Women’s Welcome Retreat February 24 & 25
Men’s Welcome Retreat March 3 & 4
Weekly Welcome meetings – Monday Evenings 7:00 – 9:00 pm Church Hall
What is WELCOME?
WELCOME is a spiritual renewal weekend designed to help individuals grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ and with others in their faith community. It is an excellent opportunity for Catholics to renew their faith and gain an appreciation for the blessings and opportunities that exist within our Parish community.
WELCOME is a process designed to bring members of a parish together in Christ. Just as all of our other commitments need renewal, so does our commitment to Christ if we’re to be faithful followers. WELCOME is an effective spiritual renewal that calls together members of the parish to experience personal conversion and Christian community within the environment of Our Lady of Peace.
What WELCOME is NOT:
- It’s not a silent retreat.
- It’s not a public confession.
- It’s not a parish ministry.
- It’s not an emotional cult.
- It’s not a pre-selected group or clique.
What Happens During the Weekend?
Come prepared to have fun and renew your heart.
During the weekend you will listen to a number of individuals who have volunteered to give a personal witness to the power of Jesus Christ in their lives.
There will be readings of scripture, time for prayer, and time set aside for personal reflection. You and your needs will always be respected.
Sacraments are an integral part of the weekend. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in mass satisfying the Sunday mass obligation.
Who Can Participate?
All are welcome!
The program is designed to help strengthen the Our Lady of Peace community. Therefore, every member of the community over 19 years old is invited and encouraged to attend a weekend.
Christ Renews His Parish is for anyone seeking spiritual renewal. You do not have to be a spiritual person to attend the retreat. In fact many people attend because they are not as spiritual as they would like. Many attend because they feel something is missing from their lives.
Christ Renews His Parish is an excellent opportunity for those who have stopped attending Mass, or who have lost interest in the church, to reconnect with the Parish Family. All participants will be welcomed and receive unconditional acceptance.
What Time Does WELCOME Begin?
The event will be held at Our Lady of Peace Catholic School. The event begins Saturday morning (8am) .
What About Meals?
You will be pampered with great meals while on the weekend.
There will be many breaks throughout the weekend with snacks and drinks provided.
If you have special diet requirements please let us know when you register and every attempt will be made to accommodate your needs.
How Much Does it Cost?
There is no charge for attending the weekend!
It is our Gift to You!
The weekend is put on by previous members of the WELCOME program and the Our Lady of Peace Parish in hopes of bettering our community through a renewal in our faith.
If you feel inclined, donations will be accepted at the end of the weekend to help continue the program.
So, What About You?
If you’ve read this far you must be at least a little bit interested.
As previous weekend attendees and team members, we can assure you that it’s powerful stuff. It’s a lot of fun and a great opportunity to form meaningful and lasting friendships.
For more information, please feel free to contact us on the link on the menu bar. Look around this web site and see more information from our teams. You may register below electronically or print a registration form, put it in an envelope and drop it in the collection at church.
Say a prayer. Ask God what you should do. We believe He wants you here. So, what about you?
Our Lady of Peace’s Christ Renews His Parish Teams
Material taken from Jacoby, John O, Rev., and Robert P. Edwards, “Christ Renews His Parish: A Parochial Renewal Process” (Cleveland, Christian Life Services, 1979). (adapted)