(Excerpts from Fr. Dan's Letter to the Parish.)
Where have you met God? What have you sought to do that opens such a possibility? One occasion that helps so many people do this is a retreat – a time to get away from our regular daily routine and open our minds and hearts to God.
Again and again, members of our parish have found the Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) RENEWAL weekend experience to be an important encounter with God. These CRHP Retreats (we say “chirp retreats”) are peer-led and a powerful experience of meeting God.
If you haven’t gone on one, why haven’t you? It happens right here in our own parish and involves one weekend that can change your life. As I write that, I realize it might sound a little scary (“I don’t want to become some kind of holy roller!”). But I will tell you that to meet God is to experience a freedom and joy that is beyond measure.
So, look for the courage to say “yes” when you hear the next invitation. God’s generosity can never be outdone. Let him give himself to you. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is knocking at your door. Will you have the courage to open it?