Dear Friends of the Charismatic Renewal This news update [...]
The Western Oregon Catholic Charismatic Renewal is proud to announce completion of our redesigned and updated website. Here is a list of many enhancements: Refreshed and updated overall design, using the latest available web tools. Added a Tag line below the title on each page. Added links within the text of most pages, so you can cross reference topics. Updated Menu design for easier navigation throughout the website. Added space on the Home page for you to give testimony about the Renewal. Significantly expanded Resources section to provide more information. Added a Newsletters page, so you can access all pervious editions. Added a new Page for Questions and Answers (Q & A’s). Restored the capability for you to make Donations. And much more.
Newsletter: There will be a Healing Mass at Holy Trinity Parish (13715 SW Walker Rd, Beaverton, OR) with Bishop Peter Smith celebrating. It will be on Saturday, July 29, from 10 am – 1 pm. So, there will be plenty of time for personal prayer. In addition, there will be an Area Wide Prayer Meetingwith lots of Praise and Worship music, some testimonies, prophecies (God Willing), and Ministry. Christ the King Parish (7414 SE Michael Dr, Milwaukie, OR) will be hosting us on Saturday, September 30, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Newsletter: There are a number of charismatic and church related activities this summer and fall: One is a Healing Mass at Holy Trinity Parish, located at 13715 SW Walker Road, Beaverton, OR, with Auxiliary Bishop Peter Smith celebrating; Second is an Area Wide Prayer Meeting with lots of Praise and Worship music, some testimonies, prophecies (God Willing), and Ministry. Christ the King Parish, located at 7414 SE Michael Drive, Milwaukie, OR; and several more.
Newsletter: Lenten Opportunities -- 2023 announces two opportunities: A Women's Lenten Retreat and Day of Reflection in Gresham, OR and A Led by the Spirit-A Lenten Adventure in Eugene, OR.
Newsletter: 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 with their Holy Spirit talent and gifts during the Mass and throughout the conference. Dina Marie Hale a wonderfully gifted radio host was the Emcee. She did a fantastic job this weekend.
Newsletter: 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. Our other concern is a lack of volunteers. We need help in a number of areas: setting up and tearing down; someone to sit at Ralph’s book table during breaks; etc. Please note that volunteering would not impact the ability to watch the conference. We also need eucharistic ministers for the Mass and ushers.
Newsletter: 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, after being diagnosed with lymphoma, nine months prior. She was a devout member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, in Lake Oswego, OR and helped with many programs including Grade School, Sunday School, Catechism and Marriage classes. Yvonne was invited by a Nun to attend a prayer meeting which sparked Baptism in the Holy Spirit and the charismatic renewal that became the bedrock of her life.
Newsletter: 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.Jesus promised, “These signs will accompany those who believe…They will lay hands on the sick and they will recover”(Mark 16:17-18). Jesus has called us to do what he did, and that includes healing the sick. The Encounter School of Healing is a two-day conference to teach, impart and activate Catholics to be a more effective minister of Jesus’ healing in the world! Jesus wants to use you as an instrument of his divine healing. Are you going to give him the chance?
Newsletter: One of the strengths, and indeed the beauty, of Catholicism that we can embrace different expressions of our faith. Many people find that expression within the context of a parish community, while others find it within what we call ecclesial communities. The Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) is one such community. The CCR, however, is not a single community, but rather a variety of entities which have formed for different purposes, such as evangelization, prayer, service, worship, healing, catechesis, and youth ministry. What unites these various groups is that at the heart of every group, and every member, is the desire to draw on the graces that flow from the Holy Spirit — described by the term, “Baptism in the Holy Spirit”.