Christ Renews His Parish

January 20, 2018 by  
Filed under Adult Ministries, Parish News

Christ Renews His Parish or CRHP (pronounced “Chirp”), is a spiritual renewal experience which brings adult parishioners together in small groups in order to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ and each other. Since its beginning in 1969 in Parma, Ohio, Christ Renews His Parish has proven to be an effective instrument for spiritual growth in hundreds of parishes across the country. St. John started sponsoring weekends in the Fall of 2007.

What happens on a CRHP Weekend?

The substance of the weekend is the presentation of a number of talks in which individuals share their faith stories with the participants. Group discussion and response are invited following each presentation. Opportunities for Scripture sharing, Reconciliation, and Eucharist are provided throughout the weekend.

English Language Retreats Online Registration

Click here to register online for the English language Women’s Retreat.

Click here to register online for the English language Men’s Retreat.

Spanish Language Retreats Online Registration

Click here to register online for the Spanish language Women’s Retreat (Retiro de mujeres).

Click here to register online for the Spanish language Men’s Retreat (Retiro de hombres).

Click here to download a registration form. – If  you want to submit the form electronically, fill out the form, save it to your computer, and then attach it to an email.

You may email this form to Seth Wright at or drop it off at the Parish Office.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

December 29, 2017 by  
Filed under Adult Ministries, Parish News



RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is the process by which adults become Catholic.

If you or anyone you know is not a fully initiated Catholic and wishes to learn more about the Catholic Faith, RCIA is what you are looking for. In the RCIA process, we learn about the basic teachings of the Catholic Faith.

This process is designed to lead to initiation into the Catholic Church through the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and/or Confirmation.  In coming to the RCIA sessions, though, there is no obligation to join the Church.

Click here to download the Registration Form. These forms may be returned to the Parish Office.  The forms are also available at the Parish Office.

For more information, contact Seth Wright at the Parish Office: 972-875-2834.

The following schedules apply to the typical RCIA participant.  Circumstances may mean that these do not apply to certain participants.  These schedules are updated as changes are made, so check back occasionally for the newest information.

Click here for the Catechumenate Schedule.

Click here for the Scripture Reading Schedule.


Pictures – click on the link below to view pictures from these RCIA events

Pentecost Vigil 2017

Easter Vigil 2017

Pentecost Vigil 2016


Class Handouts



God the Creator

Made in His Image

The Fall

Original Sin

The Mystery of Evil

What is Sin?

Christ and Redemption

The Paschal Mystery

Conversion to Jesus Christ

Disciple of Christ

The Holy Trinity

The Blessed Trinity

God the Father

God’s Justice, God’s Love


God the Son

Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life



The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit

Gifts of the Holy Spirit


The Communion of Saints

Mary and the Saints

Death and Judgment

Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

The 2nd Coming and Life Everlasting

The Church

Mystical Body of Christ

The People of God

One, Holy, Catholic…

The Church is Apostolic

The Magisterium

Titles, Terms, Ministries

Servant of the Servants of God


History of the Church

Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition

Divine Revelation

Deposit of Faith

Sacred Tradition

Sacred Scripture

Can the Bible be taken literally?

Deuterocanonical Books

Liturgical Year

Liturgical Year


Holiness and Joy

• Religious Life (Monks, Nuns, Friars)

The Consecrated Life

• Holy Orders (Bishops, Priests, Deacons)

Celibacy for the Sake of the Kingdom

Holy Orders

In Persona Christi

Women and the Priesthood

• Married Life


What is a Sacramental Marriage?

Marriage, Sexuality, and Contraception

Theological Virtues

The Virtue of Faith

Responding to the Great Mysteries

The Virtue of Hope

The Virtue of Charity

The Beatitudes



Commandments 1-3

God’s Law

Veneration of Holy Images: Idolatry?


The Sabbath and Sunday Worship


Confession to a Human Being


Continual Conversion and Penance


Examination of Conscience before the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Helps in Using the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Commandments 4-10

Honoring Our Parents

The Sanctity of Human Life

Chastity and Modesty

Stealing, Cheating, Lying


Lent: The Period of Purification and Enlightenment

Stations of the Cross

Catholic Toolbox Talks

December 28, 2017 by  
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What’s in your Catholic Toolbox?

There are tools that can make it easier to understand and live your Catholic Faith. Just like using the right tool makes any other job easier, using the tools of the Faith can make living it easier.

What’s in your Bible Toolbox?

There are tools that can make it easier to understand the Bible. This, in turn, will make it easier to apply what you are learning in the Bible to living your faith.

Catholic Toolbox and Bible Toolbox Talks

We are holding a series of talks designed to give you the tools to live, explore, learn, and grow in your Faith.  These talks are being held on certain Wednesday evenings in room 101 in the compound.  You can come to any of them that you wish to come to, and each is a stand alone talk, so if you miss one or more, you can still come to any others you want to come to.  Handouts and other materials will be posted here after the talks.


Date Topic
10/4/17 Tips for Reading the Bible
10/18/17 The Book of Genesis
11/8/17 Daily, weekly, monthly living the Faith
11/15/17 The Book of Exodus
12/6/17 4 Ways of Meditating on Sacred Scripture
1/3/18 Books of Leviticus, Numbers, DeuteronomyCancelled
1/17/18 How to use the Catechism
2/7/18 Rosaries, Chaplets, Novenas, etc.
2/21/18 The Gospel according to Matthew
3/7/18 Spiritual reading classics
3/21/18 The Gospel according to Mark
4/11/18 Gestures of the Mass
4/25/18 The Gospel according to Luke
5/2/18 Catholic pilgrimages in Texas
5/16/18 The Gospel according to John


Handouts and Materials

Click on one of the links below for the PDF of that topic.

Tips for Reading the Bible

Overview of the Bible Handout

Order of Books of the Bible and Prayers for Reading the Bible

The Book of Genesis

Book of Genesis Handout

Daily, Weekly, Monthly Living the Faith

Spiritual Growth Discernment Sheet

Prayers – Morning Offering, etc.

Spiritual Disciplines Visual Log

The Book of Exodus

Book of Exodus Handout

4 Ways of Meditating on Sacred Scripture

4 Ways of Meditating Handout

How to Use the Catechism of the Catholic Church

How to Use the Catechism Handout


RCIA Class Project

November 28, 2016 by  
Filed under Adult Ministries, Parish News

As part of their formation in the Faith, in showing the love of Christ to others, and in learning about how the Church works here on earth, our current RCIA candidates and catechumens (those adults seeking to enter the Catholic Church or to complete their sacraments) have chosen to work to raise funds to help build two village chapels in Bolivia for Catholics who have no place to hold Mass and worship.  Please consider helping them in this goal.

To go to the Aid to the Church in Need homepage, click here.

To go to the page describing this project and to donate directly to this project, click here.



January 29, 2015 by  
Filed under Adult Ministries, Parish News

Momnipotent: Feminine Strengths to Help You Find Peace, Balance, and JoyAn 8-week study for moms

Thursdays, February 5 – March 26, 2015

7:00 PM

Room 103 in the Compound

Contact Karen Waedekin for more information: (469) 693-4485

Click here to see more information about this study.

Parish Mission

December 10, 2014 by  
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Another great Parish Mission with Michael Cumbie!

January 12-14

7:00 PM in the Church


Click here to visit Michael’s website.

There you can buy these talks individually or as a set called “How Then Shall We Worship?”

You can also buy the other CDs and DVDs of his talks that Michael has for sale.

Nepomucene’s Men

September 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Adult Ministries, Parish News

A Morning of Spiritual Growth


A men’s group centered around Spiritual Growth and Fellowship. 

Join us for  God, Fellowship and Breakfast on the first Saturdays of the month

Mass at 8:00 am; Program at 9:00 am

RCIA Trip to St. Basil

August 21, 2013 by  
Filed under Adult Ministries, Parish News

On August 18, 2013, the participants in our RCIA process took a trip to visit St. Basil the Great Byzantine Catholic Church in Irving.  Below are some pictures from the trip and some information about other Catholic rites like the Byzantine rite.

Click here to download a PDF with an explanation of the rites of the Catholic Church.

Come Home

December 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Adult Ministries, Parish News

We invite those who were raised Catholic but are no longer practicing their Catholic faith to take another look at the Church.  We will be holding 4 sessions on the topics that many have questions about.  Each session will be an hour long.  These sessions will be on Wednesday evenings, 7:00 – 8:00 PM, from January 16 through February 6.

If you are a non-practicing Catholic, please come and get answers to your questions.

If you have friends or family members who are non-practicing Catholics, encourage them to come to these sessions.

Click here for links to more resources from and about the Catholic Church.

Below are some videos that you may enjoy:

Adult Retreat

November 18, 2012 by  
Filed under Adult Ministries, Parish News

This January, we will be having an retreat for adults.



Friday evening, January 24, through Sunday lunch, January 26









  • 2 nights lodging
  • 6 meals
  • a wonderful, spiritual retreat


Contact Seth Wright at the parish office for more details.


Registration Form

The registration form will be available soon.

Pay below with PayPal.

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