Novena in honor of St. Clare "We Dare to Say"

Novena in honor of St. Clare "We Dare to Say"

The Poor Clare Monastery in Kokomo, IN will celebrate the feast of St. Clare with a Novena “We Dare to Say” beginning August 2 - 10 at 7:30 pm each evening and conclude on Saturday, August 10 with veneration of the relic of St. Clare. Holy Mass for the Solemnity of St. Clare is Sunday, August 11 at 6:30 am.

Friday, August 2 - Our Father (Fr. Sean Pogue)
Saturday, August 3 - Who Are in Heaven (Fr. Adam Mauman)
Sunday, August 4 - Hallowed be Thy Name (Fr. Andrew Dudzinski)
Monday, August 5 - Thy Kingdom Come (Deacon Paul Lunsford)
Tuesday, August 6 - Thy will be done (Fr. Michael McKinney)
Wednesday, August 7 - Give us this day our daily bread (Deacon Michael Block)
Thursday, August 8 - Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive (Deacon Chuck Springer)
Friday, August 9 - Lead us knot into temptation but deliver us from evil (Fr. Mike McKinley)
Saturday, August 10 - And let the Sister pray the “Our Father” (Fr. David Huemmer)

Pilgrimage in the Footsteps of Venerable Fulton Sheen

Pilgrimage in the Footsteps of Venerable Fulton Sheen

The body of this renown writer, speaker, and evangelizer has recently returned to Peoria, IL. In addition, September 20th marks the 100th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood, and in the last few days, Pope Francis has announced that Sheen will be beatified. In honor of Venerable Fulton J. Sheen, we are organizing a one-day pilgrimage to Peoria on an upcoming Friday in September or October. The exact price, date, and transportation will be dependent upon the interest of participants. If interested, please contact Chad Grube by July 31st at cgrube@saintjoan.org or at (765) 626-7005.

Here is the article on Venerable Sheen’s upcoming beatification.
http://www.ncregister.com/blog/edward-pentin/venerable-archbishop-fulton-sheen-to-be-beatified

Uniting in Heart - 2030 Pastoral Plan

Uniting in Heart - 2030 Pastoral Plan

In 2015, the last pastoral plan for the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana was released [download here: English, Spanish]. In recent months, our leaders have been prayerfully considering data about our diocese collected and consolidated by PartnersEdge, LLC. The discernment with which we are faced is what the next phase of Uniting In Heart is about. This next phase is titled Uniting In Heart; “Behold, I Make All Things New” (Rev 21:5) and is beginning to take shape in the form of a plan. On this webpage, and in The Catholic Moment, we will continue to expand upon the data we are learning about ourselves and how that will impact the pastoral plan.

During June 25-27, this plan was shared with the whole diocese at six deanery meetings, and we are now gathering your feedback until July 19 to be considered for the final version. The slides and handouts from the deanery meetings are available here:

Uniting in Heart Deanery Meeting Slides
3 PiIlars Summary Handout for Deanery Meetings
Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana Modeling Profiles Handout

In-Stitches with Deb

In-Stitches with Deb

In Stitches with Deb 7 – JOIN US ON JULY 20
After six very successful events, we have planned another day for Saturday, July 20th to sew custom hospice gowns for St. Vincent hospice patients.  No experience needed.  Again, we will be looking to borrow people’s sewing machines, irons, etc.  On that day, we’ll meet in the St. John Paul II Room at Saint Joan of Arc.  The event starts at 8:30 AM and concludes at 3 PM.  Even if you can’t join us for the whole time, come for whenever you can.  There will also be a continental breakfast and a lunch for all the volunteers.

 We also can use donations of material.  If you are able to drop it off BEFORE the July 20th event, it would be greatly appreciated.  We need 2.5 yards (per gown) of cotton or flannel.  Just bring it to the parish office with a note to the attention of Chad Grube.  Thanks!

Be sure to check out Deb’s website to see more about the day:  http://www.institcheswithdeb.com/.  If you plan to attend, call or email Chad Grube (626-7005 or cgrube@saintjoan.org) so that we have enough lunches; last minute volunteers are also welcome.

The Howard County Right to Life is walking in the Haynes Apperson Parade!

The Howard County Right to Life is walking in the Haynes Apperson Parade!

Attention Pro Life churches, students and their families & friends!!!

The Howard County Right to Life is WALKING in the Haynes Apperson Festival Parade on
Saturday, July 6 at 2:00 P.M. We will meet Downtown at 1:30 P.M. (Look for the Pink and
Blue balloons) OR you can join us as any time during the parade as we walk the parade
path. We want to show our community that Kokomo and Howard County SUPPORTS LIFE!

•Bring your walking shoes

•Invite your school and church friends & neighbors (Churches hold a sign with your
church name!!!!)

•Have your families bring strollers, pull wagons or wheelchairs! ALL LIFE IS PRECIOUS and
should be represented and celebrated!

•If you have questions, call us or text us (765 455 8665) or email us:
howardcortl@gmail.com

Java for Papa!

Java for Papa!

All of your favorite Mystic Monk coffee is for sale in the Parish Office. At $12 for a 12 oz. bag, it’s great to enjoy yourself or give as a gift. Not only will you be supporting SJA’s Embrace Life Ministry, but also the work done by Brother Eliseus Richter and his brother monks at the Carmelite Monastery of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Cody, Wyoming, where the coffee is roasted.