Our launch events on 16 October 2021 & 13 November 2021 gave us a blessed opportunity to meet with around 100 brothers and sisters from across the Diocese, learn how the Holy Spirit is already at work and hear how the Diocesan Service of Communion can help the Diocese move forward with the three priorities of CHARIS:
- To help deepen and promote the grace of baptism in the Holy Spirit throughout the Church
- To promote the ecumenical dimension of Catholic Charismatic Renewal and foster the commitment to serving the unity of all Christians
- To promote service of the poor and social action through Catholic Charismatic Renewal
We are now in the process of identifying themes from the group discussions and look forward, as a team, to discerning how we can facilitate what we heard people are hoping to see happening through 2022 and beyond.
The new Diocesan Website currently provides information on our team along with links to the national team and other information on CHARIS here.
We are currently gathering details for a new section of our page for charismatic communities and realities. This will also include details of charismatic prayer groups in the Diocese.
The launch events gave us an opportunity to create a contact group for people who would like to hear from the team. One way we believe we can be of service to the Holy Spirit is by being a channel of communication for communities and realities to share with each other, for us to communicate nationally how the Holy Spirit is at work in our Diocese, and for us to share what’s happening beyond the Diocese. If you have not already given us contact details and would like to be added to this contact group, please email the Vicariate for Faith and Mission.
Finally, we are currently producing our first newsletter for sharing in the New Year which will be sent to the contact group and made available from our page on the Diocesan website.
Save the date: As part of the year of the Eucharist, a date has been set for a Charismatic Mass – 6:30pm on Sunday 12 June 2022.