Ecumenical Prayer Service for Healing

Ecumenical Prayer Service for Healing

February 13, 2022

The Renewal Center welcomed about 35 people in-person and another 20 online for this annual service marking the World Day of the Sick. Watch the video for the full service.

Respect Life: Elder Abuse Awareness

Respect Life Video Series: Elder Abuse Awareness

October 6, 2021

In the first of our five-week study session on deepening our awareness of the meaning of “respect for life,” we meet Julie Kuzera and Nanna Cross of the Jane Addams Senior Caucus in Chicago, who are activists in the cause of exposing and preventing elder abuse.

Grieving: Healing from Loss

Grieving: Healing from Loss

January 24, 2021

We’ve all experienced loss in many ways over the last year. This can create a heavy burden to carry. Learn how grieving can help heal. Fr. Garry Richmeier is joined by Annette D'Angelo and Marge Lavenburg for this free video on-demand program.

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We know we should cultivate silence in our lives. Why don’t we?

December 15, 2020

Scripture, science and experience tell us that we all should cultivate silence in our lives. If we know this, why do we resist it? If you want “to learn to better wait in silence,” a silent, directed retreat might be what you’re looking for.

Suicide Awareness

Some things you should know about suicide

November 17, 2020

By Fr. Garry Richmeier, CPPS
Nobody really wants to talk about suicide. It's a scary subject, so people tend to ignore it or not talk about it. But you can't solve a problem without talking about it. You can't find help if you don't talk about it.

What to do when you can’t shake the blues

June 29, 2020

By Fr. Garry Richmeier
Over my 25 years as a counselor, people have often come to me saying they are feeling down or depressed. They wonder what is wrong and they want to fix it. I thought today I would share with you some of my experience about what to do when you’re feeling the blues, especially when it lasts a while.


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