Renewal Ministries' Annual Gathering:

The Light Shines in the Darkness

April 7-9, 2017

Eagle Crest Marriott Hotel & Conference Center · Ypsilanti, MI

This year's theme was The Light Shines in the Darkness (Jn 1:5)—a theme of confidence and hope! People in today’s world are concerned about instability, give in to discouragement, and are afraid of the dark—but Jesus Christ is the light of the world! Be not afraid! Our Lord has overcome the darkness. Our Lady—and 2017 is the one-hundredth anniversary of Fatima—is on mission. The Holy Spirit is on mission. Jesus Christ is on mission. He’s given us a light so we can be just that—on mission. As Catholics, we need to firmly grasp that truth, and this year’s Gathering was designed to help us do just that!

The weekend was packed with Mass, praise and worship, fellowship, and powerful talks by Ralph Martin, Peter Herbeck, Sr. Ann Shields, Dr. Mary Healy, Debbie Herbeck and Pete Burak. Prayer for healing and empowerment was once again led by Fr. Mathias Thelen.

If you have any questions about the weekend, please contact Kathleen Kittle at or 734.662.1730 ext. 132

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Watch Ralph's talk from Friday night:

Talks available on CD, MP3, & DVD

Couldn't make it to the Gathering this year? Attended the Gathering but want to hear those encouraging and convicting talks again?

  • CDs and MP3s are currently available to order online through Relevant Redundancy Recordings.
  • DVDs will be available to order through Renewal Ministries in the middle of May! (We will update this page when they are ready for order.)

The Gathering 2017 The Light Shines in the Darkness

"The Light shines in the darkness

& the darkness has not overcome it."

[John 1:5]