ARISE Together in Christ is a total renewal experience for the parish, spiritually transforming people through small Christian communities, special parish activities, reflections for families with teens and children, and Christian social action. Because of the variety of ways in which people are engaged, something is available for every parishioner, creating a unifying and enthusiastic spiritual climate in the parish.
|How It Works|
Over a three-year period, a time of preparation is followed by five six-week blocks of time, or "Season". Each of these Seasons has a major gospel theme that is broken down into weekly themes and experienced in the variety of ways mentioned above. To ensure a successful experience, RENEW International provides comprehensive training for the ARISE Diocesan Team, ARISE Parish Teams, and parish Small Community Leaders.
The flow of the ARISE Together in Christ process is as follows:
|January - September||Training and Preparation|
|October - Mid-November||Season I ||Encountering Christ Today|
|Lent||Season II ||Change Our Hearts|
|October - Mid-November||Season III ||In the Footsteps of Christ|
|Lent||Season IV ||New Heart, New Spirit|
|October - Mid-November||Season V ||We Are the Good News!|
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In addition to training, RENEW can facilitate a diocesan priests' renewal process, the development of ARISE Parish Teams to support parish small communities, a focused outreach to young adults. Throughout the three-year process, these events and activities are accompanied by a strong network of pastoral support from the RENEW team and the diocese.
ARISE Together in Christ small communities materials appear in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and Vietnamese.
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