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EasterSundayHeHasRisenWelcome 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!
“The Lord is risen, it is true!”  Through our baptism He calls us to proclaim new life to the world.  Pray for those who herald the Good News as priests, deacons, brothers and sisters.  If you think God may be inviting you to such a vocation, contact Fr. Christopher Luoni (330) 744-8451, or by email at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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

2018 Annual Bishop's Appeal at SJA
Thank you to everyone who made a commitment to the 2017 Bishop’s Appeal.
332 of our Parish Families responded in 2017. $64,893 was pledged which was 82.3% of our parish goal of $78,821. This year our goal is $75,584. If you have not yet responded, please do so at this time. Just click the "Give Now" Button to the Left!
As of May 18th, 312 St. Joan of Arc Parish Families have already pledged $64,073 which is almost 84.8% of the goal.  As Father Weikart has asked at Mass, please keep those responses coming!  Almsgiving is one of the things expected of every Catholic.  Responding to the request of Bishop Murry is the perfect way to follow Christ's calling to us.  And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’ - Matthew 25:40
Please be generous!

Prayer To Know One's Vocation
Lord, my God and my loving Father, you have made me to know you, to love you, to serve you, and thereby to find and to fulfill my deepest longings. I know that you are in all things, and that every path can lead me to you.
But of them all, there is one especially by which you want me to come to you. Since I will do what you want of me, I pray you, send your Holy Spirit to me: into my mind, to show me what you want of me; into my heart, to give me the determination to do it, and to do it with all my love, with all my mind, and with all of my strength right to the end. Jesus, I trust in you. Amen

Stewardship Thought for May 13, 2018
The Ascension of the Lord
“Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.” – 1 JOHN 4:15
How strong is your faith?  When you have an opportunity to either defend or clarify a question about our Catholic faith, do you do it?  Or, do you remain silent so that others don’t think you are weird?  Pray for the courage to be strong in all circumstances and to share your witness with others.
Your Sunday Offertory Contribution can be automatically deducted from your checking account.

Pastoral Plan Implementation Report
Do you remember the Pastoral Plan from 2015?  Did anything ever happen with it?  Now you can read all about the wonderful initiatives that have happened through the diocesan offices and at our parishes.  A report on the implementation of the Pastoral Plan for Evangelization, Trusting in Christ: A Call to Discipleship, is now available on the Diocesan Evangelization webpage at  Under “Pastoral Plan Implementation Report – Pentecost 2017” are three links to the files that make up the report.  Please read the report to spark ideas for your own parish and for collaborative efforts within your area.  Contact Pete Schafer, Director of the Office of Evangelization and Pastoral Planning at (330) 744-8451 ext. 275 for more information.




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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.
Pregnant and need help?
Do you know someone who is suffering because of an abortion in their past?  Encourage them to seek confidential care after abortion at Project Rachel of Northeast Ohio at 888-259-4806 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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Pope Francis has asked our parish to support the Christians in the Holy Land. Your support helps the church minister in parishes, provide Catholic Schools and offer religious education.  Your support also helps to preserve the sacred shrines.  The wars, unrest and instability have been especially hard on Christians.  In these times of crisis, our support provides humanitarian aid to refugees.  When you contribute, you become an instrument of peace and join with Catholics around the world in solidarity with the Church in the Holy Land.