From the Pastor
First Sunday of Advent12-01-2019Fr. Dan Connealy
Today the Church begins her new year! In anticipation of the great celebration of Christmas, we begin to prepare ourselves through prayer, especially liturgical prayer. The readings that we hear during this season, not only on Sunday but during the week, remind us of the great expectation of the people of Israel for their Savior. In this Sunday's first reading from Isaiah we hear, "In days to come, the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established as the highest mountain and raised above the hills. All nations shall stream toward it…" That is, God will establish among his people something special which will draw all the nations towards it. This mountain is Zion, a foreshadowing of eternal life in heaven. Our passage continues to say, "For from Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem." The instruction that goes forth will be the teaching of Jesus Christ. God himself will come to us and He will teach us. No longer will the people of Israel look at their prophets for God's words because God Himself will teach them.READ MORE
Events & Announcements
Novena to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
Nov 29, 2019 - Dec 7, 2019: 9:00am
Beginning Fri, Nov 29, the Legion of Mary will conduct a 9-day Novena to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal after the 8:30 daily Mass in preparation for the feast of the Immaculate Conception, Medals available.
First Friday Adoration
Dec 6, 2019 (every first Friday of the month)
We now have Adoration in the Chapel every First Friday of the month from 9:00am (after the 8:30am Mass) until 6:00pm, ending with Benediction.
Dec 7, 2019: 7:30am
Sat, Dec 7, the Fallen Heroes Wreath Program - AZ Chapter will celebrate its 4th year of honoring our state's Fallen Law Enforcement Officer and Firefighters. The group assembles wreaths each year to place on the graves of Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters who dies in the line of duty.
Dec 8, 2019: 2:00pm
Have you lost a loved one? Come join us in the Gomes Center for a faith-based ministry where you can share your story, and where help, companionship and fellowship are offered.
Please call 830-377-7718 for further details.
Dec 8, 2019: 9:30am
Join us after the 8:30am Mass as our very own Dcn Auriemma will give a tour of the Church. Deacon will share the rich history and tradition of our parish and patronage of St. Joan of Arc. The tour begins in the back of the Church at the first station of the cross.
SOLTeen End of Semester Social Night
Dec 9, 2019: 6:00pm
Get psyched for the fast-approaching birth of our Lord and bring your best game-face for the competitive Jeopardy game! We begin with Mass at 6:00pm followed by food, fellowship and games in Santa Maria Hall until 8:15pm.