From the Pastor

We remember the faithful departed

11-10-2019Fr. Dan Connealy

Happy Sunday!

As we continue our journey through the liturgical year we pause in this month of November to remember the faithful departed. The Church invites us to pray in a special way for our loved ones who have passed from this life. In fact, she invites us to pray for all the deceased. We often speak of offering prayers for the souls in Purgatory. The Church teaches us that Purgatory is the place where souls go after death who "are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven" (CCC 1030). Preaching about praying for the dead, St. John Chrysostom said, "Let us help and commemorate them. If Job's sons were purified by their father's sacrifice, why would we doubt that our offerings for the dead bring them some consolation? Let us not hesitate to help those who have died and to offer our prayers for them." Prayers for the dead are a powerful way to assist those who are being purified, even if we do not know their names.

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Events & Announcements

SJA Preschool Cash/Tuition Raffle

Oct 12, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019

The raffle is scheduled to be drawn on Tue, Nov 26 at our Thanksgiving Feast. Please see the Preschool table in the narthex after all the masses on Nov 9/10 and Nov 23/24 to get your raffle tickets.

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The Eucharist in Scripture

Oct 15, 2019: 7:15pm

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

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Book Study

Nov 13, 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

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Safe Environment Foundation Class

Nov 16, 2019: 10:00am

If you wish to continue volunteering within your ministry and have never completed this course...YOU MUST attend this class.

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RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) Gatherings

Nov 17, 2019

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

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SOLTeen Prayer Night

Nov 18, 2019: 6:00pm

Join us for Mass at 6:00pm followed by food, fellowship and prayer in Santa Maria hall until 8:15pm. Prayer nights aim to assist the teens as they journey in their relationship with God and will include Adoration and an opportunity for Confession at the end of the night.

Book Study

Nov 20, 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

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SJA Seniors

Nov 20, 2019: 11:30am (every third Wednesday of the month)

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

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St. Joan of Arc Mom's Group

Nov 21, 2019

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

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Knights of Columbus Thursday Night Bingo

Nov 21, 2019: 6:30pm

in Weidner Hall

Play all games for only $20! Open to the public. Concessions are available. Bring a First time player & both receive $5 off admission.