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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 MONDAY, July 8, 2024

By Fr. Andrew Ibegbulem, OSA

THE TWO MIRACLES OF JESUS

A woman suffering hemorrhages for twelve years came up behind him and touched the tassel on his cloak. She said to herself, “If only I can touch his cloak, I shall be cured.” Jesus turned around and saw her, and said, “Courage, daughter! Your faith has saved you.” And from that hour the woman was cured. Matt. 9:20-21

Our gospel reference today formed part of two miracles of Jesus, a healing and a revival-and-restoration-of-life. These miracles were worked by Jesus as reward for the trusting Faith of a synagogue ruler and of a woman with a hemorrhage. The ruler may have trusted Jesus out of desperation and the woman’s Faith was commendable.

The ruler of the synagogue supported Jewish orthodoxy, and he could have despised Jesus who befriended sinners. But he bravely approached Jesus as a last resort when all the doctors had failed, and his daughter was dying. Since the Jews believed that one was not actually dead until three days had passed, when word came that the child had died, the ruler showed courage and Faith in staying with Jesus, ignoring the ridicule of fellow-Jews.

The woman with the bleeding disease was ritually unclean, and she was not supposed to appear in public. She had the courage and Faith to ignore a social and religious taboo in order to approach and touch the garment of Jesus from behind. Only faith in Jesus would have prompted her conclusion that touching Jesus’ cloak would heal her.

One thing that is very inspiring in this miracle story is the humility with which both the ruler of the synagogue and woman approached Jesus. Imagine if we had this depth of faith in Jesus. Imagine if we knew, with the deepest conviction of certitude, that God would take care of every need we have.

One key component to this healing is that it was God the Father who spoke to them and invited them to make the move of faith to Jesus. In our lives, we must work to do the same. Too often we present our preferences to God and tell Him what we want Him to do. God does not respond to such requests. Instead, we must seek His will and His will alone.

The ruler and the woman knew they would receive the restoration they seek, because God the Father spoke to them in their mind and heart and inspired them to go to Jesus His Son, and they responded, and the restoration took place. God must speak first, we must hear and respond, and then His will is accomplished.

Reflect, today, upon the gentle Voice of God as He speaks to you in the depths of your heart. Do you hear Him? What is He inviting you to do? What healing does He want to bestow? As you ponder God’s Voice, try to respond only to Him. Set aside all of your own preferences and ideas of what God should do and seek only what He is speaking to you. Say “Yes” to Him, do so with certitude and conviction, and trust that whatever He speaks to you, if you have faith in what He says, He will do it.

Lord Jesus, You speak to me day and night, calling me to the healing I need. Help me to hear Your Voice and to respond to You in faith. May my faith and confidence in You grow strong and become the source of Your glorious action in my life. Jesus, I do 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.