2014 Annual HCCRS Leadership Retreat

Empowered by the SPIRIT

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But you are not in the flesh; on the contrary, you are in the SPIRIT, if only the SPIRIT of GOD dwells in you… But if CHRIST is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the SPIRIT is alive because of righteousness. (Romans 8:9a,10)

Still feeling the afterglow of our Retreat for Leaders. “Surrender to GOD every moment… Every morning should be a new Pentecost”. Dcn Steve and Mary Ann helped us leaders take a good look at ourselves and see what we had to change to get the “Power” flowing again. Mahalo again to all who participated in the latest wave of the SPIRIT.


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June 20 – 22, 2014,  St. Stephen Diocesan Center,  Kaneohe, Hawaii

But you will receive Power when the HOLY SPIRIT comes upon you, and you will be MY witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)

Leaders need to be fed and renewed too. 36 years ago, the Hawaii Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services (HCCRS) began bringing dynamic Charismatic speakers, from around the world to Hawaii, to stir into flame the gifts of the HOLY SPIRIT. This year we are pleased to present one of the currently highly sought after speakers in California.  The messages he will share will breathe new life into your ministry or help you to find purpose in life.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Deacon Steve Greco

Dcn. Steve Greco
… was called into the Charismatic Renewal in 1978 and has led a number of prayer groups for 35 years. In May 2007 he was ordained in the Diocese of Orange as a permanent deacon in the Catholic Church. He is currently assigned to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton parish in Irvine.
Steve has a great passion for protecting life and is on the Board of Birth Choice Health Clinics. He is also on the boards of Southern California Renewal Communities (SCRC), Loyola Institute of Spirituality and the Orange Diocese Deaconate Formation.
Dcn. Steve leads healing services and gives talks throughout California in many parishes and for Catholic conferences and radio. He currently is host of a weekly radio show, “Empowered by the Spirit”.
Deacon Steve has a ministry of Evangelization and Healing called “Spirit Filled Hearts” (see spiritfilledhearts.org).  Attendance at their prayer meetings number 300.
Married to Mary Anne Greco for over 42 years, they have three children and four grandchildren.


Surrender Your Heart
How do we die to ourselves? How do we lead others to surrender their heart? How do we forgive GOD and others? How do we truly trust GOD? How to totally commit to the LORD.

The Word Gifts
How is “Prophecy” manifested in your practice? …”Tongues”? “Interpretation of Tongues?”

The Gift of Faith
What are the different kinds of Faith? How and when do we use the Charismatic Gift of Faith? What are the obstacles to Faith?

The Gift of Healing
What are the different types of Healing? Why are some healed and some are not? What do we do to be an instrument of Healing?

Working of Miracles
How are miracles an active part of our prayer communities? How do you allow the HOLY SPIRIT to manifest more of them? What are the obstacles to the Gift of Miracles?

Praying for the Baptism In The SPIRIT
An opportunity to be “EMPOWERED” by the SPIRIT

The Revelation Gifts
How do we use the Word of Knowledge in our prayer communities? What is the importance of the gifts of Discernment of spirits? How do we use the gift of Wisdom to assist our gifts?

Bonus Session: Life In the SPIRIT
Praying in the SPIRIT: How do we pray in the power of the HOLY SPIRIT? How do we teach others to pray in the SPIRIT? How do we expect miracles? The Power of Praise!: What is the difference between Praise and Thanksgiving? How and why does Praise transform us into the image of CHRIST? How does Praise protect us from evil attacks  The Gifts/Fruits of the HOLY SPIRIT : How do we pray for the release of the Gifts and Fruits of the HOLY SPIRIT? How do we embody the fruits of the SPIRIT? How do our prayer communities reflect the fruits of the SPIRIT.




The Annual HCCRS Leadership Retreat will be held in the Laulima Auditorium of the St. Stephen Diocesan Center located at 6301 Pali Hwy., Kaneohe. A secluded treasure hidden on the slopes of the majestic Ko’olau Range, the center is situated on 22 beautiful acres overlooking Maunawili Valley and Mt. Olomana.

Mountain SSDC Kahawai

Once there, the touch of makani (wind) and sounds of the kahawai (stream) invite the weary to relax and drift off into peaceful contemplation with GOD.



Friday, June 20
5:00 p.m. On-site registration
6:30        Session I: Praise & Worship, Welcome, Talk: Surrender Your Heart
9:00       Prayer Service

Saturday, June 21
7:30 am MASS at the Carmelite Chapel (Fr. Michael Owens – Celebrant)
8:30       Breakfast
9:00       Praise and Worship
9:30       HCCRS Council Meeting (Life In the SPIRIT Seminar for others)
12 noon Lunch and Fellowship
12:45 pm Praise and Worship
1:15        Session II: The Word Gifts
2:45       Session III: The Gift of Faith
4:15       Session IV: The Gift of Healing
5:45      Dinner and Fellowship
6:30      Praise and Worship
7:00      Session V: Working of Miracles
8:30      Session VI: Praying for the Baptism In The SPIRIT

Sunday, June 22
9:00 am MASS at the Carmelite Chapel (Fr. Michael Owens – Celebrant)
9:30 Breakfast
10:00 Session VII: The Revelation Gifts
12:00 Check-out

Sleep-over Registration is $90 per person. Only 10 beds are available so RSVP soon by calling the number below.  For those who don’t plan to rest the night, the “Daytime” Pass donation is $35 ($15 for students)  The Retreat is limited to 90 participants. RSVP today to hold a spot for you.

For more information about the conference, please contact Patricia Nevada, Renewal Office Director, at (808) 781-9254 or email chariscenter.hccrs@gmail.com.

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