RSVP today for this upcoming Couples Retreat! Dr. Timothy Heck will be guiding couples through the book he wrote - "Marriage - The Rite Stuff" on Friday and Saturday, November 9-10, at the St. Joseph Retreat & Conference Center. The Overnight rate is $210 per couple and $195 per couple if commuting. There are less than 10 spots left so act now! Contact Chad Grube at firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-626-7005.
SRE and Veritas begins Sunday, September 9. You should have received a letter from Fr. Arbuckle, Tami Maurer and Cindy McClure with meeting dates and other important info! If you did not please call the parish office 765-865-9964.
New this year! We have on-line registration and payment for SRE and Veritas! Click here to register your children today!
Have you gone through Jeff Cavin’s Bible Timeline series or simply wish to understand the Bible better? Then check out the new Bible (RSV-Catholic Edition) designed to go with the series.
A bulk order will be placed on September 4. Contact Chad Grube if interested.
If you want to work with the youth and have not received Safe & Sacred certification - NOW IS THE TIME! You will first provide the information to register, then provide information for your background check and then begin the Safe & Sacred class of Protecting God's Children in the 20th Century. Click on this link to take you to the website to complete the process. https://safeandsacred-dol-in.org/login/index.php.
Ladies – you are invited to our Women’s Book Group beginning in September. The first book we will read is Jennifer Fulwiler’s One Beautiful Dream: The Rollicking Tale of Family Chaos, Personal Passions, and Saying Yes to Them Both.
Here is one of many very positive reviews of this book “I read this in 2 days (and nights) laughing and crying. I re-read parts to my husband, and laughed and cried. Many of the chapters we could relate to on a very personal level.
Jen Fulwiler has been one of my favorite people for a long time, although I have never met her. I listen to her show on the Catholic Channel as I drive in the afternoon. She is like an old friend you can share anything and everything with”!
Our book group begins Thursday, September 13 for 5 weeks. I will have a morning and evening class – 9 am and 6 pm. Please let me know if you will be joining us and if you will need me to purchase a book for you. The book is $14.99 and the Kindle version is $9.99. email me at email@example.com or call 765-865-6684.
Know someone fallen away from the Church or someone who is not yet Catholic, then join us in praying the Saint Monica novena in preparation for her feast day on August 27th.
·Don’t forget to fill out a petition card for the person/people you are praying for (In the church in front of the altar)
·Copies of the usual prayers that we use for the perpetual novena each Friday will be available at the parish corner and are located here.
·Say the prayers on your own each day (August 18 – 26) or join us after Mass any weekday there is Mass at Saint Joan of Arc.
-Every Friday throughout the year we pray to St. Monica after Mass for those who have no faith and those who have left the Church that they come to know the Catholic faith and become one with the Church.
Middle & High school students are invited to join us this Sunday, August 12th for H2WHOA WATER GAMES! We will meet on the hill at SJA from 6:00–7:30 pm. Prepare to get wet! Bring a towel to clean up. Swimsuits (one piece, ladies) or old clothes may be worn. In the interest of modesty, both girls and boys must wear shirts -- we don't want to see any belly buttons!
ADULT CHAPERONES ARE NEEDED!
Please RSVP to Cindy by EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org or TEXT: 765-438-1425 if you can help.
“The Peace of Prayer in the LIfe of Saint Clare”
August 2-10 this will be the theme that the guest priests and deacons focus on nightly when they give their homily along with Benediction each evening. On Saturday, August 11 at 6:30 am, the Holy Mass for the Solemnity of St. Clare will be celebrated. Click here to see what the theme and who the guest homilist is each evening.
The 1st Sunday of each month St. Joan of Arc collects pantry items and cash donations to be used throughout the month at the St. Vincent de Paul store downtown. These donations go a long way to help those who are in need of the basic necessities - food, toiletries, assistance on gas or electric bills, medications, etc. There is much work done to assess the needs of those who receive assistance. Your help is greatly appreciated!