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Welcome to Christ Renews His Parish... There is More to Life
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Changing Lives. Building Lasting Relationships

Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) is the first step in helping people make sense of life. You see, 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? Christ Renews His Parish is a faith-filled experience that can help you discover what that something is --- and what to do about it. CRHP 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 the next CRHP.

What You Are is God's Gift To You .... What You Become Is Your Gift To God


Why Attend CRHP

Why Attend Christ Renews His Parish?

It’s re-energizing Catholics across the country.  Join over 1,300 Saint Thomas More parishioners who have attended a CRHP weekend over the past 17 years. These are faith-filled weekends where you develop a closer relationship with Jesus, spend time in prayer and in the scriptures, and get to know more of your fellow parishioners. 


Christ Renews His Parish helps you:

  • Become a happier you

  • Become a better parent

  • Become a better spouse

  • Become a better friend

  • Meet STM 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… 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.” 

What To Expect

Christ Renews His Parish is a spiritual renewal weekend (Saturday 7:45am – late & Sunday 8am – 2pm) 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 Thomas More 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. 

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 member of the St. Thomas More parish 18 years of age or older 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.

  • Men's Weekend Saturday & Sunday September 21st-22nd 2024 (No overnight stay)

  • Women's Weekend Saturday & Sunday September 14th-15th 2024 (Overnight retreat)

 FAQ's and to learn more about the details of the weekend Click Here 

What to Expect

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Christ Renews His Parish
Register Now

Men's Weekend Sign Up

Sat & Sun Sept. 21st-22nd 2024

At Saint Thomas More
(No Overnight Stay)

Thanks for signing up! If you don't receive an email (check spam folder), call the Lay Director listed below.

Women's Weekend Sign Up 
Sat & Sun Sept 14th-15th, 2024
At Lestonnac Retreat Center Tustin
Overnight Retreat)

Thanks for signing up! If you don't receive an email (check spam folder), call the Lay Director listed below.

Womens Sign up

Contact Information

Men's Weekend:

Sat & Sun Sept. 21st & 22nd, 2024

At Saint Thomas More 

(No overnight stay)

Men Enroll click here


Men Call with Questions:

Spiritual Director:

      Deacon Tony 949-307-6215

Lay Director:

      Jim Spellmire ‭949-577-3151‬

Invitation Coordinator

      Deacon Tony 949-307-6215


Women's Weekend:   

Sat & Sun Sept. 14th-15th, 2024

At Lestonnac Retreat Center Tustin

(Overnight Retreat)

Women Enroll click here


Women Call with Questions:

Formation Leader: 

      Connie Gonzalez 714-856-4826      

Retreat Leader:

      Mary Patronite 949-439-0269

Invitation Coordinators:

      Susan Navarette 949-345-9130

      Jackie Tobias 714-883-2030

Saint Thomas More Catholic Church

51 Marketplace, Irvine, CA 92602-1601



"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."

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