Service Ministries

Care for the Sick

Within the boundaries of St. Joan of Arc we have one hospital, two nursing homes, three assisted living centers and many private homes, all caring for the needs of our sick and infirm. Volunteers are needed to bring Christ to the many people residing at these centers.

Assistance is needed with the distribution of Holy Communion to Catholic patients at Abrazo Hospital located at 40th Street and East Bell Road on Mondays and/or Sundays. Training will be provided. Assistance does not need to be every week, just whatever you can spare. Any time is most welcome and appreciated.

For more information, please call the parish office at 602-867-9171.

Healing Prayer and Deliverance Ministry

The Healing Prayer and Deliverance Ministry meets in the St. Katherine Drexel Chapel on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 6:30pm.

For more information, please call Mary Jo Orkild at 602-956-6107.

Intercessory Prayer Group

The Intercessory Prayer Group meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month immediately after 8:30am Mass and Rosary.

For more information, please call Mary Jo Orkild at 602-956-6107.

Knights of Columbus

The world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.7 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, its communities, families and young people.

Interested men, contact the Grand Knight Dr. Richard Malena at: rmalena3@me.com

Legion of Mary

This group, dedicated to our Blessed Mother, meets Wednesdays at 3:00pm in the Senior Lounge. Both men and women are welcome to attend. The works of the Legion include home visitations, rest home and care center visitations, Pilgrim Virgin visits and Enthronements to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

For more information, please call Rosemary at 602-690-7702.

The Enthronement of the Sacred Heart Program

As it is the mission of Mary to bring about the reign of Jesus, so there is a special mission of the Legion of Mary to hold the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart in the homes of our parishioners.

The family is asked to obtain the picture of Our Lord’s Sacred Heart (w/wo Immaculate Heart of Mary) of their choice and decide where the image will be placed. This is an event where an image of Our Lord’s Sacred Heart is given a place of honor in the home. On the day of the ceremony, the head of the family/individual carries the image of the Sacred Heart to His place of Honor in the home. It is blessed with Holy Water and all kneel/sit and pray. The presider explains the meaning of the Consecration and all stand and recite the Creed and Act of Consecration. We ask for a blessing and sing a closing hymn to the Sacred Heart. A certificate and badge may be left with the family.

Call or text Rosemary to schedule your visit at 602-690-7702, or email her at r.rosey@q.com.

Pilgrim Virgin Program

Through our Pilgrim Virgin program, the Blessed Virgin Mary comes to your home. She comes for the same reason she came to the home of Zechariah and Elizabeth, her cousin, to bring them her Divine Son and through His presence, to sanctify their child, John. In the same way, Mary comes to your family, not for her own sake, but to prepare the way for the coming of her Son, Jesus, so He can sanctify you and your children. Our Lady came to Lourdes and she came to Fatima and to Guadalupe in Mexico, and in each instance she asked that a chapel be built in the place she appeared. Why? So priests might offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and thus, make Jesus present in the Eucharist, so that through the intercession of Our Lady, people who came there in pilgrimage could receive the special graces and blessings that come from the Mass and the Blessed Sacrament. That is why these great Marian Shrines are now Eucharistic shrines … Mary comes on pilgrimage to your home. Not everyone can make a pilgrimage to these far-off shrines, so like a loving mother, Mary comes on pilgrimage to your home to help make your home a house of prayers, of peace and happiness, a little ‘church’ where Jesus is truly present, and where He can dispense His healing graces and blessings to the members of your family.

At the end of Mary’s visit, through her Immaculate Heart, she leads you to the Sacred Heart of her Son, and He in turn will lead you to the Eucharist, where He is truly present, and thus, make of your home not only a house of prayer but indeed a Marian and Eucharist shrine. If you do your best, Jesus and His mother will do the rest!

Contact Rosemary to schedule your visit at 602-690-7702.

Navajo Connection Family Adoption Project

Each year, SJA families and members of the surrounding community, adopt hundreds of Navajo families from the St. Michael and St. Mary communities. Every family is in need of food, warm articles of clothing and gifts especially for the children. All these articles are collected over the Thanksgiving weekend and delivered to St. Michael, Arizona and Tohatchi, New Mexico, during the first weekend of December, just in time for Christmas.

Padre Pio Prayer Group

The Padre Pio Prayer Group meets on the 1st Friday of the month for 8:30am Mass followed by devotional prayer.

For more information, please contact Josie Savino at 602-996-3887.

Prayer Line

Need prayers or know someone who does? Send your intentions or names to 4prayeronly@gmail.com.

Respect Life Ministry

i.e., spiritual adoption; Mantle of Hope, etc.

For more information please contact Linda Rizzo at lrizzomail@aol.com.

St. Damien's Helpers

This ministry does varied charity works such as bandages for lepers, knitted hats for children, and blankets for babies.

For more information, please email mmhooks71@gmail.com

St. Vincent de Paul Society

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has been serving the homeless and economically disadvantaged populations since 1946. Through home visits, shelter, food assistance, employment services, thrift stores and outreach programs. St. Vincent de Paul provides compassion and support to individuals in need, regardless of race, origin, religion, and gender. Their Mission Statement is: To join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering. This group of parish volunteers meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7:00pm .

For more information or if you would like to join this organization, please call SVdP at 602-867-2288.

Pantry Hours: Mon and Wed 9:00 - 11:00am/6:00 - 7:30pm, Sat 9:00 - 11:00am.

Visiting the Sick

This group of volunteers visit and bring the Eucharist to those parishioners in hospitals, nursing homes, and private homes. If you are able to give one or two hours a month to this ministry please call and speak with our Liturgy Coordinator Jean Green 602-867-9171 ext. 308 or email greenjeanaz@stjoanofarc.com. Volunteers are always needed for this growing ministry.

Welcoming and Hospitality

These wonderful volunteers who make themselves available after Masses on Sunday to welcome new parishioners hand out welcome packets and answer questions. If you are interested in becoming a part of this ministry, please call the parish office 602-867-9171.