St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
CATHOLIC CHURCH & SCHOOL
As a diverse Catholic community, we joyfully worship God, celebrate fellowship and care for our neighbor
with steadfast faith, confident hope and passionate love.
ALIVE IN THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST!
370 SW 3rd St. • Boca Raton • FL 33432
561.392.0007 • 561.392.0074 Fax
Msgr. Michael D. McGraw • Pastor
Fr. Jimmy B. Hababag • Parochial Vicar
Fr. Tomasz Bochnak • Parochial Vicar
Fr. Vincent Byaruhanga • In Residence
Fr. Carlo DiNatale-Tarasi • Assisting
Deacon Bill Watzek
Deacon Michael Cairnes
Deacon Michael Zatarga
Parish Office Hours
Monday-Thursday 8:30am to 7:30pm
Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
Saturday 9:30am to 2:30pm
School Office Hours
561.392.7974 • 561.368.6671 Fax
Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday Vigil: 4:30pm, 6:30pm(Spanish)
Sunday: 7:00am, 8:00am, 9:15am,
10:45am, 12:15pm & 5:00pm
Monday-Friday: 6:45am & 8:15am
Saturday mornings: 8:15am
Eve of Holy Days: 6:00pm
Holy Days: 6:45am, 8:15am,
9:15am, & 12:15pm
Holidays: Only one Mass at 9:00am
Sunday (English): 1:30pm
1st Saturday (Bilingual): 12 noon
3rd Saturday (Spanish): 12 noon
Does the King of Glory Jesus Christ find welcome entrance into your home and heart?
Jesus went to Jerusalem knowing what awaited him – betrayal, rejection, and crucifixion.
Jesus' entry into Jerusalem was a fulfillment of the Messianic prophecy of Zechariah (9:9);
Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you,
righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
Back then the colt was a sign of peace. Jesus enters Jerusalem in meekness and humility,
as the Messianic King who offers victory and peace to his people.
That victory and peace would be brought fully in the cross and resurrection.
Psalm 24 is another prophetic passage which refers to this triumphal entrance of the King of glory:
Lift up your heads, O gates! and be lifted up, O ancient doors! that the King of glory may come in.
Jesus Christ came to bring us the kingdom of God. He is the true King who offers peace, joy,
and everlasting life for those who accept him and his teaching. Does the King of glory find
welcome entrance into your heart and home?
Lord Jesus, be the King and Ruler of my heart, mind, life, and home.
May my life reflect your meekness and righteousness that you may be honored as the King of glory.
Fr. Tomasz Bochnak
Saturday: 3:15-4pm & 5:30-6:15pm
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MARCH 24, 2013
YOUR CATHOLIC COMMUNITY IN DOWNTOWN BOCA RATON
March 24, 2013
Viva il Papa! Then and Now
Back in the Dark Ages, news traveled slowly. It took weeks for carrier
pigeons from the Vatican to tell us who was the new Pope. Was it
Paul, or Urban, or another Leo? When we finally found out the
monastery walls could hardly contain our gusto as we celebrated with
our Monk’s Brew and Pretzels. Then back to work. Popes change; but
the Lord’s Mission doesn’t. And the Pope directs it. As stewards of His
gifts to us of Time, Talent and Treasure; we dug in with new intensity
and joy. More time was spent in prayer and worship. More outreach
with our talents to help the poor and needy. More effort to collect
funds for our churches and ministries. Each New Pope brings
a new sense of beginning; a new dedication to good works. Whether it
was during the Dark Ages or Today: Viva il Papa! Viva il Francis 1.
- Brother Steward
- Msgr. McGraw’s Message:
The Contradictory Moments
of Palm Sunday
- Blessing of Food
- Pope Francis
- Wish List
- Weekly Treasure
- Parish Directory
- Diocesan Services Appeal
- CCW Spring Gathering
- Projects Restoration
- SJA Class of 1978
- SJA Dad’s Club
- St. Joan of Arc Church 2013
Lenten, Holy Week, & Easter
- Tenebrae Service
- Beach Mass
- Divorce Care
- Mommy & Me
- 2nd Annual Baseball Trip
to Marlin’s Stadium
- Women of Grace
PG 10 -11
- Family, Faith, and Fun Day
Save the Date!
- Pray for the Sick
- Overseas in the US Armed
- Altar Bread donations
- The Arc-Angel Society
- S.J.A. Ministries & Support
Holy week services
- Ministerio Hispano
Jonette Benkovic Seminar
Family Faith & Fun Day
School Fine Arts Show - The Lion King
8th Grade Graduation
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MASSES FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 25, 2013
MONDAY, MARCH 25
HOLY THURSDAY, MARCH 28
Mere de Zak by a Friend
Robert Ffrench byThe Care Ministry
Fr. Jimmy bySJA Parishioners
GOOD FRIDAY, MARCH 29
TUESDAY, MARCH 26
by The Cipolla Family
Jack Kenney by Eileen Kenney
Fr. Tomasz by SJA Parishioners
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27
Mere de Zak by a Friend
Al Turrinby The Meek Family
Deacon Bill by SJA Parishioners
HOLY SATURDAY, MARCH 30
SUNDAY, MARCH 31
Theresa Porpora by The Family
Dorothy “Dot” Burie
by The Horton Family
Helen Cocozella by Sal Guzzone
Dr. Nicolas Breuer & Wife
by Barbara J. Dunlevy
John Defilippis by Mom & Dad
Msgr. McGraw by SJA Parishioners
by Joe & Sherry Carusillo
- Around our Diocese
(Palm Sunday of The Passion Of The Lord)
Lk 19:28-40 (procession)
Is 50:4-7; Phil 2:6-11
(Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper)
Ex 12:1-8, 11-14; 1Cor 11:23-26
(Good Friday: Celebration of the Lord’s Passion)
Is 52:13-53:12; Heb 4:14-16;5:7-9
Passion Jn 18:1-19:42
(The Easter Vigil In The Holy Night)
Gen 1:1-2:2; Gen 22:1-18; Ex 14:15-15:1
Is 54:5-14; Is 55:1-11; Bar 3:9-15,32-4:4
Ez 36:16-17a,18-28; Epistle: Rom 6:3-11
(Easter Sunday Of The Resurrection Of the Lord)
Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Col 3:1-4
Evening Mass: Lk 24:13-35
BULLETIN EDITOR: PATTY DELANEY
*Please email Bulletin materials to: [email protected]
*We reserve the right to edit and publish such materials at our discretion
THE CONTRADICTORY MOMENTS
OF PALM SUNDAY
t seems that most of us strive to be consistent in life. We make choices
and try to stick to them. We give our word and try not to betray it.
Dependability and predictability are rewarded in the workplace and on
the playing field. Inconsistency and unwanted surprises are to be avoided as
interruptions in a world of logic and order. So we say and so we think. In the
real world, however, as opposed to our fantasy world, we are inconsistent and
fail to follow through with commitments all the time. Palm Sunday, then, you
might say is the feast day of fickleness and shallowness of commitment.
It begins with singing, dancing, shouts of welcome and approval and it ends in denial, betrayal, shouts of derision and
death. In that way, Palm Sunday is also the feast of the contractions that characterize our lives as Christians despite our
best efforts. Not a single one of us wants to ever betray Jesus Christ and do shallow flip-flops of faith. We want to be
strong, committed, faithful and willing to stick with him even through his, suffering, cross and death. We want to be with
him under the cross and we do not set out to run away.
It is helpful as we consider the inner contradictions of Palm Sunday to remember that the virtues of courage and
steadfastness of faith are not achieved by hard work or strong desire alone. They are the fruits of transforming grace
working in the hearts of receptive and open believers. The healing that we need in order to be ideal followers of Jesus
comes only from God and as gift. We need to ask for this gift without ceasing and always. It is true that both of these
virtues, courage and steadfastness of faith, mature in the subtle interplay of God’s grace and our yes of free will and choice.
With the grace of God all is possible, even the overcoming of contradictions.
On Ash Wednesday, the cross etched on our foreheads from the ashes of palms is a powerful symbol that is also full of
contradictions. It stands for torture, disgrace and death and also love, faithfulness and life. We can sign ourselves with the
cross as a blessing only because Jesus Christ has overcome its contradictions and made it the clearest sign of God’s mercy
and invincible power. Yet at times we still carry it in our lives with fear and hesitancy as well as heroism and courage.
Such is the way of human contradictions.
It is a very beautiful and fruitful devotion to take the blessed palm given today and braid it into a cross. This cross of
palms can serve as an eloquent reminder that we stood by the road into Jerusalem and cheered. It can also energize
our efforts to keep cheering, keep singing hosannas, and keep carrying our crosses throughout the trials that will come.
Palm Sunday and its contradictions never will be the last word or last deed. Alleluias will overcome.
- Msgr. Michael D. McGraw
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S T. J O A N O F A R C C H U R C H & S C H O O L
1.- Underwriting a trip for a teen to attend
the first St. Joan of Arc Youth Mission Trip
to Peru scheduled for July, 2013.
3. Tuition (full or partial) for a needy child for 2012-2013
4. Underwrite Religious Education Classes for a Needy Child.
Partial or complete donations may be made for any item
To donate an item call Wendy Horton, 561-952-2838
BAPTISMAL ARRANGEMENTS 561-392-0007
Deacon Bill Watzek (English). Baptism class
for parents 1st Thurs. each month, 7 pm.
Constanza Preble (Spanish) Baptism class for
parents 3rd Tues. each month, 7 pm.
CARE MINISTRY 561-962-6000
COUNSELING CENTER AND
CATHOLIC CHARITIES SATELLITE OFFICE
Pamela Sigda, Ph.D., 561-706-2277
Maria T. Isava MA, LCSW.
Catholic Charities Diocese of Palm Beach.
Patty Delaney, 561-952-2868
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Constanza Preble, 561-620-6280
/Deacon Bill Watzek, 561-952-2828
Religious Education - Deacon Bill Watzek,
FAMILY LIFE MINISTRY
Tessie O’Dea, 561-620-4805
YOUTH MINISTRY DIRECTOR
Katherine Leach, 561-952-2858
Constanza Preble, 561-843-1099
Due to printer’s deadlines we will publish this week’s
Offertory Collection contributions in April.
DIOCESAN SERVICES APPEAL
2. Hurricane Protection system for all
Stained Glass areas of the Church
Deacon Bill Watzek 561-952-2828
by appt. only.
HOMEBOUND MINISTRY & PASTORAL CARE
Deacon Bill Watzek 561-952-2828
INTERIM MUSIC COORDINATORS
The 2013 Diocesan Services Appeal recently
launched in parishes across the Diocese of Palm
Beach. There are many ministries and programs
supported by this annual appeal. Because of
the DSA, and your generosity, the Diocese can
continue to support the many aspects of our
larger Church, including the 53 parishes and
missions, and our 19 schools. The DSA is the
primary source of funding for the Diocese,
providing more than 70 percent of the annual
operating income. The strength of our diocese
comes from us recognizing God’s gifts and sharing
a portion of these gifts for building up the Kingdom
of God. Please contribute to the Diocesan Services
Appeal and help us meet our Parish Goal.
Patricia Suau, 561-392-0007, ext. 2806
PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRY
Rose Marie Arnold, 561-392-8337
RELIGIOUS ARTICLES STORE
Teresa Vogt, 561-393-0006.
Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Sat. - 9 am to 5:30 pm, & Sun. 9 am to 1 pm.
Anointing of the Sick and Elderly: First
Saturday of the month following the 8:15am
Mass. Please call the Parish Office to
request a priest if you are a patient at
Boca Regional Hospital.
SCHOOL PRINCIPAL/SISTERS OF MERCY
Sr. Ellen Murphy R.S.M., 561-392-7974
Sr. Josephine Sullivan R.S.M.
Sr. Kathleen Sweeney R.S.M.
Sr. DeLourdes O’Mahony R.S.M.
SJA DEVELOPMENT MINISTRY
Wendy Horton, 561-952-2838
Diane Salerno, 561-952-2848
Ken Meldonian 561-620-4884
Dennis Jordan 561-395-8329
Rosario Gonzales, 561-952-2854
1 year notice required for marriages
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As you all know, implementation of Our Journey Forward Strategic Plan has
gradually started. This implementation of our Plan will require the collaboration
of many parishioners with the Six Goal Champion Teams. In this bulletin you will
notice a Journey Forward Goal number next to every event, task or program
that points-out a pertinence to one of St. Joan of Arc’s Goals:
GROW IN LOVE
SPREAD THE GOSPEL
GROW IN SERVICE
GROW OUR RESOURCES
GROW IN FAITH
GROW OUR SCHOOL
GROW THE CHURCH
Please consider your role in working with Ministry Leaders, parish staff and
many of your fellow parishioners to create a future that will be energized
by the Holy Spirit and responsive to God's will.
Emails indicating interest in volunteering should be sent to:
WOULD YOU LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE BY CREDIT CARD?
Forms are available at the back of the church or in the Parish Office.
You can earn frequent flyer miles on your contributions to St. Joan of Arc.
We now accept
ST. JOAN OF ARC CHURCH 2013 LENTEN, HOLY WEEK, & EASTER LITURGICAL SERVICES
LENTEN STATIONS OF THE CROSS:
Every Friday during Lent in the Chapel at 3:30pm.
LENTEN DAILY MASS SCHEDULE: 6:45am, 8:15am and 12 noon
in the Church Mon.–Fri., Saturdays 8:15am in the Chapel.
COMMUNAL CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE: 7:00pm
MONDAY, Mar. 25: at SJA Church & TUESDAY, Mar. 26: at St. Jude Church.
CONFESSIONS: MONDAY, Mar. 25: After the 6:45am & 8:15am Masses, 11:00am
to 11:30am at SJA Chapel & 7:00pm at SJA Church.
TUESDAY, Mar. 26: After the 6:45am & 8:15am Masses, 11:00am to 11:30am
at SJA Chapel & 7:00pm at St. Jude Church.
WEDNESDAY, Mar. 27: After the 6:45am & 8:15am Masses, 11:00 am to 11:30am
in the Chapel.
Confessions will not be heard after Wed. Mar. 27 at noon to allow for the prayerful observance of
Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday.
TENEBRAE SERVICE: WEDNESDAY, Mar. 27: 7:00pm at SJA Church.
HOLY THURSDAY, March 28 Morning Mass not permitted. The Eucharistic Liturgy of
the Lord's Supper will be celebrated at 7:00pm.-bilingual. Following the 7:00pm Mass
the Blessed Sacrament will be on the Altar of Repose in the Chapel for Adoration until
GOOD FRIDAY, March 29: Morning Mass not permitted. Parishioners are urged to
observe the 3 hrs. commemorating the death of Christ on Good Friday.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS at 1:00pm in the Church.
SPANISH STATIONS OF THE CROSS at 4:00pm in the Church, followed by a Celebration
of The Lord’s Passion in Spanish.
CELEBRATION OF THE LORD’S PASSION with the distribution of Holy Communion and
Adoration of the Cross at 2:00pm and 7:00pm in the Church.
THE DIVINE MERCY NOVENA begins at 3:00pm in the Chapel and continues each day
at 3:00pm through April 7.
HOLY SATURDAY, March 30: Mass is not permitted. The Blessing of Food is at 1:00pm
in the Chapel. A combined English/Spanish Easter Vigil Mass will be held in the Church
at 7:00pm & we will celebrate the reception of Catechumens & Candidates. This Mass
will last two hours.
EASTER SUNDAY, March 31: Masses: 7:00am, 8:00am, 9:15am, 10:45am,
12:15pm, 5:00pm. (Additional Masses on Easter Sunday will be celebrated at 9:15am
& 10:45am in Our Lady of Mercy Center.)
WEDNESDAY MARCH 27,
7:00pm TO 9:00pm
The word “tenebrae” is Latin for shadows. The purpose of the Tenebrae Service is to recreate the emotional aspects
of the Passion of Christ, so this is not supposed to be a happy service, because the occasion is not happy.
If your expectation of Christian worship is that it should always be happy and exhilarating, you won’t appreciate
this service until the second time you attend it.
The purpose of this service is to re-establish the betrayal, abandonment, and agony of the events;
and it is left unfinished because the story isn’t over until Easter Day.
Come with a prayerful and somber expectation.
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2ND ANNUAL BASEBALL TRIP
TO MARLIN'S STADIUM
by St Joan of Arc Knights of Columbus and Respect Life Ministry
Meet at St. Joan of Arc. Front parking lot.
Monday, April 8, 2013,
no later than 5:00pm
Bus leaves 5:20pm.
Game begins at 7:10pm.
Cost: $45.00 (Price includes bus and ticket and
a special voucher for another game.)
Special charity drawings for great baseball gifts
Deadline for payment; April 1, 2013.
Contact: Joe Kabbas, Grand Knight 561-299-8921
St. Joan of Arc Parish Office at 561-392-0007
Make payments at St Joan Parish Office by cash, check or credit card.
Make checks to Knights of Columbus St. Joan of Arc.
Limited seating, driven right to the gate of the Stadium,
disability access. a great night for all ages!!!
“...for such a time as this.”
“HEALING THE WOUNDS OF THE HEART”
Founder and President of Women of Grace
Presents a One Day Healing Retreat for Women
$10 Registration Fee- Box Lunch Included
$15 Registration at Door
Free Will Offering Would Be Appreciated.
Registration: Deadline: March 26, 2013
On Line Registration: www.floridawomenofgrace.com
Registration Form/ PLEASE PRINT
St. Joan of Arc Church
(370 SW 3rd Street, Boca Raton, Florida 33432)
Saturday, April 6, 2013
7:15 am to 3:00 pm
7:15 am: Registration/Coffee
8:15 am: Mass
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Jackie Schatz at 561.392.3549 email: [email protected]
Suzanne Technow at 561.706.5184 email: [email protected]
Detach and Send the Completed Registration Form below with $10 payable to St. Joan of Arc Parish, c/o Tessie O’Dea
370 SW 3rd Street, Boca Raton, FL 33432. Deadline is March 26, 2013. Free Will Offering Would Be Greatly Appreciated.
Please Mark Outside of the Envelope- Attention: Women of Grace
“Healing the Wounds of the Heart” CLEARLY One Day Healing Retreat for Women
WOMEN OF GRACE
Name: ......................................................................................................................... Email: ............................................................................................................
Address: ............................................................................................................ City: .......................................................................... ST ................. Zip ....................
Parish ............................................................................................................ Home: ..................................................... Mobile/Office: ................................................
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BLESSING OF FOOD
In many European countries, it is a tradition to have a basket of food blessed on Holy Saturday.
The food items in the Easter basket have special significance. The white napkin that lines the basket represents
the shroud of Jesus Christ. The lamb made from butter,
sugar, dough, wood or even plastic stands for Jesus, the
Paschal lamb. The cooked eggs symbolize new life or
Christ rising from his tomb. Bread represents the bread of
life given by God. Meat and sausages are symbols of the
resurrected Christ, horseradish represents accepting the bitter with the sweet in life, vinegar symbolizes the sour wine
given to Jesus on the cross. Salt is to add zest to life and
preserve us from corruption, and sweets suggest the promise of eternal life or good things to come. This old custom
is very beautiful and rich with many symbols. With it the
whole family can help and participate. All of you can
enjoy this beautiful custom by participating at the
blessing of the Easter food at our parish on
Holy Saturday the 30th of March at 1:00p.m.
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PLEASE BRING A FRIEND AND JOIN US
AT THE COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN’S
AS WE HONOR THE MERCY SISTERS, SAINT JOAN OF ARC
THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 7:00pm
AT THE HOME OF LULIS CAMARENA
WINE, CHEESE, HORS D’OUEVRES AND DESSERT WILL BE SERVED
RSVP to Lulis by April 9 at [email protected]
In 1831 Catherine Mc Auley founded the Mercy Sisters in Dublin, Ireland.
Catherine Mc Auley reached out especially to the poor, sick and uneducated. In 1960 the Mercy Sisters came to Saint Joan of Arc in Boca Raton
and continue to run our School. There will be a presentation about the
Mercy Sisters during our gathering.
SJA Council of Catholic Women
Catholic Women United in Spirituality and Service
June 28, 2013 - June 29, 2013
For more information please contact Reunion Committee
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Can you use help at your home?
The Restoration Ministry is planning their next workday. We
offer help to those who are not able to pay for or no longer can
do minor repairs and needed upkeep of their homes.
If you need help at your home call us. A team is sent to your
house to do an assessment of the work you need. We do our
best to accommodate you.
Some of the things we may assist with include:
Simple electrical or plumbing repairs
Handyman type work
Our work day will be the morning of Saturday, April 27. Please
call Rose Marie 392-8337. Give us a chance to help you.
BEAUTIFUL BEACH MASS
Our SJA Council of Catholic Women Annual Beach Mass took place last Saturday, March 16th at the South Inlet Beach Park. Fr. Tomasz celebrated the
Mass on this beautiful March morning and over 80 were in attendance. A delicious breakfast followed with a joyful fellowship time. We would like to
thank all those who helped make this spiritual morning possible.
DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUPS BEGIN JANUARY
DIVORCECARE FOR KIDS
ALL CHILDREN ARE AFFECTED BY DIVORCE.
The DivorceCare for Kids program will help minimize and
eliminate the short and long-term negative effects of
divorce on a child’s schoolwork, relationships, emotional
health and spiritual life. This program provides the opportunity
for children of divorce to experience hope, help and
restoration in their lives today and in the future.
DivorceCare for Kids, ages 5-12, meets at the same time
as DivorceCare. Pre-registration required. A parent of the
child needs to be in the DivorceCare group. One
parent and child, $35. Each additional child $5. Call
Patricia, 954-661-7135 to register. Scholarships available.
FIND HELP AT DIVORCECARE.
Who: You or someone you know who may be hurting because of divorce or separation.
What: A special weekly seminar and support group. It’s a place where you can be
around people who understand what you are feeling; a place where you can hear
valuable information about ways to heal from the hurt of divorce.
Why: It’s hard to know how to help someone who is going through a separation
or divorce. It takes a long time and hard work to heal the pain that comes
with a breakup.
When: Wednesday evenings 6:00-7:30pm in Conference Room C at St. Joan of Arc.
Cost of 13 week session is $15.
Call Rosemarie 561-789-3865 for information.
TUESDAYS 10:00am - 1:00pm
“The Ark” located at 319 SW 3rd Street Boca Raton
(across the street from St. Joan of Arc parking lot)
March 26 - Patch Reef Park
2000 West Yamato Rd Boca Raton
Please contact Amanda Roccapriore Herrera for more details
at [email protected]
Learn more about the Word of God by studying one of the books in the Bible.
Meetings are held in Conference Room B on Sundays
from 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Contact the Religious Education office for more information.
Gather to read and reflect Sunday’s Readings on Thursdays
from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. in the Family Life House located at
399 S.W. 3rd St. (The corner house).
Deacon Bill Watzek, 561-952-2828 / Office: 561-392-0007
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Save the date for
St. Joan of Arc Church & School
Family, Faith, and Fun Day
April 13, 2013. from 10:00am to 2:00pm
Only Two Sponsorships Remaining!
St. Joan of Arc Family, Faith, & Fun Day was started three years ago to offer all St. Joan of Arc families an opportunity
to gather together in a fun-filled environment. The cost of having this very successful event has increased each year and in an effort
to keep the cost of attendance affordable we offered these sponsorship opportunities.
We would like to thank our sponsors for their support in keeping this event affordable!
THANKS TO OUR
SPONSORSHIP INCLUDES a banner with name /company name placed in front
of activity. Name /company name will appear on web
page and parish bulletin.
4 Station Euro Bungee
33 Foot Dual Titanic Slide
Petting Zoo and Pony Rides
Thunder Force Obstacle Course
16 Foot 3 N 1 Combo Unit
Double Shot Basketball
Toddler Play Land
Multi-Family Sponsorships are available.
Please contact Diane or Lisa at 561-952-2848.
THANKS TO OUR
SPONSORSHIP INCLUDES a poster with name/ company name placed in front
of booth. Name /company name will appear on web page
and parish bulletin.
EVE MARIE WILLIAMS &
THE AHNELL FAMILY
DEBLASIO – RODMAN
AT MORGAN STANLEY
Tic Tac Toe
MEDICAL BILLING &
IN MEMORY OF
ALINA MARIA BRADY
MACK, MACK & WALTZ
Bean Bag Toss
Tin Pan Alley
Company Name/Name for Poster or Banner: .....................................................................................................................................
Name: ..................................................................... Address: .......................................................................................................
City: ............................................................... State: ................................. Zip: .............................. Phone: ..................................
I want to sponsor: ......................................................................................................................................................................
Please make checks payable to: St. Joan of Arc
Donations may be charged to your credit card: o Please Charge $ ..................... to my o Amex o Master Card o Visa o Discover
Vin #.................Card Number ................................................................................... Exp. Date ................................
For More information call Diane Salerno in the Special Projects Office at 561-952-2848.
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Come one, Come ALL!
to the SJA Family, Faith & Fun Day!!!!
SATURDAY, APRIL 13 • 10am – 2pm
Wristbands go on sale April 1 at the School, CCD & Parish Offices and at
the Church Bookstore for $10 per child and at the door on the event date.
Food & General Store items available at an additional cost.
Don’t miss this special day to celebrate your inmediate family,
friends and your St. Joan of Arc School & Parish Family!
ST. JOAN OF ARC CHURCH & SCHOOL
370 SW 3RD STREET, BOCA RATON
QUESTIONS? PLEASE CALL THE SPECIAL
PROJECTS OFFICE AT 561-952-2846
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PRAY FOR THE SICK
We welcome the newest members of St Joan of Arc Parish and offer
our congratulations to the parents of the newly baptized.
Bryan Alexander Galdamez-Acevedo
Christopher Moises Orozco
Carlota Garcia Guerra
Katie Angelina Vasquez-Caballero
Sachi Ainhoa Vazquez Longinos
De Lopez, Blanca
Dunning, Mary Ann
Rodriguez Mary Ann
WOULD YOU LIKE TO DONATE
FLOWERS TO DECORATE THE ALTAR
ON THE WEEKEND MASSES?
You can do this to celebrate special dates,
(birthdays, anniversaries, etc.). You can also
donate them in memory of someone or
to celebrate your family, or your business
or simply to decorate the Lord's table.
Your name would be printed here on
the week you choose to donate
the flower arrangement/s.
If interested, please call Patty Delaney
at (561)952-2868 or email [email protected]
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Do you want a special remembrance for a loved one, living or deceased?
You can donate Altar Bread for a week of Masses by calling Karen Tringali,
March 24: In memory of beloved Thomas F. Manno Sr
by his wife Jean and children.
"We loved them in life; let us not abandon
them in death until we have seen them
safely into the House of the Lord."
- ST. AMBROSE
Overseas in The US Armed Forces:
Afghanistan: Staff. Sgt. Douglas Stott, PVT 1st Class
Benjamin Creed, PVT. Brendan Nestor. Gilberto Estevez Jr., Chief
Iraq: Sgt. Maj. John Hermeling, Capt. Christopher Allen & PFC Lee E.
Palmer; David Schuler, Lance Corp., Marines.
Okinowa: SA William Fix Jr. Bahrain: Lt. Kevin Howard USN
When you consider your estate plans,
remember your spiritual Family
Truly your parish has been a part of your faith
development, a member of your family.
Consider becoming a member of The Arc Angel
Society as a way of guaranteeing the health of
your spiritual family long into the future.
Please consider a bequest as part of your plans
to benefit your parish. Through your estate, your membership in our
extended community of faith will continue in perpetuity.
Your attorney, or financial advisor can advise you on the tax benefits
and other considerations you will want to think about as you consider
your estate plans. A number of valuable and attractive benefits will
accompany your membership. These include special masses and mailings
designed especially for Society members.
For more information, please contact Wendy Horton at 561.952-2838.
S.J.A. MINISTRIES & SUPPORT SERVICES
PRAY THE ROSARY
Join us every morning,
6:15am in the Chapel, to
pray for our Pope, Bishop,
Priests, Deacons, and Religious, and
for vocations. Join us every morning
after the 8:15am Mass in the Chapel to
pray to end abortion.
Sunday Morning from 9:15am to 10:30
am. in Conf. Room B as we study the
Gospel of Mark.
Thursday morning Bible Study
(9:00am. to 10:30am.)
at the Family Life House.
ST. JOAN OF ARC KNIGHTS
We are a part of this
Call Joe Kabbas,
ST. JOAN OF ARC COLUMBIETTES
are the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary
of dedicated Catholic
women. Please join us
as United We Stand
to embark on this
fresh new year in
building a strong bond
in our parish. For details
call Terri Picinich, 561-901-7312.
11:00 am and
1:00pm Come and go as you please
at THE ARK. We bring snacks/lunch
for the little ones and ourselves.
Please contact Amanda Roccapriore
- Herrera at 561-859-8684 or
JOIN THE SJA COUNCIL OF
CATHOLIC WOMEN (CCW)
St. Joan of Arc Council
of Catholic Women
(CCW) is a dynamic
group of women who
support, empower and
educate its members in
and service. We are an
affiliate of the National
Council of Catholic Women. Our Circle
Meetings are smaller groups that meet
once a month.
St. Ana Circle 4th Wednesday at 8am.
St. Clare Circle 3rd Wednesday at 1pm.
St. Elizabeth Circle lst Friday at 1pm.
Sts Martha & Mary Circle 3rd Thursday at
7pm. St. Monica Circle 4th Monday at
2pm. St. Therese of Lisieux 3rd Tuesday
at 8am. We have an interesting calendar
of events. Please join us, make new
friends, as we are Women Making a
For more information call
Miriam Gaynor, 561-395-5615
Join us to pray the rosary at the
Planned Parenthood site at 8177
Glades Rd., West Boca. We meet in
front of the shopping center at
9:45am on Fridays.
For information call Terri at
561-901-7312 or Mary Jane at
PREGNANT? KNOW YOUR
Join us every
and Friday, 9am to
9pm in the Chapel.
Divine Mercy Chaplet prayed on
Fridays at 3:00pm, and the Rosary
on Fridays at 8:30pm.
All are invited to join us on the 1st & 3rd
Thursday of the
month at 10:30am in
the Spiritual Life
House. Beginners to
experts are needed
to make prayer
shawls and projects for preemies, kids
and our troops.
Call Claire at 445-4802 or Dottie at
395-2681 for more information.
SJA DAD’S CLUB
Every Mondays in Mercy Center
at Drop off - 7:45am
All dads in the Parish welcome.
Meets at St. Joan of Arc Fridays at 7
pm, in Immaculata Center.
More information call: 276-4581
Parents of Prayer & Service meet
every Thursday during the school year,
7:45am to 8:15am in the Convent
Chapel. Please join us.
2nd Sunday of
each month at
10:30am Immaculata Center. For info call
Tessie O’Dea at 561-620-4805
Is a meeting of Parishioners 50 +
More information please call
SJA SCHOOL ALUMNI:
We invite you to register on our St.
Joan of Arc website as an alumnus if
you haven't already done so at
Each Wednesday at Temple
Beth El, 9:30am to 2:30pm.
Bring your loved one so you may
have some respite care, or come and
volunteer and have fun with us!
This is a combined effort between
Temple Beth El, St. Joan of Arc and
The First Presbyterian Church.
For more info call Tessie O’Dea
THE SJA PUBLIC ADVOCACY
COMMITTEE is requesting the
current members and any other
parishioners who wish to join,
to send their email/phone number
(whichever you wish) to Joseph
Kabbas, Chairman of Public
Advocacy. Joined with Public
Advocacy is Respect Life.
If you are a member or wish to be
part of these two ministries, please
forward your e-mail / phone number
to Joseph Kabbas Chairman e-mail
Meets at St. Joan of Arc Saturdays,
10am in Immaculata Center,
Mondays, 7:00pm, Art Room, and
Wednesdays 7:00pm in
For more information please
call Marjorie O’Sullivan
SUNDAY TV MASS
FOR THE HOMEBOUND
Each week at 9:30am on WPXP TV,
Channel 8, Mass for the Homebound can be seen. For a copy of the
Sunday Missal, call the Diocesan
Office of Communications at
Call us if you or someone you know
is no longer able to attend Mass.
Our Extraordinary Ministers of
Holy Communion visit the elderly
& infirmed Parishioners.
UPGRADE YOUR CLOSET!
THE ST. JOAN OF ARC
USHERS WANT YOU!!!
Are you tired of your wardrobe and
deciding what to wear to Mass each
week? Let us dress you! We are a
ministry of over 60 men and women
that provide each mass with the
hospitality & services to make all
parishioners and guests feel welcome.
We would like to tell you about this
great ministry and how getting involved
provides a service to St. Joan and a
blessing for you. And you’ll be one of
the best dressed people at Mass!
Call Ken Meldonian 561-620-4884
or Dennis Jordan 561-395-8329.
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EVENTS AT OUR LADY OF FLORIDA SPIRITUAL CENTER
1300 U.S. Highway One, North Palm Beach, FL 33408.
founder of the Order of Carmelitas, see the Royal Palace in Madrid &
much more! The Tour is from Nov. 5-15th, 2013. The cost is $ 3,199
from Miami. Call Fr. Barret at 561-622-2565 for a brochure and more
March 27-31 – Holy Week Retreat led by Retreat Team includes
Triduum Services & Sunrise Mass on Easter morning. Costs vary for
Singles, Married Couples & Religious. See website for more information.
April 3 – Day of Reflection. Presenter : Fr. Patrick Daugherty, C.P.
“Easter Joy: The Resurrection Appearances & Mission” 10:00am –
2:30pm $30.00. Reservations required.
May 1 – Day of Reflection. Presenter: Maureen Hackett. “Fear Not!
‘Are You kidding Me, Lord!’ 10:00am- 2:30pm $30.00.
“IRELAND’S HAPPY MAN”
Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 7:00pm. International Singer,
Songwriter and Pianist Cahal Dunne in The New Mt. Carmel Banquet Hall
at St. Jude Catholic Church. Boca Raton, Fl 33433. More information
please call: 561-314-1250.
PROMOTING LIFE, DIGNITY AND JUSTICE
Counseling, Elder Affairs, Guardianship Training, Immigration & Refugee
Services, Office of Black Catholic Ministry, Outreach Information and
Referral, Pregnancy Care Centers, Prison Ministry, Respect Life Ministry,
Catholic Relief Services, Samaritan Center, Substance Addiction Ministry,
Wellness and Interfaith Health & Wellness. For general or program
information contact 561-775-9560. Volunteer opportunities are available.
HOLY WEEK SILENT RETEAT
March 28th - 30th, 2013.
Holy Thursday through Holy Saturday.
Retreat Director: Fr. Jose Alfaro, Priest
of the Archdiocese of Miami, Vice
Rector, Dean of Human Formation and
Assistant Professor of Church History at
St. Vincent de Paul
Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach. Fr. Alfaro is a dynamic
teacher and preacher of the faith. We are blessed to have the
gifts of his deeply spiritual yet down-to-earth approach to
spirituality. Join Father Alfaro during these Holy Days to Journey
with Jesus through the most central events of our Faith. The
Triduum. Come away and pray awhile… all are welcome!
Holy Thurs. 6:00 pm through Holy Sat. 4:00 pm.
Fee: $160 p.p., $300. per couple, all inclusive. Register at:
305-238-4367 or www.morningstarrenewal.org 7275 SW
124th Street, Pinecrest, FL 33156
SAVE THE DATE - CATHOLIC DAYS AT THE CAPITOL
Once again, the Diocese of Palm Beach is sponsoring a bus trip to
Tallahassee for Catholic Days at the Capitol, March 19-21, 2013. The
event is organized by the Florida Catholic Conference. At their invitation
men and women from all seven dioceses meet with representatives to
promote legislation that supports the teachings of the Church and to
attend the Red Mass where the Bishops of Florida will concelebrate.
The homilist will be the new Bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee,
Most Reverend Gregory L. Parkes. For more information contact:
Betty McKinley at 561-775-9598 or 772-342-0837, or via email:
[email protected] org Don Kazimir at 561-775-9565 or via
email: [email protected]
PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES, FATIMA, SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA & AVILA
Join Fr. Tom Barret of the Cathedral of St. Ignatius on a journey visiting
some of the holiest sites in France, Portugal and Spain. We will celebrate
Mass at the sites where the Blessed Mother appeared and the 12th
Century Cathedral of St. James, visit the hometown of St. Theresa, the
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ST. VINCENT FERRER FESTIVAL
Sunday, March 10, 11:00am - 7:00pm. Friday Night Fish Fry, Classic
Car Show, Flea Market, Pizza, Hamburgers, Cakes & More!
More information: 840 George Bush Blvd. Delray Beach.
COMEDY NIGHT – DINNER & DANCE
Comedy resume is outstanding, including Television; Headliners
Opening Act, Cruise Lines; Comedy Clubs in New York, Miami and
Las Vegas. April 20, 2013 at St. Jude Mount Carmel Banquet
Hall. $30 per Person Reservations must be made prior to April 18,
2012. Reserve tables of 8, 10 or 12 or we will assign tables.
Domingo de Ramos
Hoy podemos proclamar a Jesús
como el rey y centro de nuestras
vidas. Debemos parecernos a esa
gente de Jerusalén que se entusiasmó por seguir a Cristo. Decir
“que viva mi Cristo, que viva mi
rey...” Es un día en el que le
podemos decir a Cristo que
nosotros también queremos
seguirlo, aunque tengamos que
sufrir o morir por Él. Que queremos
que sea el rey de nuestra vida, de
nuestra familia, de nuestra patria y
del mundo entero. Queremos que
sea nuestro amigo en todos los momentos de nuestra vida.
La Misa se inicia con la procesión de las palmas. Nosotros recibimos las palmas y cantamos
“Bendito el que viene en el nombre
del Señor”. El sacerdote bendice las
palmas y dirige la procesión. Luego
se comienza la Misa. Se lee el
Evangelio de la Pasión de Cristo.
Al terminar la Misa, nos llevamos
las palmas benditas a nuestro
hogar. Se acostumbra colocarlas detrás de las puertas en forma de
cruz. Esto nos debe recordar que
Jesús es nuestro rey y que debemos siempre darle la bienvenida en
Oración para poner las palmas
benditas en el hogar:
Bendice Señor nuestro hogar.
Que tu Hijo Jesús y la Virgen María
reinen en él.
Por tu intercesión danos paz, amor
y respeto, para que respetándonos
y amándonos los sepamos honrar
en nuestra vida familiar, Sé tú, el
Rey en nuestro hogar.
Oremos por nuestro nuevo Papa Francisco
BENDICIONES Y COMPROMISOS QUE NOS TRAE LA ELECCION
DE NUESTRO PAPA FRANCISCO
Bendición 1: Muchos hermanos Católicos que se han alejado de la Iglesia
van a recibir un nuevo llamado.
Compromiso 1: Vamos a salir a evangelizar: a invitarlos, a acogerlos y a
traerlos a la comunión de Iglesia.
Bendición 2: Un llamado a la sencillez de vida, y a poner en práctica el
corazón de las bienaventuranzas.
Compromiso 2: Revisar nuestros valores y el estilo de vida que llevamos;
evitar el triunfalismo y el protagonismo.
Bendición 3: Nuestros pueblos de América Latina van a estar más cerca
del corazón y del músculo de la Iglesia universal.
Compromiso 3: Hacer presencia activa y generosa en nuestras parroquias
Bendición 4: Los Obispos de los Estados Unidos escribieron en el Plan Pastoral
para el Ministerio Hispano, “Encuentro y Misión (2002) lo siguiente: “Los católicos hispanos son una bendición de Dios y una presencia profética que ha convertido a muchas diócesis y parroquias en unas comunidades de fe más acogedoras,
vibrantes y evangelizadoras”. Este planteamiento hoy se hace universal.
Compromiso 4: Debemos compartir más con todos nuestros hermanos, americanos y de otras nacionalidades, nuestros valores de hospitalidad, alegría, unidad
familiar, amistad, cuidado de los niños y de los ancianos, y de celebración.
Bendición 5: El Papa Francisco seguramente nos va a empujar hacia el
corazón social-misionero que nos pide el Evangelio.
Compromiso 5: Vamos a promover y a poner en práctica acciones claras y
sostenibles de Caridad y Justicia .
HORARIO DE CUARESMA
SANTO TRIDUO PASCUAL:
Jueves 28 de Marzo 7:00pm JUEVES SANTO Misa Bilingüe – IGLESIA
Viernes 29 de Marzo 4:00pm Via Crucis y VIERNES SANTO DE LA PASION DEL SENOR – IGLESIA
Sábado 30 de Marzo 7:00 pm VIGILIA PASCUAL Bilingüe - IGLESIA
Para Información sobre los sacramentos, clases de preparación para bautismo, etc. Entrar en nuestra página
web:http://stjoan.org/ministries/casa-hispana/ o pedir información en la parroquia con María, Rosario o Alba 561 392 0007.
Para pedir una intención en las misas para difuntos o enfermos dirigirse a la oficina parroquial en las horas de oficina.
Esta semana rezamos por el alma de: Juan Carrillo y Jorge Murillo
“En el año de la fe, he aqui un resumen de nuestra vida en la fe: llevemos la
Verdad con Amor y Obras a nuestros hermanos en Cristo”.
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MINISTERIO HISPANO AVISOS PARROQUIALES
“Los obispos de los Estados Unidos, reconociendo el valor del sacrificio espiritual y corporal en la vida de la Iglesia animan a todos los fieles a
hacer ayuno y abstinencia todos los viernes por la intención de la protección de la vida, el matrimonio, y la libertad religiosa.”
n Serie “CATOLICISMO” del aclamado teólogo padre Robert Barron
n CURSOS DE
en español MARTES de 1:30pm a 2:30 en la Casa Hispana. Traiga
su almuerzo. No precisa registrarse.
LITURGIA DE LA
PALABRA PARA LOS
DE LA EUCARISTÍA se ofrecen periódicamente para las personas
interesadas. Llame a Constanza al 561-859-4666 para mayor
n EL CÍRCULO DE SANTA ANA (Consejo de Señoras Católicas)
se reúne todos los últimos miércoles del mes a las 8:00am.
La próxima reunión es el próximo miércoles 27 de marzo en
la Casa Hispana.
n Si usted está interesado en organizar alguna actividad social
los sábados por favor envié su propuesta al correo electrónico:
[email protected] o llame a Adriana Moreno
n Clases de CONFIRMACIÓN E INICIACIÓN CRISTIANA PARA
ADULTOS martes a las 7:00pm en la sala de conferencias A del
segundo piso. Información : Constanza 561-859-4666
n CATEQUISTA te invitamos a un taller de cuatro módulos para
obtener el certificado básico de Catequista de la Diócesis de Palm
Beach. Dirigido por el Diacono Jaime Zapata en la parroquia de
St John Fisher 4001 North Shore Dr, WPB Fl 33407 los sábados
6 y 13 de abril de 9:00 am a 4:00pm. Donación $5.00 por
modulo Llame a Beatriz al 561-775-9544 para registrarse.
n GRUPO DE ORACIÓN SANTA JUANA DE ARCO todos los jueves
por la tarde a las 7:00pm. Lectura y comentario del Evangelio.
DURANTE LA CUARESMA REZAMOS EL VIA CRUCIS Y LA SANTA MISA
CON EL PADRE Alonso en la capilla.
n GRUPO DE ORACIÓN PADRE PIO todos
los jueves a las 9:00am en la Casa
Hispana contemplación y rezo de los
misterios del Santo Rosario.
n “LAS LLENAS DE GRACIA”, todos los
martes de 7:00pm a 9:00pm. Para mayor
Información llame a a Rachel Licciardino
561-900-5551, facilitadora de
“Llenas de Gracia”.
SERVICIOS OFRECIDOS PARA LA COMUNIDAD:
n CLASES DE INGLÉS Individuales y Gratuitas .
Para anotarse debe
llamar al 561-289-7846 hay lista de espera.
n Para las CLASES DE ARTE Y PINTURA
con Patricia. Llame al
954-394-4846 para más información.
n TALLER DE ESPIRITUALIDAD: “Usted también puede ser santo” se
reúne una vez por semana durante 18 semanas. Llame si desea
recibir su libro gratis. 561-859-4666.
n TALLERES DE ORACIÓN Y VIDA del Padre Larrañaga de cinco
semanas de duración se ofrecen dos veces al año. 561-859-4666
gratis para PREPARAR LA
CIUDADANÍA los lunes 18 de marzo,
1, 15 y 29 de abril a las 11 am.
Mas información con Adriana:
Director: Constanza Preble 561-859-4666 - 561-843-1099 - Ministerio Extraordinario de la Eucaristía: Sr. y Sra. Córdova 561-573-0194 Servidores del Altar: Patricia Jaramillo 561-674-4852 - Proclamadores de la Palabra: Gisela Delgado 561-952-2860 Clases de Inglés: 561- 289-7846 - Ministerio de la Liturgia de la Palabra: Gisella Delgado: 561-809-2873
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