
Cleveland OH 44119
216-731-7903
[email protected]
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