Catholic Charismatic Renewal

“Share with everyone in the Church the grace of baptism in the Holy Spirit.” — Pope Francis

What We Do

We assist Catholics to deepen their faith by fostering the current of grace associated with the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, characterized by the awareness of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Normal Catholic life includes gifts of the Spirit, as listed in I Corinthians 12, not only in prayer groups but for everyone in the Church.

 “…I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.”  2 Timothy 1:6

Contact Us

Phone: 410-308-8962 


About Us

John Rapisarda

Archbishop’s liaison
John W. Romanowsky, Ph.D.

Liaisons to the Charismatic Renewal
Bob and Julie Sawyer

Associate Liaison to the Charismatic Renewal
Lisa Sliker

Liaison to the Hispanic Charismatic Renewal
Father Hilario Avendano,

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Executive Board

Robert Sawyer, M.D.

Vice President
Julie Sawyer

Thomas Vidmar

Recording Secretary
Dan Gahagan

Corresponding Secretary
Lisa Sliker

Moderator, Unbound Ministry Maryland and Archbishop’s appointee 
Father Erik Arnold


Advisory Board

Indian representative
Joseph Naralakattu

Shalom Media USA representative
Sebastian Chakiath

Filipino representative 
Remy Tubongbanua

Young adult representative

Nigerian representative
Alexander Iwumune

Hispanic representative 
Heidi Aragon

French-speaking representative 
Theresa Ndiaye

Eritrean representative
Yosef Wondwossen

Korean representative
Theresa Lee

Baltimore City representative 
Elizabeth Vincent