Pope Francis

10-04-2015Fr. Don Kline

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I hope you had a chance to experience of bit of Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S.! I was amazed at his genuine love for all God’s people. He was gentle and loving when he needed to be and firm and strong at just the right moments. The huge crowds and the positive press that he received was refreshing. It was certainly a good week to be Catholic!


Events & Announcements

Help Wanted: Musicians Needed!

Have you been given the gift of music? Have you been searching for a way to use your gift for the glory of God’s name? Search no more!

Contact Brina Gerstenberger, Music Director, at bgerstenberger@stjoanofarc.com or 602-867-9171 ext. 326.

We have multiple opportunities including ArcAngels (Children 8 and older), Adult Choirs, Spanish Choir, Bells, and Schola.

Coming Soon: Beginning Apologetics Class

How to: Understand, Explain and Defend Your Catholic Faith
12-week Beginning Apologetics Class, Mondays 7:00pm


The 14th Annual "Adopt A Family" SJA Project Update

The 14th Annual "Adopt A Family" SJA Project Team has met twice and has settled on 150 Navajo Reservation families to be adopted; 50 at the St. Michael Indian School area and 100 at the St. Mary Mission area.


Padre Pio Prayer Group

The Padre Pio Prayer Group meets on the First Friday of the month for 8:30am Mass followed by devotional prayer.
For more information, please contact Josie Savino at 602-996-3887.

Healing Prayer & Deliverance Ministry

The Healing Prayer & Deliverance Ministry meets in the St. Katherine Drexel Chapel on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month at 6:30pm.
For more information, please call Mary Jo Orkild at 602-956-6107.

Young Adult Ministry Weekly "Meal and a Message"

All young adults within the Diocese of Phoenix are invited to this amazing weekly "Meal and a Message" event.
Meal and a Message is held every Tue from 6:00-7:00pm.
We meet at 711 W. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281
Please bring $5.00 to cover the meal and your own beverage. Babies are more than welcome to come!

Rosary at Planned Parenthood

Remember the Rosary at Planned Parenthood at 32nd Street & Thunderbird every Tue at 6:00pm.
Please join us in our prayers for the end of abortion.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Let Worldwide Marriage Encounter help you to practice the traits of wisdom and patience in your marriage. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are Oct 9-11 in Tucson, or Nov 13-15 in Phoenix.


Volunteers Needed for St. Joan of Arc Gift Shop

Our Gift Shop is in great need of volunteers!


SJA Small Christian Communities

SJA has seven of these groups who meet on a regular basis and read/discuss the following Sunday's Mass readings.
This prepares us ready to better understand and act on the weekly homilies.
Please call 480-688-5363 for more information.
The Sep and Oct issues of “Exploring the Sunday Readings” can be picked up at the Parish office.
Thank you!