TRANSFORM YOUR PARISH


Parish-Wide Initiatives

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.

Pastoral Response to Sexual Abuse Crisis
6 sessions

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.

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
New Evangelization
2.5 yr process, 5 books

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.

  • 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
Young Families
All year

Baptism Matters

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
New Evangelization
2 year process

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.

  • 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
Faith and Work
12 sessions

Ignatian Business Chapters

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
Ongoing

Small Groups 101

With over 40 years of experience establishing and supporting thriving small-groups ministries, we also know exactly what you need. We want to bring that experience to you in a series of easy-to-follow processes that will guide you through establishing your groups and offer you ongoing resources to keep them vital and strong We are starting you at the beginning: Small Groups 101. This process gives you everything you need to establish a small-groups ministry in three modules: Capture the Vision, Organize and Build, and Train Your Leaders. Each module is a combination of clear, concise guiding documents and video tutorials. Work through them at your own pace to get your ministry up and running on your schedule.

  • Topic: Adult Faith Formation, Leader Resources, Ministry Resources, Parish-Wide Initiatives
  • Who it's for: Small Groups
  • Parish Need: Adult Faith Formation, Small Groups
  • Liturgical Seasons: Any time
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Languages available: English
  • Author: RENEW International
Catholic Beliefs
4 year process (1 book per year)

Why Catholic?

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