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. 

Upcoming Events

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.

Many Blessings,

Christine Muise, Newsletter Editor


 

Charismatic Renewal Services

Archdiocese of Boston

Our mailing address is:

66 Brooks Drive

Braintree, MA  02184

Visit our website at:

www.crsboston.com

 

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  • CRSB NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2017

    Greetings Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

    The Holy Spirit is the main focus of the Golden Jubilee Year 2017 and the Holy Spirit was our main focus at the Fall Conference, which was held in September 2017, so it’s an ideal time to reflect on the awesome might and power of His presence, in these images:

    • The WIND of the Spirit brings about change and has been called the breath of God. It blows where it will and brings newness of life.
    • The FIRE of the Spirit represented the awesome presence and power of God, and was also used in purification. Fire also brings warmth, and light, it dispels the darkness, and it catches on to things!
    • The RAIN of the Spirit brings refreshment and growth. Water is life. It is life giving and life sustaining, and so the Spirit is vital to our spiritual growth.

    The WIND brings change. The FIRE brings power, and the RAIN brings growth. The amazing thing is that this same Spirit that brings change, power, and growth, lives in us. Let us then continue on with the work that lies before us in the power of the Holy Spirit, and spread the flame of the Holy Spirit to all we encounter!

    It’s been awhile since you last heard from us, but here’s what’s been happening at CRS Boston since the last newsletter:

    CRSB 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 July 29th. There were games and face painting, different ethnic foods to sample, and a great time was had by all! Thanks to all who made this such a wonderful family event! Please access our website at crsboston.com to see pictures and videos of the fiesta.

    CRSB Fall Conference was held at Betania II in Medway on Friday evening, Sept. 8th and Saturday, Sept. 9th. The theme this year was Spread the Flame. The conference opened on Friday night with a joy filled Mass, which was celebrated by Bishop Sosthene Leopold Bayemi Matjei, from Obala, Cameroon and concelebrated by many priest and deacons, who came from all over the diocese and the world to celebrate the Jubilee Year 2017 - Boston. Installation of the new council member, Manuel Najarro, and the recommissioning of the Director, Janice Filippi and present council members took place at the Mass. On Saturday, Sept. 9th ,  the conference opened with praise and worship by the multicultural music ministry. The conference speakers were Padre John Mario Montoya - Spanish, PE. Gleuson Gomes - Brazilian, and Peter Herbeck - English. There was food for the body and food for the soul in abundance. Many left with a strong conviction to “spread the flame” of the Holy Spirit to all those we encounter. Many thanks go out to all, for the outstanding support and help, in making this such a wonderful event! You can experience more of the conference; see pictures and videos at our website: crsboston.com

    Healing Service was held at St. Columbkille Parish in Brighton, MA on Saturday evening, November 11th. The Spirit manifested himself in power that night and many experienced healing and restoration through anointed music and the laying on of hands.

    Upcoming Event: Christmas celebration to be held at St. Mary’s in Waltham, MA on Thursday evening, December 28th from 6-9 PM. Please come and join your brothers and sisters in Christ, to celebrate the birth of Christ, with music, live nativity, and fabulous foods from all our ethnic groups!

    Save the Date:

    Day of Recollection will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 for all prayer group & ministry leaders at Betania II in Medway.  The day will be conducted in English.  More information will follow.

    Many blessings for a Happy Thanksgiving and a Joyous and Blessed Christmas!

    Luke 1:14

    "You will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth!

    Christine Muise

    Newsletter Editor

Charismatic Renewal Services Archdiocese of Boston

CRS-Boston
66 Brooks Drive
Braintree, MA  02184

781-333-5308

www.crsboston.com

 

 

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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