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    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 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:

    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

66 Brooks Drive
Braintree, MA  02184




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


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 .  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


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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