Western Oregon Catholic Charismatic Renewal

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Catholic Charismatic Renewal


Mini-Conference with Dr. Ralph Martin

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 with their Holy Spirit talent and gifts during the Mass and throughout the conference. Dina Marie Hale a wonderfully gifted [...]

By |2022-10-26T19:09:17-07:00October 22nd, 2022|Charismatic Renewal, Conference|

Request For Prayer And Volunteers

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.  We need help in a number of areas: setting up and tearing down; someone to sit at Ralph’s book table [...]

By |2022-08-10T12:59:33-07:00August 10th, 2022|Charismatic Renewal, Conference|

WOCCR News — January 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 St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Portland, OR on February 18, 2022 from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. Encounter Ministries -- [...]

By |2022-02-02T14:07:56-08:00January 31st, 2022|Charismatic Renewal, Featured|

WOCCR News — March 2021

Dear Members of the Charismatic Renewal, Our Liaison, Fr. Chuck Wood offers this teaching for our edification and encouragement. Conquer (Yourself) Overwhelmingly through Christ. Brothers and sisters: What will separate us from the love of Christ? Will anguish, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or the sword? No, in all these things we conquer overwhelmingly through him who loved us.  Romans 8:35, 37 The rousing declaration above, “… we conquer overwhelmingly,” is likely more familiar as, “… we are more than conquerors.” This fresh wording is from the official translation for English-language Masses [...]

By |2021-03-22T18:10:51-07:00March 18th, 2021|Charismatic Renewal, Featured|

WOCCR News — January 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 via Facebook or U-Tube streaming and that is what we plan here.  The date is April 24, 2021.  And probably [...]

By |2021-01-28T17:45:20-08:00January 23rd, 2021|Charismatic Renewal|

WOCCR News — August 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 or health.  It is a perfect time to be enriching our lives with online LIS seminars, daily you tube videos, [...]

By |2020-08-10T16:34:15-07:00August 10th, 2020|Charismatic Renewal|

WOCCR News — July 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 Henry’s in Gresham, OR, in 1989.  She was part of the core team putting this LIS on and not even [...]

By |2020-07-10T13:24:16-07:00July 10th, 2020|Charismatic Renewal|

WOCCR News — May 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 for free, beginning May 24, 2020.  It will not be lived streamed but recorded and put on their website (YouTube [...]

By |2020-05-26T13:18:37-07:00May 23rd, 2020|Charismatic Renewal|

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|
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