We would like to extend a special thank you to the Knights of Columbus for all of their work cleaning up and re-landscaping the Glen Avenue flower bed. It looks great and we are thrilled!
We are extending a special invitation to all children who received the Most Precious Body of Christ for the first time on May 2nd. This is an excellent occasion for them to recall this great mystery of faith. They will walk immediately before the Blessed Sacrament since a special function is reserved for them during the procession. For more details on the role of the first communicants, please call Connie Egan at 533-8578.
Attention all Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion - As we celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi, we have a special prayer of blessing for all of you at the noon Mass on that day.
We strongly encourage all of you to make every effort to attend and to vest at that Mass. Pews will be reserved for you on the Blessed Mother side of the church.
PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO LIFETEEN MASS on June 7th.
On April 25th a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal toppling buildings and homes, causing widespread panic, and claiming thousands of lives. Our Church mourns the terrible suffering of our brothers and sisters affected by this powerful earthquake. You are asked to join with the Catholic community across our country in responding to our brothers and sisters in desperate need. A special collection will be taken the weekend of May 16th & 17th for the work of Catholic Relief Services in Nepal. CRS is the official humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States and is already responding to the urgent needs for shelter, water and food in Nepal. For additional information on the work of CRS, go to www.crs.org. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Please pray for our brothers and sisters in Nepal.
Quote: St. John Chrysostom
Here is a great reminder from our friends at FOCUS
Ascension Thursday Masses
Tomorrow is Ascension Thursday, a Holy Day of Obligation.
The vigil Mass will be held tonight at 6pm.
Masses tomorrow will be at 6:45am, 9:00am and 7:00pm
National Day of Prayer 2015
The National Day of Prayer is an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May, designated by the United States Congress, when people are asked "to turn to God in prayer and meditation". Each year since its inception, the president has signed a proclamation, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day.
The modern law formalizing its annual observance was enacted in 1952, although earlier days of fastin and prayer had been established by the Second Continental Congress from 1775 until 1783, and by President John Adams in 1798 and 1799. Most presidents have issued annual or special occasion proclamations for a national day of prayer, with the notable exceptions of Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Johnson.
The constitutionality of the National Day of Prayer was unsuccessfully challenged in court by the Freedom of Religion Foundation after their first attempt was unanimously dismissed by a federal appellate court in April 2011.
One of the greatest gifts you are given to is the gift of time. This is one of the most difficult to be a good steward of. Life gets very busy and we sometimes become selective as to whom we choose to share our time with.
St. Joan of Arc currently has 6 positions open on the Parish Pastoral Council. This is a great opportunity to share the gift of your time with the parish.
Please prayerfully consider volunteering your service today or nominating a fellow parishioner whom you feel has the qualities to best represent our parish community. Information can be found on our website here.
It's National Teacher Appreciation Week. Don't forget to express your gratitude if you have the opportunity!
Congratulations to all of the children who celebrated their First Holy Communion this weekend! We were thrilled to see all the wonderful pictures popping up on Facebook. If you have a photo you would like to share with us, please send it over so we can add it to our photo gallery.
2015 Parish Picnic
Save the Date for Our Parish Picnic!
You can RSVP on our website here
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