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Welcome Friends in Christ!
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Dear Parishioners and Prospective Parishioners,
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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
 

 
 
Year of Mercy – “Leaving the Light On”
An Evening of Reconciliation
 
Bishop Murry has asked St. Joan of Arc and all the parishes in the diocese to “Leave the Lights On” on Wednesday, March 2nd from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  You are encouraged to take this opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation here at St. Joan of Arc or any other diocesan parish on this special night during Lent.
 
 

 
 
Stewardship Thought for February 7, 2015,
The Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
 
“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send?  Who will go for us?’  ‘Here I am,’ I said, ‘send me!’” (Isaiah 6:8)
Every day – in little ways and in big ways – God asks, “Whom shall I send?”  Whether it is someone to take on a new ministry or just someone to open a door for a stranger, God constantly provides doors of opportunity.  The next time you hear God calling, have the courage to walk through the door and say “Here I am, Lord.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Your Sunday Offertory Contribution can be automatically deducted from your checking account.
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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The Jubilee Year of Mercy
 
 
 
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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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