July 2018 Newsletter
Greetings Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Spring breathes new life into the world around us. As the earth springs forth new life, it’s a good time to reflect on the new life that we have received in Jesus. We are reminded through the power of the Resurrection, that we are new creations in Christ and death no longer has power over us. Christ has won the victory for us and this is cause for great rejoicing!
Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
There should always be the joy of the Lord in our hearts because of our relationship with Him and what He has done for us. I can have joy because I know that God loves me, He is able to work in all circumstances, He is always at work on my behalf, that He provides for me, that He is alive and that he ”rejoices over me with singing.” Alleluia!
It’s been awhile since you last heard from us, but here’s what’s been happening at CRS Boston since the last newsletter:
2018 January CRSB Council Retreat was held on Saturday, January 26th at the Pastoral Center in Braintree, MA. The speaker for the day was Fr. Robert Carr. In the afternoon, we gathered for adoration and were recommissioned as servants of the Lord, by the laying on of hands.
2018 February Healing Services: Our first service this year was held at St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Dorchester, MA on February 17th. The healing service commenced with anointed music and a reflection given by Vincent Cerasuolo. Our second was at Corpus Christi Parish in Lawrence on May 12th with the reflection was given by Guido Quesada. Teams were set up to the pray for the many who came forward to receive a healing touch from the Lord. These services were organized by Romanus Ajaero, the leader of the CRS Healing Ministry. Additional services are scheduled for this year on Aug. 11 at St. Mary’s in Waltham and Nov. 17 at Immaculate Conception in Everett.
2018 March English Retreat – Betania II in Medway was held on March 3rd. The day began with praise and worship and a reflection on, “Fanning the flame of the Holy Spirit.” There was time for group sharing and adoration, and the day culminated with a Mass celebrated by Fr. Mike McNamara.
2018 May Council Members Election: For the Nigerian community, we welcome Jude Ndugba who will be replacing Pauline Onyechefule on the CRS Council. We thank Pauline for her years of service to the Charismatic Renewal.
CRSB Family Fiesta will be held on Saturday, July 28 from 10am to 3pm at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, 101 Summer St, Holliston. Bring your family and friends to join us for this fun-filled event. There will be plenty of music, food, games and lots of fun!! A Fiesta flyer is enclosed.
CRSB Healing Service is on Saturday August 11 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at St. Mary's Church, 133 School St, Waltham.
2018 Annual Fall Conference will be on Saturday, September 8th with 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 also was a member of the Pontifical Council for the Laity from 2008-2016. The conference will be from 8am-6:30pm at Immaculate Conception, 600 Pleasant St, Malden. We will end the day with Mass and installation/recommissioning of council members. Tickets are $30 and includes light breakfast and lunch. Please see the enclosed flyer.
Wishing you much continuing joy in the Holy Spirit!
Christine Muise, Newsletter Editor
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