NOVEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER
Greetings Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
“Be Strong and Courageous” was the theme of our Fall Conference, which was held on September 8th at Immaculate Conception Parish in Malden, MA. We were thrilled and very blessed to have Michele Moran as the keynote speaker for this event. She is the former President of ICCRS (International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services) based in the Vatican where she served for 8 years, and worked closely with Pope Francis in this capacity. She was also a member of the Pontifical Council for the Laity from 2008-2016. The Pope has appointed her to be responsible for the development of CHARIS (Catholic Charismatic Renewal International Service), the new service for CCR (Catholic Charismatic Renewal) worldwide.
This conference began with rousing praise and uplifting worship to welcome the Holy Spirit. Michele Moran greatly encouraged us, "to be people on the move to bring the gospel of salvation to the world ". The Lord wants us to come deeper into relationship with him and to seek Him with our whole heart both as individuals and in our prayer communities. In Acts, when the church was empowered with the Holy Spirit, they did not just gather together and have a great prayer meeting. They also went out and allowed themselves to be used mightily in the newly received power. “Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers; the night is far gone, the day is near.” Romans 13:11. The Lord wants us to move out of our comfort zones and our fears into the world with the news of salvation. Now is the time! The spirit is on the move and we want to enter the dance.
Here are some of the other activities that have happened since the last newsletter:
July 2018 Fiesta: On July 28, around 125 people gathered at Fatima Shrine in Holliston for the annual CRSB Family Fiesta. This day is set aside as a day of relaxation and fellowship for CRSB prayer group members, families, and friends. The day began with Mass at the Shrine and food and live music were provided by the different ethnic groups, along with games for the children. Thanks to Maria Pena of the Hispanic community for coordinating this fun event!
August 2018 Healing Service: A healing service was held at St, Mary’s parish in Waltham on August 11th by the CRSB Healing and Deliverance Ministry. Under the direction of Romanus Ajaero, the service began with praise and worship, followed by a talk on healing by Deacon Eduardo Mora. The 100 or so attendees were then directed to one of five healing teams for individual healing prayer.
Healing Service: The next healing service will be held on November 17 from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm at the Immaculate Conception Parish, 489 Broadway in Everett.
CRSB Christmas Celebration will be held at St. Mary’s, 211 North Main St in Randolph, MA on Thursday, December 27th from 6-9 PM. Please join us to celebrate the birth of Christ with music, live nativity, fellowship and food! Our Christmas flyer is enclosed and on our website.
Christine Muise, Newsletter Editor
Charismatic Renewal Services
Archdiocese of Boston
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