Serving the Catholic Church by helping the Diocesan Liaison be an effective instrument for Charismatic Renewal in his/her diocese.

Welcome to the website of the Association of Diocesan Liaisons. 

Check back frequently for the latest information!

2021 ADL VIRTUAL Convocation

How Liaisons can build bridges with their Bishops
Keynote: Archbishop Emeritus Robert J. Carlson, Archdiocese of St Louis

Mon, April 19-Wed, Apr 21; Registration  $25


Convocation Keynote: Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson

Archbishop Emeritus, Archdiocese of St. Louis, MO

Msgr. Joseph Malagreca

As of February 2020, he is serving as the Coordinator of the CHARIS National Service of Communion for the USA

Recorded Talks Free

 Jesus 2020 – Received Rave  Reviews, so now online

Video Combined Sessions were recorded during the conference. Select any of 6 sessions from black dropdown list, similar to image to left, after going to link.

Baptism in the Holy Spirit

How do Liaisons help fulfill Pope Francis’ mandate to “share with the whole Church the grace of baptism in the Holy Spirit?”

Liaison Focus

Periodically we will highlight a diocesan liaison and the work that they do.  Watch for new posts.

Click here to learn about Deacon Chuck Matzker, new member of the ADL Steering Committee.


CHARIS is the new Catholic Charismatic International Service which began at Pentecost 2019.  To read about this initiative of Pope Francis and how we are participating, click on the button.

Current Newsletter

Please read our Newsletter and search out the many years’ worth of papers that are available to you as a member. We are working on updating this website in an effort to serve you better.


In 1975 Bishop Gerald Frey, as Chairman of the Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee on the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, wrote to the Bishops throughout the U.S. suggesting that each name someone as (arch)diocesan liaison to the Renewal in his (arch)diocese.


Providing a structure and organization to call Diocesan Liaisons together for mutual support; accomplished through communication, convening an annual Convocation, and participation in a National Leaders’ and Ministries’ Conference.


ADL Papers prepared for Fall Symposiums and Spring Conferences and Convocations (a full list of past papers can be viewed using the link below).
Please note:  These papers are available to Diocesan Liaisons members only.

Diocesan Liaisons fill an important role and need for the broader Catholic Charismatic Renewal and for the bishops of the dioceses where they serve.  They help provide spiritual and practical guidance and assistance to the broader Renewal and for those leading it.  Their wisdom, insight, service, and witness should support both to the local Catholic Charismatic Renewal and the bishops who rely on them to assist them in their care for this part of the people of the diocese.  Pray for these liaisons and for God to bless their service.”

Most Rev. Peter L. Smith

Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon, CHARIS International Service of Communion Member

Serving the Church and the Renewal since 1976

Upcoming Events

Links to Regional
and National Events


Diocesan Liaison Portal

ADL Member Access



Information for Bishops


“We greet you, Daughter of God the Father!
We greet you, Mother of the Son of God!
We greet you, Spouse of the Holy Spirit!
We greet you, dwelling-place of the Most Holy Trinity!”

~ Pope St. John Paul II, Dec 8 1997

O Mary, present with the Apostles in the Upper Room, we entrust the work of all the Diocesan liaisons throughout the U.S. to your intercession.  Pray for fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the Church and the world.

Looking for the Liaison in your Diocese?

Thanks to the National Service Committee, you can search by Diocese or State for Catholic Charismatic Renewal Liaisons and other contacts in your region (you will be taken to the NSC’s website).