Office of Evangelization

Diocese of Cleveland


By: Renew International

Material Overview

ARISE Together in Faith is a pastoral and diocesan tool to awaken and strengthen the faith of a parish over the course of three years.


About the Program

The spiritual path laid out by the ARISE process begins with a period of formation for diocesan and parish leaders. The process then guides the participants through five distinct periods of time (called Seasons) each of which lasts six weeks. Each Season engages the entire parish in a basic Gospel theme.  Parishioners experience these themes in several ways, primarily: Sunday Mass via homily hints and Prayers of the Faithful, small faith-sharing groups that meet in homes and other locations throughout the parish during the course of the week, family and individual prayer, Parish Mission, and special workshops to help parishes become more responsive to young adults.

The ARISE process provides spiritual formation for everybody in the parish. The process uses a pastoral theology suited for parish life today. There are materials appropriate for adults, families, young adults, and youth that can be used in parishes and on campuses.  Marriage and family life is strengthened as participants share in groups, attend liturgies and gatherings, and use the intergenerational Family sharing Pages and ARISE for youth materials on ARISE weekly themes.

Goals of the ARISE process: Sharing and witnessing to the Word of God in Sacred Scripture, Developing vibrant communities of faith and service,  Forging deeper relationships among parishioners and across diverse ethnic groups, Providing a concrete and practical means of evangelization.



Season I Fall Encountering Christ Today

Season II Lent Change Our Hearts

Season III Fall In the Footsteps of Christ

Season IV Lent New Heart, New Spirit

Season V Fall We Are the Good News!



5 Book series completed over three years.



English, Spanish, and French

ARISE Together in Christ small communities materials appear in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and Vietnamese.



Arise Together in Faith Information:

Arise Together in Faith Informational Pamphlet:

Order Arise Together in Christ:

Levantate Unámanos en Cristo (Spanish):

Debout Ensemble dans le Christ (French):



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