doveThe New Life Charismatic Prayer group  is part of a worldwide renewal movement within the Catholic Church. The Mission of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal is to encourage the awareness and experience of the role of the Holy Spirit among Catholics as part of their daily life. The Prayer Group is a weekly gathering of fellow Catholics  to give praise, thanks, and honor to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. It is a time we gather to praise God on a one-to-one basis, as the Holy Spirit moves us. Members of other parishes join us.

We meet in the St. Elizabeth room at 7:00 PM and end promptly at 9:00 PM most Wednesdays.

Each prayer meeting consists of an opening prayer; time of praise and worship; singing; prophecy (God speaking through someone); tongues (in song as well); interpretation of tongues; scripture reading; teachings; testimony; sharing. We are guided by Scripture, the teachings of the Catholic Church, and the Holy Spirit.

Many Catholics are unaware of  the gifts the Holy Spirit, especially those he gave us at Pentecost. They do not fully understand the gifts, how they are acquired, how they are discerned or how they are to be used. The New Life Prayer group wants to share an awareness of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit with all Catholics.

For more information contact Howie or Marti Gielow, (847) 669-6041 or email Newlife@foxvalley.net.