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Healing Our Church Sessions  To Resume Fall 2021

A survey was recently sent to all Healing Our Church group facilitators regarding the reconvening of group sessions in the fall.  The survey was sent in both English and Spanish. If you are a parish facilitator or pastor who did not receive a survey link, please click on the appropriate link below.



New parishes wanting to take part in Renew’s Healing Our Church program in the fall should contact Sr. Kathy Adamski, OSF in the Office of Spirituality and Formation for Ministry. or 843.261.0498

A Message from Sr. Terry about COVID-19

Posted by RENEW International on Mar 18, 2020 9:38:46 AM

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Dear Friends of RENEW,

These are trying times, to be sure. Coronavirus has affected our lives, personally and globally, in unprecedented ways that require difficult, practical acts of compassion and generosity by all. The RENEW team and I offer our prayers and support during these unsettling days. The challenges and complexities of this virus and all its ramifications for our health, on our emotional, and spiritual wellbeing and on our financial security can be overwhelming. Yet, we are people of hope, grounded in the faith that God is always with us. We also have each other, and we need to help each other through this time. We may be practicing social distancing, but our hearts and spirits need to be in solidarity and communion.

Please take deep breaths, pray, talk with friends and family often, reach out to members of your small group and to other parishioners, and do acts of kindness that have the power to save lives.

Last week a friend was getting out of her car in the parking lot of the local supermarket. An elderly couple called to her from their car window. They asked her if she would take their $40 and their shopping list and pick up some groceries. They were terrified to enter the crowded store and possibly catch the virus. My friend reassured them and gladly picked up their items. All over the world people are helping their neighbors in new ways amid this pandemic. This is an opportunity to be our best selves for God and for our neighbor.

Please join me daily in praying the RENEW Prayer Amid a Pandemic. In addition, please take advantage of the many resources RENEW is offering to help parishes, small groups, and individuals face this crisis with hope in our loving God. More information on these resources can be found below and on our EVENTS & WORKSHOPS page.


—Sr. Terry Rickard, President and Executive Director of RENEW International

Parish Resources

Healing Our Church Brochure English
Healing Our Church Brochure Spanish
The Role of Small Group Facilitators English
The Role of Small Group Facilitators Spanish
The Role of the Parish Core Team English
The Role of the Parish Coordinating Team Spanish
Parish Core Team Training Session in English
Parish Core Team Training Session in Spanish
View a Healing Our Church Information Session in English
View a Healing Our Church Information Session in Spanish
Sample Bulletin Announcement January 2020
Information and Training Sessions Schedule

Session Resources

General and Session Resources from Renew Intl.

Click here for Sessions Resource document

Pre-Program Participant Survey English
Pre-Program Participant Survey Spanish

What is Healing Our Church?

Healing Our Church is a six-week process for participants, the faithful in the pews who wish to learn more about how the Church is responding to the crisis. The Parish Coordinating Team and Small- Group Facilitators will also engage in a preparation period. The sessions are: Facing The Truth, Healing Our Wounds, Rebuilding Our Church, Why Do I Remain A Catholic?, A Way Forward.

For additional information and resources, contact (English) or (Spanish).

Diocesan Statement Faith Sharing Groups Bilingual

How to Report Allegations of Sex Abuse

Victim Assistance

Key Points of Diocesan Policy – English

Renew International — Healing Our Church
Listen to Sr. Kathy Adamski’s Interview with Catholic Radio
Healing Our Church Counseling Resources