“The Upper Room” is The Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa’s Charismatic Prayer Group. We held our first meeting on November 5, 2019, and 19 people showed up. It is led by a very devout and spirit-filled priest, Fr. Rafal Walczyk, OSPPE. Normally the meetings are held every Tuesday evening at 7 PM in the conference room at the Shrine. Since the stay-at-home orders due to the Coronavirus pandemic, our meetings are being held Tuesdays at 7 PM via Zoom. It continues to be a great success and highly attended!
Since we began, we have been continually growing in numbers and in relationship with Jesus. At each meeting more and more people would come, ranging in ages from teens to grandparents. Participants bring their friends and family; people hear about it on Catholic Radio or at the Healing Masses Fr. Rafal would hold at the Shrine on the First Friday of each month. We have more than doubled our size since we first began and look forward to it continuing to grow and bear fruits!
The Holy Spirit is so alive! He is so present with us at our meetings. We praise and worship Him with prayer and lots of joyful singing and guitar playing. There is the visible sharing of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Each week we grow stronger in our faith and our relationship with Jesus and the Holy Spirit. We witness healings and learn more about our faith by sharing with each other and with Bible readings and reflections. At our Zoom meetings, we host to guests, like Ryan Mahle from Encounter Ministries, Maria Vadia from “The Glory Of God” Ministry or the polish evangelist Marcin Zielinski, from the “Voice of God” Praise and Worship community to talk to us about prophecy, healing and other gifts of the Holy Spirit.
It is such a blessing to have a place where we can go to share this beautiful, joyful experience of praising Jesus and experiencing the Holy Spirit in a community of believers!
Rejoice always! Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophetic utterances1 Thessalonians 5:16-20
We would like to begin sharing testimonies – stories of how God has touched people’s lives with a transformative experience. Please prayerfully consider sharing your testimony as a source of hope, faith, and inspiration for others. You may want to share an experience of healing? That is awesome. Tell us how your life has changed! Our goal is to share several testimonies every month on our website.
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Conference Room (Visitor Center Building)
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For more information please call our Shrine office at 215 345 0600 or email Fr. Rafal firstname.lastname@example.org