Daily Reflections from Fr. Connealy

From our Pastor, Fr. Dan Connealy

Dear St. Joan of Arc Parishioners,

Christ’s peace! I hope this letter finds you and your family safe and healthy. It is heartbreaking to know that we are unable to gather for Holy Mass at this time. I miss seeing our parish alive with classes and events night after night. It has only been about a week, but it feels longer. Because of this, I am writing to let you know about new ways to stay in touch with the community here.

Last week, I started posted reflections on the daily readings. There is a link to the videos on our parish website. Though they are posted on Facebook and Instagram, you do not need to have an account to watch them on Facebook. We are doing our best to keep the website updated with anything of interest in this time of limited movement.

We continue to offer confessions outside by the Holy Family Shrine. Confession times remain consistent with what they have been. Namely, 8-8:30am Monday-Saturday morning, 5:30pm-6pm Monday and Wednesday, and Saturday afternoons from 3-4pm. Perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament continues in the St. Katharine Drexel chapel.

Plan for HOME Religious Education

Diocese of Phoenix Mass Cancellations and Other Restrictions

Bishop Olmsted has suspended all weekday and Sunday Masses until further notice, and is asking for all parish- and diocesan-based public gatherings to be cancelled.

St. Joan of Arc Catholic Preschool Tour

From the Pastor

Upcoming Lenten Mission

03-15-2020Fr. Dan Connealy

Happy Sunday!

We are very glad to welcome Fr. Dan Estes SOLT, this weekend to preach our Masses in preparation for our parish mission. The theme of the mission is "Hope for our Times". Fr. Dan is a member of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity. He has been ordained for eighteen years and served on the Turtle Mountain Reservation in Belcourt, North Dakota for four years as an associate pastor and as a principal for a small Catholic school. He also served for four and a half years in Benque Viejo del Carmen, Belize, as the Pastor of Mount Carmel Parish which included three missions, four primary schools and a high school with over 2000 students. In 2008, he was assigned to Our Lady of Corpus Christi, a liberal arts institute, as Vice-President. From July of 2010 until July 2017, he was the director of Our Lady of Corpus Christi, which serves as a retreat center. Since July 2017, he has been the director of Santa Maria del Mexicano which is a home for children and elderly serving some 200 children ages 618 and about 25 elderly located in Colón, Queretaro, Mexico.

Fr. Dan has given parish missions, retreats to religious, as well as retreats based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius and healing retreats.

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Events & Announcements

Adorers Needed

  • Mon 2:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am

Please call 602.502.2024 or ckassick@catholicadoration.com.

40 Days for Life

Feb 26, 2020 - Apr 5, 2020

You are invited to join other St. Joan of Arc parishioners to stand and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way outside the abortion center at 1331 N. 7th Street.

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First Friday Adoration

May 1, 2020 (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.