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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.
 
Saint Joan of Arc Parish Staff
 
 

 
 
2018 Annual Bishop's Appeal at SJA
 
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Thank you to everyone who made a commitment to the 2018 Bishop’s Appeal.
 
Pentecost marked the official end of the 2018 Bishop's Appeal.  If you'd still like to give, just click the "Give Now" Button to the Left!
 
As of July 16th, 330 St. Joan of Arc Parish Families have pledged $67,366 which is 89.1% of our $75,584 goal. As Father Weikart has asked at Mass, every parish family should respond to our Bishop's request for response! No donation is too small! 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 July 15, 2018
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 
 
“He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick – no food, no sack, no money in their belts.” (MARK 6:8)
How different we are from the Apostles who took nothing when they ventured out to serve God.  Today, we make our life’s journey more difficult because of all the material baggage that we drag along.  When we really put God first in everything and put money and possessions second, we experience more freedom to joyfully serve God and others.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ELECTRONIC GIVING:
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 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
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.
 
 
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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.
 
PLEASE BE GENEROUS!
 
 
 
 

 

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