Christ Renews His Parish




For Women

   To be determined.


For Men

   October 14-15, 2017


Click here to register online


Click here for a printable (pdf) registration form


The Christ Renews His Parish Eucharistic Adoration Chapel will be open for both the men's and women's weekends to anyone who wants to pray for the weekend participants.

Click here to sign up for a Eucharistic Adoration time slot.


For more information:

Call: 815-463-4232


Click here to send an email to the Christ Renews His Parish team


What others are saying...

"It" was not what I expected...It was so much better than that!"

"I enjoyed the companionship of those attending and made many new friends. I feel like I'm more a part of the Saint Jude parish community."

"My Christ Renews His Parish weekend was a spiritual awakening. It let me embrace my faith and put it into action."

"Attending Christ Renews His Parish had nothing but a positive impact on my life and my family's life. I really needed that weekend."

"It was comforting to know that others had common experiences and challenges in their life. I learned so much about the way others are living their life and practicing their faith."



"Come to me

all you who labor

and are burdened

and I will give you rest."

Matthew 11:28

What is it?

Christ Renews His Parish is a renewal program conducted over a weekend to help individuals grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ and with others in the Saint Jude faith community. The purpose of the program is to provide you dedicated time to:

  • Learn, grow spiritually and renew yourself
  • Meet and build bonds and relationships with other parishioners
  • Better understand where God may be calling you to grow in your spiritual life and participate in ministries in the church.

Christ Renews His Parish / CRHP is now accepting registrations for the upcoming weekends.  Hear from parishioners, men and women just like you, how this renewal program has changed their lives and helped them grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

To watch an inspiring video, click on the button below to go to our Parish Media Center - then select "Christ Renews His Parish."

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When did Christ Renews His Parish begin?

Christ Renews His Parish was started in 1969. It was recommended by the Renewal Office of the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops as the primary instrument of personal and parish renewal for Catholic parishes in the United States.


Nearly thirty years ago a series of Christ Renews His Parish weekends bore bountiful fruit here at Saint Jude and had a significant impact on the renewal and commitment of many of the long-time parishioner that have made St. Jude such a wonderful parish community for so many years.

What happens on the weekend?

You will be given the opportunity to unplug from your life and spend dedicated, uninterrupted time with no distractions, determining where you are and where you want to be in your life with God. You will:

  • Learn and share your faith through the life stories and witnesses of your fellow parishioners.
  • Meet others who have common struggles and experiences on their own faith journeys and are looking to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ, their families and the Church.
  • Praise God in a quiet, relaxed, comfortable and inviting environment
  • Participate in some fun activities and enjoy the company of other parishioners
  • Have opportunities to participate and learn more about the Mass, Reconciliation, Adoration and the Holy Rosary.
  • Eat some great food!!!

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All men and women of the parish are welcome to attend the respectively designated weekends. Participants from outside the parish are also welcome but parishioners will be given first opportunity if space is not available.


Why do people go?

People choose to attend Christ Renews His Parish for various reasons:

Some are looking for a "shot in the arm."

  • Some are looking for a meaningful way to meet others.
  • Some desire spiritual growth.
  • Some seek quiet time.
  • Some want to feel more equipped to face life.
  • Some want to find what is missing in their lives.
  • Some just wish to be fed.

When/where are the weekends?

Weekends are conducted annually, with separate weekends for men and women. They are held at Saint Jude's Franciscan Hall, right here on the parish grounds. The weekend begins at 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning and concludes around 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.


How much does it cost?

Saint Jude underwrites the cost of the weekend, but donations to Christ Renews His Parish are always welcomed and appreciated.


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So...what about you?

If you have read this far, you must be at least a little interested. We can assure you that the weekend is a lot of fun and a great opportunity to form meaningful and lasting friendships.

Think about it, pray about it and ask God what you should do. If you feel called, please take the step and join us.

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