Parish Retreats

Renewal Retreat

Christ Renews His Parish

Briefly, what is it?

 It’s a weekend retreat for St. Francis by the Sea parishioners held at our Family Center. It is an opportunity to deepen your relationship with God and re-charge your spiritual life, while getting to know fellow parishioners better.

 Christ Renews His Parish was started in 1969 and has been conducted in over 1,250 parishes throughout the U.S. and in several other countries.  


 What happens during the weekend?

 The weekend will include talks and Scripture reflections given by your fellow parishioners, with time for reflection, small group discussions, prayer and great food. The focus of the weekend is renewal in Christ.

 Those who have participated in the weekend say “You can’t explain what happens; you have to experience it.”  This is your invitation to that “experience”.


 Who will conduct the retreat?

 The weekend will be led by a team of parishioners from St. Francis by the Sea and St. Gregory the Great who have previously experienced Christ Renews His Parish.

Who may participate?


Every member of St. Francis by the Sea parish is invited to attend. Men and women will participate on separate weekends. You must be at least 21 years old to attend.


When does the weekend begin and end?

 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and

8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday


When are the retreats scheduled?

 The women’s weekend is Oct. 26-27, 2019

The men’s weekend is Nov. 9-10, 2019


What about meals?

 All meals will be provided. The food is excellent and the portions ample. In addition, there will be regular breaks for coffee, cold drinks and snacks. Special dietary needs can be accommodated.


Is there a dress code?

 Casual and comfortable clothing is the norm. “Sunday best” is not expected.

What about Mass and Confession?


There is a special Eucharistic Celebration for those attending the weekend.  The Sacrament of Reconciliation will also be available for those who wish to participate.


What is the cost of the weekend?

 A $50 donation is requested, but the spirit of Christ Renews His Parish is to make the experience available to all.


Please click on this link to download a registration for Christ Renews His Parish


Parish Retreats




Are You Still Working?

Your time to complete the form is about to expire due to inactivity. Please click "Continue Working" to complete the form and submit, otherwise your changes will be lost.

Your session will expire in 60 seconds.

Your session has expired

Your time to complete the form has expired due to inactivity. Please click the button below or refresh the page with your browser and try again.