Greetings and welcome to our St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church community. We are an active, Spirit-filled parish family striving to fulfill our Vision:
As a Catholic faith community, we will journey from an encounter with the living Christ to a loving relationship with Him, using our unique gifts to be activated disciples making church matter.
As pastor, I extend my own personal welcome to you and an invitation to be engaged in our parish wherever you feel your talents, abilities, and interests lie. It takes all of us working together to make our parish a vibrant one. God has blessed us abundantly in so many ways, both personally as individuals and collectively as a parish. Channeling these talents into parish life reaps abundant returns for everyone, and I challenge you to become involved in parish life.
Many times, feeling part of a parish depends on your active participation in the weekend liturgies, Eucharistic Adoration, and in other parish life. This website will be a valuable resource for the many opportunities to participate in our ministries such as Adult Faith Formation, Youth Faith Formation and Missionary Discipleship.
Also, I invite you to share not only your time and talent in faithful Christian stewardship, but a portion of your treasure as well. In gratitude for the gifts with which God has graciously blessed us, we are each called to return a fair portion of our treasure to further God’s work here in our parish. This is accomplished through monetary contributions from our parish families by using offertory envelopes and/or online giving. A fair portion is the percentage of income that reflects your Christian response in stewardship to God’s specific blessings upon you. After all, what do we have that is not truly received from God’s generosity?
In closing, I pray that our loving God blesses you in special ways as you become part of our parish family.
Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. James P. Black