As a Renewal Center with all our associated groups, we seek to be a reminder of the importance of the role of the Holy Spirit in every aspect of Catholic life. We foster:
• A Grace for Renewal in the Holy Spirit: The dynamic grace of baptism in the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:5) which empowered the members of the early Church at Pentecost. Baptism in the Holy Spirit is an adult affirmation and renewal of the graces of the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation.
• A Lifestyle in the Holy Spirit: A relationship and lifestyle in the Holy Spirit where we depend daily on our Advocate for love, inspiration, guidance, wisdom, growth in holiness, empowerment, and gifts for building up the body of Christ through service and evangelization. We believe that it is important to be an active member of a prayer/faith sharing group in order to not be swayed by the bad influences in our culture, and to be able to support each other in our Catholic lifestyle.
The Catholic Center for Charismatic Renewal is an evangelistic ministry of the Archdiocese of San Antonio seeking to invite people to experience a life-changing personal relationship with Jesus Christ through prayer groups, Life in the Spirit Seminars, conferences, renewal days, youth ministry, prayer ministry, spiritual gifts workshops, and other training programs, so that they can follow the call of Pope Francis to live as missionary disciples of Jesus, and Spirit-filled evangelizers.
Achieving our mission will require a renewal in the Holy Spirit that leads to:
• An encounter with Christ and union with God.
• Inner transformation and growth in holiness.
• Empowerment through Charisms (spiritual gifts) for evangelization and service.
• Spirit-filled evangelizing communities.