Fr. Gary will be out of town, leaving after masses on Sunday April 18. I will return for the weekend of May 1-2, 2021. While I am away there will not be a daily mass at St Joan of Arc this week (the week of April 19) and next week (the week of April 26). Thank you for making a note of this! Our wonderful ministerial staff will continue to be of service here at SJA and our neighboring priests will do their best to be of assistance, if the need presents itself. Thank you, Fathers.
Posted Thursday, April 15, 2021
Our SJA 2nd Graders will receive their First Holy Communion on Saturday, May 1, at 11:00am or 4:30pm and on Sunday, May 2, at 9:00 or 11:00am. As a Parish Community we offer our prayers for our First Communicants and their families, as our 2nd Graders prepare to receive Jesus, the Bread of Life!
Our beloved Sr. Judith Bucco will be retiring in July. While we’re so sad to see her go, after 57 years of service, 15 of which were spent right here at SJA, it is time she is able to slow down just a tad. Sr. Judy's retirement party will be on July 11 at Frohring Meadows. It will be an open house setting in a pavilion at the park after the 11 AM Mass. More to come. Please save the date.
Spring is here, and so is Blaze Youth Ministry! Are you in grades 6-12 and curious about what Blaze does? Join us for one of our Weekly Walks! All are invited to join us for a 1-2 mile walk every Saturday at 10am at Frohring Meadows. We meet at the large, enclosed shelter at the large parking lot in the back. No registration required - just show up and give it a try! MASKS REQUIRED. Join us for an Ignite (grades 9-12) meeting on Sunday, April 18 at 8pm on Zoom. We'll do a short Bible study and then play a game. Please email Allie at [email protected] for the Zoom link. Keep an eye out for these future events: Service Day - cleaning out the fire pit and path behind the school; Kayaking - this summer at Camp Hi; Service Opportunity: Helping clean up the Metroparks; Field Day - join us for a day of fun and games; Youth Mass - celebrated together with other parishes in our diocese; Retreat Day - join us for a day of faith, reflection, prayer, fun, and learning.
In honor of our Blessed Virgin Mary, the rosary will be said in the church Garden of Life at 10 AM each Wednesday in May. All are welcome to join!
On Tuesday, March 23, eight SJA volunteers cooked and packaged 60 meals "to go" at St. Pats Hunger Center. Thank you to those volunteers who have been a strong core to this ministry! Also, thank you to the volunteers who baked the delicious homemade cookies for the dessert. CONGRATULATIONS to the confirmation candidates who baked cookies for St. Pats to earn their service hours this year! It was very nice of you to choose to do that. I hope you always remember to feed the hungry. If you would like to volunteer with this ministry, feel free to contact Connie Eddy at [email protected]
Posted Thursday, April 8, 2021