Full-featured programs designed for parish and diocesan use, including comprehensive training, language translation, an online resource library, a dedicated pastoral team and a personal representative for your parish.
Healing Our Church
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.
ARISE Together in Christ
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.
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.
Be My Witness
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.
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.