Renew International presented ARISE Together in Christ, which was a three-year, parish-centered process of spiritual renewal and evangelization that enables people to deepen their faith, develop a closer relationship with Christ, grow in community, and reach out in service to others. All people of the Archdiocese of Boston were invited to come together to form a renewed community of laity and clergy, to welcome back those who may have been distanced from the Church, and to spread the Good News through active commitment to charity and justice.
“Why Catholic? follows our established evangelization efforts in three important ways: It reinforces the success of ARISE Together in Christ/Lenten Longings by providing materials and trainings that support ongoing small faith-sharing communities. It complements Catholics Come Home by offering individuals an appealing way to reconnect with their faith and forge friendships in the parish. And, recognizing the diversity of our communities, it builds unity by way of program elements in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, and materials in Vietnamese, Haitian Creole, and Lithuanian.” (Cardinal Seán O’Malley)
For more information, please contact Mary Ann McLaughlin or Ann Cussen, Office for Worship and Spiritual Life, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 617-779-3640.