Life in the Spirit  Program 2015

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A Life-in-the-Spirit Program consists of a series of talks designed to help people realize the power of the Holy Spirit that is available for every aspect of their lives.

  1. All of us have heard of the Holy Spirit. Most had learned of the Holy Spirit, but many do not really know Him. The Holy Spirit is a real person, a part of the Blessed Trinity just like Jesus and the Father.

  2. We receive the Holy Spirit through the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation. In a LSP, through what is called the Baptism in the Holy Spirit (a personal conversion experience), the power of the Holy Spirit is released within us.

    For illustration, imagine a candle. It is designed with a wick that, when lit, creates or releases its light. Only at that time does the candle fulfill the purpose for which it was created. Until then it may be pleasant to look at, but does not fulfill its purpose of giving light. The candle’s ability to be a source of light only happens when it is “empowered”; that is until the wick is lit. It lies "dormant'"; it does not fully become what it was designed to be. So it is with all of us; we need to be empowered by the Holy Spirit in order to be the light of the world.

    We have been designed by God and empowered with the power of the Holy Spirit. But until that power is released, it lays dormant as does the light of the candle. A LSP is designed to help us yield to the action, empowerment and the power of the Holy Spirit in our own lives just as He empowered the early church on the day of Pentecost.

  3. The talks in a LSP are designed to lead people through the message of salvation, to understand the need within themselves for release of the Holy Spirit’s power that already lies within them, and yield their lives to the Holy Spirit; for a life of joy and peace using His many Gifts.

  4. The format is simple, informal and presented with balanced Catholic teachings based upon Scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Church documents, personal testimony and prayer. Opportunities are given in each session for discussion of how the topic may relate to one’s life, but no one is required to share more than he or she feels comfortable doing.

  5. Many who have attended a LSP have experienced God and the Holy Spirit in a way they had never done before. It is not unusual for people to fall more deeply in love with the Eucharist, with Jesus Christ and the Trinity and with the Bible, and many receive the charismatic Gifts of the Holy Spirit just as the Apostles did in the upper room on Pentecost. Those gifts are given to improve our lives and the lives of our family, church and community.

Most of us have a relationship with God; some of those relationships are closer than others are. It doesn’t matter how close you are to Him or how far away He may seem, He is calling every one of us to deepen that relationship and He has nothing but LOVE waiting for us as we accept His call. THERE’S ALWAYS MORE of His love for everyone; all we have to do is yield ourselves more deeply to it and receive it.

Do you sense that call today?

If you are open to the possibility that you can deepen your personal relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, why not attend our Life-in-the-Spirit Program? It may change your life!! It certainly has, for millions and millions of Catholics, including priests, religious and laity, who are living a holier, Spirit-filled and Spirit-empowered life today.

Jesus said that we would "receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you". In Acts 1:8. Power to live holy lives, power to witness, power to pray, to understand scripture, to minister, and to lay our lives down.

There should be no confusion between this and the Sacrament of Baptism. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit or Outpouring of the Holy Spirit is the heart of Catholic Charismatic Renewal. It is a complete ‘YES’ to let our life to be lead by the power of the Holy Spirit. It should be emphasized that this baptism in the Holy Spirit would never replace the Sacrament of Baptism by the Catholic Church.

Another analogy: Imagine the Holy Spirit as syrup and ourselves as a glass of water. In the Sacrament of Baptism, this ‘syrup’ was poured in the ‘water’. So the Holy Spirit has been in us. Most of the time, the Spirit remains there inside us, at the bottom of our ‘glass of water’. Through the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, the ‘syrup’ is stirred, so that the Spirit would fill all aspects of our life.




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