Pastor’s Weekly Message

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

More than a father’s day card

Posted on Jun 15th, 2018

Everyone, it seems, wants to tell us how to honor Father’s Day. We are enticed to buy “men’s gifts” in the stores, special offerings in the…

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Distinctively Catholic

Posted on Jun 8th, 2018

What is distinctive about Catholicism? First of all, it is important to state that, as Catholic Christians, we do not believe in an…

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THE FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI: Our heavenly banquet

Posted on Jun 1st, 2018

When Jesus instituted the Eucharist during the Last Supper, He wanted to insure that He would be with us to strengthen and enliven us until the end…

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Memorial day 2018: Remembering the sacred

Posted on May 25th, 2018

Every year on Memorial Day we exercise "sacred remembering" as we recall and reverence the women and men throughout our Nation's history who suffered…

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Pentecost Wisdom and Courage – Spring 2018

Posted on May 18th, 2018

The color of Pentecost is fiery red. This is in remembrance of the tongues of fire that hovered over the apostles in the locked room and of the…

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FIRST HOLY COMMUNION  AND MOTHER’S DAY – 2018

Posted on May 11th, 2018

As we experience first hand, our church is a very busy place. Masses daily and many on weekends, Baptisms, Marriages, Funerals, Confirmations,…

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OUR 2018-2019 PARISH PLANNING… DURING THE SUMMER?

Posted on May 4th, 2018

Most of us think of the upcoming summer as a time for laid back activities, rest, vacations, beaches or water parks. Thank goodness we do get a…

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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OF OUR CHILDREN: AN AWESOME AND ETERNAL PRIVILEGE.

Posted on Apr 27th, 2018

The religious education of our parish children is a most awesome and challenging responsibility. It is a partnership between parents as the primary…

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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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