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If you or anyone you may know (especially young people) are interested in any of the above opportunities to serve the Charismatic Renewal Ministry at the diocesan level, please contact the below at once:

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ADL Newsletter

Association of Diocesan Liaisons Newsletter Spring and Summer 2020

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Newsletter Spring and Summer 2020

The Chair’s Corner

By: Fr. Anthony Ouellette, Chair, ADL Steering Committee

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Greetings from Kansas City. Well, we survived moving our 2020 Convocation from Kansas City to the World Wide Web. With all the normal bumps along the waynew technology for registration and for the convocation itself—we successfully met and were able to spend time together in prayer, learning, and fellowship. Being able to meet virtually has opened up the possibility of other virtual meetings throughout the year, simply to continue praying together and to fellowship nationally and perhaps regionally. Virtual meetings have great potential for growing the active participation of liaisons throughout the US and Canada. Honestly, I’m confident this new virtual dimension can only help stir up greater interest in liaisons’ personal participation in our annual convocation and joint NSC/ADL conferences.

Fr. Ouellette

Photograph of the Virtual ADL Convocation 2020.

tives. “Thank you,” to everyone who helped in these efforts to stabilize our finances.

Our new US National Service of Communion is progressing; a recent CHARIS document gave greater

Our annual financial report will be done by June 30, 2020. It appears we will finish the year in the black for the first time I can remember. We can only attribute this to increased dues payments and to the Steering Committee’s successful money-saving initia-

guidelines for its creation and formation. This new entity’s name is CHARIS National Service of Communion USA of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.

We will call it “CNSC,” which should be clear enough to prevent confusing it with the NSC or other US Charismatic entities. Three of your ADL Steering Committee members, Chuck Hornsby, Jane Guenther, and myself, have been chosen or elected to serve for three years on the CNSC. Its members elected Msgr. Joseph Malagreca of New York as Coordinator. With many years as Planning Committee Facilitator for the Gathering of Charismatic Leadership meetings, he will provide great continuity as the CNSC moves forward, broadening its engagement.

I understand that, as of now, Msgr. Malagreca is to make a personal presentation on the CNSC at the US Bishop’s upcoming Baltimore meeting. This could only be an ADL “win-win,” as, hopefully, it inspires bishops to appoint new liaisons to help them in this mission. We as ADL must be ready with all the resources we can muster to support our bishops in making this happen.

Please be assured of my prayers for you all during these days of national uncertainty. God bless.

+m Fr. Anthony G. Ouellette

Fr. Anthony Ouellette is the Chair, ADL Steering Committee and the Ecclesial Assistant to the Charismatic Renewal in the Archdiocese of Kansas City, KS. He is Pastor of All Saints Catholic Parish, Kansas City, KS.

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Come Holy Spirit!

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By: Sandy Seidel, Co-Liaison, Diocese of San Angelo, TX

As I write this article, the ninth week of Shelter-in-Place where I live begins. It gives us much to ponder: where we have been, where we are, where we are going.

Where We Have Been

This time last year, the Service Committee for the Charismatic ReSandy Seidel newal in the San Angelo Diocese was determining the number of prayer groups here. This was not easy, as our diocese encompasses 37,433 square miles and is divided into three deaneries which all have English–speaking and Spanish–speaking prayer groups. One motivation for counting groups was our 2019 Diocesan Charismatic conference in June. This annual conference is in San Angelo, TX with the local Heart of Mercy prayer group as sponsor. We invited prayer groups from the different deaneries to participate, and it was well attended.

For several years, San Angelo Bishop Michael Sis has been a presenter, as well as our chaplain, Fr. Albert Ezeanya, and Fr. Ed Wade, a member of the Compan-

Spirit.” (Find information about our conferences at www.catholiccharismatic.com.)

Our community also uses the gifts in ministries outside of prayer groups. For instance, our Unbound team had just finished a weekend seminar before the pandemic became apparent.

Fr. Albert Ezeanya and Participants at the Diocesan Conference, San Angelo, TX

In addition to our conferences, we have been blessed with good teaching over the course of diocesan participation in the Renewal since its beginnings fifty years ago, with many testimonies of healing and lives changed and/or restored. My husband and I have been baptized in the Holy Spirit for thirty years. We have been liaisons to Bishop Mike Sis and his predecessor Bishop Michael Pfeifer, who received the Baptism in the Spirit when Patti Mansfield prayed over him. Both bishops have been cheerful supporters of the Renewal.

Where We Are

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Life in the Spirit Seminar, Christ the King Retreat Center, San Angelo, TX

ions of the Cross. The conference is always a spiritual boost for the prayer groups, who receive encouragement to use the gifts of the Spirit for building up the community. To encourage growth and prayer after the conferences, we pick themes that we hope can inspire teachings all year; last year’s theme was “Come, Holy

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Throughout the pandemic, we’ve been striving to stay faithful to the calling and the spirit of the Charismatic Renewal, but routines have changed. Normally, we’d have two Life in the Spirit seminars yearly in the deaneries. Our first one would have been in February or March, but we had to cancel.

“New Normal” is, along with many domestic shifts, prayer group interaction is limited to phone calls, emails, text, and Zoom. Prayer meetings are virtual, and prayer group members pray for each other via Facetime and/or Zoom. Thank God for the technology we have today! It definitely is not the same as gathering in person, but as this year’s Convocation showed us, you cannot limit the Holy Spirit.

As I write, we are still waiting to see how we’ll handle our June Conference. For me personally, “keeping the fire burning” during these troubling times has been a stretch as a liaison and prayer group leader. But then I think of what a family in the prayer group said when I asked, “How has this pandemic affected your relationship with God?”

“It makes me think about different ways to pray to him and what to ask for. To pray about things I have not thought about before. It also makes me talk to him differently for the needs of others.”

Carl and Amy, Parents

“This time has created an even deeper longing and appreciation for the Sacraments and community. We have grown in gratitude for our family and our time together at home. We have been moved to speak boldly and encouragingly to others about leaning into faith in God and not fear.”

Where We Are Going

Where are we going? Only God knows for sure. But from all indications, I would quote St. Catherine of Siena: “All the way to heaven is heaven!” May God set us ablaze for many more years to come.

Joseph, age 14

“The pandemic has brought me closer to God. It has given me more [time] to pray for the people in the hospital and those that are dying. It has made my faith stronger.”

Sandy Seidel is Co-Liaison, with her husband, Deacon Daniel Seidel, for the Diocese of San Angelo, TX. She is also a mother and grandmother who strives “to build the Kingdom through prayer groups, the diocesan CCR Service Committee, ADL membership, and through retreat ministry and Life in the Spirit Seminars.”

St. Louis Prayer Group – Listening Session 8/16/2020

Listening Session

8/16/2020

*   You please Me my children. I am with you now as I dwell in the praises of my children.

*   There is nothing more joyful to me than the praise of those who worship me.

*   A Reflection:  –   Praise brings Christ closer to us and allows the Holy Spirit to teach and guide us.

*   Wait upon the word and be satisfied with what you have received.

 

*   Fear not. I come in love to console, to heal, and give you life more abundantly. Fear me not.

*  I am the God of all creation. I cherish all of you, for you have been fearfully and wonderfully made.

*   I come before you as one who loves. Receive my love. Adore me and worship me for I am holy.

*   I have come so that you may have abundant life.

*   A Reflection:  –   We come to the throne of grace with the Son who is the source of life.

 

*   Be Still and listen often. Share with me the joys and concerns of your heart. Am I not your best friend?

*   Do not be afraid, hold nothing back that I give you to share. I want to speak to you and guide you and have a relationship with you.

*   I love you today and always.

*   My children, your praise is joyful to me. Be still and come to me in the interior life of your heart. Spend time with me. I have much to teach you. I love each of you dearly. There is much to do, and I want to continue to prepare you for your calling.

*   Everyone has the discernment they need to serve Me. Do you see the distinction between good and evil? This distinction is real and separates us. I have light that is to shine on those who are lost and in need of understanding. This light has come, for you are the light. Go into the world, moment by moment, step by step as I lead you.

 

*   There is much to do my little ones. You must step out and follow my Word. Come to me all of you who are troubled, and I will give you rest.

 

*   A Vision Received:   An image of us in the boat where it is safe and comfortable. There is risk involved when we step out, but Jesus is there with his right hand to help us, if we allow him.

*   I have empowered you to follow and I will continue to empower you as you follow.

*   Step out in faith, as I hold you by your right hand.

*   Demonic spirits are real. The battle has begun. There is a dominion of darkness, but it will be removed. The victory is in sight. It is a victory of love. It is the victory of Jesus with all of those who come to him.

*   The time is coming for change. You all will be changed and so will the world. Know that I have it.

*   Sacrificial love. That is the joy I give. Look up high. I am raised on high. My desire is peace for all who will receive. I reign over all of my creation. My dominion endures forever.

Intentional Prayers for Week of Aug 16, 2020

Intentional Prayers For:

54 Day Rosary Novena for Our Nation (see below)

Joe Londino – Unspecified

6/17/20 – Provie Rose – Shingles

Julia Cervantes – Unspecified

Mike Yarbrough+

8/6/20 – Please pray for the Repose of his Soul, and the family for peace, reconciliation, and healing.

See Arrangements Below:

Sympathy Cards For Mike may be sent to:

Mrs. Carol Yarbrough and Family, 529 South Main, Covington, TN. 38019.
Funeral arrangements for Mike Yarbrough, beloved husband of Carol Yarbrough
 
All at St Teresa Little Flower On Jackson.
 Visitation is Mon Aug 17 6-8 pm Funeral 10am Tues Aug 18

 Burial in RHMunford Cemetery on Hwy 51 in Covington TN- In the Northeast end. It’s a big place. No procession, just use GPS.

Reception back at St. Teresa Church

Mike was a very devout and active Catholic throughout the Memphis Diocese. Carol and his children appreciate all of your prayers… Please remember Mike’s family and may God grant him eternal rest.

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Received this message from Carol Yarbrough’s sister Becky.  The family is asking that food, groceries, cards, money, gift cards, etc, be sent to Coleman address.  Please pass this inf. on to others.
THANKS  Jane Wegner
Thank you all so very much for the thoughts, prayers and good vibes for my sister Carol Yarbrough and her husband Mike Yarbrough. The date for the celebration of his life will be Tuesday August 18 at St Therese Little Flower Church on Jackson Ave. Details of the arrangements will be announced soon. If there is something you would like to do to help, meal delivery, grocery delivery, cards or anything else to 4100 Coleman Memphis TN 38128. The tremendous outpouring of love and prayers are carrying my sister and the children during this unexpected and tragic time. Much Love and Gratitude to All of You
Becky

 

DAY 1 – HOLY MARY, HELP US TO STRIVE FOR PERFECTION!

GOD’S WORD
“So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matthew 4:48)
HEROES’ WORDS
“If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!” -St. Catherine of Siena
“This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.” -St. Augustine
“To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.” -Bl. John Henry Cardinal Newman
“He who climbs never stops going from beginning to beginning, through beginnings that have no end. He never stops desiring what he already knows.” -St. Gregory of Nissa
“Let us begin in earnest to work out our salvation, for no one will do it for us, since even he himself, who made us without ourselves, will not save us without ourselves.” -St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
MEDITATION
“All Christians in any state or walk of life are called to the fullness of Christian life and to the perfection of charity.” All are called to holiness: “Be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (CCC 2013)
Spiritual progress tends toward ever more intimate union with Christ. This union is called “mystical” because it participates in the mystery of Christ through the sacraments – “the holy mysteries” – and, in him, in the mystery of the Holy Trinity. God calls us all to this intimate union with him, even if the special graces or extraordinary signs of this mystical life are granted only to some for the sake of manifesting the gratuitous gift given to all. (CCC 2014)
The way of perfection passes by way of the Cross. There is no holiness without renunciation and spiritual battle. Spiritual progress entails the ascesis and mortification that gradually lead to living in the peace and joy of the Beatitudes. (CCC 2015)
PRAY A ROSARY
Choose either:
  1. Rosary of the Day: Joyful Mysteries
  2. Traditional 54 Day Rotation: Joyful Mysteries
PRAYERS FOR TRADITIONAL 54 DAY NOVENA
THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES OF THE HOLY ROSARY
Prayer before the recitation: Sign of the cross. Hail Mary.
In petition (first 27 days): Hail, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my Mother Mary, hail! At thy feet I humbly kneel to offer thee a Crown of Roses, snow white buds to remind thee of thy joys, each bud recalling to thee a holy mystery, each 10 bound together with my petition for a particular grace. O Holy Queen, dispenser of God’s graces, and Mother of all who invoke thee, thou canst not look upon my gift and fail to see its binding. As thou receivest my gift, so wilt thou receive my petition; from thy bounty thou wilt give me the favor I so earnestly and trustingly seek. I despair of nothing that I ask of thee. Show thyself my Mother!
In thanksgiving (last 27 days): Hail, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my Mother Mary, hail! At thy feet I gratefully kneel to offer thee a Crown of Roses snow white buds to remind thee of thy joys each bud recalling to thee a holy mystery; each ten bound together with my petition for a particular grace. O Holy Queen, Dispenser of God’s graces. and Mother of all who invoke thee! thou canst not look upon my gift and fail to see its binding. As thou receivest my gift, so wilt thou receive my thanksgiving; from thy bounty thou hast given me the favor I so earnestly and trustingly sought. I despaired not of what I asked of thee, and thou hast truly shown thyself my Mother.
Say: The Apostles’ Creed, Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be.
The Annunciation – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.
Concluding Prayer: I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of humility and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.
The Visitation – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.
Concluding Prayer: I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of charity and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.
The Nativity – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.
Concluding Prayer: I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of detachment from the world and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.
The Presentation – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.
Concluding Prayer: I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of purity and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.
Finding the Child Jesus in the Temple – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.
Concluding Prayer: I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of obedience to the will of God and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.
Say: The Hail Holy Queen.
Spiritual Communion: My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
In petition (first 27 days): Sweet Mother Mary, I offer thee this spiritual communion to bind my bouquets in a wreath to place upon thy brow. O my Mother! Look with favor upon my gift, and in thy love obtain for me (specify request, see below). Hail Mary …
In thanksgiving (last 27 days): Sweet Mother Mary, I offer thee this Spiritual Communion to bind my bouquets in a wreath to place upon thy brow in thanksgiving for (specify request, see below) which thou in thy love hast obtained for me. Hail, Mary, etc.
PETITION: For the protection and provision for the USA and the world. Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us!
All of the daily Novena Prayers and Reflections are also posted at usgraceforce.com
Spanish language Novena prayers and reflections are available at https://rosarycoasttocoast.com/nfon-espanol/.
Those who would like to pray with others via The Telephone Rosary, call 1-951-799-9866 daily at 6 pm Eastern.
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