The Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the U.S. consists of thousands of men and women who come together in a variety of ways.
At the local level, there are prayer groups that meet weekly, some that meet monthly or occasionally and covenant communities. Many are in English, but some are in Spanish, Haitian-Creole, Korean, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Polish, and Italian. Our Filipino brothers and sisters sometimes break out in Tagalog. We hope to add the capability of searching for prayer groups by location and diocese sometime this year if funds can be can be found to gather the information.
At the (arch)diocesan level, there are Days of Renewal, Retreats and Conferences. Most (arch)dioceses have a Liaison appointed by the (arch)bishop. About 70 (arch)dioceses have some type of office that provides services to the Renewal. We call these offices (some are no more than space in a rectory) Renewal Centers.
On the national level there are a number of leadership groups that are concerned for the Renewal. In their Grace for the New Springtime the U.S. Bishops Ad Hoc Committee wrote in 1997:
Finally, aware of various pastoral concerns and needs, we want to affirm the National Service Committee and the various ethnic national service committees that have emerged in recent years; diocesan liaisons and their Association of Diocesan Liaisons; the various networks of covenant communities, such as the Fraternity of Catholic Charismatic Communities and Fellowships [now NANCCC – see below]; and others in providing leadership for the Renewal
For a number of years now the National Service Committee and these groups have been meeting every January for the Gathering of National Leadership Groups: Catholic Charismatic Renewal.
In light of institution of CHARIS as a unique international service to the Renewal at Pentecost 2019, a National Service of Communion was discerned and developed, largely built on the foundation of the January Gathering of National Leadership Groups. This new service is now known as the CHARIS National Service of Communion USA (CNSC USA).
Please note: The National Service Committee provides links to various other groups and third-parties. By clicking on any of these links, you may be leaving the NSC-Chariscenter USA website. The National Service Committee-Chariscenter USA assumes no responsibility for the information and content provided on these third-party websites.
A brief description of some of these other leadership groups follows:
CHARIS National Service of Communion USA (CNSC USA)
Alliance of Filipino Catholic Charismatic Prayer Communities
Association of Diocesan Liaisons to the Catholic Charismatic Renewal
Comité Nacional De Servicio Hispano
Le Conseil du Renouveau Charismatique Catolique des Haïtiens d’Outre-Mer
Korean American Pentecost Community
North American Network of Charismatic Covenant Communities (NANCCC)
Other Key Links
(Arch)diocesan Renewal Websites
Charismatic Religious Orders and Foundations