Thursday, April 30, 2009

From Sister Honora

Dear Pastors and ARISE Parish Teams,

We just completed a productive week's work in Boston at the Boston Catholic Men's and Women's Conferences, Preparing A Place Workshops at five sites and Theology on Tap at Hennesey's. If you attended Preparing A Place, please take a minute to evaluate it online by clicking here, thank you.

As you know, Season Three: In The Footsteps of Christ, begins with the small community leader workshop in September. All small community leaders should attend. Actual faith sharing begins in the parish the week of October 4th. In Season Three, the focus is the Social Teaching of the Church, a perfect topic into which to invite Young Adults to be involved. There are many attractive and creative tools on the website in the library under "Y" , to help you connect with and invite Young Adults into ARISE and parish life. In October there will be a collaborative Diocesan-wide Social Justice Event as well.

On June 29th, at St Mary's in Lynn, at 6 PM there will be a workshop for parishes recently starting ARISE. This will be a combination of Launcing ARISE (getting organized and started) and Evangelization (How to invite and welcome people into the process). If any parish has any new members on their teams, or any members who were unable to attend these workshops last year, this would be a good way to get them up to speed and/or to refresh anyone who may need some input. All are welcome, returnees as well! How to facilitate faith sharing and how to deal with specific issues in the small groups will be addressed. This is the last opportunity for these workshops before Season Three begins.

If you have anyone coming to this workshop please call Ann Cussen at (617) 779 - 3641, so we have sufficient materials for you.

If there is anything I can assist with please do not hesitate to call or Email me,


S Honora Nolty, O.P.

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