All HIS People, Angels and Saint saying HOLY, HOLY, HOLY
May the Lord continue to be gracious to you!!!
As you know, we faced so many challenges as we worked together preparing this LSS and the closer we would get to the date, the bigger the challenges became, and the waves were hitting hard, but there was always the calming word "do not be afraid, take courage.. it is I" and because it was HIM, we continued to press on and continued to call on Him, Our Jesus and suddenly Psalm 50 happened all over again:
"Call on me when you are in trouble, (when you are in despair, worried, fearful, etc etc) and I will deliver you, and you will give me glory."
We called, He delivered us from all our troubles and now we are in the 3rd part of this sentence: YOU WILL GIVE ME GLORY! as Sis. Hermie said "it is “LIFE”" in the Spirit, meaning a new LIFESTYLE for life, lead only by the Spirit of God. Let’s give him Glory! Faithful servants, on behalf of CCRC, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
HOLY SMOKE - A never ending Love of God to CCRC of Toronto
Attendees at the 2018 the Servants' Retreat experienced God' presence. "Oh Lord, it was a HOLY SMOKE." (observed the hazy image). We stand in awe with your HOLY PRESENCE and I know there are angels all around. It allowed us to praise Jesus and be a witness to the world. It took place Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 9 AM to 4 PM. at St. Roch's Church 2889 Islington Ave., Toronto. Thanks to the efforts of the Council's Councillors headed by the Chair Mary Cruz. This retreat intended for those who are active in ministry and those who had served as a leader in the past in keeping with the theme of "Feed my Sheep." The Music Ministry provided by Holy Trinity Community by the Indonesian Ethnic Community.
The Servants' Retreat is a gathering hosted by CCRC. It started with the Holy Rosary and Holy mass. It was Commissioning of those who will be the coordinator for the Life in the Spirit Seminar. The LSS will take place on Saturday, April 28 and 29, 2018 at St. Mary's Parish Church.
Fr. Ben St. Croix, a Liaison to the Cardinal to the Archbishop of Toronto with a crowd of 70 Catholic Charismatics from all over the Archdiocese of Toronto. He concentrated on the Service/commitment - learning from the past. Fr. Matthias Yaw Kotoka Amuzu, Spiritual Director focused on Feed my Sheep, what am I being feed. The final talk was a Reflection on service by Mary Cruz. The retreat concluded on Eucharistic Adoration Service celebrated by Fr. Matthias Yaw Kotoka Amuzu.
Let me share our encounter, as I looked back during the Pentecost Rally - 2015 Cradle of Hope. During the time of the talk of Fr. Joby, we went out in the Hall because of the smoke alarm sounded. But this mystical experience proved the incense is over the Parish Hall but we remained worshipping our Lord.
Dear God, I have doubts like Thomas (the Apostle), let your manifested signs, the light and the wisdom to comprehend the beauty of your presence. May the Holy Spirit touches and continue to guide us to do your holy will. Help us to always find peace and comfort in You and always, remember that we have ever been alone. Direct us and teaching us that we may be aware and who to approach for assistance, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
God is GREAT!!!
Above and beyond the headlines - The Christ the King Rally
On Saturday, November 25, 2017, the Christ the King Rally sponsored by the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Council of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was a wonderful multi-ethnic gathering to celebrate the King of Kings. A big turn out where over 700 people filled the hall with another 50 people standing.
There was three separate conferences for an adult, youth and children. It started with the blessings and Conference and venue by Deacon John Coletti and the Holy Rosary by Sisters Hermie Caesar and Minda Pilien. Bro Al Jacob emceed it while Sisters Rose Civello and Adela Griffiths took the Chaplet of the Divine mercy. Inspiring prophetic words spoken during the conference.
The theme focused on the "Going deeper: becoming fire to ignite the world". The speakers were Deacon Larry Oney and Fr. Matthias Yaw Kotoka Amuzu. Fr. Carl Schmidt led the Eucharistic Healing Service, followed by Adoration. It culminated by the Holy mass presided by Most Reverend Robert Kasun, CBS, Aux. Bishop of the Archdiocese of Toronto. The overall event has touched the lives of all with the healing power of God through the operation and the gift of the Holy Spirit.
According to Sister Mary Cruz (Chair - CRRC), "together we saw the success, but this is not the end, we all have a commitment to be a sheep, to go deeper, to be FIRE (not become fire anymore, as we have been RE-ignited) and now maintain the unity and work together as the body of Christ, as our mission is to: Ignite the world. (And keep the body together, keep the visual: of the puzzle - for those who were present)".