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.

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, Brumese, 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 Maintaince to Mission, Evangelization, Inititate Small Groups
  • Liturgical Seasons: Any time
  • Duration: 2 year process
  • Languages available: English, Spanish, Large Print
  • Author: RENEW International
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.

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 will soon be 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
Catholic Beliefs
Four 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: Four year process (1 book per year)
  • Duration: Four year process (1 book per year)
  • Languages available: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Haitian Creole, Chinese, Large Print, eText
  • Author: RENEW International