|Friends, Peace be with you! Welcome to St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church. We are a vibrant and growing parish of over 700 families. We are a community dedicated to the teachings of Jesus Christ as passed down through the Apostles and the Traditions of the Catholic Faith. We are devoted to the mission of the Church to “go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). Please feel free to browse our web site and find out more about us. If, after reading our web-pages, you have questions about our Catholic life or worship, or if you feel the Lord is calling you to belong here, please contact us at our email address. We will respond to the best of our ability. In the meantime, may God bless you abundantly and give you Peace through His Son Jesus Christ.God be with your spirit,
Father Mike Joly, PastorSt. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
The annual observance of Lent is the special season for the ascent to the holy mountain of Easter. Through its twofold theme of repentance and baptism, the season of Lent disposes both the catechumens and the faithful to celebrate the paschal mystery. Catechumens are led to the sacraments of initiation by means of the Rite of Election, the Scrutinies, and catechesis. The faithful, listening more intently to the word of God and devoting themselves to prayer, are prepared
During Lent, we are asked to devote ourselves to seeking the Lord in prayer and reading Scripture, to sacrifice self-control through fasting & abstinence, and to share our blessings with others by giving alms.
|Regulations for Fasting and Abstinence
Ash Wednesday (March 5th) and Good Friday (April 19th) are days of fast and abstinence.
Fasting is to be observed by all 18 years of age and older, who have not yet celebrated their 59th birthday. On a fast day one full meal is allowed. Two other meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and juices, are allowed.
Abstinence is observed by all 14 years of age and older. On days of abstinence (Ash Wednesday, all Fridays of Lent, and Good Friday) no meat is allowed. Note that when health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige. When in doubt concerning fast and abstinence, the parish priest should be consulted.
The Giving of Alms
The giving of alms is one way to share God’s gifts not only
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
St. Joan of Arc parish will host its 13th annual celebration of DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
3 PM on Sunday, April 28th, 2019
The Holy Hour will open with Eucharistic Adoration followed by chanting of The Divine Mercy Chaplet, led by Rev. Michael Joly. Fr. Joly will then offer a reflection on Divine Mercy. In addition, readings from Holy Scripture and the Diary of St. Faustina will follow. The program will close with Benediction. Come and join us for a beautiful Holy Hour of uplifting prayer and music.
Light refreshments will be served following the Holy Hour.
ALL ARE WELCOME !!
Bishop Knestout encourages anyone aware of sexual abuse of minors on the part of clergy or staff of our diocese to notify civil authorities, call the Attorney General’s Clergy Abuse Hotline at 1-833-454-9064 and reach out to the Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator, Jennifer Sloan at 1-877-887-9603.