To begin my planning for the workshop I contacted several of my Christ Renews
His Parish reach out team members. These groups of Christ Renews team members
go into new parishes to start the program. Christ Renews is a parochial spiritual
renewal process created by Rev. John O. Jacoby and Robert P. Edwards. In February
of 1969 a small group of men met weekly with Father Jacoby to pray, share and plan.
As a result of this commitment to each other and to the parish, they constituted
themselves as a team and carried out the first “parish renewal” weekend in April 1969
at Holy Family Parish, Parma, Ohio. This program has continued in parishes
through-out the country. The team I chose is qualified to be a part of what I hope to
accomplish in the teambuilding workshop.