Pastor’s Weekly Message

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

GOD’S WORDS AND OUR WORDS: THE CHARLOTTESVILLE TRAGEDY

Posted on Aug 18th, 2017

Every day at Mass we hear God's Words directed to us as inspiring, uplifting, challenging and hopeful messages. We learn that we are created in the…

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2017 ANOTHER YEAR WITH A SACRED TRUST: PASSING ON OUR FAITH TO OUR CHILDREN

Posted on Aug 11th, 2017

It is a great and weighty, but also, joyful, responsibility that we have as Christians: to share the saving grace and faith of a life in Christ Jesus…

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THE WORK OF THE CHURCH 1917…WHOSE WORK IS IT?

Posted on Aug 4th, 2017

One of the most valuable and enduring teachings of the Second Vatican Council has to do with how we understand the nature and mission of the Church.…

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THE GIFT AND RESPONSIBILITY OF FORMING OUR CHILDREN IN THE FAITH

Posted on Jul 28th, 2017

Our Vocation during 2017 and beyond! What an incredible gift and blessing our children are to us as the Saint Joan of Arc parish family. I am…

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A Prayer for Celebrating Faith & Families

Posted on Jul 21st, 2017

Gracious Father we thank you for the precious gift of faith. Each day you bless us with wisdom and the security of truth. Through faith you give us…

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ST. KATERI TEKAKWITHA – THE LILY OF THE MOHAWKS — A MODEL OF FAITH FOR OUR SUMMER SPIRITUAL GROWTH

Posted on Jul 14th, 2017

During the summer is probably not the best time to write about making progress toward sainthood. It is, however, a good time to call attention to a…

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A PERMANENT DEACON:  THE JOY OF BEING A HUSBAND AND FATHER AND AN ORDAINED SPIRITUAL LEADER

Posted on Jul 7th, 2017

Our parish has been blessed in our history to enjoy the ministry of many Permanent Deacons. At present with the retirement of Deacon Sam and the…

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FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS EVERYWHERE IN 2017

Posted on Jun 30th, 2017

This weekend we celebrate the Fourth of July, our most important National holiday. It is a time for family picnics, playing at the beach, for…

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Fortnight For Freedom 2017: FREEDOM FROM AND FREEDOM FOR!

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2017

On July 4, we will celebrate our Independence Day.  It is a day during which we reflect on freedom and its responsibilities. We remember the cost of…

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A FATHER’S DAY REFLECTION for 2017

Posted on Jun 15th, 2017

For many of us, a model of a good or great father comes easily to mind. We see the face, remember the touch and hear the voice of our own father. It…

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