From the Pastor

May Crowning

05-01-2016Fr. Don Kline, V.F.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

This month of May is typically dedicated to Our Blessed Mother. Throughout the centuries, there has been some confusion about Mary and the role she has in our life. To be clear, Catholics believe that worship is due to God alone. So Catholics do not worship Mary. Catholics venerate Mary and in May we honor her with the May Crowing. To show our love for our Blessed Mother is appropriate because she is the Mother of God, the Mother of Our Savior.

There are many reasons to honor Our Lady in beautiful ways. She is the model of perfect love and obedience to Our Lord. We know that God preserved Mary from sin. Sacred Scripture reminds us that Mary conceived Our Lord by the power of the Holy Spirit. As Catholics, it makes absolute sense to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is full of grace, the Mother of God and our Mother, for her "fiat" or "yes" to God made the Incarnation possible. And without the birth of Christ, we would not have salvation.


Events & Announcements

Ongoing Parish Activities

Catholic Men's Fellowship
Healing Prayer & Deliverance Ministry
Intercessory Prayer Group
Legion of Mary
Padre Pio Prayer Group
Rosary at Planned Parenthood
Spirit of Hope Bereavement Support Group
St. Damien's Juniors
The Confraternity of Christ’s Peaceful Sacred Heart


Eucharistic Adorers Needed

St. Joan of Arc is in need of Eucharistic Adorers.
Times needed are:
Tue 6:00pm
Fri 4:00pm

To sign up, please call Carol Kassick at 602-502-2024.

Help Wanted: Keeper of our Table Linens

For over 10 years, PHILLIS HERMAN, has been the person in charge of making sure all of our table linens are in great shape. Now we have to say Thanks for a job well done as she has decided to retire.



Knights of Columbus Regular Business Meeting
May 5 7:00p

Visitors that are members of other councils are invited to attend. You do not have to transfer to do so. We would like to see you.


SJA Advisory Board Meeting
May 5 9:15a

in the Senior Lounge


Senior Care Resources / Duet Expo
May 6 9:00a - 1:00p

at the Church of the Beatitudes, 555 W. Glendale Avenue



Diocese of Phoenix “Mercy Nights”
May 6 7:00p - 9:00p

During this Year of Mercy, come experience a first Friday Mercy Night of Worship, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Confessions, and Healing Prayer all focused on the theme of God’s infinite and amazing Mercy and Love.



Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration at St. Joan of Arc
May 8 10:30a

Bishop Olmsted will preside at this bilingual Mass followed by a reception in Weidner Hall.


SJA Seniors: Lunch & Guest Speaker
May 12

It will be great and joyful opportunity to listen as Fr. John tells us about his young life experiences as well as those in the seminary and early priesthood. Do not miss this one!


SJA Seniors: Vee Quiva Casino Trip
May 17 - Mar 15 8:30a