ARISE Together in Christ
Rediscovering the Catholic Faith
What is ARISE?
ARISE Together in Christ is a pastoral offering for the
evangelization and spiritual renewal that, over five seasons, unfolds
the standards of Christ as they apply to all areas of life. Its
scripturally grounded content emphasizes people living in good
with one another as they make concrete applications of the Gospel to
their life situations.
ARISE Mission Statement
Immaculate Conception Church's "ARISE Tegether in Christ"
program has come to exist in order to put our faith into action beyond
Mass by sharing and growing spiritually together in Jesus' name and
bringing evangelization into our homes and to all we meet.
ARISE Poster Campaign: Hey Kids, WE NEED YOUR HELP!!
Calling all Young People of ICC Parish. We need your help in
getting the word out about the ARISE Together in Christ program.
Immaculate Conception Parish, along with all Monterey Diocese
Parishes, will be participating in “ARISE Together in Christ”, a
program to help all of us follow JESUS more closely and share his LOVE
and WORD with each other. The ICC “ARISE” Team is asking all the young
people (all ages or make it a family affair) of ICC Parish to help
promote the “ARISE” program by making posters to decorate the hall and
bring “ARISE” to life.
Please create a poster using all your imagination and have FUN
The word “ARISE” should appear in the poster along with your ideas of
who and what GOD means to you.
- Use any size paper, but no larger than 22” by 28”.
- Use pencil, crayon, color markers, glue, computer or any
media of your choice.
- Write your Name, Telephone Number and Age on back of poster.
- Posters may be submitted to ICC Office Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri,
8:30 – 1:00 or call Terry Giannetto 831-245-8666.
A thank you GIFT
for each poster submitted!!
YOU CAN DO IT!!!
When does the ARISE
Togther in Christ program begin?
Work is already underway! The ICC/TP ARISE Core Team
formed in February 2014 and started
preparation for Season I that is scheduled to begin in the fall of
2014. Preparation activities include training and recruitment of small
faith group leaders, the procurement of materials and getting the word
out to all the parishioners so we can be ready to launch Season I
as scheduled in
You will be hearing more about the program as we get closer to the
small group sign ups in the August-September timeframe.
The ARISE program is comprised of five seasons held in the early spring
fall beginning in the fall of 2014 and ending after Lent in 2016.
Each season is six weeks long:
- Season One (Fall
2014): Encountering Christ
on what it means to seek an encounter with Christ through faith sharing.
- Season Two (Lent
2015): Change Our Hearts takes place duringh Lent,
reflecting on the central call of Ash Wendesday to "conversion", both
as "turning away from..." and as "turning toward..."
- Season Three (Fall
2015): In the Footstseps of
on our fundamental belief that God in Christ chose to walk with us on
our path through life and that the risen Christ now walks with us.
- Season Four (Lent
2016): New Heart, New Spirit takes place during lent, focusing
on the central themes of forgiveness and reconciliation.
- Season Five (Fall
2016): We are the Good News! explores how we are called to be
the Good News for other people. We see that evangelization is not
something that we do; it is who we are as followers of Christ.
ARISE Program Calendars
Click on the links below to stay up to date with the latest program
schedule of events and activities.
Who participates in ARISE?
The ARISE program transcends the social strata at all levels. The
small faith groups provide the foundation for the building and sharing
of faith. Outreach activities serve to spread the word of God's
love and strengthen our community.
Where can I get more information?
are many ways to get more information on the ARISE program.
Information will be presented at Mass and in the various publications
of the parish. You can also reach out to the ARISE Team
members. They'll be wearing distinctive yellow pollo shirts
to help you pick them out of the crowd.
ARISE CORE TEAM HAS THE INFO!
Each Mass (5PM/9AM/11:15AM) has representatives on the ICC/TP ARISE
Core Team. These individuals can be identified by their
distinctive name tags and yellow shirts. Feel free to approach
them for any questions you might have on the ARISE program.
ARISE Core Team Members
Feel free to contact any of the ARISE Core Team members listed below:
- Fr Heibar Castaneda (Pastor)
- Terry Giannetto (Parish ARISE Coordinator) 831-635-0331 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Katherine Casey
- Joseph McMahon (9AM)
- Loretta McDermott
- Josie Hernandez
- Gloria Eisenberg
- Regina Valcazar (9AM)
- Lillian "Peg" Casey
- Dan Valcazar (9AM) at email@example.com
- Kevin Lommen (5PM) at firstname.lastname@example.org