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How It Works

RENEW International offers a total renewal experience for the parish, spiritually transforming people through Sunday Eucharistic celebrations, small Christian communities, daily personal meditations, large group activities, and Christian social action.

This renewal experience draws upon basic gospel themes. Because of the variety of ways in which people are engaged, something is available for every parishioner, creating a unifying and enthusiastic spiritual climate in the parish.

The RENEW process might be likened to an extended retreat. Over a three-year period, a time of preparation is followed by five six-week blocks of time, or Season. Each of these “Seasons” has a major gospel theme that is broken down into weekly themes and experienced in the variety of ways mentioned above.

The flow of the three-year original RENEW process is as follows:

January - SeptemberTraining and Preparation
October - Mid-NovemberSeason I The Lord's Call
LentSeason II Our Response to the Lord's Call
October - Mid-NovemberSeason III Empowerment by the Spirit
LentSeason IV Discipleship
October - Mid-NovemberSeason V Evangelization

RENEW International provides thorough training sessions to assist parishes. These are accompanied by a strong network of pastoral support from the RENEW International team and the diocese.