* December 2, 2022: 1st Friday Mass: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel,
Redwood City, CA

Holy Spirit Conference: Talk 1: Jesse Romero

Four videos available:
Two: Jessee Romero, Two: Fr. Joe Freedy

Holy Spirit Conference,
Saturday, September 17, 2022

Rev. Fr. Joseph Landi also received an appreciation from the Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone during the Silver Jubilee Holy Spirit Conference for his service as Liaison, for his leadership in initiating the first Holy Spirit Conference, for spreading the good news to Four Thousand readers of the San Francisco Charismatic Newsletter, for establishing the first SFSpirit website and finally for his visionary zeal in encouraging growth in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

Holy Spirit Conference Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, we come before You, with our Hearts full of Gratitude for all that You have done throughout these 25 years in the Charismatic Renewal, in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. We ask You Jesus to send us Your Holy Spirit and renew our hearts, and for all attending the Holy Spirit Conference today.

Open our Hearts to receive the Anointing of Your Holy Spirit once again, as in the Day of Pentecost. Let Your Fire Burn within us, so that we can be Bold in Proclaiming Your Good News to others, in word and action. May they see You in every moment in our lives.

Come Holy Spirit Come and Renew the Face of the Earth. In Jesus Mighty Name we pray. Amen.

1st Friday Mass: November 4, 2022


Fruitful Corner

November 23, 2022

By Fr. Andrew Ibegbulem, OSA


Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be powerful earthquakes, famines, and plagues from place to place; and awesome sights and mighty signs will come from the sky.” Luke 21:10-11

Our gospel reference today forms part of Jesus’ words of admonition to his disciples concerning the splendor of the Temple in Jerusalem. Jesus warned his disciples about false military messiahs and their deceptive doctrines about overthrowing the Romans. He then listed some signs of the end of the world, like wars between nations, earthquakes, famines, plagues, and unnatural movements of the heavenly bodies.

The words of Jesus today are prophetic. They speak to us of the need to be vigilant and prepared at all times. Some will try to associate this and other prophetic passages of Scripture with a certain time or event. But this would be a mistake. It would be a mistake because the very nature of a prophecy is that it’s veiled. All prophecy is true and will be fulfilled, but not all prophecy will be understood with perfect clarity until Heaven.

So, what do we take from this prophetic word from our Lord? Though this passage may, in fact, refer to more grand and universal events to come, it may also speak to our own particular situations present in our life today. Therefore, we should allow His words to speak to us within those situations.

One specific message our Bible reference tells us is that we should not be surprised if, at times, it appears as if our world is rattled to the core. In other words, when we see chaos, evil, sin and malice all around us, we should not be surprised, and we should not get discouraged. Rather, we should stay focus in building the Kingdom. This is an important message for us as we press on through life.

For each one of us, there may be many “earthquakes, famines, and plagues” that we encounter in life. They will take on various forms and will be the cause of much distress at times. But they do not need to be. If we understand that Jesus is aware of the chaos we may encounter and if we understand that He actually prepared us for it, we will be more at peace when the troubles come.

As Christians, we need to learn from the signs of the times, like crises in morality, a culture of death, an increase in violence and terrorism, the “normalization” of sexual deviations, the breaking down of families, and the moral degradation of society, and to prepare ourselves for the end times by living ideal Christian lives, helping others, sharing our blessings with others, getting and staying reconciled with God and our neighbors, and trusting in the living presence of Jesus in the Church.

Reflect, today, on any particular ways that this prophetic word of Christ has taken place in your own life. Know that Jesus is there in the midst of all apparent chaos, leading you through to the glorious conclusion He has in mind for you!

Lord Jesus, when my world seems to cave in around me, help me to turn my eyes to You and to trust in Your mercy and grace. Help me to know that You will never abandon me and that You have a perfect plan for all things. Jesus, I trust in You.

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Mission Statement

As a lay organization, the mission of the Charismatic Renewal is:

  1. To help all people come to know the love of God in their lives as demonstrated through our Lord, Jesus Christ.
  2. To help our brothers and sisters respond to God's love by loving God in return through a commitment to serve Christ and His Church.
  3. To assist them to listen and follow the movement of the Holy Spirit at work in their lives.
  4. To help our brothers and sisters recognize the ministry that God has called them to, and accept the gifts that God desires to bestow upon them for His work in our Church and in our world.
  5. To lead them to a New Life offered to us by the Holy Spirit.