Catholic Charismatic Renewal

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

For more information about the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, click here to visit our website.

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

Archbishop’s liaison
Edward Herrera

Liaisons to the Charismatic Renewal
Bob and Julie Sawyer

Associate Liaisons to the Charismatic Renewal
Lisa Sliker

Adam Novotny 

Holly Novotny 

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
Father Erik Arnold

Advisory Board

Click here for a list of members