Corpus Christi Retreat Weekends

The retreat began in 1969 as Christ Renews His Parish, CRHP, and has been administered in over 1,250 parishes throughout the U.S. and in several other countries.  In 2017, Dynamic Catholic bought CRHP and renamed it Welcome CRHP 2.0.

Changing Lives.  Transforming Parishes.  Many of the people you see every day feel like something is missing in their lives.  Welcome is an incredible experience that helps them discover what that something is—and what to do about it.  It’s run by parishioners for parishioners, and it is re-energizing parishes across the country.

How Does It Work?

Welcome is an overnight weekend experience for parishioners given by men or women who have previously attended Welcome.  Through fellowship, faith sharing, hospitality, music, individual/group activities, Mass, and much more, participants have the opportunity to step back from every day to reflect on their lives and their spiritual journeys and build meaningful relationships with other men or women in the parish.  (Men and women attend separate weekends.)

What it is not?

            It is not a silent retreat.

            It is not a public confession.

            It is not an emotional cult.

            It is not a Parish clique.

The Welcome Experience will bring at least three things to our parish:

There are questions we all ask ourselves in different ways: Who am I?  What am I here for?  What matters most?  What matters least?  Welcome puts a framework around these questions.  Parishioners will get personal clarity, be inspired to start living with a deeper sense of purpose and be changed forever.

We all have a deep desire to feel like we belong—to feel welcome in our parish.  The Welcome experience is an opportunity for parishioners to build meaningful and lasting relationships with other men and women in our parish.  They will be excited to come to church on Sunday and more involved in the parish community.

Do you dream of a parish that is dynamic and full of life?  A parish that is developing true disciples?  A parish that people are excited to be a part of?  It is impossible to separate personal transformation from the transformation of a parish.  With parishioners’ lives transformed through Welcome, our parish will thrive.

Who may participate?
Those who believe in Christ, are at least 21 years old and are seeking a deeper relationship with him are invited to attend. 

When does the weekend begin and end?
The weekend begins at 7:30 AM Saturday morning and concludes around 4:00 PM Sunday.

Scheduled weekends:
WOMENS’ weekend:  Feb 16-17, 2019
MENS’ weekend is:  Mar 2-3, 2019

What about meals?
Meals will be provided.  The food is excellent and the portions ample.  There will be regular breaks for coffee, cold drinks, and snacks.  Special dietary needs can be accommodated.  Please let us know foods to avoid or make available for your meals.

Where will we sleep?
Sleeping accommodations will be in the Youth Room.  You are asked to bring your pillow, blanket or sleeping bag, air mattress or cot, and basic toiletries.  If necessary, you may stay at home.  Please make a note on the registration form.

What is the “dress code?”
Casual and comfortable clothing is the norm.

What is the cost of the weekend?
A $35 registration fee is requested but not required.  The spirit of the Welcome weekend is to make the experience available to all.

How can I register for the weekend?
Fill out the registration form and place payment in the box marked “Welcome Weekend” in the vestibule of the Church.  All registered participants will be contacted and given the necessary information and instructions relating to the weekend.

A RenewalWeekend for Corpus Christi Parish Community

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