“WATCH” Stands for We Are the Church
WATCH is a spiritual renewal program for adults. It originated in Ohio and was brought to us by St. Thomas Parish in Peoria.
WATCH is not an exclusive group and does not require a commitment for further participation. WATCH weekends are held once each year in September, and they offer you a time to experience God’s love for you through His Church.
Each WATCH weekend is relaxed, casual; filled with fun, fellowship, reflection and learning. The focus of the occasion is individual renewal. Throughout the weekend, talks and activities are presented by both parishioners and clergy.
WATCH weekends include activities centered on the Sacraments, your church, yourself and your parish family. It’s an opportunity to escape your hectic schedule and relax during a time of prayer and reflection.
Each WATCH weekend begins around 7:00 p.m. Friday evening and ends about 3:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. All activities take place in the Parish center, the Church or the school cafeteria. All meals are provided and participants go home at the end of the day.
How Can WATCH Help You?
Are you searching for a deeper faith? Want to learn more about your faith or your parish in a relaxed, congenial setting? Want to join other parishioners as you strengthen your relationship with God? Need to “escape” for a time to renew your spirit in comfortable, friendly surroundings?
Then spend a weekend set aside for the Lord. Join other like-minded parishioners, meet new friends, relax and renew your spirit at the next WATCH weekend. The next WATCH is September 20-22, 2013. Anyone from RCIA attends WATCH free. Download the registration form here.