Christ Renews His Parish - St. Augustin Church, Des Moines IA


October 3-4, 2015 (Men)

October 10-11, 2015 (Women)


Christ Renews His Parish is a copyrighted parish renewal process that has existed since 1969 and has been recommended by the renewal office of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. It has been used as the primary instrument of personal & parish renewal in over 1200 parishes in 35 states in the United States and in five other countries.  All this has happened without benefit of advertising and full time staff.  We believe that if the Lord wants to use Christ Renews His Parish in a parish, he'll tell someone there who can take proper action. Parishes using this renewal process agree to use the process only within their own parish.  A Spanish version is available separately. Christo Renueva Su Parroaquia. 

This process is structured so that it becomes part of normal parish life without becoming another parish organization.  Christ Renews His Parish supports other parish organizations and ministries and sends renewed people into these groups.

While many people who experience the process experience it at different levels of intensity, most would say it is an authentic encounter with God. People describe experiencing God more intimately. More personal. From those with little faith, to those who have been ordained for many years, all leave with a new (renewed) experience with the Holy Spirit.

As individuals are renewed the Holy Spirit moves in the community and in the spiritual life of the parish. Many priests report real life changes, like reports of doctors deciding to follow Church teachings in every way & corporate managers treating employees as brothers and sisters in Christ. Many report an increase in daily mass and reconciliation, along with reports from wives telling of husbands who have become spiritual leaders along side their spouses. Parishes report a renewed spirit of community after Mass, a spirit of welcome and belonging that even visitors sense.
Jn 10:37-38 "If I do not perform my Father's works, do not believe me; but if I perform them, even if you do not believe me, believe the works, so that you may realize (and understand) that the Father is in me and I am in the Father." The works of the Holy Spirit such as these are only the result of an authentic encounter with the Risen Christ.
"See I make all things new."

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