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 God’s goodness and the steadfastness of God’s 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 a 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 50th Anniversary 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 on September 8-9th at Betania II, Medway, MA. Please see our attached conference flyer for information.
Here’s what’s been happening at CRSB since our last newsletter: Life in the Spirit Seminars
May 2017 - St. Leo’s 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 Patrick’s Parish, Stoneham, MA - CRSB responded to a request from the prayer group at St. Patrick’s 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
- Third ELT Leader’s Meeting – October 30 at St. Mary’s in Waltham.
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