ARISE Together in Christ is a new approach to spiritual renewal and deepening our faith, developing a closer relationship with Christ, growing in community and reaching out in service to others. In the ARISE program, we explore the intersection of faith and life and engage in real dialogue with other parishioners in small faith-sharing communities of 8 to 10 people. It’s great opportunity to meet your parish peers and connect with others on a spiritual level.

The formal sessions are now concluded but members of our parish continue to get together for Sunday morning meetings. If interested, please contact and ask to be connected to one of our ARISE facilitators for information on joining. We’d love to have you.

CLICK HERE for 10 Reasons People Join the ARISE Together in Christ program.


There are small faith-sharing groups at OLQM for all ages, for men, women and couples. ARISE consists of five seasons, each season is six weeks in duration, with meeting options available almost every day of the week. Each meeting lasts about 90 minutes. Each season focuses on a particular theme.

Season 1, Encountering Christ Today, was held in October 2016. To launch the program we were asked to reflect on what it means to encounter Christ today through faith sharing.

Season 2, themed Change Our Hearts and reflecting on the central call of Ash Wednesday to conversion, was completed during Lent 2017.

Season 3,  In the Footsteps of Christ, commenced October 8, 2017 and concluded with the start of Advent. We examined what it means that Christ walks with us on our path through life

Season 4, New Heart, New Spirit, on themes of forgiveness and reconciliation, commenced February 11, 2018 and ran for 6 weeks during Lent 2018.

Season 5, We Are the Good News! Arise Season 5 at OLQM began in October 2018 and was focused on helping us understand ourselves as evangelizers of the Catholic faith.

Related Information

ARISE Overview (from Renew International)
ARISE Prayer


Meet Our Parish ARISE Team Leaders

ARISE Team at OLQM: Noila Johnson, Steve Langowski, Kellie Kelley, Celeste Martinez



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