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June 28-29, 2024 NCRC Annual Catholic Charismatic Conference
St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco, CA

July 13, 2024, 2024 Life In the Spirit Seminar
St. Andrew, Daly City, CA- SAVE THE DATE!

September 21, 2024 SFSpirit Annual Holy Spirit Conference ""Renewed And Called to Serve" St. Mary's Cathedral, SF - SAVE THE DATE!







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Holy Spirit Conference Mass Celebrants

Saturday, September 16, 2023
Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, San Francisco, CA

Left to Right:
Deacon Ernie von Emster: Assisting
Fr. Armando Lopez
Fr. Ray Reyes: Main Celebrant
Fr. Andrew Ibegbulem, OSA
Fr. Ken Barker



CONGRATULATIONS


Congratulations to all the re-elected Executive Officers of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Board of the Archdiocese of San Francisco for the year 2023-2026 led by Bro. Danny Garza (Chairman), Sis. Sally Yeo (Vice Chair), Sis. Tess Garza (Secretary), Bro. Jose dela Torre (Finance) and Bro. Romy Arellano (Treasurer).

We also would like to acknowledge and compliment all new members of the CCR Board as well. More work to do in the vineyard of our Lord Jesus Christ!

To God be the glory and praise.





Fruitful Corner


REFLECTION FOR FRIDAY, May 31, 2024

By Fr. Andrew Ibegbulem, OSA

THE JOY OF MARY’S VISITATION & HER SENSITIVITY TO ELIZABETH

Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice, and said, “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.” Lk. 1:39-42

Our gospel reference today formed part of the account of the visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth. In this visit, we see how the mystery of the Incarnation came to ordinary people living ordinary lives, who have the willingness to respond to God’s call and the openness and generosity to do God’s will.

In this encounter, we see how two seemingly insignificant women met to celebrate the kindness and fidelity of God.

One definition of discipleship is to listen to God’s word and then carry it out. Mary did both, to become the most perfect disciple.

We see how sensitive Mary was to the needs of Elizabeth, her older cousin, as she had to travel a long distance to be with her for the last few months of her pregnancy. And upon greeting Elizabeth, a miracle occurred. The baby in the womb of Elizabeth, “leaped for joy.” Mary was prompted by her commitment to God’s word in her life.

Elizabeth’s pure and humble response to the work of God in their lives must have brought great comfort to Mary. In Elizabeth, the Blessed Virgin Mary finally found someone she could share and marvel at what was happening to her. Who else at this time could understand the song welling up within the Heart of Mary?

While this meeting between Mary and Elizabeth is unique, there is something here that we can experience as Christians. If our eyes are more opened to the glory of the truth that we are capable of bearing Christ to others, we too could rejoice and be humbled in the presence of such a holy vessel as a sister or brother in Christ.

Joy is much more than an emotion. It is spiritual in nature. It is not only an experience of something fun, but also the experience of realizing the action of God in your life. Seeing God at work in wonderful ways leads to gratitude and rejoicing. This joy produces a strength and energy that is contagious and uplifting.

As Christians, we should convey Jesus to others as Mary did to Elizabeth. We can make a real difference in the lives of others today by carrying Jesus to them. For that, we must be filled with the spirit of Christ, allowing his rebirth within us. Then Jesus will enable us to share his love with all whom we encounter, offering them humble and committed service, unconditional forgiveness, and compassionate caring service.

Reflect, today, upon the witness of joy that the Blessed Virgin Mary and Elizabeth gave us. Know that you are called to share in the same joy as you humbly turn your attention to the ways in which God has blessed you. If you find that you lack joy in life, then consider where you allow your mind to wander throughout the day. Do you dwell on the past, on hurt, on problems and the like? If so, these thoughts will undoubtedly lead to depression and possibly even despair. Try to turn your mind to the action of God in your life. See the many blessings you have been given and savor those divine actions. Doing so will lead you to rejoice with Elizabeth and our Blessed Mother.

Lord Jesus, as You dwelt in the sacred womb of Your own dear mother, your presence caused much rejoicing in her heart and in the hearts of Elizabeth and John. Help me to see Your presence in our world and in my life so that I, too, will be filled with the joy of You constantly coming to me. 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.