Pastor’s Weekly Message

Msgr. Michael D. McGraw
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
Pastor

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR RELIGIOUS VOCATIONS

Posted on Apr 20th, 2018

As a worldwide faith community we are asked by our Holy Father to pray for religious vocations this weekend. Practically speaking this means that we…

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2018 — OUR PARISH CELEBRATION OF FAMILY FAITH AND FUN and EASTER JOY

Posted on Apr 13th, 2018

On April 21, we have our annual Family Faith and Fun Day. It is an opportunity for us to pay attention to the basic unit of society and church, the…

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In the Afterglow of Easter. What now?

Posted on Apr 6th, 2018

The Easter Vigil began the "glow" as we basked in the soft light of a thousand candles reminding us of our Baptismal dignity and of our Baptismal…

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A surfeit of Easter joy that cannot be contained

Posted on Mar 28th, 2018

Today we are filled with Easter joy. Our smiles and greetings of “Happy Easter” are symbols of our interior deep joyfulness. We have journeyed…

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PALM SUNDAY 2018 HOSANNAS AND JEERS

Posted on Mar 23rd, 2018

Most of us strive to be consistent in life. We make choices and try to stick to them. We give our word and try not to betray it. Dependability and…

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The Way of the Cross: Walking with Jesus in Boca Raton

Posted on Mar 16th, 2018

During Lent, Christians throughout history have made special efforts to participate in the Stations of the Cross. This devotion allows the…

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LENTEN CONVERSION: LEAVING BEHIND AND OVERCOMING

Posted on Mar 9th, 2018

Lent has traditionally been a time for spending more time with the Bible and with the heroes of faith that we find there. It is spiritually…

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A 2018 LENT IN THE DESERT

Posted on Mar 2nd, 2018

Lent by its very nature is designed for doing something new and exciting that takes us out of our comfort zone and into the desert or its equivalent.…

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LENTEN RESOLUTIONS FOR 2018: GIVING UP OR TAKING UP?

Posted on Feb 23rd, 2018

Sometimes I think that Lenten resolutions share a similarity with New Year resolutions. We make them when we are feeling very energized and are…

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HOLY DAYS AND HOLY SEASONS: LENT 2018

Posted on Feb 16th, 2018

Each of the great world spiritual Traditions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) that trace their origins back to Abraham as a model of faith, have…

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