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Malcolm Koh

Malcolm Koh

Dear brothers and sisters in CCR,

I want to start by saying “thanks very much” for your support with the “One Pentecost” event. It was truly a remarkable night, with youth gathered together from all over Melbourne. I have since received lots of encouraging feedback from people (in person and via the online survey), about how powerfully God-inspiring the night was for them, and how they want more.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 13:05

Gunawan Goh

Gunawan is an Electronic Engineer who lived in Germany for 13 years, where he married his wife, Lania, and had 2 daughters. He was baptised a Catholic in 1978 and emigrated to Australia in 1983. He did not have a very close relationship with God until 1990, when he attended a retreat by Fr. Joe Grech that deepened his faith.  He joined St James prayer group in Vermont in 1993. During a 2 year work stint in Indonesia in 1996, he found more opportunities to attend retreats and seminars in Jakarta. On his return to Australia in 1998, he became the leader of the Indonesian Catholic Family Group (PDKKI) and formed an Indonesian Prayer Group at St Augustine's Melbourne.  He is currently an advisor for the Indonesian Holy Trinity Community in Melbourne and is a member of St Scholastica's prayer group in Burwood. 

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 10:48

Christine Grech

Christine was born in Malta and came to Australia when she was 3. She has been married to Joseph Grech for the past 38 years and they have two children and two grandchildren. Christine was the Leader of the Hadfield Prayer Group for 15 years and has been the leader of the Healing Prayer Team at Pascoe Vale for the last 10 years. Her commitment to Catholic Charismatic Renewal and her many gifts will be valuable assets to her new role.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 10:16

Vision and Mission Statement



The Co-ordinators of Catholic Charismatic Renewal, Archdiocese of Melbourne (CCR) seek to express what we understand as the special charisms of CCR, and through this expression, to set out a statement of vision for CCR.


We believe that the Holy Spirit has given CCR a special role in the Church, a belief supported by the statement of Pope John Paul II to the International Council of CCR on 14th March 1992:  “The emergence of the Renewal following the Second Vatican Council was a particular gift of the Holy Spirit to the Church.”

Each member of CCR shares in the task of enriching the Church by helping to incorporate special gifts of the Spirit into the life of the Church.

We are called to help people to grow in faith, by emphasising the immediacy of a loving God in their lives.  In saying this, we recognise that we too need to be helped in the same way to grow in faith and ability to serve.

In particular, we believe that the people of CCR are called to encourage and help people to:

  • Surrender, as fully as possible, to the will of the Father. 
  • Accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour and to enter into a daily, personal love and trust relationship with Him.
  • Be open to the gifts of the Spirit, including the more extraordinary gifts. 
  • Grow in faith, developing a habit of praising God and giving thanks to Him, believing in the goodness of God in all circumstances. 
  • Develop the ability to evangelise and serve others.


Following the Fathers of the Church at the Second Vatican Council, as expressed in Lumen Gentium (No. 42ff), CCR encourages people to grow in holiness and to fullness of life in Christ, remaining always faithful to and in union with the Catholic Church.


It is our vision that:

  • The special Charisms of CCR be more fully accepted in the various aspects of the life of the Church and that they may be more fully incorporated into the liturgy and the ministry of the Church, and
  • We can help many more people to experience a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit leading to a deep personal conversion, an experience we call “being Baptised in the Spirit.’


We believe the CCR is called to serve God’s people in the following ways:

  1. The formation and growth of prayer groups throughout the Archdiocese, with the charismatic prayer meeting and the Eucharist at the heart of their gatherings.
  2. The conducting of Life in the Spirit seminars and other teaching and growth seminars, to help people to come into fuller life in God’s Spirit.
  3. The training of leaders who can exercise a pastoral responsibility within the prayer groups and in the service of the wider Church.
  4. The conducting of conferences as outreaches to many who cannot or would not come to regular prayer
  5. The fostering of a healing ministry.
  6. The conducting of Regional Masses and other events as service to people of the Region.
  7. The development of training programs which promote evangelisation.
  8. Liaison with other Christian churches 
Tuesday, 04 June 2013 14:56


Allan Panozza


Allan Panozza is an advisor to Catholic Charismatic Renewal in Melbourne. He is the former Executive Director and Chairman of CCR Melbourne and former Chairman of the Australian National Service Committee. He represented Oceania on the International Council (ICCRS) for 17 years, and served as the President of ICCRS from 2000 - 2007. Allan was appointed by Pope John Paul II as a member of the Pontifical Council for the Laity for a term of five years from 2002 - 2007. He has ministered in many countries of the world and in 2009 Pope Benedict appointed him a Papal Knight of the Order of St. Gregory.


Claude Lopez 

ClaudeClaude Lopez experienced conversion in June 1973. He attended a prayer meeting which became Sacre Coeur Prayer Community. In 1975 he joined its leadership team, then became a coordinator for the Melbourne Renewal committee. He became State representative of the National Service Committee, later becoming Chairman. From 1985 he was the Rome-based Executive Director of the International CCR. Claude rejoined the coordinators of the Melbourne Renewal early 1988 till the 2013. Jointly with Anglican leaders he chaired an ecumenical conference for some years. Claude was appointed adviser to ICCRS in 1995 in the areas of administration and major events in which he has given local and global service. He remains as an Advisor to CCR Melbourne for conferences and pilgrimages.


Tuesday, 04 June 2013 14:10

Ban Wee

banwee3aBan joined St Francis' Prayer Group in Melbourne CBD in 1984 as it was close to his place of work. He became the leader of that prayer group from 1992 to 1997 and then as a prayer group leader for 2 more years in St Augustine's. Later, he attended the Sacre Coeur Prayer Community meetings after moving to Malvern East. In 2004 he became a member of its Pastoral Team. In July 2011, he attended the LTC Townsville to refresh on what he has learnt in the past.  When in Singapore he graduated with a BEng and ME; and then obtained an MAdmin in business from Monash University.

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11 Dec
Healing Mass [Doveton]
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Healing Mass [Doveton]
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25 Dec
Healing Mass [Doveton]
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