Pastoral Ministry

Upcoming Events at St. Joan of Arc

May is the Month of Mary, the month of Mothers!

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to all those who bring life and love to the world! We appreciate our Moms!!

We had our May crowning last Tuesday May 9th at the all school mass. The Second Graders who just received their communion led the crowning ceremony. What a gift!

We continue in May to honor Mary with a Rosary Rally May 13th at Triangle Park in Chagrin Falls at noon. 

Join us Wednesday May 31st for A walk with Mary in the Garden of Life  6:30 pm at the St. Joan campus. The garden is off to your right when you first pull into the property. If you have never been to the garden this is a wonderful opportunity to visit.

We will recite the Rosary and share in our devotion to Mary with faith, fellowship, light refreshments and some Mary goodies!
RSVP to Samantha Taylor [email protected] or 440-715-5108

St. Joan of Arc upcoming events

We have a few exciting events coming up at St. Joan's this Lent! Please join us for our Parish mission  February 26,27 and 28th.

We are also hosting a Healing service March 29th at 6:30 by Peter's Shadow and Unbound Ministries. 
Healing service at St. Joan of Arc March 29th at 6:30
Started in the spring of 2016, and located on the campus of  Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. Peter’s shadow is a non-profit ministry that provides healing, deliverance, and evangelization.   
Their hope and mission is to bring health and healing to a wounded world through the proclamation of the Gospel, signs and wonders, and miraculous healing.
Please join us for this night of healing March 29th at 6:30 pm.

Blue Christmas December 21, 2022

Ministry Fair

Sending out a HUGE thank you to all the ministry leaders and parishioners that showed up and signed up for the Ministry Fair this past weekend. It was wonderful to gather together in faith and fellowship. So many of you signed up to share your gifts and talents with the many ministries we offer here at St. Joan of Arc Parish. If you ould not attend the fair we will continue to have the QR code in the bulletin and online so it's not to late to get involved! We need your gifts and talents as we serve the community! Serving is part of our calling as Catholic christians and here at St. Joans there are so many ways to serve. Fill out the ministry form, get involved!

Sign up for FORMED

 Dear SJA Parishioners:  Are you continuing to enjoy your free SJA parish subscription to FORMED? If you have not yet taken advantage, FORMED  is a Catholic, digital, on-demand education service with content in a variety of areas with ways to deepen your Catholic faith!  They also have fun, informational programs  for children! If you haven’t signed up yet, you can do so in 3 easy steps:
1.           Visit:
2.          Enter: our parish zip code (44022) or parish name (Saint Joan of Arc)
3.          Enter: your name and email
After you have completed these 3 steps, you will receive a confirmation email.   This email gives you access to FORMED.  ***There is also a new feature free with your FORMED subscription.***

Amen App – Free for all parishioners!

The Amen app is the free Catholic prayer app that inspires your daily 

conversation with God through faithful meditations and nourishing 

Scripture.Please enjoy this latest offering from the Augustine Institute.

After that, you do not have to sign up again.  It is a one-time registration process.  There are no passwords.  
If you have any questions, please contact Millie Prebel 440-247-7183 ext 127  at any time.  Enjoy exploring FORMED!


August Greetings,

I am excited we will be renewing our subscription to the FORMED website this year. If you are not familiar with FORMED,  it  provides the very best Catholic content from more than 60 organizations to help parishes, families and individuals explore their faith anywhere. Supporting thousands of movies, children’s programs, ebooks, audio, parish programs and studies direct to your browser, mobile or connected device.
Watch,listen and read. Anywhere, anytime.
Mobile ~Enabling content on the go with offline playback on you mobile phone or tablet. Supporting iOS and Android devices.
Connected Devices ~ Providing faith-filled, engaging content direct to your living room with Roku, Apple TV, and Chromecast among others.

Look to the home page of our parish website for instructions on how to sign up to FORMED as well as the Pick of the week.

FORMED is a wonderful tool to enrich your faith, learn more about all things Catholic, even meditate on a rosary to help you find peace in times of stress.

My hope is that you will find as much benefit as I have over the years of having this  wonderful resource.

Yours In Christ,

Millie Prebel

Welcome Friends

Hello Parish Family

Hello St. Joan of Arc Family,

Just a quick sharing of a little bit about me and my vision of Ministry.

I have been in formation devoting the last five years discerning a second wave career shift. Two years at the Ignatian Spirituality Institute at John Carroll, certified as a Spiritual Direction in 2017 and the last three years in the Lay Ecclesial Ministry Program at the Center for Pastoral Leadership to be certified, Lord willing, October 2022.
Thank you to so many of you that offered me such a warm welcome and generous hospitality as I begin my role here. Don’t hesitate to reach out to me with ideas, suggestions, and desires for parish life. It will be my pleasure to bring this vibrancy and enrichment to St. Joan’s.

A brief view of my personal ministry vision:
To welcome, companion, comfort, celebrate and evangelize from first breath to last.
Ministry involves the catechesis of the faith through the sacraments beginning at baptism and accompanying the individual throughout their life lived in faith within the community of the church.
 Ministry provides counsel through struggles of the human condition we all face.
Ministry reaches out to our brothers and sisters to help them reach out to God and each other.
Ministry provides to those in need through raising up and building up, not for our own glory and pride but for the glory of God in our humility.
With only a servants heart, through truth and love should we move forward in ministering to others. Ministry should not build up the ministers but build the love of Christ in those we minister to.
Also important is to continue to strengthen of our own unique gifts and the encouragement of their use for the good of the kingdom. Support for those who minister is paramount.
Ministry is to witness and catechize not just to our parishioners but to the entire community. We should have a spirit of unity and ecumenical ideals.
Ministry encompasses mentorship and direction for all those who seek. To celebrate all of God’s blessings. To be that light of Christ that helps others see the way.

My formation journey has been rich and so rewarding and I can’t wait to share my passion for our Catholic faith with all of you! The faith filled people of St. Joan of Arc Parish. I look forward to accompanying you.

Millie Prebel

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Volunteer Opportunities
The pastoral staff is always looking for volunteers to take Holy Communion to the homebound and to parishioners in local nursing homes. We are also looking for more people to be involved in the Women's Guild, Arc Angels for Life, Elizabeth Ministry, and the Repass Ministry. Please contact me at your convenience to learn more about these ministries. We would love to have you on our team!

Virtus Certification 

VIRTUS is a nationally recognized program to train those who minister, work and volunteer on how to identify signs of sexual abuse in children. Everyone who works or volunteers with or around children MUST BE Virtus certified through the Diocese of Cleveland. Please contact me if you have questions about certification. 

"Child sexual abuse is a worldwide public health issue. Child abuse, particularly child sexual abuse, is reprehensible—especially when the wrongdoer is affiliated with the Church. The VIRTUS® programs help the Church to be a safe haven for children and a messenger for child sexual abuse prevention within the Church and society in general. We seek to achieve this lofty goal through our child sexual abuse prevention program: Protecting God's Children®."



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Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022
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