From the Pastor

2019 Catechetical Congress

10-13-2019Fr. Dan Connealy

Happy Sunday!

Somehow we are midway through October! The Lord is good and there are many exciting things going on here at St. Joan of Arc and in the Diocese of Phoenix. One exciting opportunity is the 2019 Catechetical Congress. On October 26 catechists and other Catholics desiring to grow in the missionary spirit are gathering downtown for a day of prayer and talks. The keynote speaker is a man named André Regnier, the founder of a missionary group called Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) and author of the book Clear and Simple: How to Have Conversations that Lead to Conversion. The cost for this day of prayer and talks is $35 (does not include lunch) until October 23 ($40 after) and you can find the link to register at This is an amazing opportunity to hear one of the most effective evangelists in the Church today and grow in your missionary zeal.


Events & Announcements

40 Days for Life

Sep 25, 2019 - Nov 3, 2019

You can protect mothers and children by joining this worldwide mobilization to pray and fast for an end to abortion.


Tootsie Roll Drive

Oct 12, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019

The Knights will be outside after all Masses the weekend of Oct 12/13 for their Annual Tootsie Roll Drive to support people with special needs.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) Gatherings

Oct 13, 2019

Two (2) Sundays a month, 8:15-10:15am


SJA Art Class

Oct 13, 2019: 1:30pm (weekly)

Mondays at 1:30pm in K of C Room in Weidner Hall

New and aspiring artists are welcome to join. Shirley Peters once again is the moderator for this class.

SOLTeen Evangelization Night

Oct 14, 2019: 6:00pm

Join us for Mass at 6:00pm followed by food and fellowship in Santa Maria hall until 8:15pm. Evangelization nights will focus solely on fostering a love for and deepening the understanding of the Catholic faith.

The Eucharist in Scripture

Oct 15, 2019: 7:15pm

Tuesdays at 7:15pm in Santa Maria Hall, Oct 15 - Nov 19


Book Study

Oct 16, 2019 - Dec 4, 2019 (weekly)

Discovering the Feminine Genius: Every Woman's Journey by Katrina Zeno
Wednesdays at either 9:30-11:00am or at 7:00-8:45pm in the Gomes Center, Sep 25 - Dec 4


SJA Seniors

Oct 16, 2019: 11:30am (every third Wednesday of the month)

3rd Wednesday of the month, 11:30am lunch.


Bible Study Class with Kevin Saunders

Oct 17, 2019: 10:00am (weekly)

Thursdays at 10:00am in Weidner Hall beginning Thu, Sep 19


St. Joan of Arc Mom's Group

Oct 19, 2019

This group is meant to encourage, support, and provide fellowship to all the moms of our parish along with their children!