14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

07-07-2024Pastor's LetterFr. Daniel Cruz

Greetings and blessings!

This year is very important for our parish because it commemorates 45 years of our establishment as a parish and 25 years in our current church building. Lots of history of love, labor, sacrifice, and planning the foundation of our parish experienced so many faithful before us to make Saint Joan of Arc Parish what it is today.

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13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

06-30-2024Pastor's LetterFr. Daniel Cruz

Happy Sunday!

On the first Friday of every month, we have gathered in our Adoration Chapel to pray for priestly vocations with a holy rosary and the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. We will continue this devotion on July 5th at 5:00pm and also invite high school and college age men for an evening hosted by seminarian Nathan Blanchard in Santa Maria Hall from 6:00pm-8:30pm.

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12th Sunday in Ordinary Time

06-23-2024Pastor's LetterFr. Daniel Cruz

Happy Sunday!

This week has a stellar lineup for all the saints celebrated this week! The Birthday of Saint John the Baptist is celebrated on June 24th, St. Cyril of Alexandria on June 27th, St. Irenaeus on June 28th, and Saints Peter and Paul on June 29th!

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Happy Father’s Day!

06-16-2024Pastor's LetterFr. Daniel Cruz

On this day we honor the men who faithfully lead households and I continue to be inspired by the many fathers in our parish. These men sow seeds of hope for their children, encourage forgiveness in the household, and teach in hidden ways to be a man of sacrifice that only a father knows how to do.

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10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

06-09-2024Pastor's LetterFr. Daniel Cruz

Happy Sunday!

After celebrating the amazing feasts after Pentecost, we adjust to ordinary time, meaning no particular aspect of the mystery of Christ is celebrated, but rather the mystery of Christ is honored in its fullness, especially on Sundays. This is the trajectory of our week and most important, our fruit and source of our faith.

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Share the Hope of the New Evangelization!

05-26-2024Pastor's LetterFr. Daniel Cruz

The weekend of June 1-2, 2024, Father Joseph Tuscan, OFM Cap. will be visiting our parish on behalf of Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS). Fr. Tuscan was born in Columbus, OH and entered Borromeo College Seminary in 1986 where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Sciences. In 1993, he professed his Perpetual vows as a Capuchin Franciscan friar and earned his master’s degree in Theology and ordained to the priesthood in 1997.

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Pentecost Sunday

05-19-2024Pastor's LetterFr. Daniel Cruz

Happy Pentecost!

“Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of all believers and set them on fire with your love. Though they spoke many different languages, you united the nations in professing the same faith!” A beautiful antiphon from first vespers of Pentecost help us reflect on the many nations present when the apostles received an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Those same gifts allowed the apostles to go out and communicate the message of the Risen Lord!

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7th Sunday of Easter

05-12-2024Pastor's LetterFr. Daniel Cruz

Happy Mother’s Day!

On this second Sunday in May, we observe a short day to honor and pray for our mothers. I love the tradition of processing into the church with our Blessed Mother Mary and allowing our own mothers of the parish to follow her and ask for her intercession. Today is special because this is a time to give thanks to God for the gift of human life.

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6th Sunday of Easter

05-05-2024Pastor's LetterFr. Daniel Cruz

Happy Easter!

On May 3rd we celebrated the First Holy Communion and Confirmation Mass with so many of our children here at the parish. Many years of preparation and growing in the faith are a necessary completion of baptismal grace. “For by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed.” (Catechism 1285)

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