Charismatic Workshop and Conference


img_5591Father Campuzano presiding at the Mass at the Diocesan Hispanic Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference.

El Padre Campuzano preside la Misa durante la Conferencia Diocesana de la Renovación Carismática Católica Hispana.

During the weekend of Dec. 15 and 16, there was an event of formation and celebration, organized by the Hispanic Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the Diocese of Camden, at St. Joseph Regional School in Somers Point.

On Dec. 15, a Day of Formation for Hispanic Charismatic Renewal Leaders was held, bringing together leaders from different parishes around the Camden Diocese.

The day was led by Father Guillermo Campuzano, director of the Office of Religious Diversity at DePaul University in Chicago, Ill. He spoke to the leaders on how to be effective in their work, and how they can let God work through them, in healing and consoling the suffering.

A Vincentian priest from Colombia, Father Campuzano has worked in several countries in lecturing and teaching, especially through priestly consecrated and laity formation. At DePaul, he works in university ministry and teaches courses in Catholic studies, religious studies, and in the master’s in public service program.

On Dec. 16, from 8 a.m.-6 p.m., there was the Hispanic Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference, with Mass celebrated by Father Campuzano. The conference also included Eucharistic adoration, teachings, and a concert by Alida y Gonzalo, and the Our Lady of Guadalupe, Lindenwold, Prayer Group Music Ministry.

The theme of the conference was “From Forgiveness to Love… A journey of Healing.”

“It was a great opportunity to bring people from different communities around the diocese together to pray and worship,” said Kathia Arango, Camden Diocese coordinator of the Hispanic Catholic Charismatic Renewal.

“It was also a special time to provide a good and solid formation to the leaders, which is very important to us and it is a key component of our goals in a diocesan level.”