From the Pastor

“I have come to set the earth on fire..."

08-18-2019Fr. Dan Connealy

Happy Sunday!

This Sunday we enter the 20th Week in Ordinary Time. In our Gospel the Lord begins with a striking greeting, “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!” The fire that Jesus wishes to cast is not a destructive fire, but the fire of his love. It would be false to think that just because it is not a purely destructive fire it is not violent. The love of God is indeed fierce. Jesus knows many people will reject it because it does not measure up to the standards we have set before us in society. To love as the Father loves means that we first must open our hearts to receive from his bounty. Without living in the love of the Father, we have nothing to give.


Events & Announcements

Help Wanted: Preschool Lead Teacher

If you have a true passion for working with children and have at least 6 months working experience within a preschool setting, our team would love to meet with you! ECE degree, CDA or minimum of 12 ECE credits highly preferred.


Help Wanted: Ushers for Sat 4:30pm Mass

Ushers (male/female) are needed for the weekly 4:30pm Saturday Mass. If you are a registered parishioner and would like to join this Ministry, please contact Jean Green at 602-867-9171 Ext. 308 or

The Confraternity of Christ’s Peaceful Sacred Heart Meeting

Aug 24, 2019: 9:00am (every fourth Saturday of the month)

4th Saturday of the month after 8:30am Mass

Meetings include prayer, ancient Lectio Divina, magisterial church teaching, wisdom of the saints, refreshment, formation and friendship with others as we grow into the image of Christ – in the hope of bringing His light to the world.


First Aid Training Class

Aug 26, 2019: 9:00am - 12:00pm

St. Joan of Arc Preschool will be hosting a CPR, AED, and First Aid training class. Only $20 per person. Contact Debbie Hillaird at 602-867-9179 if you are interested.

Flights of Faith

Aug 27, 2019: 6:30pm

Come enjoy Flights of Faith, food and drinks, and a talk by Fr. Dan Coneally, Pastor of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Parish, "Living our lives in Christ.” Group Discussion and social time to follow.


Bible Study: Jewish Festivals in their Biblical Context

Aug 29, 2019: 10:00am - 12:00pm (weekly)

Thursdays 10:00am-12:00pm, Aug 8-29


First Friday Adoration

Sep 6, 2019 (every first Friday of the month)

We now have Adoration in the Chapel every First Friday of the month from 9:00am (after the 8:30am Mass) until 6:00pm, ending with Benediction.

SOLTeen Kick Off Social Event

Sep 9, 2019: 6:00pm

SOLTeen Youth Group begins with Mass at 6:00pm until 8:15pm. Join us for food, fellowship and games! Welcome Back!!

SOLTeen Prayer Night

Sep 16, 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.

SJA Seniors

Sep 18, 2019: 11:30am (every third Wednesday of the month)

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