St. Marcelline - Schaumburg, IL




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Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP)

Up-Coming Weekend

The Christ Renews His Parish is a simple and effective renewal process that centers around the Good News of Jesus Christ. It takes place within the environment of the parish itself, by calling together its members. So they can experience the love of Jesus and the Christian community, while emphasizing continued personal growth in their spiritual life. CRHP also strives to revitalize the Parish.




Who conducts the weekend?

The CRHP weekend is conducted by a group of parishioners that is comprised of a Spiritual Director and people who have attended previous weekends.



When and where do these weekends take place?

One weekend for men and one weekend for women takes place each year in the Lent seasons. They will be conducted in the Family Life Center.



Who may attend?

CRHP is open to all St. Marcelline parishioners ages 21 or older. Others are welcome if space is available.



What happens during the weekend?

You will invest 30 hours over two days examining your relationship with Jesus. The weekend begins with a welcome continental breakfast at 8:00 am on Saturday morning. It is followed by a series of presentations given by Team Members. Each presentation is followed by small group discussions & feedback presentations. Mingled among the presentations are times of private prayer, group prayer, refreshment breaks, meals and social gathering. Attendees are invited to stay over Saturday night for continued fellowship. Sunday begins with Pray at 7:00 am followed by breakfast and additional activities.

The day closes with the celebration of Eucharist and dinner. Attendees return home about 4:00 pm refreshed and renewed in the Spirit. There is one follow-up meeting.



Where do I sleep?

Staying overnight is recommended sleeping accommodations are in the Family Life Center.

You are asked to bring your own sleeping bag, some kind of pad or air mattress and a pillow, along with your own towel, soap and toiletries that you might need. If you prefer to sleep at home, you will need to return on Sunday at 7:00 am.



What about meals?

Meals are provided by the CRHP community. There will be opportunities during the weekend for regular



What clothes should I bring?

Casual and comfortable clothing is appropriate for both Saturday and Sunday



What does the weekend cost?

To defray the cost of the weekend, we ask each participant to donate, $40.00 toward the cost of food and supplies, etc. All donations are anonymous, any amount is sufficient.



What might I expect to gain if I choose to participate in a weekend?

Everyone’s experience is unique. Some of the benefits include:

  • Meeting other people in the parish
  • Deepening your relationship with Jesus
  • Individual spiritual growth through prayer and personal reflection
  • A better understanding of your Faith
  • Confidence in the use of Scripture as a tool in your prayer and your daily life
  • A peaceful feeling that carries over into your every day activities


If you wish to register for an up-coming weekend, or for more information, please email