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!
"You will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth!
Charismatic Renewal Services Archdiocese of Boston
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Braintree, MA 02184