"I had been going through a difficult time in my life prior to the first women's weekend.  I kept thinking I'd go another time.  Then I asked myself if I would go if I weren't afraid of what the weekend would be like.  I grudgingly had to answer yes.  The weekend turned out to be the beginning of the kind of change I had prayed for in my life.  I now have a renewed sense of purpose, a greater concern for others and am developing a truly personal relationship with God for the first time in my life."
 - Therese Roseburrough
The Weekend Retreat led me to a deeper strengthening and surprisingly more beautiful growth in Scripture, prayer, and sharing.  My faith was deepened through the beauty of the women in my group.  I am blessed to have experienced this spiritual journey with other women in our parish.  - TONI WALTERS

For the first time I have been center stage with God. It finally hit me that God has been there for me all along. God loved me even when I didn't love myself.  - Vickie Jenkins

"Come feel the love".  - Sharon Lester
 
After being part of St. Elizabeth's for just less than a year, CRHP confirmed for me that this parish is the perfect place for me to be right now.
I sat in the pews at St. Elizabeth's every week for over a year, but it wasn't until I attended CRHP that I really felt like I knew the people who sat around me. - Patti Stengal
 
"I could not have predicted what I would experience before I attended my weekend. Since then, I have been overwhelmed by the graces and blessings I continue to receive. My sense of belonging to our Parish Community has been renewed and intensified. Every face I see at St. Elizabeth is truly my family in Christ." - Vicki Saviano
 
"... through the CHRP weekend I was able to meet, and get to know, about forty men from St. Elizabeth Parish that I may have never had a chance to get to know. - Mark Compton
 
When I was asked to go on the weekend, I flatly refused.  But as I thought about what my refusal was saying, that I didn't need to grow in my faith, I knew that that wasn't true.  The weekend opened my heart to admit that I have a long way to go in my faith journey, but at least now I am doing something rather than nothing, to change that. - John Harris
 
I am not one for "retreats".  I had been on only one in my life way back in high school CCD (not Kairos).  I didn't register for the CRHP weekend until the last minute and then wondered if I was doing the right thing; wondered if it would be worth it or a waste of time.  Well, it was worth every minute spent during those 2 days.  It was a good mix of prayer, bible, reflection, sharing, worship and eating!  The format of the retreat kept things moving with focus more on coming together as a group than on navel-gazing.  And the really cool thing is, the retreat is put on by "regular people" from our parish, not professional retreat putter-on-ers.  I recommend it for everyone in any stage of their faith journey.
- Doug Kinney
St Elizabeth Parish 2 E 75th St 7444 Main St Kansas City, MO 64114
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