Welcome to the pastoral ministry page at Saint Joan of Arc Parish in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. It is my hope that through this page you will find some helpful resources to guide you during this unprecedented time in our history. God is calling each and every one of us to reach out to our families, friends, neighbors, and fellow parishioners in an effort to "lift the spirits of the lowly" and bring them peace and comfort.
Perhaps Saint Teresa of Avila said it best when she stated, "Christ has no body now on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on the world. Yours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good; Yours are the hands with which he is to bless men now."
I know all of you are being the hands of Christ during this time and rising to the occassion that demands so much patience and perserverance. Please know you are in my daily prayers and that soon we will all be worshiping together again. Stay healthy, strong, and know that God is with you. See you soon!
LINKS AND DOWNLOADS
April 2020 Resource Guide
May 2020 PDF Resource Guide
Rediscover the Saints Book Club Follow Up Guide:
SJA 2020 Summer Resource Guide:
UNITED IN PRAYER
Saint Joan of Arc Vibrant Parish Prayer
Written by parishioner: Jane Zilly
We are your people at St. Joan of Arc Parish, embraced by your love throughout all time. As a community of faith, joined together in the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, we ask you to fill us with new life. Liberate us from all that keeps us from you. Heal us from every form of sin and violence. Reconcile us so that enemies become friends. Transform us to live your Word more profoundly. Open us to appreciate your presence in all ages, faiths and cultures. Awaken us to the sacred; nurture our relationships. Enliven our parish in the celebration and sharing of gifts. Enable us to recreate our world and restore justice. Fill us with joy to celebrate the fullness of life. Empower us to be a community of love, growing in your likeness. Please make St. Joan of Arc a vibrant parish, through your power and grace.
Pope Francis names the Most Reverend Edward C. Malesic, J.C.L., as the 12th bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland
Read about our new Bishop: