Our parish community of St. Joan of Arc congratulates and rejoices with these couples recently united in marriage:
Devon Enders & Melissa Juliano
Robert Walizer & Katie Marine
Todd Miano & Madeline Gregorits
The parish community of St. Joan of Arc welcomes these newly baptized children of God:
A Message To Adult Catholics who have never received the Sacrament of Confirmation:
Adults who have already been baptized, made their First Holy Communion, but have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation are encouraged to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation to complete the Sacraments of Initiation.
If any adult is interested in receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation this year, please call or email the parish office for more information.
A great article was recently shared with us and we wanted to pass it along! You can find the article titled "More Than Just A Title: How to Be A Godparent" can be found on the CatholicLink website here
How to Make a Good Confession... The Right Confessor Is a Spiritual Blessing
By means of the sacrament of holy orders, Catholic priests have the faculties to hear confessions and grant reconciliation. When a priest hears confessions — or confers any sacrament, for that matter — he is acting as Christ’s representative. The Church refers to this as acting in persona Christi, or in the person of Christ (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1548).
All priests should desire to carry out a holy ministry and to confer the sacraments in a way that leads others to Christ. However, sometimes the mix of personalities in the confessional makes it difficult for the one confessing to feel comfortable with the one hearing the confession and vice versa.
In that light, there are some basic rules of thumb that can help you to find the confessor who’s right for you.
Read the full article here: http://www.ncregister.com/site/article/how-to-make-a-good-confession/
"When you go to Confession, know this, that I Myself am waiting for you in the confessional; I am only hidden by the priest, but I Myself act in the soul. Here the misery of the soul meets the God of Mercy. Tell souls that from this fount of mercy souls draw graces solely with the vessel of trust. If their trust is great there is no limit to My generosity.” ~ Our Lord to St Faustina
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