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February 2018
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Sat Feb 24
12:00 Noon Confessions
Sat Feb 24
4:30 pm Anticipatory Mass
Sun Feb 25
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Sun Feb 25
8:00 & 10:30 Mass
Sun Feb 25
CCD
Sun Feb 25
Parish Registration
Mon Feb 26
8:15 am Mass
Mon Feb 26
CCD Gr. 1-4
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BINGO
Tue Feb 27
Welcome Committee

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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.
 
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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 February 18 2017,
First Sunday of Lent
““After John had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God...”  MARK 1:14
Do you ever think about how difficult it must have been for Jesus to come into Galilee, knowing that John had just been arrested for teaching the same message that Jesus was proclaiming.  It must have taken great love and trust for Jesus to do what the Father had sent Him here on earth to do.  In the same way, following a life of stewardship takes great love and trust from us.  We must be willing to surrender completely to God, trusting that God will always give us all that we need to fulfill His plan for us.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ELECTRONIC GIVING:
Your Sunday Offertory Contribution can be automatically deducted from your checking account.
 
 
 

 
 
Eucharistic Adoration, Benediction and
 
Stations of the Cross during Lent
 
On Fridays during Lent, beginning after the Noon Mass, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed in the church for Eucharistic Adoration from 1:00 to 6:30 pm. This will be followed by Benediction and then Stations of the Cross.
 
We will pray the Stations of the Cross every Friday (except Good Friday) during Lent at 7:00 pm in the Church.  There will be no Stations of the Cross Service on Good Friday.  Servers are needed for these weekly services so if anyone can help, please call the parish office at (330)477-6796.
 
The dates for these services are 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, and 3/23.  Please take a little time out of your day to enjoy the Fish Fry on these dates also (and help the school too).
 
 

 
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 http://www.doy.org/index.php/diocesan-offices/evangelization.  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
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The services tab lists many local organizations.
Hot meals and food banks are listed on the Calendar.
 
 
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SUPPORT FOR THE HOLY LAND
 
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.
 
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