Love Is… God’s plan for love, sex, marriage and the family

UPCOMING EVENTS! Please join us!

Father Kyle Manno and Jack Rigert, Director of the John Paul ll Renewal Center, Tuesday, November 14th from 7 to 8:30 PM at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church at 8S055 Dugan Road, Sugar Grove, Illinois!

Father Ryan Browning and Jack Rigert, Director of the John Paul ll Renewal Center, Wednesday, November 15th from 7 to 8:30 PM at St.

Love Is?! Part 1

The morning session had gone well, the first of four the JPll Renewal Center was scheduled to give at an all-day retreat for a Catholic High School. As I headed down the hallway to a small-group break out room with a dozen sixteen year old boys I made small talk by asking them if they had one memory that stood out thus far in High School.…

“13 Reasons Why” We Should Be Learning, Living and Sharing John Paul II’s Theology of the Body

When I first heard about Netflix’s controversial new show 13 Reasons Why, the charge that it glorified suicide and encouraged copycat behavior was enough for me not to want to watch it. Then my brother, whose judgment I trust, urged me to watch it because of how insightfully it portrayed the lives of most modern teenagers.…

Lenten Intentions

Ash Wednesday came and went and thus began the liturgical season of Lent. Every year I see people create short term, personal goals for themselves during Lent. Similar to New Years except these goals are only for 40 days and should focus on improving your relationship with God.…

Meet Rene!

I am excited to introduce Rene Schroeder as the newest member of the John Paul II Renewal Center Team. Rene will be serving as Director of Youth Ministry, and what a welcome addition she is! Please take a moment to meet her via the video below.…