Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP, pronounced “Chirp”) 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 Catholics to renew their understanding of the basic beliefs and traditions of their faith.
CRHP is a process designed to bring members of a parish together in Christ. Just as all of our other commitments need renewal, so does our commitment to Christ if we’re to be faithful followers. CRHP is an effective spiritual renewal that calls together members of the parish to experience personal conversion and Christian community within the environment of St. Thomas Aquinas.
Frequently Asked Questions:
During the weekend you will listen to a number of individuals who have volunteered to give a personal witness to the power of Jesus Christ in their lives. Group discussions, usually made up of 4-5 people, and responses, follow each presentation. Most in-depth discussions take place amongst your own table. You’ll be free to share as much or as little as you feel comfortable. There will be readings of scripture, time for prayer, and time set aside for personal reflection. You and your needs will always be respected. The sharing dialogue is stimulated in a very liturgical, scriptural, and prayerful atmosphere. Sacraments are an integral part of the weekend. There will be an opportunity to go to confession and the weekend will conclude with a private Mass. All experiences shared on the weekend are confidential, unless otherwise expressed by the participants.
All are welcome! The program is designed to help strengthen the church community, therefore, every member of St. Thomas Aquinas over 19 years old is invited and encouraged to attend a weekend. Christ Renews His Parish is for anyone seeking spiritual renewal. You do not have to be a spiritual person to attend the retreat. In fact many people attend because they are not as spiritual as they would like. Many attend because they feel something is missing from their lives. CRHP 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. All participants will be welcomed and receive unconditional acceptance.
The weekend will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Hall. The weekend begins Saturday morning (7am) and ends Sunday afternoon (approximately 4pm).
Sleeping accommodations (i.e. air mattresses), are provided. We recommend you bring pillows, sheets and blankets, so you are most comfortable. Any personal items (i.e. razors, toothpaste, etc.) you should bring with you, although we will have extras in case you forget.
Watch the video below which was produced at St. Thomas Aquinas with several testimonials of past CRHP participants.
There is no charge for attending the weekend! It is our Gift to You! The weekend is put on by previous members of the CRHP program and the St. Thomas Aquinas’s Parish in hopes of bettering our community through a renewal in our faith.
So, What About You?
If you’ve read this far you must be at least a little bit interested.
As previous weekend attendees and team members, we can assure you that it’s powerful stuff. It’s a lot of fun and a great opportunity to form meaningful and lasting friendships.
St. Thomas Aquinas Parish – CRHP
8320 Old County Road 54
New Port Richey, FL 34653
Phone: (727) 372-8600
We look forward to hearing from you!
For more information, or to sign up for an upcoming weekend, please fill out the form below and we’ll contact you before the next CRHP weekend.