ARCHDIOCESE OF SAN FRANCISCO CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL

21st ANNUAL HOLY SPIRIT CONFERENCE

Saturday - September 22, 2018

St. Mary's Cathedral
1111 Gough St. (Lower Floor)
San Francisco, CA 94109

Doors Open: 8:00 am
Closing Mass: 7:00 pm

Conference Talks in English and Spanish

+ Praise & Worship + Healing Service + Adoration Chapel + Fellowship +

Evening Mass - Main Celebrant: Fr. Raymund Reyes.

English Speakers:
Fr. Michael Barry
Fr. Levi Hartle



English Speakers

1. Fr. MICHAEL BARRY SS.CC.

Fr. Barry was born and raised in Cork, Ireland. He graduated from Catholic University of America and was ordained in June 14, 1964, as a member of the congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. A priest for 46 years, Fr. Michael Barry has served as the provincial for his congregation's western province in the USA, at which time he was granted the Pro Pontifice et Ecclesia Award by Pope John Paul II. Fr. Barry came to the United States and taught at schools and worked tirelessly for the poor. He is the former director of the San Bernardino Diocese Evangelization Ministries. Fr. Barry is a founder of "Mary's Table," a ministry that feeds the poor and homeless. He also opened a home for single and unwed mothers called "Veronica's Home of Mercy." For decades, Fr. Barry has conducted numerous retreats and workshops. This charismatic priest is best known for his healing ministries, especially through Retreats, Healing Masses, Healing The Family Tree, and Spiritual Direction. He feels a special call to the inner healing of the person.


2. Fr. Levi Hartle, Pittsburg, PA

My name is Fr. Levi Hartle and I am a priest of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, which is the home of the Ark and Dove and the Catholic Charismatic Renewal! I was ordained three years ago! Before I was born, I was consecrated to the Lord by my mother. As a child, I was brought up in Christ and fell in love with Jesus during my teenage years. One day, as I was praising the Lord, I realized that I really meant the words I was singing. I really was in love with God! At the age of 18, God spoke clearly to me through one of the most profound prophetic words I have ever experienced, and from that day on I knew I would serve God as his priest!

After my calling to the priesthood, I went to college to study music so that I could use my musical gifts for the Lord as a priest. Directly after graduating from Grove City College with a degree in music education, I entered St. Paul Seminary, Pittsburgh. After receiving a Masters in Philosophy from Duquesne University, I entered Theological College and studied at The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C., receiving the degrees of Bachelor of Sacred Theology and Master of Divinity. I will forever be grateful for the education and formation that I received there.

During my fifth year of formation, I was privileged to attend the Institute of Priestly Formation(IPF) in Omaha Nebraska. This experience turned me on to Ignatian Spirituality and deepened my experience and understand of discernment. Inspired by a powerful encounter with Jesus Christ during IPF, I went on a 30 day Ignatian retreat right before my deaconate ordination.

Ordination to the Diaconate was like getting married! On that day, I made a commitment to Christ and His Church, and they made a commitment to me. It was so beautiful! The next year when I was ordained a priest, it was as if I received thousands of children all at once! It was amazing and overwhelming at the same time!

As a priest, my favorite activity is to bring the people of God into the life of the Trinity through the Sacraments! A close second, is teaching people how to enter into the mystery of God through prayer, praise, and worship! Recently, God has been increasing my faith and teaching me all about healing! I look forward to our time of praising the Lord together and experiencing God's healing touch!


Spanish Speakers:

1. Padre Rafael Chavez

Birthplace: Barquisimeto, Lara, Venezuela
Ordination: July 3, 1993
Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Barquisimeto, Lara, Venezuela

Present ministry: Parochial vicar, St. Peter Martyr of Verona, Pittsburg

Past service: Archdiocese of Barquisimeto, Venezuela: Pastor, Parish Sagrada Familia (Sacred Family) (S. Francisco) Church; Parish of Santa Rosa - Sanctuary of the Divina Pastora. Ecclesiastic Tribunal Notary. Advisor: Pastoral Care of Vocations; Pastoral Care of Catechist; Charismatic Renewal.

When I was a young man I never thought of becoming a priest. I was a musician and I wanted to become a doctor. After attending a Catholic Charismatic Renewal, I felt the calling through God's grace realizing who Jesus was and what he wanted of me. I played my music to serve Him and used my teachings to heal torn hearts.

I have worked 25 years in pastoral work in three parishes, two in my native country, torn by communism where I lost almost my life fighting for the right to live in freedom and defending the youth of my parish who were unjustly arrested. Being a priest means giving my life for my friends, for my parishioners, regardless of the consequences. I lived among the poorest people of my country and I felt very blessed to serve them. Every Eucharist was a celebration and a sacrifice of the life of Christ and my own life. These were the happiest years of my life, as well as my present.


2. Padre Jorge Arias, San Francisco, CA