The People of Hope is a Catholic Charismatic Covenant Community recognized in the Archdiocese of Newark as a Private Association of the Faithful. It also is a member of the international association, the Sword of the Spirit. Members of the People of Hope are comprised of religious, singles and married couples who have come together to:

• Foster, support and strengthen a practical way of daily living rooted in Jesus Christ
• Work and serve together to spread the Gospel and build up Christian life in today’s world
• Love one another as brothers and sisters in Christ
• To be disciples of Jesus on mission together.

“There is a great need for living Christian Communities! And here are the movements and the new ecclesial Communities. They are the response given by the Holy Spirit, to this critical challenge at the end of millennium. You are this providential response.”
– John Paul II’s address to Members of Ecclesial Movements and New Communities May 30, 1998


What does participation in the community look like? Some examples are:

• Community Prayer Meetings including praise & worship, teaching and fellowship
• Men’s and women’s share groups
• Courses to foster growth in Christian living
• Family forums for parents
• Annual retreats for men and women (teens, young adults, single and married)
• Occasional community liturgies together
• Special conferences for teaching, prayer and fellowship
• Service opportunities both within the Community and in evangelistic outreaches
• Saturday night Lord’s Day meals.