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Healing Our Church

Parish-Wide Initiative

Healing Our Church, a small-group program from RENEW, helps Catholic adults express their feelings about the crises of sexual-abuse by clergy and the coverup, process those feelings, and claim their rightful place in the healing and renewal of the Church. A companion faith-sharing book, Sanando Nuestra Iglesia, is available for Spanish-speaking participants. The program was introduced in the Diocese of Allentown, with 88 percent of the parishes electing to participate.

After completing the program, large majorities of participants agreed or strongly agreed that they could
- explain why they remain Catholic
- share their feelings with others about the crisis
- are aware of available resources for victims
- are confident their parish is trying to address the crisis.

The program is underway in the Archdiocese of Newark and the Diocese of Grand Rapids.

The RASKOB Foundation recognized the importance of our work with a $30,000 challenge grant in support of Healing Our Church. Donors matched the grant dollar for dollar.

  • Topic: Adult Faith Formation, Leader Resources, Ministry Resources, Parish-Wide Initiatives, Spanish
  • Who It's For: Parish-Wide, Diocese-Wide
  • Parish Need: Face and Process the Abuse Crisis in the Church
  • Liturgical Seasons: Any time
  • Duration: 6 sessions
  • Languages Available: English, Spanish
  • Author: RENEW International

ARISE Together in Christ

Parish-Wide Initiative

ARISE Together in Christ is a parish-centered process of spiritual renewal and evangelization that invites people to develop a closer relationship with Christ, deepen their faith, grow in community, and reach out in service to others.

  • Topic: Adult Faith Formation, Evangelization, Leader Resources, Ministry Resources, Parish-Wide Initiatives, Scripture, Spanish
  • Who It's For: Parish-Wide, Diocese-Wide
  • Parish Need: Evangelization, Adult Faith Formation, Creating Disciples
  • Liturgical Seasons: starts Fall (Fall: seasons 1,3 5 and Spring: Seasons 2, 4)
  • Duration: 2.5 yr process, 5 books
  • Languages Available: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Lithuanian, Haitian Creole, Burmese, Chinese, Large Print, eText, Braille
  • Author: RENEW International

Baptism Matters

Parish-Wide Initiative

Parents present their children for baptism for a wide variety of reasons. While we always hope that parents will come because they want to pass on their deep faith to their children, whatever brings them to our door is a cause for rejoicing. We have an opportunity for evangelization before us. Baptism Matters not only prepares parents and godparents to fully enter into the sacrament with their child, but also provides parishes with the tools to transform sacramental preparation into an evangelizing experience.

  • Topic: Adult Faith Formation, Evangelization, Ministry Resources, Parish-Wide Initiatives, Sacraments
  • Who It's For: Parish-Wide
  • Parish Need: Baptism Preparation, Adult Faith Formation, Evangelization, Parish Support for Young Families
  • Liturgical Seasons: Any time
  • Duration: All year
  • Languages Available: English
  • Author: RENEW International

Be My Witness

Parish-Wide Initiative

A program of RENEW International, Be My Witness is a Christ-centered, Spirit-led approach to forming disciples for the New Evangelization. Engage and form your priests, staff, parish leaders, and parishioners to create an ever-widening circle of commitment to Christ's mission.

  • Topic: Adult Faith Formation, Evangelization, Leader Resources, Ministry Resources, Parish-Wide Initiatives, Spanish
  • Who It's For: Parish-Wide, Diocese-Wide
  • Parish Need: Transforming Parish Culture from Maintenance to Mission, Evangelization, Inititate Small Groups
  • Liturgical Seasons: Any time
  • Duration: 2 year process
  • Languages Available: English, Spanish, Large Print
  • Author: RENEW International

Ignatian Business Chapters

Parish-Wide Initiative

Professionals are drawn to Ignatian Business Chapters by a shared desire to align professional success with personal values. They strive to approach business decisions in ways that reflect their faith and values, and positively impact their organizations. What’s more, they want to contribute to a society that serves the human spirit, the local community, and the world at large.

  • Topic: Adult Faith Formation, Faith and Work, Parish-Wide Initiatives
  • Who It's For: Parish-Wide, Small Groups
  • Parish Need: Creating Disciples, Evangelization
  • Liturgical Seasons: Any time
  • Duration: 12 sessions
  • Languages Available: English
  • Author: RENEW International

Theology on Tap

Parish-Wide Initiative

RENEW Theology on Tap offers an innovative solution to one of today’s most pressing pastoral concerns: how to reach out to young Catholic adults. Young adults can sometimes be overlooked to the extent that even their absence goes unnoticed.

  • Topic: Adult Faith Formation, Evangelization, Faith and Work, Ministry Resources, Parish-Wide Initiatives
  • Who It's For: Small Groups, Young Adult Ministry
  • Parish Need: Creating Disciples, Evangelization
  • Liturgical Seasons: Any time
  • Duration: All year
  • Languages Available: English
  • Author: RENEW International

Why Catholic?

Parish-Wide Initiative

Catholics often face opportunities to share their faith with others, but lack the basic knowledge and confidence to do so. Why Catholic? has a rich scriptural and catechetical approach that gives a solid foundation for every Catholic to express their faith and be able to reach out to others in faith.

  • Topic: Adult Faith Formation, Leader Resources, Ministry Resources, Parish-Wide Initiatives, Spanish
  • Who It's For: Parish-Wide, Diocese-Wide
  • Parish Need: Adult Faith Formation
  • Liturgical Seasons: 4 year process (1 book per year)
  • Duration: 4 year process (1 book per year)
  • Languages Available: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Haitian Creole, Chinese, Large Print, eText
  • Author: RENEW International

Books:

Balancing Faith & Work

Small-Group Books

Bring your faith and work into balance with this new resource based on the writings of Chris Lowney, author of Heroic Leadership and Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads. Explore Ignatian spirituality and its ideal of care for the whole person. Created in partnership with the Ignatian Business Chapters, Balancing Faith and Work helps business leaders bring their personal and professional lives into deeper harmony.

  • Topic: Adult Faith Formation, Advent/Lent, Faith and Work, Parish-Wide Initiatives, Spirituality
  • Who It's For: Individuals, Small Groups, Parish-Wide
  • Parish Need: Creating Disciples, Evangelization
  • Liturgical Seasons: Any time
  • Duration: 12 sessions
  • Languages Available: English
  • Author: Chris Lowney

Renewing the Priestly Heart

Small-Group Books

Based on the Insights of Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan. By Fr. John E. Sassani. Days as a Catholic priest are filled with many graces and, sometimes, significant challenges. Renewing the Priestly Heart, written for priests by a priest, offers insights and questions designed to prompt and guide authentic discussions. Author Fr. John E. Sassani carefully weaves reflections and questions into twelve sessions, each covering a topic of vital importance to living and serving as a priest today.

  • Topic: Adult Faith Formation, Ministry Resources
  • Who It's For: Clergy
  • Parish Need: Spirituality for Priests
  • Liturgical Seasons: Any time
  • Duration: 12 sessions
  • Languages Available: English
  • Author: Fr. John E. Sassani