Pastor’s Weekly Message

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

MIRACLES OF MERCY IN THE UNITED STATES

Posted on May 19th, 2017

In 1827, an Irish Catholic laywoman, Catherine McAuley, gathered a small group of women around her to provide poor girls of Dublin with shelter and…

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Posted on May 12th, 2017

Each year in May, Bishop Barbarito announces changes in priest assignments for our Diocese. This year there are nine changes of parochial vicars and…

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FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

Posted on May 5th, 2017

As we all know from personal experience, our church is a very busy place. Masses daily and many on weekends, Baptisms, Marriages, Funerals,…

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TAKING CARE OF SPIRIT, MIND AND BODY

Posted on Apr 28th, 2017

At Saint Joan of Arc School, we try to educate the whole student in a an integrated manner. We teach all of the necessary subjects of a traditional…

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REJOICING IN DIVINE MERCY 2017

Posted on Apr 21st, 2017

Every year on Divine Mercy Sunday, we are encouraged to pay attention to the generosity of God as it is expressed in God’s mercy towards us. This…

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HOLY WEEK 2017: OUR PASSAGE THROUGH DEATH TO FULLNESS OF LIFE

Posted on Apr 12th, 2017

Holy Week is the most sacred and blessing-filled time of the year. We do not have to travel to Jerusalem because the saving events of the Lord's…

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PALM SUNDAY 2017

Posted on Apr 7th, 2017

During this Lent of 2017, here in Boca Raton, as in the Holy Land, Palm Trees are everywhere. Their branches provide us with shelter from the sun and…

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GOOD WORKS MADE POSSIBLE BY PARISHIONER SACRIFICIAL GENEROSITY: A GREAT REMINDER  DURING LENT

Posted on Mar 31st, 2017

  Many practical, beautiful and faith enhancing improvements have been made to our church, our grounds and school over  recent years because…

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AM I THE CENTER OF MY UNIVERSE?

Posted on Mar 23rd, 2017

One of the central challenges of Lent is to shift our attentiveness away from our wants and preoccupations and re-focus ourselves upon God, neighbor…

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REALLY GIVING UP: THE SACRIFICIAL DIMENSION OF LENT

Posted on Mar 17th, 2017

Do you remember from the time you were a child that you were taught that Lent was a time to "give something up". This usually was interpreted as…

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