The Catholic Charismatic Renewal invites all people to experience the Holy Spirit, who opens us to a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ, and the love of the Father. The Holy Spirit empowers us for personal holiness, renewed Catholic life, and evangelization.
Our God Sent Men group prayerfully seeks to foster the dynamic grace of Baptism in the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:5) which empowered the members of the early Church at Pentecost. “For this reason, I remind you to stir into flame the gift of God bestowed when my hands were laid on you. The Spirit God has given us is no cowardly spirit, but rather one that makes us strong, loving, and wise.” (2 Timothy 1:6-7)
Our group of men are involved with various ministry activities and events. Our primary event is our annual Men’s Retreat. Our God Sent Men Annual Retreat was held on the sacred and historical grounds of Rosaryville in Ponchatoula, Louisiana on December 7th and 8th, 2019. Father Anthony Odiong was the celebrant and speaker, and he was joined by keynote speaker Mr. John LaBriola. The theme of the retreat hosted by St. Anthony of Padua parish was “Freedom to Heal”.