In the News: Planned Parenthood

07-26-2015Fr. Don Kline

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Planned Parenthood has been in the news a lot lately. I thought it might be a good idea to look at some of the roots of this very influential organization. Planned Parenthood was established by Margaret Sanger who held some very controversial views. Here is just one example: “The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.” - Margaret Sanger (editor). (The Woman Rebel, Volume I, Number 1. Reprinted in Woman and the New Race. New York: Brentanos Publishers, 1922.)


Events & Announcements

Healing Prayer and Deliverance Ministry

We meet 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.

Our Lady of Joy Praesidium

Our Lady of Joy Praesidium meets on Wednesdays at 3:00pm in the Senior Lounge. Both men and women are welcome to attend. For more information, please call Wanda at 602-992-7894.

Intercessory Prayer Group

We meet on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month immediately after 8:30am Mass and Rosary. For more information, please call Mary Jo Orkild at 602-956-6107.

Help Wanted: Part Time Preschool Teacher


Help Wanted: Catechists & Aides

Consider sharing the gift of your Catholic faith with the youth of this parish.


Small Christian Communities

Learn more about Scripture! And here is a good way to do it. Joining or starting a Small Christian Community will not only help you learn more about Scripture but will also deepen your faith and help you make new friends. You will be able to dig deeper into the weekly Sunday readings and see what our Lord is calling you to do. Call Sam for more information at 480-688-5363. Or, try us out by coming to a SCC meeting in the Senior Lounge on Wednesdays at 9:15am.

The July issues of “EXPLORING THE SUNDAY READINGS” are available in the Parish Office. Sam

St. Joan of Arc Preschool...

If you have a child 3-5 years of age, our preschool still has 6 full-time scholarships available for the upcoming school hear beginning Tue, Sep 8. Let your child thrive in never ending love of both Our Lord and learning. Contact the preschool at 602-867-9179 to see if you qualify. SJA parishioners are given priority with the scholarships.

Respect Life

Aid to Women Center, Catholic Pregnancy Resource Center and Medical Clinic in Tempe, is celebrating their 30th anniversary with a 30 day online Facebook auction, with a new item auctioned daily! Go to their website at to the Events tab under the News & Events drop down menu for more information or call at 480-966-1902.

Attention All Volunteers

It is that time of year again when you will need to do your ONLINE annual renewal for Safe Environment. Log onto and click on Departments then Safe Environment; Online Renewal and then follow the directions. No computer? Call Jean Green at 602-867-9171 x308.


SOL Teens: Tuesday Morning Mass

Jul 23 8:30a

We invite all high school and college students to Tuesday morning Mass at 8:30 am in the chapel. Morning Christian Prayer (Lauds) will follow in the main church immediately after Mass. Download "iBreviary" as an app to follow along. We will also have handouts for those who need it.