We are glad you are here. Thank you for visiting this website. It is dedicated to the Holy Spirit and to His work in each of us. The works of the Holy Spirit are shown in the Holy Bible, especially in the New Testament. They are also evident today, in the lives of faithful Catholics.
The Catholic Charismatic Renewal began in 1967 at “The Ark and the Dove Retreat Center” north of Pittsburgh, PA. Since the beginning, it encourages all Catholics to seek a deeper, personal relationship with God. One way is through “baptism in the Holy Spirit.”
This Charismatic Renewal in the Church challenges each of us to:
- Be filled with the wonder and awe of the Holy Spirit — the third Person of the Holy Trinity.
- Learn about and accept the gifts and charisms of the Holy Spirit.
- Cooperate with the prompting of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
- Use the charisms of the Holy Spirit for the good of others.
The role of the Western Oregon Catholic Charismatic Renewal is to help, promote, assist and encourage Catholics throughout the Archdiocese of Portland and southwest Washington to grow closer to Jesus and the Holy Spirit. We do this by developing and promoting conferences, days of renewal, healing masses, training, and providing support and encouragement to the local Prayer Groups.
Browse a bit now and come back as often as you can. Expect the Holy Spirit to guide you and bless you each day!
Events, Activities and Updates
Encounter Jesus in the Power of the Spirit — Fr. Dave Pivonka On June 1, 2019, Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR came to Portland, OR with the message that "God Loves Us." Now we already know that, but Fr. Dave showed us how that affects us personally. For instance, we all know that we are adopted children of God. However, did you know that because you are adopted that makes you special? Much more so than a natural child. [...]
Dear Friends in the Charismatic Renewal, The WOCCR Team is proud to announce that Fr. Dave Pivonka will be coming to Oregon City, OR on June 1st to give a series of talks titled: "Encounter Jesus in the Power of the Spirit". Please save the date and plan to attend this regional charismatic event. We are also very happy to announce that Dina Marie Hale former Program Director and Morning Show host for KBVM now Mater Dei radio will [...]
Dear Friends in the Charismatic Renewal, I pray that this letter finds you Blessed and in good health. Changes in the WOCCR Service Team. I first, would like to thank Mike Dorthalina, Jay D’Souza and Yvonne Krill, who resigned this year, for their gifted and very important service to the WOCCR Service Team, through the years. I want to introduce and welcome our new members: Felix Barba from St John the Apostle in Oregon City, OR. Patty Rydquist from [...]
Dear Friends in the Charismatic Renewal, may you all have a Blessed and Happy New Year. We have great news as we begin 2019: 1) Our existing website has received nearly 6,000 visitors, from many locations around the world. Thanks to all who have visited our site. 2) The WOCCR Team is pleased to announce the development of our website 2.0. It includes a number of enhancements and new features for our visitors. Some of the most significant changes are: [...]