Non-Liturgical

Divine Mercy Sunday

St. Joan of Arc parish will host its 13th annual DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY HOLY HOUR at 3 PM on Sunday, April 28th, 2019. During Eucharistic Adoration, Rev. Michael Joly will lead the chanting of the beautiful Divine Mercy Chaplet. Following readings from Sacred Scripture, Father Joly will offer a reflection on Divine Mercy. After Benediction, our parish Music Director, Liam Less will present a program of selected organ/piano music. Light refreshments will follow.

Come & join us for a beautiful and uplifting hour of prayer and music !

Divine Mercy Sunday
Divine Mercy Prayer Group

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Reports

Social Ministries

Mission

The Social Ministry at St. Joan of Arc is established to fulfill the Church’s social mission of love, justice, and peace by responding in a concrete way to societal and individual human needs.

2015 Breakdown of Social Ministry Financial Expenses

Vision

To help us answer our baptismal call, we are reinforced and challenged by the celebration of the sacraments and the proclamation of the word of God as we reach out in service to those in need; defend the life, dignity and rights of all people; and work to change the policies, structures and systems that perpetuate injustice.

Domestic Abuse

Domestic violence, sexual assault, child and elder abuse are on the rise in the U.S. and many would say epidemic. At least one-third of the people in our churches are affected by violence and abuse at the hand of someone they love. We encourage you to raise awareness of this sin of violence by praying for the healing of victims, holding perpetrators accountable, and calling them to wholeness.

Together we can make a difference and help to bring peace to our communities. No one should tolerate any form of abuse. Call the Hotline for Virginians against Domestic Abuse at 1-800-838-8238. This call is free and confidential and will not appear on your phone bill.

Sick & Homebound Ministry

The Commission of an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion (EMHCs) who brings the Blessed Sacrament to the sick or home-bound is to care for the faithful who are ill or infirm and through illness or infirmity unable to take their accustomed place in the Eucharistic community. In bringing communion to them, the Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion represents Christ and manifests faith and charity on behalf of the whole community toward those who cannot be present at the Eucharist.

For the sick the reception of communion is not only a privilege but also a sign of support and concern shown by the Christian community for its members who are ill.

Before bringing Holy Communion to the sick and home-bound, the Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion must be trained and then commissioned by the Parish Priest.

If you feel called to this ministry or you know of a parishioner who cannot attend Mass but would like to receive Holy Communion, please contact Deacon Mark or Cathy Mueller or the parish office.

St Joan of Arc Sick & Homebound Guidelines
Richmond Diocese Sick & Home-bound Guidelines

Technology

The St. Joan of Arc Technology Ministry is a group of motivated individuals with a desire to serve our parish and community with our technical abilities. Systems such as projection screens, video presentations, audio/video recording, social media, webpages, can all be used to enhance our worship experience and parish life during liturgies, weddings, festivals, picnics, youth groups and more.

If you are someone with an interest in assisting this ministry with your talents, please contact the parish office for more information.

We look forward to serving with you!

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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.