A lively weekend at the Hispanic Catholic Charismatic Renewal

A lively weekend at the Hispanic Catholic Charismatic Renewal

Leaders and participants of the Diocese of Camden’s Hispanic Catholic Charismatic Renewal came together last weekend for two days of praise, worship and formation at Vineland’s Divine Mercy Parish.

An estimated 400 faithful were present for Saturday’s ninth Annual Diocesan Congress for Hispanic Catholic Charismatic Renewal, which included praise and worship, Eucharistic Adoration, and spirited talks on God’s everlasting love by visiting Father Jaime Perez, chancellor of the Archdiocese of Manizales, Colombia.

In addition, Father John Jairo Franco Cardenas, parochial vicar at Saint Clare of Assisi, Swedesboro, led the Eucharistic celebration.

On Sunday, Father Perez helped facilitate a day of formation for 160 parish ministers who lead Hispanic Charismatic Renewal in their own communities, speaking to them about ordinary and extraordinary charisms, and how leaders can foster them in their lives through better understanding of Scripture.

Kathia Arango, national coordinator for the Hispanic Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the United States and Canada, called the Congress “an amazing event in which participants received the love of God in a new way, and were empowered to share His love with others.”

Speaking on Sunday’s leadership event, she called it “a great time to learn more about the charisms giving to us by the Holy Spirit.”

“At the same time, we got practical ideas to use them more faithfully in our communities and parish ministries,” she added.

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