Pastor’s Weekly Message

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

MESSAGE OF POPE FRANCIS FOR WORLD MISSION DAY 2017

Posted on Oct 23rd, 2017

Mission at the heart of the Christian faith Dear Brothers and Sisters, Once again this year, World Mission Day gathers us around the person of…

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Confirmation 2017: The Many Gifts of the Holy SPIRIT

Posted on Oct 13th, 2017

This weekend we have the joyful celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation for 131 young women, young men and also adults of our parish family.…

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October 2017 – A month for Celebrating Mary and for Reverencing Human Life

Posted on Oct 5th, 2017

For Catholics, October is a very special month. First of all, we dedicate this month to Mary, Our Blessed Mother. We have processions, prayer periods…

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FAMILY DEATH: GRIEF AND LOSS SUPPORTED BY FAITH

Posted on Sep 29th, 2017

During Hurricane Irma, in a quiet moment during the storm, my brother-in-law passed away peacefully in an Alzheimer care unit of a nursing facility.…

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SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL: PATRON OF CHARITY & OF THE PRIESTHOOD

Posted on Sep 22nd, 2017

Saint Vincent De Paul is a model of how to direct our lives toward love of God and neighbor and toward charity in action. He lived between 1581 and…

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A PRAYER FOR RECOVERY AFTER DISASTER

Posted on Sep 15th, 2017

Dear St. Joan of Arc Family, We have survived the tragedy of Hurricane Irma without any deaths but with much personal property destruction, power…

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LABOR DAY 2017: OUR ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF THE DIGNITY AND VALUE OF HUMAN WORK

Posted on Sep 1st, 2017

On September 5, 1882, in New York City, the first Labor Day Holiday was celebrated as a "Working-men's Holiday" to honor those "Who from rude nature…

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POWER OF PRAYING TOGETHER

Posted on Aug 25th, 2017

Monday night, August 21, over two hundred fifty participants from Christian Churches, Jewish Temples and Islamic Mosques gathered in Sanborn Park in…

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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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