50th Anniversary of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal
30th Anniversary – NCRC Catholic Charismatic Convention
This year the Catholic Church celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. In the Catholic Bible dictionary, "fifty" is related to the fulfillment of a divine promise. Let us celebrate this new season in our church and expect the fulfillment of God’s Divine Promise of opening the windows of the church to the further release of the Holy Spirit.
In the Bible, the number "thirty" is used as a sign of maturity – a time when you are ready for leadership such as when Jesus began His Ministry at the age of 30. In this thirty-year celebration of the NCRC convention, let us take our position as disciples, true followers of Jesus, empowered by the Holy Spirit to bring the know- ledge of the Love and Mercy of God to everyone.
Thirty years ago, Msgr. Tarantino and the six other Liaisons from Northern California began the Northern California Catholic Charismatic Convention. When asked what was their vision for the convention, Msgr. Tarantino responded that they wanted a place where Northern Catholic Charismatics could gather to celebrate and learn more about the Holy Spirit; experience Anointed Worship; and to learn about and experience the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. The Vision is true today. Whether new to knowing and experiencing the Holy Spirit or whether you are a seasoned Charismatic, the NCRC Convention offers opportunities to learn and experience more of Christ with the community of believers.