"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father."
"Habemus Papam!!!, Glory to God"
We all received a wonderful announcement: Habemus papam! Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina), was elected Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church. It is a great novelty by being the first American Pope, Jesuit and under the name "Francis". Therefore, the whole Church rejoices at the 266th successor of Peter and thanks him for his willingness and devotion.
Habemus Papam Franciscum!
Catholic Charismatic Renewal Council of the Archdiocese of Toronto and worldwide Catholic Charismatic Renewal rejoice and give our commitment to the service of God
May the illumination of the Holy Spirit of God be around us. Let the visions of our beloved Pope Francis shine before us that we may find to serve God better. May we consecrate our body, soul, and heart to the Glory of God alone
Praised be our Lord Jesus Christ and blessed be his Holy Mother Mary!
"Catch the Fire" by His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins, Archbishop of Toronto
The feast of the Roman Catholic Church which commemorates the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon Mother Mary and Apostles was celebrated at the St. Andrew Kim Catholic Church, 849 Don Mills Road, North York, Ontario on May 26, 2012. The full house event was sponsored by the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Council of Toronto. Our well-known Charismatic Thomas Cardinal Collins celebrated the Holy Mass. He said that frail and weak apostles encountered the true relationship with Jesus Christ. A great wind and a divine fire that flames and shines out with all of them. His Eminence, Thomas Cardinal Collins stressed to the community of believers to catch the fire of the Holy Spirit and be one of the instrument of the divine grace. He stated that the Lord uses each one of us to evangelize to the whole world. It requires humility, loosening up of our control to ourselves and others; having a repentant heart that connects us with Jesus Christ in peace; and be bold enough to proclaim the good news of the Gospel. This is our mission here on earth, to claim this statement, we say "Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Thy love. Send forth Thy Spirit and they shall be created. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth" Click play icon or picture to watch the video.
Transformation in Christ - Talk of Bro. Don Quilao (CCRC Chairman) during the General Meeting - 2013
Webster's Dictionary defines transformation as "an act, process or instance of change in structure,a change of one state to another, a change of status, a change of appearance or character. A conversion, revolution, makeover, alteration, or renovation." This is the process that is taking place inside the cocoon. The new life that emerges from the cocoon is entirely transformed, a new creation! In the Ephesian 4:20 - 24 stated "that was not what you learned about Christ! You certainly heard about him, and as his followers you were taught the truth that is in Jesus. So get rid of your old self, which made you live as you used to - the old self that was being destroyed by its deceitful desires. Your hearts and minds must be made completely new, and you must put on the new self, which is created in God's likeness and reveals itself in the true life that is upright and holy. How would you define or interpret the topic for the CCRC General meeting? Click play icon or picture to play the audio.
The Road to Jericho - Praise and Worship with Lalit Perera
The name "Jericho" brings to mind Israelites marching around the city and blowing their trumpets sounding before the ark of the covenant of the LORD. It is a wonderful story of faith and victory. The Catholic Charismatic Renewal Council of Toronto had eight days of Novena to the Holy Spirit to mark the celebration of the Pentecost Rally for 2012. (Day by day pictures plus great messages of the "New Evangelization") Click icon to view. It was a simple gesture of marching along with our brothers and sisters in Christ to break the wall of Jericho. Believers were praying and fasting that there will be an extraordinary real revival in our family, church and community. As we walked around the Archdiocese of Toronto, you can imagine the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. There were many of us hungry and thirsty for the word of God. The spirit filled event culminated the Pentecost Rally on May 26, 2012 at the St. Andrew's Catholic Church, 849 Don Mills Road, North York, ON and it was so well-attended that all of the chairs in the venue were occupied. At this astonishing event, 'the walls came tumbling down', and Jericho was conquered for the Lord. Join us in this video presentation and let us experience the powerful and amazing revelation from the Holy Spirit. That the roller coaster ride with the Lord may move you to feel love, hope, peace and joy. The wind and fire of the Holy Spirit is so contagious, let us spread it like a "sacred wind and holy fire". PRAISE THE LORD! Click play icon or picture to watch the video.
Building the Kingdom of God through Evangelization by Fr. Ben St. Croix
God gives us the freedom to follow many different road and pursue many different activities over the course of our life.If we walk within God's will today and everyday we can be sure that we will be walking within his will thirty years from now. God's will for us is to obey him, serve others, read his Word, and do what is right. Do these things and we will never be out of his will. Then when he calls us to do something specific for him, we will be following him closely enough to hear his voice and to trust him to lead us.. Click play icon or picture to watch the video.
"Bloom Where You Are Planted" and " Unity strong in Diversity" by Deacon Carlos Nogueira, Archbishop's Liaison to the Charismatic Renewal in the Archdiocese of Toronto
Have you ever thought long and hard about what it means to follow God's call? Right up front there are challenging questions to ponder. God has given every believer extraordinary gifts. Some are great leaders and coordinator, while others are talented musical group, helpers, even floor cleaners! When those in the body of Christ use their gifts to provide services to each other, the community becomes a dominant power for good, a strong witness for Jesus, and a mighty defense force to combat Satan's attacks against the people in their community. The community needs you! The body of Christ is not complete unless you are working within it Click play icon or picture to watch the video.
"Effective Christian Service" by Bro. Don Quilao, Chairman, Catholic Charismatic Renewal Council
In Isaiah 61:6 "but you shall be called the priests of the LORD, men shall speak of you as the ministers of our God; you shall eat the wealth of the nations, and in their riches you shall glory." This promise to Israel belongs spirituality to the starting point after the Spirit, name, to all believers. If we live up to our rights, we shall live unto God so visibly and clearly, that men shall see that we are set apart for holy service and shall name us the priest of the Lord. We may work, or trade, as others do, and yet we may be solely and entirely the ministering servants of God. Our one profession shall be to present the continuous sacrifice of prayer, worship and praise, and testimony and self-dedication to the living God by Jesus Christ.
This being our one aim, we may leave disturbing concerns to those who have no higher vocation. "Let the dead bury their dead." It is written, "Strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers." They may manage politics, puzzle out financial problems, and settle the last new quibbles of condemnation; but we will give ourselves unto such service as becomes those who, like the Lord Jesus, are ordained to a perpetual priesthood.let us put on the vestments of holiness, and minister before the Lord all day long. Click play icon picture to listen.
"Catholic Charismatic Renewal Council"
Prompted by the Holy Spirit and faithful to the teachings service that facilitates, educates, promotes with activities and resources the growth and development of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal throughout the Catholic Communities of Metropolitan Toronto as well as the Regional Municipalities of York, Peel, a portion of Durham as well as the County of Simcoe, a portion of the County of Dufferin and the Town of Orangeville.
The CCRC stresses the Lordship of Jesus through:
Promoting Baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Life in The Spirit Seminars
The Holy Eucharistic Devotions
Special Rallies and Conferences
The CCRC endeavours to bring people of the church closer together by exercising the gifts of The Holy Spirit, especially the gift of brotherly love. We are also committed to daily prayer and scripture reading, the love and use of the sacraments and attendance at mass as often as possible. We come under the authority of the church and the magisterium, and try to serve the local church and parish in any way when called upon by our bishops and priests.