Preparation for the Jubilee
TERTIO MILLENNIO ADVENIENTE
1998-THE HOLY SPIRIT
by Kathy Gautcher
T.M.A. Par #44
This is the year for us, the Charismatic Renewal to celebrate and to invite more people to the life in the Spirit than we ever have before. There is an invitation out to all prayer groups to have at least one Life in the Spirit Seminar in the year 1998. If you already have one a year, maybe you could plan on presenting two this coming year.
T.M.A. Par #44 continues,
This is the year for us to step out in boldness as we have never done before. The Spirit will lead the Church into the new millennium, the same Holy Spirit that has been leading the renewal for the past thirty years!
Have you noticed in your parish how many people have become involved in C.C.D., Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Youth Group, Liturgy for Children, Children's' Church, visiting the sick and home bound, and many, many more ministries, that have at one time or another been involved in the renewal? The renewal is at the very heart of the Church!
T.M.A. #45 continues,
We who have been evangelized and are daily drawing closer to God are being called to evangelize our brothers and sisters in our church and in our communities. We are to share with others what Jesus has done in our lives through the power of the Holy Spirit.
T.M.A. Par #47
The U.P. Service team has for the past few months been given the word that God wants unity within the service team, prayer groups, and within the Church. A call to unity is very important to the Jubilee.
The Pope closes this part of his letter with a final note about our Blessed Mother:
Let us allow Mary to teach us how to be docile to the movement of the Spirit in our lives. May Mary show us how we are to be obedient to her Son.