18th International Conference of the Catholic Fraternity of Charismatic Covenant Communities and Fellowships

The conference will take place in AUGUSTA, GEORGIA and is being hosted by the Alleluia Community.

by Rev. Mr. Darrell G. Wentworth

The new service of Catholic Charismatic Renewal, CHARIS, will come into effect at Pentecost 2019.
The upcoming 18th International Conference at the end of June is a huge opportunity for us to come together as a unified community and pray though these changes while also growing in our faith. In addition to the general weekend conference, there will be an extra day on Thursday for deeper exploration of the formation of CHARIS and the future of the Renewal.
We understand travel expenses and time away can be prohibitive. In the modern era of communication, we have made arrangements to live stream all the sessions from Thursday to Sunday, have chat rooms available for distance discussion, and have the videos with translations available on a secure website until Pentecost 2019. If this is something you are interested in as a way to still connect, grow in faith, and learn about the upcoming changes if you are unable to directly travel to the conference, please register as soon as you can at www.awakeningthedomesticchurch.com/cfregistration and spread the information to your group.
Deacon Darrell is a member of The Ark and The Dove Worldwide Council of Advisors, and the Liaison for the Catholic Fraternity’s North American Leaders.
More information about the conference can be found here: http://www.catholicfraternity2018.org/

PENTECOST
A MOMENT OF OPPORTUNITY

by Michelle Moran

On Pentecost day ‘they had all met in one room’ (Acts 2:1). They were expectantly waiting for what the Father had promised. Then ‘suddenly from heaven’ the promised Holy Spirit is poured out and the Church is born.

Pope St John XXIII at the time of Vatican II urged the Church to pray for a new Pentecost and subsequently, in the slipstream of the Council, a group of students at prayer in the Ark and Dove chapel began to experience the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Undoubtedly, things happen when people gather together in prayer. So it is our hope that people from all over the world would continue to meet in the Upper room chapel of the Ark and Dove and pray that the Lord would never cease renewing His wonders today ‘as by a new Pentecost’.

Pope Francis has reminded us that this time after our Golden Jubilee is a good moment to pause and reflect, so we can move forward with even greater strength. Certainly our mission has not ended. Indeed, we are moving into a new phase of our history. Now is the time to ‘widen the space of our tent’ (Isaiah 54:2) The new service of CCR, CHARIS will come into effect at Pentecost 2019. The mission of the Ark and Dove supports the vision of CHARIS. We will all play our part in building deeper communion across the various streams of the Renewal, encouraging everyone to go deeper in the grace of baptism in the Holy Spirit and to manifest the mature fruits.

“HEARTS LIKE WATER”

On February 17, 2018, a handful of Catholic Charismatic Renewal leaders gathered in the chapel at The Ark and The Dove retreat house outside Pittsburgh to celebrate the 51st anniversary of the historic “Duquesne Weekend,” where the Holy Spirit fell in power on a group of college students, as of a new Pentecost, in 1967.

The people gathered for the anniversary event were members of the Board of Directors and the Council of Advisors of The Ark and The Dove Worldwide. This included leaders from around the United States and Brazil, as well as former ICCRS Chairman Michelle Moran from London. They gathered to worship the Lord and listen to His voice as He spoke prophetic words about His plans for the next 50 years of Catholic Charismatic Renewal. They received many prophetic images involving water, including this word from Lamentations 2:19, “Pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord.”

The worship leader for this event was Leslie Bertucci, wife of The Ark and The Dove Worldwide Chairman Johnny Bertucci. Immediately upon returning home to New Orleans, Louisiana, Leslie was inspired to write a song whose lyrics came solely from the prophetic words given at the anniversary event. “Hearts Like Water” is the result of that divine inspiration.

The song is currently available on several digital download sites, including iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and Amazon. It will soon be available everywhere digital music is sold.

As you listen to this song, let the inspired word of God lead you to His throne room. Through your worship, allow yourself to “pour out your heart like water before the Lord,” holding nothing back from Him Who is worthy of all our praise. Come Holy Spirit and renew the face of the earth!