We are glad you are here. Thank you for visiting this website. It is dedicated to the Holy Spirit and to His work in each of us. The works of the Holy Spirit are shown in the Holy Bible, especially in the New Testament. They are also evident today, in the lives of faithful Catholics.
The Catholic Charismatic Renewal began in 1967 at “The Ark and the Dove Retreat Center” north of Pittsburgh, PA. Since the beginning, it encourages all Catholics to seek a deeper, personal relationship with God. One way is through “baptism in the Holy Spirit.”
This Charismatic Renewal in the Church challenges each of us to:
- Be filled with the wonder and awe of the Holy Spirit — the third Person of the Holy Trinity.
- Learn about and accept the gifts and charisms of the Holy Spirit.
- Cooperate with the prompting of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
- Use the charisms of the Holy Spirit for the good of others.
The role of the Western Oregon Catholic Charismatic Renewal is to help, promote, assist and encourage Catholics throughout the Archdiocese of Portland and southwest Washington to grow closer to Jesus and the Holy Spirit. We do this by developing and promoting conferences, days of renewal, healing masses, training, and providing support and encouragement to the local Prayer Groups.
Browse a bit now and come back as often as you can. Expect the Holy Spirit to guide you and bless you each day!
Events, Activities and Updates
Dear Members of the Charismatic Renewal, We hope your summer so far has been happy and Blessed. Healing Mass: If you attended the Healing Mass on May 25th with Fr Justus Kizza at St Joseph’s Church in Vancouver, WA, then you know that was a very blessed time. Beginning at 7:00 pm and ending at 11:00 pm, the Mass was beautiful and the praise and worship by Greg Stone and several of his friends was perfect. Fr. Justus [...]
Here is an update on additions, features and new developments on the WOCCR website. Conference Talks: We are now able to offer audio recordings of some of the presentations that were given at the 50th Golden Jubilee Celebration in Salem, OR on August 18-19, 2017. Please feel free to play these talks for you own use and share with others. You can find the talks under the "Resources" Tab. God Bless you and thank you for your patience. Please [...]
Dear People of God, I am happy to report that the WOCCRs Team has a great plan this year for you. Last year we only planned one conference because it was so big but this year we have three offerings. And we hope you take advantage of all three: The first is in Vancouver, WA at St Joseph’s on May 25. We are very pleased that Fr. Justus Kiiza has accepted our invitation to celebrate a healing Mass with [...]
On Saturday, June 3, 2017, Pope Francis spoke to the tens of thousands of faithful who gathered at the Circus Maximus in Rome, Italy. They were there to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. Here is the text of his speech. Pope Francis at St. Peter's Square, the Vatican. "Brothers and sisters, thank you for the witness you have given here today, thank you! It has helped us all, myself included … all of us! [...]