CCR originated in 1967 when some Catholics experienced the presence and power of God working in a new and deeper way in their lives. This experience of God, which they described as being baptised in the Spirit, drew them into a far deeper spiritual life than before. They wanted to give their lives more fully to God. They experienced his love more deeply, and appreciated even more deeply the spiritual riches to be found in the Catholic Church.
They discovered, in particular, that God was wanting to be far more active in their lives than they had previously understood. They experienced gifts of the Holy Spirit that enabled them to help and serve others, such as praying for healing, and teaching and preaching in more powerful ways. They found God to be vitally interested and involved in every aspect of their lives, no matter how seemingly minor. God worked in their lives in a powerful way and, through them, healed and transformed others.
Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) is a spiritual movement within the Catholic Church that emphasises the availability of the power and the many gifts of the Holy Spirit in the life of every believer, and the need for a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ in order to live life to the fullest.
The Vatican recognised International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services (ICCRS) as a body for the promotion of Catholic Charismatic Renewal with a juridical personality according to Canon 116 and approved the Statutes of ICCRS. The ICCRS Office is situated in Palazzo San Calisto, Vatican. Jim Murphy (England) is the President of ICCRS Council.
At the international level, the role of ICCRS, as mandated in its charter from the Holy See, is to serve the worldwide Renewal in all of its expressions and identities. In April 2000, Pope John Paul II stated in a personal message, the task of ICCRS is to coordinate and promote exchange of experiences and reflections among Catholic Charismatic Communities throughout the world .
In UAE, NCCRS is a collaboration of different CCR Groups and language groups which is supervised by His Excellency Bishop Paul Hinder OFM Cap. CCRs presence is recorded in UAE from 1988 onwards, and National Service Team (CCST) formed for coordination of various Malayalam Prayer Groups in 1992 and subsequently English Charismatic Prayer Groups also added to the national level coordination team in 2009. Elected National Charismatic Service Team (NCST) is coordinating with various language/regional/ ministries as per the guidelines and His Excellency Bishop Paul Hinder OFM Cap. And ICCRS.
Our National Charismatic Service Team is having representatives from various language groups, associated groups and ministers across United Arab Emirates (UAE). Our Current Executive Team consists of following members:
Episcopal Advisory and Patron : His Excellency Bishop Paul Hinder OFM Cap
Spiritual Director : Rev. Fr. Ani Xavier OFM Cap.
Asst. Spiritual Director : Rev. Fr. Victor Prakash OFM Cap.
Chairman :Bro. Jolly Geoge Kavalam
Vice Chairman Bro. Hilary Da Veiga
Secretary : Sis. Sherlin Rodrigues
Treasurer :Bro. Clitson Joseph Thekkekara
Join Secretary : Baby Sebastian