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2015HeHasRisenWelcome Friends in Christ!
Father Weikart and the Staff of St. Joan of Arc Parish would like to wish each and everyone a Blessed and Happy Easter Season!

Dear Parishioners and Prospective Parishioners,
Welcome to our parish website.  We hope the information on these pages is helpful to you in finding your place at St. Joan of Arc and that your spiritual needs may be fulfilled.  Our parish is very active in many ways both spiritual and material.  As well as having opportunities for spiritual growth for all ages, we also encourage the participation of the whole family in worship and growth.  Our parish is deeply involved in the practice of Stewardship.  This means that we believe that all our time, talents and treasures are truly gifts from God and are given to us to be shared to build up God's Kingdom here on earth.  So, if you are interested in a parish where people are involved, you have come to the right place.  We heartily welcome you and hope that if there is anything we can do for you that you will not hesitate to call.
Saint Joan of Arc Parish Staff

Do you need help for yourself, a loved one and/or your family or would you like to know how to help others?
The services tab lists many local organizations.  Hot meals and food banks are listed on the Calendar.

Stewardship Thought for May 1 2016,
Sixth Sunday of Easter
"50 Days of Joy & Gratitude"
In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples to “…not let your hearts be troubled or afraid”.  In these modern times, this message is so important.  It’s so easy to get caught up in the spirit of fear and dread.  We are called to be an Easter people sharing the Gospel with joy in our hearts.  Am I sharing my gifts from a place of joy?  Am I grateful for all of the blessings God has given me?
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A few months ago, Pope Francis announced the celebration of a Jubilee Year of Mercy as a way to recall and remind ourselves of God’s loving and tender mercy bestowed upon us. The Year of Mercy will officially begin on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 and end on Sunday, November 20, 2016. The motto and theme of this year is taken from Luke’s gospel – “Merciful like the Father.” (Luke 6.36). Pope Francis reminds us that God’s mercy has always been a part of human history from the time of Moses when He revealed himself as a “God merciful and gracious,” to sending His Son, “Jesus Christ is the face of the Father’s mercy.” Explaining God’s mercy, the pope states, “being merciful is concretely demonstrated in God’s many actions throughout the history of salvation where His goodness prevails over punishment and destruction.” Pope Francis has asked that this upcoming Year of Mercy be a time when all people of faith become ever mindful of God’s mercy in our lives and that we, in turn, show, give and offer that same mercy to one another. During the Year of Mercy, parishes in the Diocese will be asked to focus each month on one of the spiritual and/or corporal works of mercy.






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