ROSSFORD—The 30th Annual Holy Toledo Catholic Charismatic Conference is scheduled for Oct. 19-20 at Rossford All Saints, 628 Lime City Rd.
The theme is "Let the Living Waters Flow," and the conference features speakers, praise and worship music, the sacrament of reconciliation, adoration, a Mass and healing service and personal prayer ministry.
Speakers for the weekend are Jim Murphy, founder and president of Vera Cruz Communications, and Mark Nimo of Ghana, who now resides in Chicago and is working on graduate studies.
Mr. Nimo had a profound conversion experience at the age of 20 through the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. His passion for the Lord took him to Uganda where he served as a lay missionary for two years. For 10 years, he served as the ICCRS representative for Anglophone Africa. He has ministered in more than 35 countries.
Mr. Murphy has an extensive background in parish ministry and has given parish missions and spoken at retreats. He is the former chairman of the National Service Committee for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. In 1992, Mr. Murphy undertook a 4,200-mile journey on foot across America, carrying a 6-foot cross to encourage prayer and evangelization.
Bishop Leonard P. Blair of Toledo is to give the opening address on Friday evening, and the conference closes on Saturday with a vigil Mass and healing service celebrated by Father Jerry Nowakowski.
The cost is $25, due by Oct. 1. For more information or to register, contact the Ministry to Catholic Charistmatic Renewal at 419-691-6686.