From the Pastor

The Essence of Fatherhood

06-18-2017Fr. Don Kline, V.F.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Most post-pubescent males can father a child. Fathering a child is vastly different from being a good father. So what does it take to be a good father? One this Father’s Day, I would like to address the vital role my father holds in my life and the important role of the father in the life of his family.

Of the many lessons I received from my father, his willingness to be present to our family keeps our family rooted and focused on what is essential. Running his own business could have easily consumed him and kept him away from our family. I cannot remember my dad ever missing dinner with the family. His presence wasn’t just at dinnertime. I also recall that our family was usually together on the weekends. Whether we were doing chores in the house, mowing the lawn outside or heading to the lake for some fun, it was dad, with mom at his side, leading the charge by being present.


Events & Announcements

Mass Etiquette

A reminder to all our parishioners and visitors that “appropriate dress” should be worn when attending Mass. It will be appreciated if you do not wear short shorts, mini skirts, halter tops, tube tops, spaghetti strap tops/dresses (without a cover-up) or have bare midriffs to church.

Also, please keep all talking while in church to a minimum and please no texting during Mass. These are distractions and it shows a lack of reverence.


Adorers Needed

Adorers needed on Sundays at 11:00am and 7:00pm and Thursday at 10:00pm and Saturday at 6:00pm. To sign up, please call Carol Kassick at 602-502-2024 or


Musical Opportunities

Have you been given the gift of music? If so, contact Brina Gerstenberger, Music Director, at or 602-867-9171 ext. 326.

Maggie's Thrift

1517 E. McDowell Rd. All Profits go to Maggie's Place. Donate/Shop/Volunteer. Pick ups are available for furniture and large items at NO CHARGE. Please call 24 hours in advance to schedule a pick up 602-252-1178.

Sacrament Pictures

Now you can view all pictures from our May 20 Confirmation and First holy Communions. Just click here.

Rosary at Planned Parenthood

32nd Street and Thunderbird every Tue at 6:00pm. Please join us in our prayers for the end of abortion.

Hall Rental

St. Joan of Arc Parish has two halls that are available to rent. Our pricing is competitive and discounts are available for registered parishioners.

For more information, please call Sandra in the Parish Office at 602-867-9171.

St. Joan of Arc Gift Shop Hours

  • Mon and Wed: 9:00am-12:00pm & 1:00-6:00pm
  • Tue and Thu: 9am-12:00pm
  • Fri: Closed
  • Sat: 3:00-6:00pm
  • Sun: 8:00am-2:00pm

The gift shop will be closed Jul 1 - 4. For more information contact Lisa Travisano, Manager

Altar Server Ministry

Do you have a child who has received his or her First Eucharist and Confirmation? If so, please encourage them to consider joining the Altar Server Ministry here at St. Joan of Arc.


Help Wanted: Hospitality Ministry

This ministry hosts all the funeral receptions and, when needed, parish dinners/presentations.