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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

2301, 2021

WOCCR News — January 2021

By |January 23rd, 2021|

Dear Friends of the Charismatic Renewal, The Lord keeps telling me that 2021 is going to be a very busy year for the Renewal.  I am anxious to see what He does. With God’s help, WOCCR is planning two events this year. The first is a Day of Renewal with Fr. Tim Furlow.  It will be virtual as we are still not out of the woods with COVID-19.  Many of you watch the Holy Mass [...]

1008, 2020

WOCCR News — August 2020

By |August 10th, 2020|

Dear Members of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, Glory to God who is all good and deserving of all our love and praise.  We are in his hands and he is in control.  All we have to do is seek his face and everything will fall into place in his time.  The pandemic and the riots will pass.  Nothing is permanent in this life but God.  Most of us are staying home and out of harm’s way due to age [...]

1007, 2020

WOCCR News — July 2020

By |July 10th, 2020|

Dear Friends of the Charismatic Renewal, Caroline Doening Caroline Doering It is with much sorrow that I have to tell you that our beloved friend of so many years has gone home to the Lord.  She will ever be remembered as a Holy, Godly person who never met a anyone she didn’t love, mentor, teach, pastor and support. I was no exception.  She picked me up at my first Life in the Spirit Seminar (LIS) at St [...]

2305, 2020

WOCCR News — May 2020

By |May 23rd, 2020|

Dear Friends of the Charismatic Renewal, Because of the Pandemic, people are having to do things a little differently.  This can be a real gift, if you look at that way.  For instance, many of our prayer groups are very small -- too small really, to be able to conduct a Life in the Spirit (LIS) Seminar without help. The Ark and the Dove Retreat Center (where the Catholic Charismatic Renewal began in 1967). is offering an online LIS [...]

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.

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