National Vocations Awareness

Are you being called? “Out of her poverty she has put in everything she had.” Will you respond with generosity should the Lord choose you for priesthood or the consecrated life? Call Father Michael Boehling at (804) 359-5661, or write:

Theological Speakeasy


Over the past months, St. Joan of Arc hosted several “Theological Speakeasys”. Participation in these gatherings was focused on SJA Young Adults, the Iron Men, and most recently, the entire parish. The format for each gathering was the same. Group participants submit questions that they wished to discuss. These questions were to be focused on the Catholic Faith, Morals, Teachings or other Church related topics. A panel, comprised of clergy, religious, and the laity, researched and provided answers. Below are the questions submitted and answered to date (June 5, 2020) presented in general topic areas.

Faith & Tradition
General Questions
Mary, the Mother of the Church
Moral Questions and Issues
Virtual Theological Speakeasy (June 5 2020)


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.

The anointing of the sick conveys several graces and imparts gifts of strengthening in the Holy Spirit against anxiety, discouragement, and temptation, and conveys peace and fortitude (CCC 1520). These graces flow from the atoning death of Jesus Christ, for “this was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah, ‘He took our infirmities and bore our diseases’” (Matt. 8:17).