What is Christ Renews His Parish? "Christ Renews His Parish" is a spiritual renewal process which calls together the members of the parish - priests, religious, laity - in order to experience personal conversion and Christian comunity in the environment of their own parish.
It is completely oriented to the parish in order to give both the individual and the parish an opportunity for renewal and growth in the spiritual life. It is led by those who have experienced the retreat.. It was developed in 1969 and has been experienced by hundreds of parishes across the country. In our local area, St. Elizabeth Parish in Missouri, Cure of Ars, Ascension, Holy Spirit, Holy Cross and Sacred Heart Parishes in Kansas, have this program.
How do I register? Registration is available online, at left, and in the parish office. Applications are accepted on a "first come, first served" basis. If all of the spots are filled by the time you register, we will keep your name on a waiting list and invite you to the next retreat.
What happens during the weekend? Most who have made it say, "you can't explain what happens; you have to experience it." This is your invitation to experience.
You will enjoy the 30-hour Christ Renews His Parish weekend at St. Elizabeth. This includes group activities and discussions, prayer and sacraments together, and reflections by fellow parishioners on subjects such as: Father's loving care for us, Renewal, Scripture, Eucharist, Reconciliation, Discipleship and what Christian life is all about.
Where and When is the retreat weekend held? There will be a Men's Retreat and a Women's Retreat each Spring and Fall held at St. Elizabeth.
Who may attend? Anyone 21 years or older, who resides within the St. Elizabeth parish boundaries, or who is registered in the parish is invited to attend.
I'm doubtful. Who will invite me? You will be invited by announcements at Mass, through the church bulletin and perhaps by someone in the parish who may know you. It is up to you, as an individual, to make up your own mind. You are not being pressured to go. Praying for guidance is important. If you feel that Christ, through the Holy Spirit or through a human mediator is calling you, COME!
How long will it last? The weekend begins at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday and will end by 5 p.m. on Sunday.
What should I wear?Casual and comfortable clothes. Blue jeans and track suits are the usual. No extra "Sunday best" is expected.
St Elizabeth Parish 2 E 75th St 7444 Main St Kansas City, MO 64114
Phone: 816-523-2405/Fax : 816-444-9858/Rectory: 816-523-2155
St. Elizabeth School 14 W. 75th St Kansas City, MO 64114 Phone: 816-523-7100