questions about what the Catholic Charismatic Renewal office is all about?
Questions about our relationships with others? Here is some information of
what the CCRO does, please click on the graphic on the
left for a PDF about us!
about the CCRO and the CCCRMN? See our statement below at the
end of the Board of Directors listing.
Here is our Board of Directors:
|Laura is the youth/young adult
minister in Rhinelander Wisconcin. Currently working with Confirmation programs and retreats, Teen Life in
the Spirit weekends, teen evangelists leadership training, and middle
and high school formation programs/events. Her greatest love is middle
school ministry, learning/service, and mission work with families of St.
Anthony Mission in Mandaree, ND. She helps with Christian Life
Camp for the children of the Fort Berthold Reservation. She came to a closer personal relationship with
Christ by way of several college teammates and the Fellowship of
Christian Athletes. At St. Paulís in Ham Lake, she was introduced to the
Charismatic Renewal and the power of prayer and Eucharistic grace in
Past President 2012
Director of multiple religious education programs and teaches in adult
outreach & catechetical programs in three Catholic parishes. She is a
long-time Charismatic Renewal leader, a member of the national Alpha USA
Catholic Team and consults with Alpha International. She is a frequent
presenter at various national evangelization schools; with Deacon Mike,
they attended Renewal Ministries Schools and they together founded CORE
Ministries in 2004.
||Past Charismatic Renewal Board Chair, has been involved with the
Charismatic Renewal for over 30 years, beginning his journey with the
St. Paul CYC prayer community in the 1970's. For over 20 years he has
been a leader in the Epiphany Prayer Group in Coon Rapids, Minnesota,
where he lives with his wife, Ellen and their youngest son. Three grown
daughters live in other parts of the country. Pete works for the
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency as a watershed grants coordinator for
programs designed to protect and improve Minnesotaís lakes, rivers and
streams. He has given numerous teachings at local teaching conferences
and to different groups in this area concerning topics relevant to the
Charismatic Renewal, including the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, the Gift of
Prophecy, Charismatic spirituality, and Hearing the Word of God and
acting on it.
in 2001, serves in Confirmation & adult education programs in multiple
dioceses in MN and is the Faith Formation Director for St. Isidore the
Farmer Area Faith Community in the New Ulm Diocese. He also serves as the liaison for the Catholic Charismatic
Renewal Board in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis & assists
in diaconate formation for the Diocese of New Ulm. He has presented
talks at various conferences and is a co-presenter with Mary Hagar at
Renewal Ministriesí Schools of Evangelization. He serves on the national
Alpha USA Catholic Team.
Member of St Raphael Church, Crystal, MN, since 1979.
Serve as Eucharistic Minister and Homebound Eucharistic Minister. Member
of St Raphael Prayer Group.
President -elect 2014
|Served on the Board of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Office for over
15 years. She experienced the Baptism in the Holy Spirit in 1973 and has
been active in charismatic renewal ever since. Mary is a member of the
Immaculate Conception Prayer Group, where she serves on its core group,
in the music ministry, and as occasional teacher. She is the Faith
Formation Director at her home parish. Mary is originally from Puerto
Rico. It was there that she met her husband Larry Nawrocki. Mary and
Larry have four adult children and five grandchildren.
Past Chairman of the Board, 2010-2011. An
active member of St. Peter's Church in North St. Paul. He has held a
leadership role in St. Peterís prayer community for the past 10 years.
His deep faith and commitment to Christ is a foundation in his life.
Peterís life was changed in 1985 when he attended a retreat at what was
known as the CYC in St. Paul. That encounter with Christ changed his
focus and put things into a new perspective. He and his wife Colleen
strive to raise their three children in Godís love and patience. His
love of the Lord continues to grow, as he constantly seeks to come
closer to Jesus. It is most important to him that his faith be reflected
in his life, and his greatest joy is sharing Christ with others.
A board member since 2010, Mary has been active
in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal since her college days at both the
College of St. Benedict in Minnesota and Franciscan University of
Steubenville in Ohio. As a Youth Minister for over 25 years, Mary has
been involved in all aspects of youth ministry from evangelization to
discipleship to sacramental prep to summer missions. She is a strong
advocate of relational ministry, believing it to be the foundation of
all other ministry. She is a strong advocate for the Charismatic
Renewal, believing it to be an empowering of individuals needed to meet
the obstacles and attacks on one's Faith these days. Mary is presently
working as the Director of Evangelization and Catechesis at Sacred Heart
Parish in Waseca, Minnesota.
Sister Mary Anne Schaenzer, SSND
|Has experienced the
Charismatic Renewal since 1968. She served on the steering committee of
the Association of Diocesan Liaisons from 1987 to 1993. She served on
the NSC Advisory Committee and later on the NSC Council from 1992 to
2002. Sr. Mary Anne was elected to the National Service Committee for
Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the United States in 2002. Sr. Mary Anne
currently serves as Pastoral Associate at the Church of the Holy Rosary
in North Mankato, Minnesota. Her past experience includes teaching, full
time work in Charismatic Renewal, hospital/hospice chaplaincy, pastoral
care to the Sisters in her own SSND community healthcare in Mankato,
Minnesota and parish ministry including R.C.I.A. coordination and adult
Jolene Carpenter, Administrator
Jolene was led to Charismatic Renewal in the mid 80ís, a discovery that
changed her life. She served for several years as a member of the core
group for St. Edwardís Prayer Group, which later became the Praise Jesus
Prayer Group at St. Bonaventure in Bloomington. She and her husband,
Mike, have two grown children and one grandson. Jolene works with the
Board of Directors in their evangelistic outreach throughout the area,
bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit
to others who are seeking a closer relationship with the Lord.
Confusion about the CCRO?
Acronyms...Acronyms...Acronyms...and the need for Clarification
Over the years,
it has been customary to use an acronym for various organizations. Our
office has been known as the
CCRO (Catholic Charismatic Renewal
Office) for a least the last decade.
is an organization called, "Catholic Coalition for Church
ReformóMinnesota" which uses the acronym, CCCR or CCCRMN.
As a result, sometimes we have become mistakenly associated with this
We have no
connection with this group nor their purpose or agenda.
Our sole purpose is to promote the Catholic Charismatic Renewal locally
and on a national levelóand that is all. We have always worked
within the boundaries of the Catholic Church, the teaching authority of
the Church, and under obedience to our Archbishop.
Our mission is
to proclaim the Gospel so all can respond to the call to conversion
to Jesus Christ, surrender their lives to the Father and experience
transformation through the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. There is no
other agenda which we promote.
- FAX (763) 331-9084
- Postal address
4714 Central Avenue NE
- Minneapolis, MN 55421
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