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St. Patrick’s Parish ARISE Together in Christ Teams – Season 5

ARISE  Press Release From Bishop Plouffe


ARISE Together in Christ is a 3-year process of evangelization and spiritual renewal developed by RENEW International.  ARISE has led us to explore the meaning and power of Encountering Christ Today (Season One, Fall, 2013), and our need to foster that relationship Change Our Hearts (Season Two, Spring, 2014). Season Three explored what it means to walk In the Footsteps of Christ (Fall, 2014).  We were called to share, with our Parish, one of the key themes of this particular Season –  Ten Principles of Catholic Social Thought.   Season Four (Spring 2015) focuses on the central themes of forgiveness and reconciliation.


Moving on to ARISE Season 5

During Lent parishes and missions across the diocese implemented Season Four, New Heart, New Spirit, focusing on the central theme of forgiveness and reconciliation.

The fall of 2015 brings us to Season V of ARISE Together in Christ, “We Are the Good News!”  In this fifth season of ARISE Together in Christ/LEVANTATE  Unámonos en Cristo we are reminded that evangelization is not something that we do.  Rather, it is who we are as followers of Christ.

The six faith sharing sessions during the fall will focus on:

Session One – Come and See – Going back to the Apostles we are part of a chain of people who have brought to an encounter with Christ by others.  We continue that chain by inviting others.

Session Two – Sowing Seeds  To plant a seed is an act of hope.  To whom are we called to sow, and how?

Session Three – Go and Make Disciples – Christ entrusts evangelization to us, his Church when He said, “Go and make disciples of all nations.”

Session Four – The Spirit at Work  The Holy Spirit works through us to touch the hearts and minds of other people.  We listen for the promptings of the Holy Spirit.

Session Five – Many the Gifts – We each evangelize according to our diverse God given gifts in a spirit of unity and love.

Session Six – We Are the Good News!  We are called to carry Christ into the world.  Mary is the model for discipleship.

ARISE Together in Christ – Season 5 sign up sheetPrayer Commitment  Sunday/Week – Sunday, October 11th to Saturday, October 18th, 2015Prayer is essential to the process of spiritual renewal call ARISE Together in Christ.  Please take time and pray with your family as our parish, together with our entire diocese, enters into this time of spiritual renewal.  On Saturday, October 10th, or Sunday, October 11th, you are asked to “Take a chocolate” and appreciate the sweetness of prayer.  
  • pray the Rosary daily
  • keep ARISE in my daily intercessions
  • meditate daily on Scripture for 10 minutes
  • make a Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament

ARISE prayer

Parishioners are welcome to join an ARISE Together In Christ, Season V, Small Christian Community Group for one or more sessions. All sessions are interdependent. To inquire, as to availability to participate in a session on the following days and or times, please contact the Parish ARISE coordinator, Maurizio Visentin at 705-562-2349.
ARISE Together In Christ, Season V, Small Christian Community Group Meeting DaysEach group meets on their chosen day for six weeks.  Each session last 90 minutes.

Sessions begin the week of October 12th, 2015 and end the week of November 22nd, 2015.

Monday afternoon –  at Small Christian Community Group Leader’s residence
Tuesday morning – at Parish Upper Hall
Wednesday afternoon – at Parish boardroom
Wednesday evening – at Small Christian Community Goup Leader’s residence
Sunday evening -at Parish Hall
Sunday evening  – at Small Christian Community Group Leaders’ residence
Thank you Small Christian Community Group Leaders for you time and devotion to the ARISE program.