Charismatic Renewal

Charismatic Renewal category provides a place for discussion of ideas, plans and events that help to grow and strengthen the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in Western Oregon and SW Washington.

WOCCR News — March 2020 — Updated April 2020

Dear Friends in the Charismatic Renewal. Changes caused by the Coronavirus. Have you ever had a project to do and kept putting it off because you didn’t know what to say or how to do it?  And then months later, something happens, and you realize that it just wasn’t time to do that project.  It was a God thing.  Well that is what this information letter turned out to be. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic there are things we cannot do to remain safe.  There are also many services being cancelled, temporarily.  If you have not seen [...]

By |2020-05-02T15:33:12-07:00April 20th, 2020|Charismatic Renewal|

WOCCR News — September 2019

Dear Members of the Charismatic Renewal in Oregon and Southern Washington Fall Day of Renewal On October 19,2019, Bishop Peter Smith will be our guest at Our Lady of the Lake Parish Center, at 650 “A” Avenue, Lake Oswego, OR.  The theme of the day is “Build Unity in the Power of the Holy Spirit.” Bishop Peter Smith Bishop Peter Smith, a priest of the Portland Archdiocese since 2001, became Auxiliary Bishop in 2014.  Among his archdiocesan duties, he is Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia (essentially, the Archbishop’s chief of staff).  He [...]

By |2020-05-02T15:38:14-07:00September 12th, 2019|Charismatic Renewal|

WOCCR News — June 2019

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.  In the 1st century, a parent could do anything they wanted to a natural child; they could expose them after [...]

By |2020-05-02T15:38:35-07:00June 24th, 2019|Charismatic Renewal|

Encounter Jesus in the Power of the Spirit — Fr. Dave Pivonka

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 be our Master of Ceremonies. Agenda: The Date is June 1, 2019 and the place is St John the Apostle Catholic [...]

By |2019-05-11T10:24:36-07:00April 4th, 2019|Charismatic Renewal|

WOCCR News — February 2019

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 St Patrick’s in Canby, OR. Catherine Van and Danny Truong from Our Lady of Lavang in Portland, OR. Angie Price [...]

By |2020-05-26T13:20:36-07:00February 22nd, 2019|Charismatic Renewal|

WOCCR News — October 2018

Dear Friends in the Charismatic Renewal, Just a note to remind you about the up coming Healing Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Saturday (note: not Friday) beginning at 7:30 p.m. with Fr. Tim Furlow.  Fr. Chuck Wood, our Liaison will be con-celebrating and David Bentz will be the music minister.  Please come and bring your petitions and thanksgivings and your friends. Healing Mass Symbol New on the calendar is a one-day Life in the Spirit (LIS) seminar at St Anne’s in Gresham, 1015 SE 182 Avenue, on Saturday, December 1st from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 [...]

By |2020-05-02T15:38:57-07:00October 17th, 2018|Charismatic Renewal|

WOCCR News — June 2018

Dear Members of the Charismatic Renewal, We hope your summer so far has been happy and Blessed. Healing Mass: If you attended the Healing Mass on May 25th with Fr Justus Kizza at St Joseph’s Church in Vancouver, WA, then you know that was a very blessed time. Beginning at 7:00 pm and ending at 11:00 pm, the Mass was beautiful and the praise and worship by Greg Stone and several of his friends was perfect. Fr. Justus Kizza St Joseph Church Vancouver, WA Fr. Justus celebrated the Mass with Fr. Chuck Wood concelebrating. All [...]

By |2020-05-02T15:39:23-07:00June 28th, 2018|Charismatic Renewal|

WOCCR News — April 2018

Dear People of God, I am happy to report that the WOCCRs Team has a great plan this year for you. Last year we only planned one conference because it was so big but this year we have three offerings. And we hope you take advantage of all three: The first is in Vancouver, WA at St Joseph’s on May 25. We are very pleased that Fr. Justus Kiiza has accepted our invitation to celebrate a healing Mass with us beginning at 7:00 p.m. Fr. Justus Kiiza is the Pastor of St. Mary Mother of the Church Parish in [...]

By |2020-05-02T15:39:41-07:00April 2nd, 2018|Charismatic Renewal|

Address of His Holiness Pope Francis at the Golden Jubilee

On Saturday, June 3, 2017, Pope Francis spoke to the tens of thousands of faithful who gathered at the Circus Maximus in Rome, Italy.  They were there to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.  Here is the text of his speech. Pope Francis at St. Peter's Square, the Vatican. "Brothers and sisters, thank you for the witness you have given here today, thank you!  It has helped us all, myself included … all of us! In the first chapter of the Acts of the Apostles we read: "And staying with them, [Jesus] charged them not [...]

By |2019-02-22T12:56:25-08:00June 29th, 2017|Charismatic Renewal, Golden Jubilee|

The Ark and the Dove

The Ark and Dove Retreat Center The Ark and the Dove is the name of the retreat center where 25 Duquesne University students attended a retreat in February 1967.  It is on that "Duquesne Weekend" at the Ark and the Dove, that the Catholic Charismatic Renewal began.  There was a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit on those participants.  From that famous "weekend retreat", the Catholic Charismatic Renewal spread worldwide. This building and the land was purchased in 2015 and will be used to foster and support the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.  Please see the news release on [...]

By |2019-02-22T12:58:23-08:00March 15th, 2017|Charismatic Renewal|
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