ARISE Together in Christ is a RENEW parish-wide program inviting people to new ways of understanding their faith and themselves.
ARISE is a small group faith sharing process, which will take place during Fall 2018 and will alternate during Fall and Lent seasons for 3 years. Each session is designed to open all participants to the rich message that is proclaimed and celebrated on each of the Sundays of Lent and Passion Sunday.
Groups can be anywhere from 8-12 members and will last 90 minutes per session.
ARISE consists of 5 seasons consisting of 6 weeks each.
Book materials will need purchased for each season at the cost of $5 each for every member of the small group including facilitators.
PARISH COORDINATOR - This is Wally Zapotoczny; he will lead and direct the parish program leadership, facilitators, and participants to register and participate in the ARISE program. The Parish Coordinator will also organize Sign Up events for each season of ARISE and also ensure that the sessions are progressing in accordance with program expectations.
PARISH TEAM - This team consists of the Pastor, Parish Coordinator, and parishioners that would like to assist with the administration of the program before and during each session. Current members of the Parish Team: Marie Bettwy, Mary Jo Fiore, Cathey Campbell, Peggy Curran, Fr. Dugan, and Wally Zapotoczny. We still need several parish team members. Parish team members will need to commit to attending routine training sessions locally.
FACILITATOR - The facilitator is the small group leader and will lead, guide, and coordinate the weekly group discussions. Several facilitators are needed as we will have multiple small groups. Each group will contain 1-2 facilitators and you do not have to be part of the Parish Team to be a facilitator. The facilitator(s) will need to commit to attending a training session during the summer. More details to come.
HOST - Our hosts open their homes to their group on a weekly basis. (A host does NOT have to be a facilitator).
PARTICIPANT - Individuals in the parish that participate in the small groups. They will perform faith sharing activities within their small groups.
Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church is a parish of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.