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Catholic Charismatic Renewal

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“Each one has received a gift, ministering it to yourselves as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If anyone speaks, let it be as the words of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as of the ability which God gives, so that God may be glorified in all things through Jesus Christ, to whom is the glory, and the might forever and ever. Amen. ” (1 Peter 4:10-11) MKJV


The Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) is an Ecclesial `movement of spiritual renewal and transformation in the Catholic Church that emphasizes the need for each one to make a personal commitment to Christ as Lord and Savior and to be empowered by the Holy Spirit for the glory of God the Father.

On Pentecost day, the Apostles received the Holy Spirit as we read in the Acts of the Apostles 2:1-4. This was in fulfillment of Jesus' promise in Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-5, 8. This great event marked the beginning of the Church into which that day about three thousand people repented and were baptized (Acts.2:41). This first community of believers, guided and strengthened by the Holy Spirit bore witness to the resurrection of Jesus in and beyond Jerusalem.
What we know today as Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) is part of an ecumenical current of grace. It was born by the sovereign will of God in the Catholic Church in 1967 and emerged as a fruit of the second Vatican Council.

From Friday 17th to Sunday 19th February 1967, in Duquesne University Pennsylvania, USA, a University run by the Spiritan Fathers, about 30 students were on a weekend retreat at Ark of the Dove Retreat House. On Saturday, 18th February, 1967 they experienced great outpouring of the Holy Spirit which spread subsequently to other students and staff, and eventually gave birth to prayer groups and renewed exercise of charisms by individuals, weekly prayer meetings and spiritual retreats: seminars, conferences and evangelization crusades. This led to the spread, growth and consolidation of CCR in various continents, countries, dioceses and parishes.

However, this grace of the Holy Spirit with a worldwide character and many expressions is not a single unified movement like others. It does not have a founder or founding group but is a sovereign work of the Holy Spirit. It is a current of grace that allows individuals, groups, communities, activities and ministries to express themselves in different ways with different forms of organizations. One of the characteristics of CCR is the wide variety of expressions and ministries that form a unity in diversity. The various expressions and realities in CCR may be at different stages of development with differing emphases, nevertheless, they share in the same fundamental experience of 'baptism in the Holy Spirit'; and espouse the same general goals. In some places, CCR organizes itself like an ecclesial movement, but the very nature of CCR means we are different from other ecclesial movements. Indeed, Cardinal Leon-Joseph Suenens, who was appointed by Saint Pope Paul VI in 1974 as Episcopal advisor to CCR, quickly recognized what was happening as a 'current of grace'; inspired by the Holy Spirit for the whole Church. He said: "the Renewal is not a 'movement' in the usual sociological sense: it has neither founder nor statutes; it is not homogeneous; it includes a wide range of manifestations. It is a flow of grace, a renewing breath of the Holy Spirit, intended for all the members of the Church -lay people, religious, priests and bishops. It is a challenge to us all" (Cardinal Leon-Joseph Suenens).

Generally, CCR focuses on relationships and networks rather than rigid structures. Therefore, patterns of informal relationships can be found at local, diocesan, national and international levels. These relationships are often characterized by free association, dialogue and cooperation. Rev, Fr, Obeng Kyeremeh, Mr. Osei Asamoah, Mad. Augustina Bediako and Master Gyamfi.

In Techiman Parish, the CCR started in the year 1983 with about twenty (20) members. The following people brought the CCR to Techiman Parish: These members were taken through Life in the Spirit Seminar to officially initiate them into the CCR in 1983.
Core Values

Core Values

The values upheld and promoted by the CCR with the help of the Holy Spirit, are:
- Responding to God's love for conversion and holiness.
- Praying, worshiping and feeding on God’s Word.
- Being obedient to God’s Word and Church teachings.
- Promoting team work, community building and the spirit of unity.
- Witnessing and discipling others.
- Being Charismatic, discovering our charisms and using them appropriately.
- Being servants and good stewards.


The objectives of Catholic Charismatic Renewal Ghana, adapted from CHARIS Statutes of 6th March, 2018 which comes into force on 9th June, 2019 are:
- To help deepen and promote the grace of baptism in the Holy Spirit throughout the Church;
- To promote the exercise of charisms not only in Catholic Charismatic Renewal but also in the whole Church;
- To encourage the spiritual deepening and holiness of people who live the experience of baptism in the Holy Spirit;
- To encourage commitment to evangelization, particularly through the new evangelization and the evangelization of culture, while respecting religious freedom;
- To encourage cooperation between communities born from Catholic Charismatic Renewal, with a view of making the experience of particular communities available for the good of all;
- To promote the ecumenical dimension of Catholic Charismatic Renewal and foster the commitment to serving the unity of all Christians;
- To identify and promote specific topics that can help deepen the grace of Pentecost;
- To encourage networking and cooperation between realities within Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the areas of formation, evangelization etc.;
- To promote service of the poor and social action through Catholic Charismatic Renewal;
- To organize training and formation opportunities for Catholic Christians
- To enable clerics and religious to deepen their experience of Catholic Charismatic Renewal and to participate more fully in it.
- To foster communion among persons involved in various realties within Catholic Charismatic Renewal; with ecclesial movements that do not refer to this current of grace; and with other Christian Churches and Communities, especially those living the experience of Pentecost


- Massive evangelization
- Prayer meeting
- Charity works
- Counseling
- Healing and deliverance
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Mass Schedule
Sunday Mass: 6:00am, 8:00am, 10:00am
Weekdays Morning Mass – Monday to Friday: 6:00am
Weekdays Midday Mass – Monday to Friday: 12:00pm
Anticipatory Mass – Saturday: 6:00pm
Youth Mass – 7:00pm