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CRSB NEWSLETTER   JULY 2017

Greetings Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Give thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.Ephesians 5:20

We are called to be a thankful people, but especially during this month which commemorates the birth of our nation and freedom to all. Reflecting on July 4th, we are reminded of how much we have to be grateful for. Especially for all the sacrifices made by so many for the liberties and freedoms we all enjoy today. Practicing gratitude means that sometimes we must be grateful even when we are unsure of an outcome, trusting. When we are grounded in the certainty of Gods goodness and the steadfastness of Gods love, and gratefulness permeates our thoughts, words and relationships, our world is changed, and with it our lives. We have no one but God to thank for the freedom we enjoy today.

Stand fast therefore in the Liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with yoke of bondage. Galatians 5:1

We continue to joyfully celebrate the Golden Jubilee Year 2017, which marks 50 years of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. The 50tAnniversary commemorates the outpouring of the Holy Spirit amongst college students and professors on the Duquesne Weekend in February 1967 at The Ark and The Dove Retreat House near Pittsburgh, PA.

Golden Jubilee Year Events 2017

1. NSC 2017 Jubilee Conference (Rivers of Living Water)/50 Years of Catholic Charismatic Renewal, being held July 20 23, 2017 at the Pittsburgh Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA. For further information regarding the conference, please access the following website: www.nsc-chariscenter.org

   2. CRSB Annual Fall Conference (Spread the Flame), celebrating the Jubilee Year2017, will be held oSeptember 8-9th at Betania II, Medway, MA. Please see our attached conference flyer for information.

Heres whats been happening at CRSB since our last newsletter: Life in the Spirit Seminars

May 2017 - St. Leos Parish in Leominster, MA - CRSB office sent a team to Leominster, in the archdiocese of Worchester, in response to a request to conduct a Life in the Spirit Seminar for their parish. Many people were touched by the power of the Holy Spirit.

June 2017 St Patricks Parish, Stoneham, MA - CRSB responded to a request from the prayer group at St. Patricks to conduct a Life in the Spirit Seminar during the weekend of June 24 - 25. The LISS teams prayed for the outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit and many received the baptism in the Holy Spirit!

Rome Jubilee Pilgrimage Celebration was held in Rome, Italy Pope Francis invited all charismatics to make pilgrimage to Rome, The Eternal City, to celebrate the Jubilee Year 2017. There were various celebrations happening in several locations in Rome leading to the Pentecost Eucharistic celebration on Sunday June 4th. Many of our colleagues and friends made this pilgrimage to Rome and were richly blessed. Please visit this website to follow these exciting events: www.iccrs.org

Happy Birthday, America! May you have a wonderful summer season! Christine Muise, Newsletter Editor

Events

  • CRSB Fiesta will be held on Saturday, July 29 from 10 am to 4 pm at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, 101 Summer St, Holliston. Join us for this fun-filled event and bring your family and friends. There will be plenty of music, food, games and lots of fun!! For more information contact us at 781-333-5308 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • CRSB Fall Conference on Sept. 8 & 9 at Betania II, Medway, MA. For info see enclosed flyer or contact us at 781-333-5308, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or see our website at www.crsboston.com
  • Third ELT Leader’s Meeting – October 30 at St. Mary’s in Waltham.

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Greetings Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

“Give thanks to the Lord for He is good. His Love endures forever.” Psalm 107:1

Autumn is the season when God gives us a glimpse of His glory and splendor in the beautiful display of color that spreads across our region during this time of the year.  The trees show off their arrays of reds, golds and yellows, and we enjoy a respite from the long hot days of summer and the anticipated cold days of winter that lie ahead. Abraham Lincoln, our 16th President, declared the last Thursday in November, as a day set aside, to give thanks to God for the many blessings He has bestowed on us as individuals and as a nation. It was originally celebrated as a day of giving thanks for the bountiful blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.

Yes, it is a season of giving special thanks to God for all that He has done for us, for all He is doing for us, and for all He will do for us. The Bible says, “In everything give thanks….” 1Thes 5:18 and we have much to be thankful, for God loves to care for us, in the good times and in the bad times.

Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest person
it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow
. Edward Sandford Martin

 How true! Let us give thanks with a grateful heart, this season and always!

Here are some of the things that are happening at CRSB since the last newsletter:

CRS Boston Annual Conference - Mission in Mercy, was held on September 9th and 10th at St. Stephen’s parish in Framingham, MA. The conference opened with a concelebrated multicultural Mass and music ministry all praising the Lord and welcoming the Holy Spirit. The conference hosted speakers from the Brazilian, Spanish, and English speaking communities. The Spirit fell in power that weekend and many hearts were rekindled with the fire of the Spirit and the commission of spreading the good news of the gospel, to all those we meet!

CRS Boston Healing Service – was held at St. Mary’s Parish in Waltham on the 8th of October. Guido Quesada gave the opening remarks and the music ministry led the congregation in praise and worship. Teams were available to pray for the needs of all who came forward for a healing touch from the Lord.

Website update!    Our new website is up and running. Please be sure to visit the website at

                            www.crsboston.com

Upcoming Events

Christmas Celebrationwill be held on Thursday, December 29th from 6-9:00 pm at St. Mary’s Church Hall in Waltham. Please see the enclosed flyer for this wonderful celebration.

English Speaking Retreat – to be held on March 4th at Betania II.  More info to follow.

Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to all!

CRSB NEWSLETTER   September 2016

Living the Gospel“The word of God is living and active” (Hebrews 4: 12).

The word of God is not dead, but is alive. It has life and it gives life. It brings healing and refreshment, restoration and revival. It imparts mercy and forgiveness and brings hope to God’s people. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life and is the living Word among us. Living the gospel then is doing what Jesus did.

A reflection from Pope Francis says that there are three things that show Christians are living the Gospel. The first is “faith.” This is more than believing that God exists. It involves a relationship with God that includes trust. Jesus told us not to worry (see Matthew 6: 25-34) and the trusting peace that follows will lead people to wonder what our secret is.
Secondly, living the Gospel involves honesty. Jesus said he was the truth (John 15: 6) and that he came to witness to the truth (John 18: 37). Our honesty with God, others, and ourselves is a hallmark of our Christianity.

But perhaps the greatest witness to our living the Gospel is our love for others. As Jesus said, “This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13: 35). We pray with Pope Francis that all Christians may live the Gospel, for we may be the only Gospel that some people will ever see or hear.

Here are some of the things that are happening at CRSB since the last newsletter:

Multicultural Fiesta:  CRS Boston fired up their grills and joined together as one family in Christ and celebrated with food, fun, music and dancing at our annual multicultural fiesta, which was held on August 6th. The heat and humidity did not put a damper on the festivities and a great time was had by all!

CRSB Fall Conference is fast approaching!  It will be held at St. Stephen’s in Framingham on Friday evening Sept. 9th and Saturday Sept. 10th. The theme this year is Mission in Mercy. Final preparations are underway, and tickets are now available for sale. You don’t want to miss this event!

Healing minister’s workshop with Fr John Capuci: Saturday, October 1, 2016, at St. Malachy Parish Hall, 99 Bedford Street, Burlington, MA. Time: 8:00 AM-1:30 PM.  This is open to all prayer ministers, and the cost is $20 which includes lunch.

Next Healing Service – Saturday, October 8, 2016 at St. Mary’s Church, 30 Pond Street, Waltham, MA. Time: 6:30 PM. All are welcome who need a special touch from the Lord!

Website update! We will have some exciting news to share soon about our new website. There will be links to ethnic group websites and much more.  This is a work in progress and we are beginning to add information which can be viewed at www.crsboston.com .  To see our upcoming events, click on the event tab at the top of the page.

In Closing: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.” Colossians 3: 12-17

See you at the conference!

Christine Muise

Newsletter Editor

Announcements:

ª  Leaders’ Assembly:  No meeting in September.  The remainingmeetings for 2016 are on Oct. 5, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7from 7:00-9:00 pm.  These will be held at St. Charles Borromeo Church Hall, 30 Taylor St, Waltham.  Please note this new location from Oct. to April.

ª  CRSB Fall Conference - Friday evening Sept. 9 and Saturday Sept. 10 at St. Stephen’s Church, 221 Concord St., Framingham, MA.  Mass on Friday is free, tickets for Saturday are $25 which includes a light breakfast and lunch. To register, mail payment with your name, address, phone# to CRS Boston, 66 Brooks Drive, Braintree, MA, 02184. For questions, directions, hotel info, call 781-333-5308 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ª  Healing Service: Saturday, October 8 at 6:30 pm at St. Mary’s Church, 30 Pond St, Waltham.  Please see the enclosed flyer.

ª  CRSB Christmas Celebration - Thursday Dec. 29 at St. Mary's Church Hall, 30 Pond St, Waltham, MA

 Did You Know?

Pope John Paul II had continuously recognized the importance of the charismatic renewal. In 1979 he spoke to the International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Service meeting in Rome: “I am convinced that this movement is a sign of the Spirit’s action…a very important component in the total renewal of the Church.”

In 1992 he addressed the international council again: “The Charismatic Renewal can play a significant role in promoting the much needed defense of Christian life in societies where secularism and materialism have weakened many people’s ability to respond to the spirit and to discern God’s loving call, Your contribution to the re-evangelization of society will be made in the first place by personal witness to the indwelling of the Spirit and by showing forth His presence through works of holiness and solidarity.”

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