Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Faith on Fire charismatic conference set for Oct. 25-26

Published October 10, 2013

LILBURN—Faith on Fire, a charismatic renewal conference for archdiocesan Catholics, will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26, at St. John Neumann Church, 801 Tom Smith Rd. in Lilburn.

Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday with praise and worship at 7 p.m. A healing service will be held at 8:25 p.m.

Saturday’s events begin with praise and worship at 8:30 a.m. followed by Mass, then programs.

Speakers for the two-day event include Father Guyma Noel of Transfiguration Church in Marietta, Deacon Keith Kolodziej of St. Peter Chanel Church in Roswell, Abigail Byron-Goslin, Father Tim Hepburn, director of vocations for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, and keynote speaker Father Bob Hogan.

Father Bob Hogan is the co-founder of the Charismatic and Marian Religious Community, the Brothers of the Beloved Disciple.

He has been a high school religion teacher, youth minister and coach, a college theology teacher, a pastor of a parish, and is now the coordinator of the Catholic Center for Charismatic Renewal in San Antonio, Texas. In 2008 Father Hogan was presented the Archdiocese of San Antonio Outstanding Leader in Catholic Education Award.

Father Hogan has a master’s degree in divinity, a master’s degree in theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, and pursued doctoral studies in Marian theology at the International Marian Research Institute.

He has been actively involved with charismatic renewal since he was 17.

A member of the National Service Committee for Catholic Charismatic Renewal since 2007, Father Hogan was elected the chairman of this committee in 2011. He has spoken in many places in the United States and Canada on these and similar topics: The role of the Holy Spirit, the role of Mary, leadership training for prayer groups and parishes, spiritual growth and transformation, teaching ministry, prayer ministry, empowering ministry through charismatic gifts, the importance of praise and worship, parish renewal, the Holy Spirit and pastoral ministry, charismatic renewal and ecclesial movements.

Father Hogan’s presentations will be “Faith as a Relationship (even in dark times), “Stepping out in Faith,” and “Empowerment.”

Abigail Byron-Goslin will provide a witness talk to conference participants. Byron-Goslin began working in the fields of mission and inner healing ministry in the Southeast in 2007. She has spoken at and coordinated retreats and events for both teens and adult audiences since 2005. Byron-Goslin holds a bachelor of arts degree in media and communications from Clayton State University and is currently pursuing certification through the Theology of the Body Institute. She works as the program director and assistant campus minister at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Byron-Goslin serves as a trainer for Resurrected Life Ministries.

The Alleluia Community Music Ministry of Augusta will provide music for the charismatic conference.

To register for the conference, call 678-464-9008 or go to Registration is $15.