“Baptism in the Spirit is a life-transforming experience of the love of God the Father poured into one’s heart by the Holy Spirit, received through a surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.”
(Baptism in the Holy Spirit, International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services Doctrinal Commission, 2012)
The International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services (ICCRS) mission has been the service and promotion of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) throughout the world, under the action of the Holy Spirit, in close contact with the Holy See. Under Pope John Paul II, ICCRS was directed to interact with the Holy See through the Pontifical Council for the Laity (now the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life).
NOTE – The ICCRS/CF Office will continue to function as the CHARIS Office, in Palazzo San Calisto, after June 9, 2019. The projects planned by ICCRS will be respected and organized by CHARIS.
The Catholic Charismatic Renewal of New Orleans (CCRNO) is a self-supporting office of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. It began in 1969 under the leadership of Fr. Harold Cohen, S.J., and has pioneered Charismatic Renewal activities in this region since then. CCRNO sponsors weekly, monthly and annual events designed to promote the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the lives of Catholics throughout the Gulf South. Al and Patti Mansfield serve as liaisons to Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond on behalf of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.
CCRNO exists to glorify God, proclaiming Jesus Christ as Lord through the power and gifts of the Holy Spirit, and to serve the Catholic Church as its renewal. It desires to renew the experience of Pentecost in the people of God through the baptism of the Holy Spirit, the gifts of the Holy Spirit and the fruit of the Holy Spirit.
The Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the Diocese of Baton Rouge (CCR-DBR) is a ministry of evangelization which promotes growth in faith by openness to the spiritual gifts mentioned by St. Paul in 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 and by the experience of prayer for Baptism in the Spirit (prayer for a further yielding to God’s will for one’s life.)
Typical Charismatic Functions
Weekly prayer group meetings featuring Praise and Worship / Clustered or Joint Prayer Meetings / Holy Spirit Retreat Days (Life in the Spirit Seminars) / Annual Day of Renewal with featured speaker / Intercessory Prayer / Masses for Healing & Intergenerational Healing (occasional) / Prayer Teams for Inner Healing Prayer and Deliverance (by appointment) / Pentecost Celebration (Mass and Fellowship)
The National Service Committee (NSC) is a body of leaders in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal who work together to serve the Lord in renewing the grace of Pentecost in the life and mission of the Church.
The Vision Statement of the National Service Committee – 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.
Mission Statement – The mission of the National Service Committee is to foster the dynamic grace of baptism in the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:5) which empowered the members of the early Church at Pentecost.
“We believe that the Baptism in the Spirit makes real and revitalizes our Baptism.”
Rev Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap. (preacher to the Papal Household)