(DSC) DIOCESAN SERVICE COMMITTEE
P.O. Box 38
Clifton Park, New York 12065
Jerry and Marie Grigaitis
Bishop's Co-Liasons and
Phone: (518) 371-7911
The Diocesan Service Committee for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal has as its primary mission to proclaim the Gospel Message and evangelize people to the Lord Jesus Christ through the Power and Gifts of the Holy Spirit. The Charismatic Renewal is a special grace from God in the age that has brought missions of people into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ along with an empowering to live the Christian life more fully.
The DSC fosters the personal experience of Pentecost through the basic elements of the Charismatic Renewal, which include the following:
- The Baptism of the Holy Spirit
- Commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
- Reception and use of the Charismatic Gifts of the Holy Spirit
- Growth in community by living as brothers and sisters in love
- Growth in holiness and faith
- Growth in witnessing to Jesus Christ through personal testimony and the corporal works of mercy
- Growth in the knowledge of Scriptures
The DSC fosters the growth of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the Albany Diocese through:
- Conducting Life in the Spirit and Growth in the Spirit Seminars
- Sponsoring Diocesan Teaching and Healing Days
- Encouraging praise and worship at Diocesan Prayer Meetings and Charismatic Liturgies
- Encouraging attendance at National and Local Conferences
- Fostering unity among the various prayer groups and leaders
- Discerning and clarifying the Vision of the Charismatic Renewal in the Albany Diocese
- Being responsive to the needs of the prayer groups in the various regions of the diocese and addressing problems as they arise
- Encouraging and Affirming the gifts and ministries within the various regions of the Albany Diocese
- Conducting Local and Inter-Diocesan Conferences
- Sponsoring an annual Pentecost Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany.
- Publishing a quarterly Diocesan Newsletter entitled “SPIRIT ALIVE’ that contains articles of interest to those in the Renewal and a Calendar of Events.
- Publishing an annual Directory of Prayer Groups
The DSC serves the Mission of the Catholic Church for evangelization and maintains cooperation and communication with Bishop Howard Hubbard on a local level through the Diocesan Liaisons.
The DSC works with other Christian denominations to foster unity and world evangelization.
For Information, Contact:
Diocesan Service Comittee
for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the Albany Diocese
P.O. Box 38, Clifton Park, NY 12065
Phone: (518) 371-7911
Email: Deacon Jerry Grigaitis