* October 7. 2022:
"1st Friday Mass" Church of the Epiphany,

San Francisco, CA

Post Conference Survey

Holy Spirit Conference,
Saturday, September 17, 2022

Rev. Fr. Joseph Landi also received an appreciation from the Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone during the Silver Jubilee Holy Spirit Conference for his service as Liaison, for his leadership in initiating the first Holy Spirit Conference, for spreading the good news to Four Thousand readers of the San Francisco Charismatic Newsletter, for establishing the first SFSpirit website and finally for his visionary zeal in encouraging growth in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

Holy Spirit Conference Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, we come before You, with our Hearts full of Gratitude for all that You have done throughout these 25 years in the Charismatic Renewal, in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. We ask You Jesus to send us Your Holy Spirit and renew our hearts, and for all attending the Holy Spirit Conference today.

Open our Hearts to receive the Anointing of Your Holy Spirit once again, as in the Day of Pentecost. Let Your Fire Burn within us, so that we can be Bold in Proclaiming Your Good News to others, in word and action. May they see You in every moment in our lives.

Come Holy Spirit Come and Renew the Face of the Earth. In Jesus Mighty Name we pray. Amen.


Fruitful Corner

September 22, 2022

By Fr. Andrew Ibegbulem, OSA


But Herod said, “John I beheaded. Who then is this about whom I hear such things?” And he kept trying to see him. Lk. 9:9

Our gospel reference above forms part of Herod’s expression of fear and guilt over the beheading of John the Baptist. Although Herod respected and feared John the Baptist as a great prophet, he was not converted, and he was maneuvered into beheading John by his vengeful, intolerant, immoral, jealous wife Herodias.

However, when the report of Jesus as the reappearance of Elijah the prophet got to Herod, he expressed his fear that Jesus was the reincarnation of John the Baptist whom he had unjustly killed. So, he wanted to see Jesus not to hear Him preach the Good News, but to get rid of his fear and feelings of guilt.

For all the evil He had done Herod’s conscience started destroying his peace of mind when he realized the heinousness of his crimes of an illicit and immoral relationship with his niece and sister-in-law, Herodias, in gross violation of Mosaic laws, and his cooperation in the murder of John the Baptist.

Herod’s troubled conscience led him, not to repentance, but to the fear that John had come back from the dead to punish him, a fear that might have prompted his wish to see Jesus in person. His wish was finally realized when Jesus was dragged to him during the trial before Pilate. But Jesus did not yield to Herod’s demand for a miracle and kept silence.

Reflect today of our need as Christians to keep our conscience clean by repenting of our sins and being reconciled with God and His Church. Otherwise, our sins will haunt us, and make our lives miserable. Ponder also on the necessity to have a clear understanding of who Jesus really is. We need to see, experience, and accept Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior. Such an acceptance should lead us to a total adoption of Jesus’ ideas and ideals and way of life.

Lord Jesus, help me to always seek You in all things and at all time. Help me to keep a clear and untroubled conscience by repenting of my sins. When darkness closes in, help me to discover the light You have revealed. Then help me to bring that light to a world in great need. 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.