Pastor’s Weekly Message

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

OUR MESSIAH AND OUR MISSION: OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE – OUR SPECIAL NORTH AMERICAN PATRON

Posted on Dec 8th, 2017

During Advent we move through two phases in our spiritual preparation. For the first part of Advent, our focus is upon the future and the Second…

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ADVENT IN 2017- A WAITING TIME

Posted on Dec 1st, 2017

This weekend we are entering the Holy Season of ADVENT. As a faith community we pause in the middle of Ordinary Time in order to celebrate two truly…

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STEWARDSHIP AS VOLUNTEERISM In 2017—More than ever!

Posted on Nov 22nd, 2017

Too often when we hear the word "stewardship" we think of financial donations to a good cause. We might also think of the rewards and punishments…

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TO BE CATHOLIC IN 2017 IS ESPECIALLY TO GIVE THANKS

Posted on Nov 17th, 2017

For many of us Thanksgiving is our most beloved holiday. There are many reasons not the least of which is the festive dinner and sharing to which we…

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OUR GRATITUDE ON 2017 VETERANS DAY

Posted on Nov 8th, 2017

Each year, on November 11, we celebrate Veterans Day as a National Holiday. The celebration grew out of the Armistice Day memorial that marked the…

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ALL SAINTS AND ALL SOULS

Posted on Nov 3rd, 2017

Each year we begin November with the Feasts of All Saints and All Souls. This is an ancient tradition that reminds us of the close community that…

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FAITH FORMATION OF OUR CHILDREN! AWESOME PRIVILEGE!

Posted on Oct 27th, 2017

Now that we are into October, our school and religious education programs are full-speed ahead. It is very enjoyable to see the kids from pre-K to…

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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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