Holy Spirit dove image in stained glass window, Christ the King Catholic Church, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Holy Spirit stained glass window, Christ the King Catholic Church, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

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

1805, 2023

Summer & Fall Planned Events

By |May 18th, 2023|

Dear Friends of the Charismatic Renewal. Summer Events Time certainly has a way of flying by. It’s May already.  We have planned a couple of events for you this summer.  One is a Healing Mass at Holy Trinity Parish, located at 13715 SW Walker Road, Beaverton, OR, with Auxillary Bishop Peter Smith celebrating.  The date is Saturday, July 29, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  So, there will be plenty of time for personal prayer. [...]

1003, 2023

Lenten Opportunities — 2023

By |March 10th, 2023|

Dear Catholic Community, Please include these upcoming Lenten events in your bulletin, e-newsletters, newsletter and/or website.  I appreciate you helping me publicize these free events. Thank you in advance. Join Dina Marie Hale for these upcoming Lenten Events in March: St. Henry Catholic Church -- Gresham, OR Come to a Women’s Lenten Retreat and Day of Reflection and Prayer on the theme: “Mary on the Journey with Us,” Saturday, March 18th, 2023 from 9am-2pm at St. Henry Catholic Church [...]

2210, 2022

Mini-Conference with Dr. Ralph Martin

By |October 22nd, 2022|

I have news to report on the Mini-Conference we had with Dr. Ralph Martin and other items of interest. Mini-Conference What a beautiful ceremony it was. The WOCCR Team and St. Edward's Staff wish to thank everyone who participated in the Ralph Martin Conference held on September 23-24, 2022. We wish to thank Bishop Smith for celebrating the opening Mass along with Deacons Leo Rasca and Del DeSart and the Knights of Columbus. The music team, Sonset Worship, graced us [...]

1008, 2022

Request For Prayer And Volunteers

By |August 10th, 2022|

Dear Friends of the Charismatic Renewal I have news to report and a request for prayer and help. Ralph Martin Conference Last night the WOCCR Service Team met to work out some of the outstanding items needed to put on the Ralph Martin conference.  One item discussed was the very few numbers of registrants.  The Conference is five weeks out and only 18 people have registered as of this date. Volunteers Needed Our other concern is a lack of volunteers. [...]

InvitationIf you are new to the Catholic Charismatic Renewal or simply want to draw closer to Jesus and the Holy Spirit, we invite you to participate in one or more of the events listed on this page or the complete list shown on the “Events” page on this website.