"Christ Renews Us" (CRU) is a one-day parish retreat, open to every adult member (age 21+) of HNJ (including non-Catholic spouses, etc.) where you will experience a personal, spiritual renewal and an abundance of joy in Christian Community. CRU 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 day 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 retreat, is given by a team of Parishioners, like you, along with a Priest/Deacon who have come together to prepare this 'gift' for you. Men and women attend separate weekends. This is not a silent retreat. 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 & casual atmosphere. There will be no pressure on your to talk or share. Sensitivity to you and your needs will always be respected.
The renewal process does not come on like a tornado! It 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 offered in the Fall and Spring. It begins on a Saturday morning and concludes in the evening. All meals are prepared for you. If you have special dietary or other requirements, we will accommodate you. Please specify them on the Reservation Form. The retreat is informal. Casual and comfortable clothing will be the 'uniform of the day'!
Can you afford this? Absolutely "YES!" While the process attempts to be self-sustaining, we ask that you do not stay away for financial reasons. Donations at the end of the weekend are welcomed and always kept private and anonymous.
Info: Bill Gent, 321-773-2783, x198, email.