Spiritual Life

Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP)

Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) is a spiritual renewal process that has been Spiritual Life 1-CRHPalive at St. Monica since 1979. Semi-annual weekend retreats provide opportunities to experience personal conversion and Christian community in a casual, friendly atmosphere. The presenters are a CRHP team of fellow parishioners, the pastor and associate pastor. Meeting times are for men and women in the spring and fall.

CRHP in English has run for many years and is currently on hiatus.


CRSP is the Spanish language version of CRHP. For more information on this program, contact the Parish Office, 317-253-2193, opt. 2 or email


“Cursillo” is a Spanish word that means “little course” and the full name is “little course in Christianity.” The Cursillo is an encounter with Christ. The objective of Cursillo is to make Christian community possible in neighborhoods, parishes, workplaces and other places where people live their lives. It attempts to provide an understanding and conviction concerning what is fundamental for being a Christian. For more information, contact the Parish Office, 317-253-2193, opt. 2 or email

Embracing Catholics Home

Our Catholic faith is a vibrant and growing family, but we miss our brothers and sisters who have not been to Mass lately. God loves you so much that He will not stop searching for you, reaching out to you, seeking you. He wants you back into His big, warm, and loving family.

Embracing Catholics Home is a new ministry at St. Monica to welcome back Catholics who haven’t been to Mass in a while. Sessions for 2016 take place six Tuesdays from in spring.  For information, contact Deacon Bob Beyke in the parish office at 317-253-2193 or email

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is a process that allows any interested adult to inquire about the Catholic Church and then, if/when desired, to enter into a journey towards full participation/full communion in the life of the Catholic Church. Inquiry, or “pre-catechumenate”, is the first phase of RCIA and may last several months or more, depending on the individual. For those who are ready to take on an “apprenticeship” in the Catholic Christian way of life, the next phase of the RCIA will be the catechumenate period. As the Sacraments of Initiation and Easter draw near, catechumens and candidates celebrate the Rite of Election and enter the period of Purification and Enlightenment. The RCIA continues to support the neophytes once they are initiated at the Easter Vigil. At every step, dedicated parishioners are needed to walk with the newcomers and to make the RCIA ministry possible. There are weekly sessions of the RCIA on Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings throughout the year. Contact Anne Corcoran at 317-253-2193 ext.5 or .