* DAILY NOVENA TO THE HOLY SPIRIT - Prepare for Pentecost Now (May 28, 2023)

* MAY 2, 2023 - SIX WEEKS
St. Andrew Church, Daly City

* JUNE 2, 2023 - 1st Friday Mass
St. Mark Church, Belmont

* JULY 28-29, 2023 - NCRC Annual Catholic Charismatic Conference
Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, San Francisco

*SEPTEMBER 16, 2023
Luke 6:43-49
St. Mary's Cathedral, San Francisco, CA

Speakers Include:

Richard Lane, Catholic Evangelist
Richard Lane Ministries


Congratulations to all the re-elected Executive Officers of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Board of the Archdiocese of San Francisco for the year 2023-2026 led by Bro. Danny Garza (Chairman), Sis. Sally Yeo (Vice Chair), Sis. Tess Garza (Secretary), Bro. Jose dela Torre (Finance) and Bro. Romy Arellano (Treasurer).

We also would like to acknowledge and compliment all new members of the CCR Board as well. More work to do in the vineyard of our Lord Jesus Christ!

To God be the glory and praise.

Fruitful Corner


By Fr. Andrew Ibegbulem, OSA


And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.” Jn.20:22-23

Our gospel reference today formed part of Jesus post- post-resurrection appearance to His disciples in which He gave them a foretaste of Pentecost by sending them to carry on the mission given to him by his Father. He empowered them by breathing upon them saying, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”

When Jesus breathed on them, He gave them power, life, and grace to conquer the world and every challenge. The same breath of God that gave life to the human person at creation, is the same breath Jesus is giving us today as He sends us out to set our world on fire.

As we celebrate the birthday of the Church this Pentecost, we need to permit the Holy Spirit to direct our lives; by constantly remembering and appreciating His Holy Presence within us, especially through the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation.

As Christians, we need the Holy Spirit to carry out effectively the mission of Jesus. As we pray for a fresh pouring of the Holy Spirit, we pray for the gifts of the Holy Spirit and a great manifestation of the fruits of the Holy Spirit. We pray for the gifts of wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord.

We need to fortify ourselves with the help of the Holy Spirit against all types of temptations in our lives. We also need to seek the assistance of the Holy Spirit in our thoughts, words, and deeds, and in the breaking of our evil habits, and by listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit speaking to us through the Bible and through the good counsel of others.

In addition, we need to cultivate the spirit of forgiveness. Learning to forgive is a lifelong task, but the Holy Spirit is with us to make us agents of forgiveness. If we are prepared on this day of Pentecost to receive the Holy Spirit into our lives, we can have confidence that our lives will be marked by the Spirit of forgiveness.

We need to permit the Holy Spirit to take control of our lives. We need to surrender to the Power of the Holy Spirit by daily invoking Him in our prayers and asking Him to make us better Christians. Christians who love and are ready to forgive and be reconciled with those who wronged us. We need the Holy Spirit to recommit ourselves to serving God and neighbors well.

Reflect, today, upon the breath of Jesus as he says, “receive the Holy Spirit”. Reflect on your relationship with the Holy Spirit and the important duty you must extend that invitation to others. Pray to the Holy Spirit, asking for an increase in His seven-fold gifts in your life so that You can help share the saving message of the gospel to those whom God wants to reach through you.

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful and kindle in them the fire of Your love. Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth. O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations, through Christ our Lord. Amen. Jesus, I trust in You.

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Mission Statement

As a lay organization, the mission of the Charismatic Renewal is:

  1. To help all people come to know the love of God in their lives as demonstrated through our Lord, Jesus Christ.
  2. To help our brothers and sisters respond to God's love by loving God in return through a commitment to serve Christ and His Church.
  3. To assist them to listen and follow the movement of the Holy Spirit at work in their lives.
  4. To help our brothers and sisters recognize the ministry that God has called them to, and accept the gifts that God desires to bestow upon them for His work in our Church and in our world.
  5. To lead them to a New Life offered to us by the Holy Spirit.