Saint Joseph Parish
Invites you to experience…
For several decades, the Holy Spirit has been quietly renewing hearts and parishes across the nation through the Welcome, Christ Renews His Parish (WCRHP) process. The process begins by attending a renewal weekend. Many who have attended describe the weekend as a uniquely and powerfully transformative experience for their faith and their life. WCRHP is the first step in helping people make sense of life. Most people have this nagging feeling that they want more out of life or that something is missing in their lives. They want to work this out, but they have no idea how or even where to start.
There are questions we all ask ourselves in different ways: Who am I? What am I here for? What matters most? What matters least? Welcome, Christ Renews His Parish is a faith-filled experience that can help you discover what that something is, — and what to do about it. WCRHP puts a framework around these questions and makes space for Jesus to work in your life. You can get personal clarity and be inspired to start living with a deeper sense of purpose. Take the first step and Register now for Welcome, Christ Renews His Parish.
What You Are is God’s Gift To You …. What You Become Is Your Gift To God
Welcome, Christ Renews His Parish has re-energized Catholics and their parishes across the country! We want to re-energize YOU and our St. Joseph Parish community!!!
It is a faith-filled weekend where you develop a closer relationship with Jesus, spend time in prayer and in the scriptures, and get to know some of your fellow parishioners.
Welcome, Christ Renews His Parish will help you to become the best version of yourself…meet new people of all ages and walks of life. Become a more fulfilled you! The pulse of our parish is our community. WCRHP will make our community thrive with all ages involved.
It will help you:
- Become a happier you
- Become a better parent
- Become a better spouse
- Become a better friend
- Meet St. Joseph parishioners and begin new friendships
- … or even find TRUE peace
- … or have your faith COMPLETELY energized
- … or maybe even for the first time feel the presence of God calling your name
If given this chance to invest a day and a half WOULD YOU? Sound Impossible? Miracles happen, Faith restored… Lives are changed FOREVER! Most people who have participated in the weekend experience say “you can’t explain what happens; you have to experience it.” This is your invitation to that “experience.”
Be a part of what will enhance St. Joseph Parish Life and build lasting friendships. Let’s be the change!!
Welcome, Christ Renews His Parish is a spiritual renewal weekend (Saturday 7:45am – 9pm & Sunday 8am – 3pm) designed to help you grow in your personal relationship with Jesus Christ. During the break from your daily routine, you will likely hear Him speak to you. You will join fellow Saint Joseph parishioners of varied backgrounds and faith levels for this rich and extraordinary experience. Your level of participation in the weekend’s activities is up to you. Immerse yourself in the weekend and allow yourself to be transformed.
Through fellowship, faith sharing, hospitality, music, individual and group activities, Mass, and more, you will have the opportunity to reflect on your life and your spiritual journey and build meaningful relationships with other men or women in the parish (Men and women attend separate weekends). Every adult member of St. Joseph parish is invited to attend. The weekend experiences are designed to help all of us respond to Christ’s call to a closer and deeper relationship with Him.
The retreat is held at the Parish Life Center (PLC) at St. Joseph. Wear something casual and comfortable. Jeans or sweats are acceptable, and layers are advisable. Meals, snacks, and drinks will be provided. Special dietary needs can be accommodated. Please let us know of any special needs when you register.
There is no cost for participation, although donations are welcome to defray the cost of the weekend.
- Women’s Weekend Saturday & Sunday September 23rd & 24th, 2023
- Men’s Weekend Saturday & Sunday October 28th & 29th, 2023
Christ Renews His Parish began in 1969 at Holy Family Parish in Parma, Ohio, when Father John Jacoby gathered a group of parishioners to pray and plan for the spiritual renewal of their parish. The men formed a team, outlined a weekend of prayer and sharing, and lived together at the parish from Saturday morning until Sunday afternoon. The results were dramatic. The group witnessed what is called “numerous miracles of grace” and came away with a new appreciation of the love of God and the power of the Holy Spirit. Since those early days, hundreds of thousands of Catholic men and women, as well as people of other faith expressions, have taken part in this spiritual renewal process. In 2018, Dynamic Catholic absorbed and updated Christ Renews His Parish and has renamed it Welcome. Here at St. Joseph Parish we call it Welcome, Christ Renews His Parish.
Women’s Weekend Sign Up
Men’s Weekend Sign Up
Space is limited. Our next Men’s & Women’s WCRHP will be in the spring of 2024.
“I’ve been involved with CRHP at STM from the very beginning. Even after 17 years, I’m still amazed how only 36 hours can make such a big difference in people’s lives. Listen for Christ’s call for you to attend the next CRHP Renewal Weekend”
“In my pursuit of a higher spiritual level, I met a great group of men at CRHP. My parish family significantly expanded over my renewal weekend. I doubt I would have met these guys otherwise. Many in our team still get together 5 years later”
“CRHP has truly been a life-changing experience. It not only changed my spiritual life, but changed every other aspect of my life as well.”
“I have gone from being a ‘good Catholic’ who went to Mass every Sunday, simply because I was supposed to, to becoming an active Catholic who truly loves the faith and can’t wait to constantly learn more, do more, and inspire others when I can.”
“CRHP has made me a better father”
“I really don’t know where I would be today if a friend had not invited me to CRHP 10 years ago.”
Everywhere I go, people tell me I’m different. They want to know what has changed my life. I tell them Christ Renews His Parish did it.”
Women Enroll click here
Formation Leader: Chris Serrano
Retreat Leader: Diane Ohde
Invitation Coordinator: Marianne Schaeffer
Men Enroll click here
Formation Leader: Deacon Tom Halliwell
Retreat Leader: TBA
Invitation Coordinator: TBA
For further information or inquiries please fill out the contact form below and someone will get back to you.
Saint Joseph Catholic Church
6220 E. Willow Street, Long Beach, CA 90815
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