We invite the Men and Women of St. Margaret Mary Parish, who are seeking a difference in their lives, for a weekend of renewal at the CRHP retreat. We will enjoy each other's fellowship, explore the Gospel and how it impacts our lives, and pray for grace. With renewed grace, we hope to impact our families and communities in a meaningful way. This is how Christ renews his parish. Separate retreats are held for men and for women.
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.
It is not a silent retreat, yet there are periods of quiet reflection and prayer. It is not a parish organization or clique. It is not a solitary retreat, your participation makes the retreat a spiritual one for you and the other participants. You will not be required to speak in front of the group, however, your participation in the group discussions is a key to the retreat.
The retreat formats involve short talks given by the previous CRHP team. You will be in small groups to reflect upon those talks and how they may be relevant to you life and your spiritual growth. Some examples of the talks that will be given are Father's Loving Care, Scripture, Spirituality, and Christian Awareness.
You will be involved in the retreat from 8:00 AM on Saturday thru 3:00 PM on Sunday - yes, an overnight in the Church. The entire retreat is held in our parish facility. The dress code is casual and comfortable.
For more information, please contact Sr. Madelyn at the Parish Office, 630-369-0777.
Throughout Scripture Jesus encourages us to take time to be alone, to ponder, to pray, to be renewed and refreshed. Retreats offer us this opportunity. We are grateful for the nearly 800 parishioners who have enjoyed the Christ Renews His Parish retreat offered annually since 1985.
The next Women's CRHP Retreat will be held Saturday, January 28 — Sunday, January 29, 2017.
The next Men's CRHP Retreat will be held in November 2017.