Welcome

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

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. [...]

1003, 2022

WOCCR News — March 2022

By |March 10th, 2022|

Dear Friends of the Charismatic Renewal, I am sad to report that we have lost a very special woman, whom I and many others have known and loved for years and years. Yvonne Krill was a Spirit-filled, faithful vessel of God’s Word, artistic, caring, kind, loving, and graceful dancer.  A true gift to us all.  These are just a few of the words friends and family use to describe Yvonne Krill, who ascended to Heaven Friday, March 4, 2022, [...]

3101, 2022

WOCCR News — January 2022

By |January 31st, 2022|

Dear Friends of the Charismatic Renewal, we are pleased to announce a number of events that are planned for this year. They include: School of Healing; Healing Service; two Healing Masses this Summer; and a Mini-Conference with Ralph Martin.  Here are the current details on these events.  Please see the events page for updated information.  Mark you calendar and plan to attend. School of Healing Encounter Ministries will be hosting a Healing School.  It will be held at [...]

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.

Coronavirus Notice:

The church feast days and events/activities listed below are as currently planned.  We will update this site as new information becomes available.  If you are interested in any of the events, please contact the sponsor to obtain the most current information on the event.