Welcome Fr. Daniel Cruz

07-02-2023Pastor's LetterFr. Daniel Cruz

Happy Sunday!

While giving thanks and praise to almighty God, my return to St. Joan of Arc was received with tremendous joy and acceptance. This is the parish where I learned to be a priest for three blessed years from 2017 until 2020. As I return to being the pastor of souls, the Parochial Administrator, my heart is filled with gratitude and my intent is to fulfill this function with the diligence of a good householder. The advantage comes from the previous years of getting to know many of you. Since then, we have grown as a parish and I look forward to meeting our new families and the newest additions to the growing family. I am aware of some faithful departed members and I will miss them. In your kindness, please let me know who has gone before us.

After celebrating the Lord’s Passion on Good Friday, the Solemnities of Corpus Christi and the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, the month of July is dedicated to the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ. On ferial days, meaning no memorial or feast is celebrated that day, we will offer a Votive Mass of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ on occasion and in this Mass, the color red will be used.

As we dedicate this month to the Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ, we can use the entrance antiphon to pray. “You have redeemed us, Lord, by your Blood, from every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us into a kingdom for our God” from the Book of Revelation 5:9-10

“Go forward bravely. Fear nothing. Trust in God; all will be well.” (St. Joan of Arc)

In the heart of Jesus and Mary,

Fr. Cruz