crhpAre you looking for a way to connect with others in our parish community?

Do you desire to renew your prayer life, while establishing new friendships along the way?

Christ Renews His Parish, or CRHP, is a program designed to help us renew our Christian faith by bringing members of the Blessed Sacrament community together in Christ. It is a break from your busy schedule of personal, business and family obligations so that you can refresh yourself spiritually and renew your heart by meeting with and listening to the experiences of other men or women from our Parish in an informal and relaxed environment of reflection, fellowship and fun. The emphasis during the weekend is on small group participation. Everyone is free to share as much or as little as they feel comfortable doing. Discussion and sharing is enjoyed by all participants. After the weekend, the opportunity to continue faith formation exists with an option to continue to meet and grow as a spiritual community and eventually share what they have experienced with others.

  • It is a time to relax, pray, and rethink priorities.
  • It is a time to get to know others in the parish and grow as a community.
  • It is an opportunity to examine, rediscover, and /or intensify your personal relationship with Christ.
  • It is a weekend of reflection and sharing of spiritual and real life issues.

CRHP offers separate weekends for both men and women.

The process is personal, inspirational, and fulfilling. Many participants feel that the “weekend experience” was among the most powerful and positive of their lives.

What is “Christ Renews His Parish”?

Christ Renews His Parish is a weekend retreat (Saturday and Sunday) open to every adult member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, where you will experience a personal, spiritual renewal and an abundance of joy in Christian Community.

Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) is a process designed to bring members of our parish together in Christ. It consists of two gifts. The first is a ‘gift’ of the weekend to you where you “come away” from the everyday world for a time of listening, sharing, prayer, fun and food!  The second is your ‘gift’ to others where you simply take your renewed heart into your everyday life.

The renewal weekend is given by a team of parishioners, like you, who have come together to prepare this ‘gift’ for you. Men and women attend separate weekends.

The emphasis is on personal and community renewal. The process is centered on the sharing of God’s love by members of the team and table sharing in a liturgical, scriptural, prayerful and casual atmosphere. There will be no pressure on you to talk or share. Sensitivity to you and your needs will always be respected. The renewal process brings God’s message of love into finer focus and allows you a relaxed atmosphere to respond to Christ’s call to a closer and deeper relationship with Him and other members of our parish.

This is an ‘on-site’ retreat here at Blessed Sacrament, held in the Adult Ministry Building and the Youth Center. It begins at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday morning and concludes on Sunday at approximately 4 p.m. Accommodations are simple but very adequate. All meals are prepared for you. Sacraments are part of the weekend. The Women’s weekend is September 28-29, 2019 and the Men’s weekend is September 21-22, 2019.

We look forward to you saying, “Yes, here I am Lord, Choose me!” Registration forms are available on our website, If you have questions, please contact Kay Bencen, Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation, at (352) 394-3562, x118.

Men’s Retreat
September 21-22, 2019

Women’s Retreat
September 28-29, 2019


The CRHP retreat helped to recharge my faith. It reinforced my love of scripture. Very energizing!

The Christ Renews His Parish retreat sparked a wonderful renewal in me. The joy and closeness I feel with the Lord is unbelievable. It was well worth it.

CRHP has provided incredible relationships with parishioners I only smiled at, prayer warriors I can call upon, a deeper insight to our church and faith and time with our Lord I thought I couldn’t make!

Christ Renews His Parish was uplifting and powerful. I loved being with such faith filled women who have enriched my spirituality so much more.

For more information, contact:
(352) 394-3562