What is WELCOME?
Welcome is the newly updated version of Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP 2.0); an experience that helps you discover what’s missing in your life and what to do about it.
Bringing Parish members together in a comfortable, safe, welcoming environment, it is not meant to be just a spiritual retreat, though it shares many aspects of one, rather it is a shared personal experience that many have found life changing and that opened a door to happiness they didn’t know was closed.
What can you expect from the WELCOME Weekend?
Expect to do nothing for yourself. This is your weekend to relax from all outside pressure and demands. You will be served great meals by past Welcome members, enjoy good company, meet other parish members, and have opportunities to respond to a closer relationship with Christ.
What happens during the weekend?
The weekend offers everyone an opportunity to participate in group activities and interactions, private and group prayer, and reflection time. You will listen to real life faith stories, presented by Team Members on such subjects as The Father’s Loving Care, Scripture, Eucharist, Christian Community, and Christian Awareness, and how they have affected their lives.
Where is WELCOME held?
Welcome weekends are held here at our parish in the old convent building. Sign-in is at 8:00 am on Saturday with a continental breakfast, and the weekend will end at about 4:00 pm on Sunday.
Where do people sleep?
Some Welcome weekends include sleeping accommodations right on the parish grounds, you only need to bring your own bedding if you plan on staying; we will take care of the rest. If you’d prefer, you can sleep at home and return in the morning.
Can I afford the weekend? What does it cost?
Absolutely! There is no charge for attending the renewal weekend - it is free. It is a gift to you from the presenting team and Holy Redeemer Parish. You are our guest for the weekend!
What do I do about about attending Mass?
Celebrating the Sacraments is an important part of the weekend just as it is in our Catholic lives. Everyone will have the opportunity to attend reconciliation, adoration, and as a group, we attend the 9:00 am mass on Sunday.
What should I wear?
Whatever clothing you feel comfortable in is the best. The weekend is casual, but you may want a change of clothes for mass.
Is God calling you?
You may have noticed info through announcements during mass, in the weekend bulletins, or perhaps by a personal invitation… maybe the Holy Spirit is even nudging you to come – why not discover what’s missing?
How do I sign up?
Simply use the form below and you're all set. One of our coordinators will contact you to confirm your registration.
When is the next Welcome weekend?
Men’s Weekend: Lent 2020 TBA
Women’s Weekend: October 19-20, 2019