What is CCRNO?

Baptism in the Spirit

Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Fresh Fire

Holy Spirit Retreats

Spring Conference

Life in the Spirit Seminars

Archdiocesan Prayer Meetings

Day of Refreshment

Treasury of Prayers




Contact Us

To donate to the Southern Regional Conference of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Annual Appeal, click here.

To donate to the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of New Orleans, click here.

The Catholic Charismatic Renewal of New Orleans (CCRNO) is a self-supporting office of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.  It began in 1969 under the leadership of Fr. Harold Cohen, S.J., and has pioneered Charismatic Renewal activities in this region since then.  CCRNO sponsors weekly, monthly and annual events designed to promote the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the lives of Catholics throughout the Gulf South.

Al and Patti Mansfield serve as liaisons to Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond on behalf of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. To download Al Mansfield's biography and picture, click here. To download Patti Mansfield's biography and picture, click here.

Storm-Battered Renewal Center

An Article by Al Mansfield
for Pentecost Today

For the article, click here

Pentecost Vespers Service
June 3, 2006

Address by Patti Mansfield
to Pope Benedict XVI
For a full transcript, click here

Click here to read an important letter from the Chairman of the Southern Regional Conference of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.

Historic Meeting of Pope Francis with Catholic Charismatic Renewal

"I expect from you that you share with all in the Church the grace of Baptism in the Spirit."
Olympic Stadium, Rome. June 1, 2014

Click here for full text of Pope Francis to the Charismatic Renewal.

Click here to read about Patti Mansfield's encounter with Pope Francis.

International Retreat for Priests and Bishops
Sponsored by ICCRS and the Catholic Fraternity
June 10-14, 2015 + St. John Lateran
Click here for more information.

Click here for more information and to register.

Click here for more information and to register.

Click here, to view a short form of the DVD prepared by ICCRS entitled, A New Pentecost, which presents the history of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal.  It includes a brief testimony by Patti Mansfield (prepared in 1979 for Pope John Paul II) and other vintage footage of leaders in the Charismatic Renewal.   

The full DVD is available for purchase from us at Chariscenter, USA PO Box 628 Locust Grove, VA 22508 or by calling 1-800-338-2445. The cost is $14 with $4 for shipping and handling. There are discounts for 5 or more copies and for bookstores.

Catholic Charismatic Renewal of New Orleans
P O Box 7515, Metairie, LA 70010-7515, Tel: 504-828-1368 Fax: 504-831-5810
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7:30 pm Wednesday Prayer Meeting - 8:30 pm Mass
St. Benilde Church, 1901 Division St., Metairie, LA
7:30 pm Sunday Night Prayer Meeting - Rummel Raider Room
Mass the last Sunday of the Month

No Need to Fear Charismatic Renewal,
Says Papal Household Preacher

Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM, Cap

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy, SEPT. 26, 2003 ( Baptism in the Spirit makes the Catholic Charismatic Renewal a formidable means willed by God to revitalize Christian life, says the preacher of the Papal Household.

Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa made that point Thursday as a gathering of more than 1,000 delegates of Catholic Charismatic Renewal from 73 countries drew to a close.

The delegates had gathered for a spiritual retreat and to reflect on holiness in light of John Paul II's apostolic letter "Novo Millennio Ineunte." Father Cantalamessa was the retreat master.

Complete Interview With Father Raniero Cantalamessa from ZENIT News Services


A Time for Rebuilding
by Al Mansfield

Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath saw the frequent use of terms such as evacuate, return, rebuilding and restoration. This calls to mind the situation of the Jewish people at the time of the Babylonian captivity, approximately 597-527 BC.
Click here for complete article...


Pope Benedict XVI - A Man of the Holy Spirit
by Patti Mansfield

April, 2005....a month of many surprises. Last year when I was invited to be a speaker at the Italian Catholic Charismatic Conference held each year in Rimini, little did I suspect that this invitation would put me in Rome during the election and installation of a new pope. But the Holy Spirit is full of wonderful surprises. In addition to the joy of the conference itself and the opportunity to speak to 25,000 Italians, 5000 of whom were youths, I had the privilege of being in the Eternal City at a moment full of eternal consequences.tic Renewal from 73 countries drew to a close.
The Word, the Spirit and the Eucharist
by Al Mansfield

A Talk given at the Day of Eucharistic Adoration for Priests and Seminarians - Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans, April 25, 2009...
A survey conducted in 2008 by CARA, the Center for Applied Research on the Apostolate, found that fewer than 6 in 10 US Catholics, 57%, believe that Jesus Christ is really present in the Eucharist. That’s just a little over half who believe in the Real Presence. Or, looked at from the other side, 43%, or nearly half, believe that the bread and wine are symbols of Jesus, but Jesus Himself is not really present there. Click here for the complete article.