The foundation for Adelaide CRL was laid when we contacted the CRL Melbourne coordinator Lal to get some details about a 4 steps retreat in Melbourne. He invited us to start a prayer group in Adelaide. We were so glad about this suggestion. In February 2013 we created the Adelaide CRL Skype account and started connecting to the Friday message by Bro, Lalith and then live worship with CRL Melbourne.
Initially it was only two of us with our two children then as time flew by we invited friends and had one by one coming in for the prayer group. People started bringing their own friends and loved ones for the prayer meeting and we were blessed to have a server gifted with music for our praise and worship requirements who came forward to serve the Lord. In October 2013 a team from Melbourne CRL came and really helped us with various aspects about our spiritual journey. With that the numbers increased and we were having the need of a place with good internet connection where all people could accommodate.
This was the time Thaththa was teaching us about Nehemiah's prayer. So we did Nehemiah's prayer asking Lord's intervention for our prayer meeting. To our amazement the following Sunday the Parish priest of St. Anthony's church Rev. Fr. Philip Alstin casually asked about our prayer meeting at home and said "why don't you do the meeting in the church conference room. Since then we started our meetings in the conference room and then shifted to the main hall. We praise the Lord !!! This is our community testimony to the prayer of Nehemiah!
On 24th May 2014 we were blessed to have our very 1st 4 Steps Retreat with Bro. Jagath Nanayakkara. It was all under Lord's providence as we received fullest kind support from St. Anthony’s parish Adelaide, CRL Melbourne , Sydney, Canberra and Brisbane.
Then we realised that there is a need of someone to take care our kids during the prayer meeting as there are many kids in Adelaide group. In November 2014 Lord sent Rev. Passionist sisters (St. Paul of the Cross) to our community through one of our server family to provide religious (Catechism) teachings during the meeting. On 22nd November 2014 we did a Christmas program for kids "Oh come let us adore him", where many kids participated from around Adelaide.
In the beginning of 2015 we got registered with CCR (Catholic Charismatic Renewal) South Australia as a Catholic Charismatic prayer group. By the Grace of God since Lent in 2015 we have being having Eucharistic Adoration every Friday during the worship (after the live message by Bro. Lalith Perera) with the kind support of Rev. Fr. Philip Alstin.. We as a community is actively connected with the parish in various liturgies and activities. CCR has also invited us to conduct the Praise and Worship for some of their programs such as Life in the Spirit seminar held in March 2016 and Pentecost weekend retreat in May 2016. Also we are so blessed to have our 2nd 4 Steps retreat in June 2016 with Bro. Lalith Perera and CRL team.
Today we are blessed to have more members contributing their service to the music ministry to conduct praise and worship. Recent past many Indian families have come forward to serve the Lord and now CRL Adelaide family consists of many nationalities attending the meetings. We have our main intercessory prayers at St. Anthony’s church conference room every Saturday at 4 ;00 P.M. And another on Mondays 7.30 PM at one of our Server’s home and also Skype intercessory on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30PM.
We are eternally grateful to our Risen Lord for the marvelous transformation that he has brought in our broken lives by entering all of us into deep relationship with Jesus through the Community of the Risen Lord.
Brother Lalith speaks to us live via skype every Every Friday.
During meeting kids Catechism classes conducted by Rev. Passionist Sisters (St. Paul of the Cross)
Date: Every Friday
Time: 6:45 PM (Starts with Holy Rosary & Praise, Live message & Eucharistic worship)
Place: St. Anthony of Padua church hall, 832 South Road, Edwardstown, SA 5039
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