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

  your Son.

Liberate us from all that keeps us

  from you.

Heal us from every form

  of sin and violence.


Transform us to live your Word

  more profoundly.

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

  something new,

  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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