Pastor’s Weekly Message

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

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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AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE FOR THE GOOD!

Posted on Feb 9th, 2018

Each year in the dioceses of the United States, special attention is given to the support of all of the diocesan ministries through an annual…

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A GREAT JOY AND A GREAT RESPONSIBILITY! PASSING ON OUR FAITH IN: HOME, SCHOOL AND C.C.D.

Posted on Feb 2nd, 2018

Each year we spend some time reflecting upon a most important responsibility and privilege that is incumbent upon us as Catholics -- to live and to…

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THE JOY OF MINISTRY VOLUNTEERISM – WHAT A DIFFERENCE IT MAKES!

Posted on Jan 26th, 2018

On Thursday, February 1, at 6:00pm in Mercy Center we will once again celebrate our Ministry Volunteer Recognition Dinner. This event has a long…

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The 45th Annual Pilgrimage for Life & The Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

Posted on Jan 19th, 2018

This week parishioners from Saint Joan of Arc participated in the Forty Fifth Annual Pilgrimage for Life in Washington, D.C. It was a weekend of…

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Ministry as Completion of our Spirituality

Posted on Jan 12th, 2018

In this New Year, whenever we pray, we might begin with a spiritual circle of reading Sacred Scripture, quietly reflecting upon the meaning of the…

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OUR THIRTY SECOND YEAR OF INTERFAITH OBSERVANCES: FAITH IN ACTION TRANSCENDING HATRED

Posted on Jan 5th, 2018

Each year we try to choose a topic for our INTERFAITH DIALOGUE with Temple Beth El that is timely and appropriate. This year we will be reflecting…

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Counting the Crunches, Calories, and Blessings as 2018 dawns

Posted on Dec 29th, 2017

The beginning of a New Year lends itself to good intentions and changes. Almost all of us use this first week of the year as a time to take a look at…

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ON THE MOVE DURING ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS 2017

Posted on Dec 22nd, 2017

Often I am asked in Confession or Spiritual Direction how it is that we know if we are making spiritual progress or growing in holiness? So I would…

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