The Arise Prayer
Gracious God and Father,
we enter into your presence
realizing you know us better
than we know ourselves.
You know the cares and sufferings
we carry in our own hearts.
You call us to holiness
and we trust you to lead us
together on our journey
to be a renewed Church,
for with you all things are possible.
Create us anew in Jesus Christ
Liberate us from all that keeps us
Heal us from every form
of sin and violence.
Transform us to live your Word
Awaken us to the sacred;
rebuild trust among us.
Enliven our parishes;
reunite our families.
May your Holy Spirit empower us
to live as a community of love,
freed to share in your work
of recreating our world
and restoring justice.
We believe you are doing
calling us to arise together in Christ
to celebrate the fullness of life.
Small group leaders for ARISE are invited to a training night on Thursday, January 16th at 7 pm in the St. Ignatius Room. Sr. Elizabeth will be the presenter.
We are preparing for Season Four: New Heart, New Spirit that begins the first week of February 2020 and runs during Lent. Please plan on coming and if you have questions, please call Tom Kessinger at 530-758-6566
A note from Sr. Elizabeth:
I pray that you enjoyed a wonder-filled Christmas and Happy New Year!!
This is a reminder about the upcoming ARISE Season Four Workshops. The workshop content is specific to Season Four which is about forgiveness and reconciliation which is so needed in our lives, parishes and the world. We will discuss ways to assist leaders to understand the process of grief, forgiveness and healing and offer ways to create an environment for healing within their small groups.
Please remind your Parish Team and Small Group Leaders that the content of the workshop is completely different than previous workshops and specific to Season Four for Lent.
This webinar will provide an excellent background for the upcoming training.
Other important dates that need to be remembered include:
• Sign-up Sunday(s) – February 2nd and 9th
• Prayer Commitment Sunday – February 16
• Faith-sharing begins the week of – February 23.
Please be assured that you and your families remain in my daily prayers.
Sr. Elizabeth O’Donnell, O.P.
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