Our 2013 activities

January 6

New Year and 3 Kings’ Day Celebration

First Sunrise Praise and Worship Fellowship


 February 10

Valentine’s Celebration and Family Appointment

with El Shaddai ( New Heart, New Spirit) Ezekiel 36:26

 March 1-2

Retreat of All Volunteer Workers ( El Shaddai DWXI-PPFI)

Vienna Chapter (Rev. Fr. Ely Dalanon)


20th Anniversary of Milan Chapter


Holy Week Family Appointment with El Shaddai

May 5Pilgrimage to Prague
May 12

Mother’s Day Celebration and Family Appointment with El Shaddai

May 19Pentecost celebration
June 9

Father’s Day Celebration and Family Appointment with El Shaddai

July 14

Barrio Fiesta (Independence Day)

July 21

Family Day and Family Reunion with El Shaddai

August 11Pilgrimage
August 22

El Shaddai World Wide Overnight Celebration

September 14

Feast of Peñafrancia (Bicol Society)

October 19-20

CLSS ( Catholic Life in the Spirit Seminar)

October 26

21st Anniversary El Shaddai DWXI-PPFI, Vienna Chapter

December 8

Christmas Celebration and Family Reunion with El Shaddai

December 15Simbang Gabi Sponsor( Agape)

Our 2012 activities

 12 February Valentine's Day party
 11 March Formation meeting
 25 March First Quarter Meeting (Service Volunteer Workers)
 8 April Ostern-Ausflug with Chaplaincy
 6 May Mothers' Day program
 10 June Second Quarter Meeting (Service Volunteer Workers) and Assembly meeting
 17 June Ausflug or Pilgrimage
 29 July Catholic in the Life Spirit Seminar (CLSS)
 4 August 20th Anniversary Mass Healing Rally
 11 August Family Day
 9 September Third Quarter Meeting (Service Volunteer Workers)
 11 November Assembly meeting
 9 December Fourth Quarter Meeting (Service Volunteer Workers)
 16 December Christmas party

El Shaddai (Hebrew word which is literally translated as “God Almighty) is the biggest Catholic Charismatic Renewal group in the Philippines, claiming to have 8 million members throughout the Philippines and other chapters across the world. It is currently headed by Bro. Mike Velarde, its Servant Leader and Founder. Bishop Teodoro Bacani of the Roman Catholic Church serves as its Spiritual Director.

In 1984, Velarde initiated a weekly Bible radio-show on DWXI, inspired by his heart ailment recovery in 1978. The acquisition of the radio station was part Velarde’s real estate deal. He named the show El Shaddai after he found the words in a religious pamphlet.

Mike Velarde also held once-a-month prayer rallies outside the vicinity of the radio station. Eventually, it was made a weekly rally and with the growing number of attendees, it was transferred to bigger area until it finally found its place in a field outside the Philippine International Convention Center, which is near Manila Bay.

In Vienna, the El Shaddai group started through a Filipina, Lin Ponce who learned about the movement through an El Shaddai magazine sent by her brother from the Philippines. Eventually, when she went home to the Philippines in 1991, she joined one of the El Shaddai prayer rallies there, which had great impact on her. Returning to Vienna after the vacation, she with Arlene Radam, started the El Shaddai prayer meetings. It was a small beginning. The prayer meetings started in small numbers in Filipinos’ houses and eventually in a Saal in 17th District. While this was going on, communication was sent to Bro. Mike Velarde, who in turn, acknowledged the group as an El Shaddai chapter in Austria.

After nearly two years since it began the meetings, Fr. Calixto Artemio Lumandas, then chaplain of Filipinos, envisioning one charismatic group for the whole chaplaincy eventually combined El Shaddai with another charismatic group, God’s Love. From that time on, became the place of El Shaddai meetings.

The El Shaddai group meets every Saturday at 6 in the evening for the prayer meeting. The prayer meeting consists of singing praise songs, testimonies, prayers of healing and other petitions and a biblical reflection and study. Once a month, the group also holds a Mass.