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Shook: The Ground-Breaking Ministry of Jesus

ccr shook 2020 350CCR Annual Conference: 14-17 January 2020

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

My prayerful greetings to you in the Lord. “Groundbreaking” - what a wonderful word this is – something important; a new way of doing and thinking that is driven with energy and promise; something that is full of hope. In every way this is our Gospel calling.

The theme for the 2020 Conference for Catholic Charismatic Renewal, ‘SHOOK: the groundbreaking ministry of Jesus’ speaks to that Gospel reality of hope and promise that we are called to as disciples in Christ Jesus. In doing so it also speaks to the living ministry that is Jesus that forever challenges and changes us. This is no ‘comfortable’ faith life that we are called to share, but a vibrant and creative way of being that breaks ground, and should be breaking ground, daily.

Our Holy Father has said that “The Christian mission has only one focus: to change individual’s lives so they can change the world.” If we are not being challenged to seek new ways to bring the Good News to the world, then we are not keeping our hearts and minds open to our missionary calling. When the ground stops breaking and change stops happening, our faith stops growing, and we cease to bring forth change in others.

As members of Catholic Charismatic Renewal, you know what is possible when lives are filled with the power and gifts of the Holy Spirit. May all present at the Conference, and those you go on to encounter experience the energy and life of Jesus’ living ministry to regenerate us as a people of God.

With every grace and blessing, I remain,

Yours sincerely in Christ Jesus,

Most Rev Peter A Comensoli
Archbishop of Melbourne


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The daily programme will commence at 9.30am and concludes at 5.00pm. The programme will consist of excellent teaching from our guest speakers, wonderful praise and worship daily Mass and adoration.

Refreshments provided. BYO lunch.

Thursday evening (16 January)
There will be a Healing Service and prayer opportunity at 7.00pm to be held at Newman College Chapel – next door.

For further enquiries phone the CCR Centre on 9486 6544.

Guest Speakers

Lawrence Hirsch

Lawrence is Executive Director of Celebrate Messiah and Rabbi of Beit HaMashiach. He is a Jewish believer in Yeshua, and is founding Director, together with his wife Louise, of the work of Celebrate Messiah in Australia, New Zealand and Russia. They have been involved in evangelism, congregation planting, discipleship and mentoring for over 28 years in an International Ministry spanning four continents. Lawrence will be guest speaker for the day of unity on Thursday 16 January.

Mark Kwaku Nimo

Mark earned a Masters in Pastoral Studies from Catholic Theological Union in May, 2006 and an Ecumenical Doctor of Ministry in May 2012. He currently serves as Director of Faith Formation at St. Columbanus Church and Augustus Tolton Catholic Academy in the Archdiocese of Chicago. Through his involvement in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, Mark has ministered in over forty countries worldwide on all continents.

Michelle Moran

Michelle together with her husband Peter is a founder member of Sion Catholic Community for Evangelism. She has ministered in CCR all over the world as a conference speaker and teacher. In 2007 Michelle was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to be a member of the Pontifical Council of the Laity. One of her desires is to see the next generation of young leaders in CCR trained and equipped for ministry and leadership.


St Mary’s College, The University of Melbourne, 871 Swanston Street, Parkville.
There are many trams that travel up to Stop 1 Swanston Street. Check tram routes.

NB: Melbourne University is outside the Free Tram Zone.

Note: Disabled people will have to be brought to the side entrance off Tin Can Alley. Street parking available on Swanston Street and around College Crescent.


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Upcoming Events

23 Feb
Healing Mass [Doveton]
Date 23.02.20 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
27 Feb
Bible Study - The God Who Speaks
Date 27.02.20 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
1 Mar
Healing Mass [Deer Park]
Date 01.03.20 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm