Saturday, May 30, 2009

Arise Meeting

Mandatory meeting for the team, but it is open to all interested people:

June 15, Rectory dining room, 7:15 PM.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Spend time with Jesus

Now that Arise has put you personally in touch with Jesus, you might want to spend more time with Him. Our parish does have Eucharistic Adoration on Thursdays. This is where Jesus is exposed in a Monstrance on the altar for people to "adore." You go and spend some quiet time with Our Lord.

However, you might not have the time that you need. Here is a link to an online Eucharistic Adoration site. Imagine that! A link to the Real Presence via modern technology. Now even at work, you can reach out to Jesus.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

A Little History

In a letter to Fr. Dave Callahan, in June 2007, Cardinal Sean O'Malley, OFM, wrote that the Bicentennial of the Archdiocese of Boston is a time to celebrate, remember, and honor the past, and give thanks for God's goodness. He also stated that it would be a time to renew the life of the Church in Boston.

After consultation with the Council of Priests, the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council, and other key leaders, Renew International was invited to create a process that would respond specifically to the pastoral and spiritual needs of the Church in the Archdiocese of Boston.

After listening to various groups, leaders in the archdiocese, etc., Arise Together in Christ was developed. An outline was presented in May 2007. The Cardinal appointed Mary Ann McLaughlin and Bishop John Dooher as Coordinators for Arise Together in Christ.

Presentations were made throughout the diocese. A prayer network consisting of seminarians, nuns, religious living in retirement homes, monasteries, and hospitals, prayed for the success of Arise.

St. Mary's itself gathered a team by personal invitation from Fr. Dave. Twelve were chosen: Brenda Delasanta, Dave Delasanta, Katie McNeice, Joe DePalo, Michael Rein, Robbie Clary, Paul Clary, Ray Cadorette, Christine Cadorette, Nancy Rappa, Neil Roche, and Faith Flaherty. We attended the workshops not really understanding what was expected of us.

Gradually, we began to get the picture. We began to get excited. We were starting a project to help our parish and we felt we were doing God's work. "We were psyched!"

After two sessions, we're in awe. We've grown. Arise is successful. The parish is thriving and happy. Praise God!

What's next?

Season Three: "In the Footsteps of Christ".

You can't hold back the Holy Spirit.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Season Three

Season Three ~ In the Footsteps of Christ

Small Community Leader Training Workshops:

September 14th through September 26th

(in all regions of the Archdiocese)

This workshop prepares small community leaders to lead Season Three: In the Footsteps of Christ.

It offers a theological explanation of the Catholic understanding of discipleship and how this implies active commitment to charity and justice.
It will assist small community leaders to understand the social teachings of the Church and the communal dimension of life as a disciple of Christ.

Audience: Small community leaders and the ARISE Parish Team



Sign Up Sunday ~ September 12th and 13th

Prayer Commitment Sunday ~ September 26th and 27th

Season Three Faith Sharing begins the week of October 4th!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Reception for Fr. Dave and Fr. Ted

Reception is May 9, 2009 at the Senior Center, from noon to 3:00 PM. The Arise Team is cordially invited to come share favorite memories.