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September 9, 2009
Catholic Charismatic Renewal to hold first statewide conference
PUEBLO—For several months the members of the newly formed Colorado Catholic Charismatic Committee (C-4), have been carefully planning the agenda for the first-ever statewide conference for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.
The conference, “Melt Us, Mold Us, Fill Us, Use Us: Renewing the Renewal,” will held in Bishop Buswell Hall at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Pueblo. It will begin 7 p.m. Oct. 9 ending with Benediction at 9:45 p.m. and continuing 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Oct. 10. Closing Mass is set for 6 p.m. inside the cathedral.
“A joint effort of the Dioceses of Denver, Pueblo and Colorado Springs, this undertaking manifests important aspects of the C-4’s mission to teach an authentic Catholic understanding of the charismatic spirituality through ‘Days of Renewal,’ conferences and a speakers bureau,” said Father Don Malin, Pueblo Diocesan Liaison to C-4.
Father Malin will present the conference’s keynote, “The History of the Renewal: Remold Us, Recapture the Original Vision.” Additional talks scheduled will treat the topics: “Mold Us: Obedience, Listening, Word Gifts and Scripture” by Deacon Brian Kirby from the Denver Archdiocese, “Fill us: Draw a Line in the Sand - No More Excuses” by Deacon Chuck Matzger from the Diocese of Colorado Springs, and “Use Us: Mission at the Mass - Send us Forth” by Father Malin.
The conference will offer adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The Holy Rollers will lead the opening praise and worship on Friday night and they will accompany the healing service later that evening. On Saturday, Jeremiah 29 from Pueblo will provide praise and worship accompaniment. The Worship Team from Holy Apostles Catholic Church in Colorado Springs will play and sing at the closing liturgy.
“The formation of the Colorado Catholic Charismatic Committee is a remarkable occurrence,” said Phil Lake, liaison pro-tem for the Denver Archdiocese. “With the leadership of the CCR in the three dioceses working together for the first time, the prospects for ‘Renewing the Renewal’ are very encouraging. I believe it is a watershed for the charismatic prayer groups in Denver, and I am very hopeful and excited about the anticipated fruits of the Spirit from the October C-4 statewide conference.”
Sacred Heart Cathedral is located at 414 W. 11th St., Pueblo. Registrations for the conference are accepted online through the C-4 Web site, www.colocatholicccr.org. Conference cost is $20 per person. Information regarding local Pueblo lodging and eateries is also posted. For questions or more information, visit the Web site or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.