Charismatic Renewal Congress – September 12-14th, 2014

On September 12-14th, 2014 the Charismatic Renewal Services of Boston hosted their annual Charismatic Congress at St. Stephen Parish in Framingham, MA. This year’s theme was “Fanning the Flame” and five guest speakers presented throughout the weekend. Guest speakers were the following: Maria Emmir Nogueira (Founder of Shalom Community in Brazil), Fr. Milciades Florentino (CRS Spiritual Director, Domincan Republic) and Fr. John Capuci (Pastor at St. Malachy Church). Leading the Youth Track of the Congress were Fr. Matt Williams (Office for the New Evangelization for Youth) and Fr. Bob Carr (Cancao Nova Community).

The Congress kicked off with a beautiful and lively Mass on Friday evening where the new Charismatic Renewal Services Council were presented. The Mass was celebrated by Fr. Michael Harrington (Director of the Office of Outreach and Cultural Diversity) and con-celebrated by Fr. Paco Anzoategui who gave the homily and many other priests.

CRSB 2014 Conf Mass Celebration #8036

Main celebrant Fr. Michael Harrington and con-celebrants around the alter.

CRSB Council Members 9-12-14 -¬W.Rossini

CRS Council Members; Front L to  R – Guido Quesada,Ralph Ilona, Maria Pena, Janice Filippi, Anne Kasenge, Pauline Onyechefule. Back – Ana Dantas, Anderson Andrade, Romanus Ajaero, Alvaro Soares, Roque Pena, David Brooks, Vincent Cerasuolo, Wilson Silva.

The weekend consisted of various workshops led by the guest speakers, moments of praise and worship, a concert, reconciliation and a youth track. Workshops were held in English, Portuguese and Spanish to accommodate the different language needs.


Moment of prayer with Fr. Milciades Florentino of the Dominican Republic.


Workshop with guest speaker Maria Emmir Nogueira from Brazil.


Workshop with Fr. John Capuci of St. Malachy Church.

The Youth Track, consisted of talks by  Fr. Bob Carr and Fr. Matt Williams as well as an educational Mass where each part of Holy Mass was explained to the youth.


Fr. Bob Carr speaking to the youth.


Fr. Matt Williams explaining the love of God for us to the youth.

Through much prayer an intercession, there is no doubt that this congress touched the heart of each participant in a special way.


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