Parish Bulletin - St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
ESTABLISHED 1956 ESTABLISHED 1960
As a wonderfully diverse Catholic community, we joyfully worship God, celebrate fellowship and care for our neighbor.
370 SW 3rd St. Boca Raton FL 33432
561.392.0007 561.392.0074 Fax
Msgr. Michael D. McGraw Pastor
Fr. Wesler Hilaire Parochial Vicar
Fr. Dominic Toan-Tran Parochial Vicar
Deacon Bill Watzek
Msgr. Steven Bosso Assisting
Fr. Michael Driscoll Assisting
Fr. Alfredo Hernandez Assisting
Fr. Norman Schwartz Assisting
Deacon Michael Zatarga
Deacon Sam J. Barbaro
Parish Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 8:30am to 6:00pm
Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
Saturday 9:30am to 2:00pm
in the Gift Shop 561.393.0006
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: 7:30am, 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
In the early Christianity, the disciples of Christ
were persecuted because of their faith in Christ
Jesus. In addition to being persecuted, they
never gave up because Christ was already in
their heart and lips. Because of Christ many
became martyrs like St. Peter and St. Paul.
From St. Peter and St. Paul’s time until
today, we continue to hear about Christian
persecution as it occurs in the Middle East
and so on. This leads us to Jesus’ question,
“Do you think that I have come to establish
peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather
We are called to be aware of this world that we live in including the ongoing battle between good and bad;
between those who accept and testify Jesus Christ and those who choose to deny Him. Through this ongoing
battle, Jesus reminds us that division is there especially when there is resistance including reticence to believe
and embrace love, mercy and forgiveness that Christ offers humanity.
Therefore, can we stop being lovely, merciful, and forgiving Christians? These are Christian values; these
may create division among believers and non believers and lead to persecution, but we cannot stop being
who we are, “Christians.” As the Letter to the Hebrews inspires us, we cannot stop praying for peace and
unity, and keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus. May we continue to pray for those who encounter division
and persecution because of Christ and for those who continue to proclaim Christ in today’s world.
Father Wesler Hilaire
Sunday (English): 1:30pm
3rd Saturday (Spanish): 12 noon
Saturday: 3:15 - 4pm & 5:30 - 6:15pm
Please note that this Monday, August 15 / The Assumption of the Blessed
Virgin Mary, this year is not a Holy Day of Obligation in the Liturgical Calendar
of Catholic parishes in the United States.
We will celebrate the regular morning Masses at 6:45am & 8:15am.
AUGUST 14, 2016
YOUR WELCOMING CATHOLIC COMMUNITY IN
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MASSES FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 15, 2016
We extend a warm WELCOME to all newcomers and visitors!
If you are a new member of our St. Joan of Arc Parish Family or are visiting us for the first
time, be sure to stop-by our Parish Office. There, a member of our parish leadership team
will be happy to inform you about our parish life, ministries, organizations, and service
opportunities. We look forward to meeting you!
Our Sunday Liturgy is the very heart of life here at St. Joan of Arc, the source and summit
of all we do. We gather in prayer, in service, to praise, and to give thanks.
We are pleased that you have come to St. Joan of Arc and hope that you will soon call this faith
community your home. All are welcome at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church & School!
Last week the following families registered in our Parish:
Mr. Antonio Orejuela & Mrs. Claudia Osorio
Ms Maria Riofrio Bravo
MONDAY – August 15
by Women of Grace
by Jack Mueller
by Marisa & Susan Joyce
by Mary & Al Springs
& Rosemary Kaelin
TUESDAY – August 16
by The Coakley Family
by The Allen Family
WEDNESDAY – August 17
St. Joan of Arc Parishioners
St. Joan of Arc Parishioners
OF THE DIOCESE OF PALM BEACH
Saturday and Sunday,
August 27 & 28, 2016.
THURSDAY – August 18
St. Joan of Arc Parishioners
St. Joan of Arc Parishioners
FRIDAY – August 19
Wanda & Lucien Choquette
by The Klipsic Family
St. Joan of Arc Parishioners
SATURDAY – August 20
St. Joan of Arc Parishioners
The Farrell & Price Family
by Helene Farrell
by The Palomo Family
Jorge & Elvia Rodriguez
by Martha Hoynoski
Ashley Nicole Perez
by Graciela & Omar Perez
SUNDAY – August 21
by The Salerno Family
by Nary Jane & Greg Sullivan
by Mary Anne Weaver
Fr. John Paul Zeller
by Martha & Tony Nicolli
by Carmela Bitondo
by The Furnari Family
Ed & Bea Palguta
by Sheri Sundquist
Sik-Lin Chan & Ming-Chi Wong
by The Lam Family
by Frantz Bazile
BULLETIN EDITOR: PATTY DELANEY
Please email Bulletin material to: [email protected]
*We reserve the right to edit and publish such materials at our discretion.
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WHO ARE ALL THESE NEW PEOPLE WORKING AT SAINT JOAN OF ARC
As a normal part of life, any organization, even a church sees changes occur in our staffing due to retirement, job changes or re-location. During the summer we have
seen some of these changes and consequently are welcoming new members of our parish work family. As far as our priest personnel is concerned we experienced
Father Tom Lafreniere’s transfer to his first pastorate and the assignment of Father Dominic Toan-Tran as our new parochial vicar. We also have a new Director of
Parish Ministries and Activities, Andrea Lewin, who in addition to being the contact person for family focused activities coordinates many of the other spiritual and
social organizations and activities that are a part of our ever active parish community life. She will work very closely with Constanza Preble of Multi-Cultural ministries
and activities and Rosario Gonzales of our Marriage Preparation and mentoring programs. We will also have a new face in our C.C.D. office with the addition of
Ailen Ponce as the Administrative Assistant to Rosa Davidson, our recently appointed Parish Catechetical Leader. In order to help strengthen our Youth Ministry efforts,
a FAU student, Michael Piranio, will assist Cecilia Chinchilla. Finally, our maintenance and physical plant crew will welcome Richard Davis and Timothy Gozza filling
empty positions in that important area of our church life.
It is worth noting that church employment is in many ways different than working for a for-profit business or industry. We are held to the same performance and
excellence standards as other work possibilities, but because we are a true charity, we cannot always pay a competitive salary. There typically is a dimension of sacrifice
involved in working in church ministry. Since our “CEO” is in heaven, we hope, however, that quite literally our reward will have to be in heaven. We also are committed
to sharing the work load across position boundaries and have to really “multi-task” everyday. It is very important for us to get to know as many of our parishioners as is
humanly possible and be present to them throughout the joys and challenges of life. Ministry is more than a job but it truly is a “vocation” that calls for self-sacrifice
and self-giving on behalf of parishioners, our big spiritual family. As the Pastor, I have a strong commitment to teamwork, visioning, planning, efficiency, spiritual
development and mutual respect. Every church worker’s contribution at St. Joan of Arc has great value and together we try to form a team that makes a difference
within and beyond our parish boundaries. The spiritual, human and social development of all of our parishioners is our unifying vision and we try to help in any
way that a church community can to further the happiness and fulfillment of all (here and in eternal life). Our whole church team would like to thank our parishioners
who support our efforts financially and through volunteering. As a true charity we depend upon you for our success. We are all in this marvelous and mysterious work
of the Lord together and form Saint Paul’s strong “Body of Christ.” May we continue to journey together along the holy pathways of the Lord as we build up the
Kingdom of God in our day.
Below are some pictures and messages from our new parish team members. Please give a warm word of welcome to them as you encounter them on our campus.
- Msgr. Michael D. McGraw
WE ASKED OUR NEW STAFF, “WHY DO YOU LIKE TO WORK AT SAINT JOAN OF ARC?”
“For the Grace
“Serving the Lord and
being his instrument to
share the Good News
in our community”
“The parish has shown
me what a loving
community it is and
I love the welcoming
environment here at
St. Joan of Arc.”
“It is a blessing and
to work with such a
wonderful staff, and with
our volunteers. I enjoy
serving the Religious
Education families and
seeing the children grow
in their faith.”
“A step closer
“It lifts my spirits to
serve the Lord”
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The Weekly Offertory Collection for August 6/7
551 envelope users contributed $15,861
and non envelope users contributed $3,354.
Deacon Bill Watzek 561-952-2828
by appointment only
(English) Baptism class for parents
1st Thurs. each month, 7pm.
Constanza Preble (Spanish)
Baptism class for parents
3rd Tues. each month, 7pm.
CARE MINISTRY 561-962-6000
Maria T. Isava MA, LCSW
Patty Delaney, 561-952-2868
Wendy Horton, 561-952 2838
Special Projects: Diane Salerno
FAITH FORMATION MINISTRY
Parish Catechetical Leader
Rosa Davidson, 561-952-2870
Ailen Ponce, 561-952-2872
PARISH MINISTRIES & ACTIVITIES
Andrea Lewin 561-952-2852
HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR
Patricia Suau, 561-952-2806
Javier Palomo, 561-445-1782
MULTICULTURAL MINISTRY DIRECTOR
Constanza Preble, 561-392-0007
Fr. Wesler Hilaire, 561-392-0007
MUSIC MINISTRY DIRECTOR
Douglas Byers, 561-952-2856
PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRY
Deacon Bill Watzek, 561-952-2828
PHYSICAL PLANT DIRECTOR
Paul Micelli, 561-392-0007
Mrs. Caroline Roberts, 561-392-7974
RELIGIOUS GIFT SHOP
Laura Watzek, 561-393-0006
Hours: Mon. - Wed. 7:30am to 4:30pm
Fri. 7:30am to 3:30pm
Sat. 9am to 5:30pm
Sun. 9am to 1:30pm
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.
SISTERS OF MERCY
Sr. Josephine, Sr. Kathleen
WEDDING MINISTRY DIRECTOR
Rosario Gonzales, 561-952-2854
6 Months notice required for marriages
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY
Cecilia Chinchilla, 561-952-2858
Mike Piranio, 561-952-2858
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JANUARY 20-22, 2017
Men’s Retreat Promoter
Phone: (740) 403-3224
E-mail: [email protected]
St. Joan of Arc parish Men’s and Women’s Retreats
are planned to be at
Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center, 1300 US Highway One,
North Palm Beach, FL 33408.
The Retreats begin on a Friday with light supper served at
approximately 5-6pm, and conclude at 12 noon on a Sunday.
Please make a note in your calendars of these dates
so you can schedule “YOUR RETREAT” and “YOUR TIME”
with our Lord IN MIND.
You may register on the website at: www.ourladyofflorida.org
SEPTEMBER 16-18, 2016
Women’s Retreat Promoter
Phone: (561) 665-1805
E-mail: [email protected]
FROM THE SJA DEVELOPMENT & STEWARDSHIP DIRECTOR
TIME, TALENT, AND TREASURE
Just like each person is a gift for the family - a gift that shares time, love, care and concern, so too is an active member for the church a gift.
Participating in the life of your church is just like being a part of a family, and it is an important roll to play in the strength of your parish
and your faith.
As Catholics we are called to get involved in the work of the Church through the use of our time, talent and treasure. One way to show our thanks
to God through time, talent and treasure is with the weekly offertory collection. With this treasure we are able to show our appreciate to God for His
many blessings by continuing His works through the Church. In addition to this treasure, we should be properly registered on the parish roster, regularly
attend mass on Sundays and holy days, participate in parish activities and ministries, and use the parish envelope system for donations. All of these
lends time to the church, which continues to further the Catholic faith and strengthen our bond with God and our fellow Catholics.
The time, talent and treasure of active members makes possible the many ministries that touch the lives of fellow parishioners as well as those
members of the community in need. The treasures specifically provided through the offertory helps pay the overhead expenses of the Church such as
electric bill, water bill, maintenance, salaries and other operating expenses of the Church.
Preparing our children for Baptism;
Educating our children in our Catholic faith;
Preparing couples for marriage;
Teaching adults about our Catholic faith
and preparing them for membership;
Helping our adults find a deeper relationship with God;
Assisting people in financial distress with bills and food;
Offering a youth ministry for our high school aged children
to explore their faith among their peers;
Offering a men’s ministry;
Offering social ministries for various age groups;
Welcoming new comers;
Helping the bereaved;
Counseling those in need;
Offering short term relief for care givers;
Ministering to the homebound;
Ministering to the sick and hospitalized;
Ministering to those with alcohol and drug problems; and
Helping support a day care for the elderly.
All of this is a sampling of the many ways the offertory reaches out to spread God’s love through our time, talent and treasure.
Won’t you help us make a difference in someone’s life?
Support your church through an offertory treasure, give of your time and talent, and really make an impact on the life
of your parish, your fellow Catholics, and those in the community around you.
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” - Winston S. Churchill
SJA Development & Stewardship Director
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THE SPARK meets at the Ark
Sunday nights after the 5pm Youth Mass
E-mail Cecilia Chinchilla for more information at
TO THE HEART OF OUR FUTURE
CONSTRUCTION UPDATES You can help us reach our goal! Make a Pledge.
The following work is
being done on MERCY CENTER:
1. The fire and sound proofing is completed.
2. The walls are finished and prepped for paint
on 2nd floor.
3. Hanging drywall on first floor.
4. Sanding and prime the walls with first
coat of paint on second floor
5. Bathroom floors are tiled on 2nd floor
and working on the wall tile.
6. Fire alarm starting the pre-wire this week
as well as phone and data cables.
Join us as our Parish Family
makes history - PLEDGE TODAY!
7. Playground equipment and fence
8. Footers for awnings over walkway’s
9. Followed be sidewalk and base rock
for pavers in palm court.
10. Framing of ceilings on canopies.
11. Lightweight at roofing to be
applied to canopies.
Check our website at www.stjoan.org
under Development for photos and continued construction updates.
To learn more about the Journey Forward Pastoral Campaign and how you can get involved contact the Campaign Ofﬁce
at (561) 952-2838 or email the Development Director: [email protected]
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TEACHERS & STAFF ARE WELCOMED TO THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR!
Our SJA Home & School Association welcomed our teachers and staff with their characteristic enthusiasm and love. This year’s theme was tied to the excitement of
the Olympics in Immaculata Center. Our teachers enjoyed a delicious lunch and fellowship time. A symbolic moment was when all participants passed the torch to a
colleague and shared his/her winning Olympic talent. We believe that they all deserve a Gold medal! Welcome back!!!
at ‘drop-off’ to grab a cup of coffee and chat with your SJA friends?
FRIDAY, AUGUST 19
7:30am - 9:00am
in the Gazebo.
IS FOR YOU!
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FAITH FORMATION & RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Parish Catechetical Leader
SUMMER Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 2pm
Sunday: By Appointment
PRE-BAPTISMAL PREPARATION SCHEDULE
The following dates are scheduled for the
Pre-Baptismal classes for 2016-2017
Classes are given on the 1st Thursday of every month. Please call the main office to register before attending.
Classes are in Conference
Room A from 7:00pm - 8:30pm.
THE PRE-BAPTISMAL CLASS ON AUGUST 4, 2016
WAS CANCELLED AND RESCHEDULED
FOR AUGUST 11, 2016.
IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT
CONFIRMATION CLASSES FOR ADULTS
Please Note: the day of the Confirmation for Adult
classes has been changed to SATURDAYS FROM
1:00pm to 2:00pm IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF
THE MAIN PARISH OFFICE.
Classes will begin August 28, 2016.
Who can participate in this program?
- Any practicing catholic adult 18 years of age and
over who only needs the Sacrament of Confirmation
and has no impediment through marriage situations
or any other reason.
For more information or to register call Rosa
561-952-2870 or email [email protected]
If you are looking to receive Baptism and
Communion with Confirmation please inquire about
our RCIA program.
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REGISTRATIONS FOR RELIGIOUS
EDUCATION ARE OPEN
FOR ALL GRADE LEVELS
Sunday classes start on September 11th.
Wednesday classes start on September 14th.
Registration forms are available in the Religious
Education Office or at the parish website http://stjoan.org/ccd/ and may be returned to the
Religious Ed office during office hours, mailed, or emailed.
First Communion Preparation is two years (usually 1st and 2nd grades). Confirmation Preparation
is two years (usually 7th and 8th grades). However, there is Sacramental Preparation for
children of any age that need to receive their sacraments, and there are classes for all the grades
in between—there is always something to learn about the faith!
DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO REGISTER. CLASSES ARE FILLING UP!
DIOCESAN SCHOOL OF CHRISTIAN FORMATION 2016-2017 - CYCLE II
ST. JOAN OF ARC CATHOLIC CHURCH – TUESDAYS - 7:00P.M. TO 9:00 P.M. – ROOM 6B
Make plans to spend a couple of hours for six weeks learning about your faith in a more
systematic and profound way. The Diocesan School of Christian Formation which is offered in
our parish will begin late August. Invite a friend!
COURSE 1: VATICAN I
Aug. 23, 30 • Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27
COURSE 3: LITURGY AND SACRAMENTS
Jan. 10, 17, 24 • Feb. 7, 14,
COURSE 2: ECCLESIOLOGY
Oct. 11, 18, 25 • Nov. 1, 8, 15
COURSE 4: CHRISTIAN MORALITY
Feb 28 • March 7, 14, 21, 28 • April. 4
ARE YOU THINKING OF BECOMING CATHOLIC?
Do you know anyone what wants to become Catholic or know more about
the Catholic faith? Have you never received the Sacraments
of Communion and/or Confirmation and would like to?
If you answered yes to any of these questions the RCIA
(Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is for you!
IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE CHECK THE FOLLOWING SITES:
Classes will start on September 6, 2016
but interviews and registrations for participation are underway.
Call 561-952-2872 or email [email protected] for an appointment.
REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN FOR ALL GRADE LEVELS FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION!
Sunday classes start on September 11th.
Wednesday classes start on September 14th.
Don’t wait until
the last minute to register.
Classes are filling up!
Stop by the tables outside after Mass this weekend to register your child.
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You can also stop by the Religious Education Office, download formsAUGUST
http://stjoan.org/ccd/, or call the office for Registration Packets.
M I N I S T RY
HARVESTING OUR TEARS AND JOYFUL AGAIN
A Journey through grief and a way
to ﬁnd the Joy of living again.
HARVESTING OUR TEARS
An 8 week structured grief support program designed to
guide people during their process of mourning the loss of
a loved one. Starting Monday, September 19 through
Monday, November 7, from 7:00-8:30pm. Call to Register.
ALL SOULS DAY
On November 2, the commemoration of all the faithful
departed, “All Soul’s Day.” There will be a beautiful Mass
in the Church at 7:00pm.
A spiritual weekend program for widowed men and
women to help them resolve the normal grief they feel
and begin to live again. Participants gather to view videos,
reflect, share, and support one another in the healing process.
Saturday, November 12 from 8:30am-6:30pm - All
Sunday, November 13 from 8:30am-2:30pm
(includes the 12:15pm Mass) - All meals included.
FOR MORE INFORMATION & REGISTRATION PLEASE CALL
Marjorie O’Sullivan 561-395-6029 or Constanza Preble 561-392-0007
WE ARE NAMED THE SJA GIFTSHOP...
but there’s so much more you can find here!
ST. JOAN OF ARC 4TH ANNUAL
YOU(TH) VS. HUNGER
FOOD PACKING EVENT
SAVE THE DATE
OCTOBER 29, 2016
Volunteer to help and be
part of this exciting event
to pack nutritional meals
for impoverished children
in developing countries.
Anyone from 6th grade
to college is encouraged
For more information Email Cecilia for more info:
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Monday – Wednesday: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Friday: 7:30am – 3:30pm
Saturday: 9am – 5:30pm
Sunday: 9am – 1:30pm
So many wonderful birthday, anniversaries or any occasion gifts can be
found at our newly remodeled Giftshop. Come and browse our variety of
items in our displays or visit us online at www.stjoan.org/sja-store/
REGISTRATION FOR 2016/2017
2016 SJA BASEBALL CHAMPIONS
For information, please call Mrs. Debora Bradley at 561.392.7974 • [email protected]
501 SW 3rd Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33432
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PRAY FOR THE SICK
Babione Jr., Robert
Dague, William Deacon
De La Quintana, Carmen
De La Torre, Eugenia
Durand, Raul Salazar
Nebel, Lee Ann
San Martin, Gloria
Santos, Rosa Maria
Searle, Linda S.
St. Germaine, Robert A.
St. Juste, Margie
Steve Dennison (requesting a kidney donor 561-998-7768)
ALTAR Do you want a special remembrance for a loved one, living
BREAD or deceased? You can donate Altar Bread for a week of
Masses by calling Karen Tringali, 561-752-0014.
BAPTISMS August 7 - Sienna Danielle Pineda
DECEASED Florence Eve DeMassa, Mary Steffen, Robert Ocasio, Joan Frere
TO LEAVE A LEGACY FOR ST. JOAN OF ARC
STEP 1 Gather your information about your assets, including retirement
funds, bank accounts and real property.
STEP 2 Choose the type of bequest you’d like to make.
1. Unrestricted bequest. This is a donation to be used for St. Joan of Arc general funds.
This donation would be used where it is most needed.
2. Restricted bequest. This donation specifies how the money is to be used.
(This could be restricted to go into the endowment, a specific ministry, or the building fund.)
OVERSEAS IN THE US ARMED FORCES:
Staff. Sgt. Douglas,
PVT 1st Class Brendan Nestor.
Sgt. Maj. John Hermeling,
Capt. Christopher Allen & PFC Lee E. Palmer;
David Schuler, Lance Corp.
A bequest can be made in a number of ways:
• A specific dollar amount.
• Specific assets, such as securities, real estate, or tangible property.
• Retirement account assets, consisting of any benefits remaining in your retirement plan.
• A residuary bequest, St. Joan of Arc receives all or a percentage of your estate after all
other obligations are met.
• An existing will or trust can be easily amended to include a gift to St. Joan of Arc
without rewriting the entire document. Your attorney can prepare a simple document,
called a codicil, which adds a new bequest while reaffirming the terms of your will.
Similarly, an attorney can prepare an amendment to a revocable trust to add
St. Joan of Arc.
STEP 3 Meet with your estate planning attorney.
Would you like to donate
flowers to decorate the altar
on the weekend masses?
If you need to create a will or just update your existing document, you’ll want to
get advice from your estate planning attorney.
An attorney can advise you as to the best way to structure your will in order to take
care of your loved ones first and then your charitable interests while assuring the best
As a charitable, not-for-profit all bequests to St. Joan of Arc are fully deductible for estate
STEP 4 Contact us.
If you would like to donate flowers to decorate our altar, please call
Patty Delaney, (561)952-2868 or email her at [email protected]
(Flowers can be donated in memory of a loved one, birthdays or for any special occassion.)
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We acknowledge and welcome donors into our Arc Angel Society.
Members are invited to special member events and receive special mailings.
(We also recognize and respect the wishes of anyone that wishes to remain anonymous.)
Please contact Wendy Horton in the Development Office at
(561) 952-2838 or [email protected]
The Candidate Questionnaire Project (CQP)
The Candidate Questionnaire Project (CQP) produced by the Florida bishops for the August 30th Primary is now out.
The CQP is a document that provides a summary of how the candidates running for office stand on several issues of importance
to our faith community. The CQPs can be found on the Florida bishops’ website at www.flaccb.org and on the diocese’s
website. The information is updated regularly as candidates return their responses. Our faith community is encouraged to view
and utilize the CQP materials before casting your vote whether you do so in person at a polling place or by mail.
The CQPs are approved by the bishops for use in parish bulletins or diocesan publications.
SJA MINISTRIES & SUPPORT SERVICES
AA (Alcoholic Anonymous) - Saturdays at 10am in Immaculata Center,
Mondays, 7pm, Art Room and Wednesdays at 7pm in Immaculata Center.
More information call: 561-276-4581.
AL - ANON - Meets at St. Joan of Arc Saturdays at 10am in Art Room.
More information call: 561-882-0308.
ALA TEEN - Meets at St. Joan of Arc Saturdays at 10am in Conference Room B.
More information call: 1-888-425-2666.
NA (Narcotics Anonymous) - Meets at St. Joan of Arc Fridays at 7pm,
in Immaculata Center. More information call: 561-702-1095.
ST. JOAN OF ARC KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS - We are a part of this great dynamic
Catholic International Organization. Call Ron Hotchkiss: 419-297-0555 .
ST. JOAN OF ARC COLUMBIETTES - 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
Gracie Fishter at 407-697-5231.
MOMMY & ME - Weekly get together every Tuesday between 2:30pm - 4:30pm.
Come and go as you please. Please contact Amanda Roccapriore at 561-859-8684
or E-mail [email protected] for information.
SCRIPTURE STUDY - Sunday Morning from 9:15am-10:30am in Conf. Room B.
Thursday Morning Scripture Study 9am at the Casa Hispana.
(corner of 3rd Ave. & 4th St.)
SJA RESPECT LIFE MINISTRY - 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 the 1st & 3rd
Saturday of the Month from 9am -1pm. More information call: Constanza 561-392-0007.
KOINONIA - Our Annual parish Retreat, a spiritually uplifting weekend experience
that takes place in our Parish Grounds. More information
please contact: Andrea Lewin at 561-952-2852
P.O.P.S. (Parents of Prayer & Service) - Meet every Thursday during
the school year, 7:45 - 8:15am in the Convent Chapel. Please join us.
SHARED CARE - Each Wednesday at Temple Beth El, 9:30am - 2:30pm.
More information call: 561-392-0007.
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! Call Javier Palermo at 561- 445-1782
or Dennis Jordan at 561-395-8329.
THE LIGHT - Young Adults Ministry of St. Joan of Arc. Ages 18-35, single
or married. 1st & 3rd Mondays 7:30-9pm at the Ark, 319 SW 3rd St.
More information E-mail: [email protected] or call 561-392-0007.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT - Join us every Tuesday, 5-9pm
and Friday, 9am - 9pm in the Chapel. Divine Mercy Chaplet prayed on
Fridays at 3pm and the Rosary on Fridays at 8:30pm.
KNIT/CROCHET SOCIAL - Join us on the 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month at
10:30am at the Casa Hispana (corner of 3rd Ave and 4th St.). Beginners to
experts are needed to make prayer shawls and projects for preemies,
kids and our troops. More information call the Parish Office 561-392-0007.
SJA DAD’S CLUB - Every Monday in Mercy Center at drop off - 7:45am.
All dads in the Parish welcome. For more information contact Ryan Merritt at
561-245-1318 or email at [email protected]
THE MEN’S MINISTRY - The Men’s Ministry of St. Joan of Arc strives to develop
God-centered Catholic men through Christian fellowship, education and service.
We gather in Christ’s love and offer an environment of encouragement, confidentiality
and support. We meet Wednesday evenings from 6:45-8:30pm at The Ark.
All men of the parish are most welcome. Call Paul Paschke 561-392-2476.
SJA SCHOOL ALUMNI - We invite you to register on our St. Joan of Arc website
as an alumni if you haven’t already done so at stjoan.org/school/alumni-outreach/
WOMEN OF GRACE - Find your purpose... feed your soul. Embark upon a 10-week
Journey of Discovery and Transformation that is life-changing! For more information
email Martha Nicolli at [email protected]
THE SJA PUBLIC ADVOCACY COMMITTEE - is requesting the current members and
any other parishioners who wish to join, to contact Constanza Preble at 561-392-0007.
SUNDAY TV MASS FOR THE HOMEBOUND - The Diocese of Palm Beach’s weekly
Sunday morning Mass for the homebound airs on CW34 WTVX at 9am -9:30am.
HOMEBOUND MINISTRY - 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. 561-392-0007.
SJA COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN (CCW) - St. Ana Circle 4th Wednesday at
8am, St. Clare Circle 3rd Wednesday at 1pm., St. Elizabeth Circle 2nd Tuesday at
8am-9:30am at Casa Hispana, Sts. Martha & Mary Circle 3rd Thursday at 7pm,
St. Monica Circle 4th Monday at 2pm, St. Therese of Lisieux 3rd Tuesday at 9am.
Please join us and make new friends as we are Women Making a difference.
More information call: 561-392-0007
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AROUND OUR DIOCESE
Step Up For Students has opened its enrollment
for the 2016-2017 PLSA Step Up Scholarships!
Visit www.stepupforstudents.org for more
information on how to apply.
Events at Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center 2016
1300 US Highway 1, North Palm Beach, FL.
Phone: 561.626.1300 | Website: www.ourladyofflorida.org
Women’s Cursillo Weekend
Cost: $225(which includes private room and
Date: August 18-21
10 meals/snacks); preferred deposit is $50.00(payable to Palm Beach Cursillo)
For Questions Contact: [email protected] | 561-758-9364 |
Jubilee Year of Mercy Friday Night Lecture Series on Mercy and the Family:
Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio, “The Holy Year of Mercy”
Date: September 16Time: 7pm
Location: Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola, Palm Beach Gardens
Join us on these Friday nights all around the Diocese for a one hour talk followed by
an opportunity to “meet & greet” the speaker. There is no charge, but a free will
offering will be taken. Schedule subject to change.
Elder Affairs Luncheon
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Cost:$75 per person
Date: October 18
Location: West Palm Beach Marriott
Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches will be honored for its service to the elderly in
our area. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Contact: Amy Hansen at 561-345-2010 for more information.
New Choice Healing Mass
Date: August 19 Time: Confession begins at 6pm with Mass at 7pm
Location: Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Delray Beach
Contact: Donna Gardner 561-602-4778 All calls are confidential.
Rachel’s Vineyard Healing Retreat
Date: August 26-28
Location: Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center, North Palm Beach
Contact: Donna Gardner 561-602-4778 All calls are confidential
HOPE AFTER ABORTION and MISCARRIAGE: This retreat offers an opportunity
to deeply enter into the grieving process and identify the ways your abortion or
miscarriage may have affected you or a loved one.
Magnificat Ministry for Women Breakfast
Date: August 27 Time: 10:00am-1:00pmCost: $25 if payment is
postmarked by deadline, or $28 at the door. Please send check payable to
“Magnificat.” Mail to: Cindy Sheldon, 3038 30th Court, Jupiter, FL 33477.
Location: Hilton Palm Beach Airport in West Palm Beach
Contact: Cindy at [email protected],
or Magnificat at 561-797-2647 | [email protected]
Celebrate Your Marriage
Date: September 9-11
Contact: Roberto and Maria Ibarra 9549-972-8129 | [email protected]
or Frank and Fran Kulzer 954-804-0661
How about a weekend that will focus on love, caring & relationship. Plan to go
on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend and come back with a marriage
that is refreshed and full of passion. The next weekend in this area is scheduled in
Ft. Lauderdale. Register online at FLSE-wwme.org, or contact Roberto and Maria
Ibarra or Frank & Fran Kulzer. Register before Aug. 26 & receive a discount.
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Protection of Children and Young People
The Catholic Diocese of Palm Beach is committed to the safety and protection of all children
and vulnerable adults in its care. Victims of abuse are encouraged to contact the Diocesan
Victim Assistance Coordinator to begin necessary emotional, psychological and spiritual
healing. The Diocese of Palm Beach Victim Assistance Coordinator, Ms. Theresa Fretterd, can
be reached at 561-801-0999. For more information on Diocesan policies and procedures
for reporting abuse as well as to view the USCCB Charter for the Protection of Children and
Young People, please go to www.diocesepb.org and click on Offices/Safe Environments.
Misa en español todos los Sábados a las 6:30pm. Confesiones todos los Sábados a las 5:30pm en la capilla.
DIRECTORA DEL MINISTERIO:
561-392-0007 | [email protected]
Padre Wesler Hilaire capellán del Ministerio Multicultural, habla
inglés, español, francés y creole. Atiende todas las necesidades
pastorales de la comunidad Multicultural. Para consulta llame a
561-392-0007 | [email protected]
Padre Alfredo Hernández es miembro de la
facultad del Seminario Regional San Vicente de
Paul en Boynton Beach, sirviendo como Decano
de Formación pastoral y Director de Liturgia.
El Padre José Crucet nació en Cuba. Antes de ser ordenado sacerdote
practico tres años su profesión de Doctor en Medicina. Trabajo en las
parroquias de Santa Juliana y Holy Name de la diócesis de Palm Beach,
hoy trabaja en la Catedral de San Ignacio.
Rev. Oscar Alonso, Sch.P. es religioso escolapio. Ha enseñado en las escuelas de los Padres Escolapios desde 1968. Actualmente es profesor
del Colegio Cardinal Gibbons en Fort Lauderdale, FL y enseña en el programa de formación y preparación para el Diaconado Permanente de la
Arquidiocesis de Miami. El Padre Alonso estudió en la “Catholic University” en Washington, DC donde obtuvo su Maestría en Teología.
13 DE AGOSTO
15 DE AGOSTO SOLEMNIDAD
DE LA ASUNCIÓN DE LA VIRGEN MARÍA
Hoy ha sido llevada al Cielo la Virgen, Madre de
Dios; Ella es figura y primicia de la Iglesia que un
día será glorificada; Ella es consuelo y esperanza
de tu pueblo, todavía peregrino en la tierra.
Corazón Dulcísimo de María, da fuerza y
seguridad a nuestro camino en la tierra: sé tú
misma nuestro camino, porque tú conoces la
senda y el atajo cierto que llevan, por tu amor,
al amor de Jesucristo.
XX Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario, Ciclo C.
San Lucas 12,49-53: El fuego del amor divino
Jesús nos dice hoy en el Evangelio de
la Misa: Fuego he venido a traer a
la tierra, ¿y qué quiero sino que arda?
El Señor quiere que su amor prenda
en nuestro corazón y provoque un
incendio que lo invada todo. Él nos
ama a cada uno con amor personal
e individual, como si fuera el único
objeto de su caridad. En ningún momento ha cesado de amarnos, de ayudarnos, de
protegernos, de comunicarse con nosotros; ni siquiera en los momentos de mayor
ingratitud por nuestra parte o en los que cometimos las faltas y pecados más
grandes, tanto cuando correspondimos a sus gracias como cuando nos alejamos
de Él. Siempre nos mostró el Señor su benevolencia; ahora también. Dios, que es
infinito e infinitamente simple, no nos ama a medias, sino con todo su ser, nos
ama sin medida. Este misterio de amor se realizó de una manera absolutamente
particular en su Madre, Santa María.
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INTENCIONES DEL PAPA FRANCISCO PARA AGOSTO:
Universal Para que quienes colaboran en el campo de los voluntariados se entreguen con generosidad al servicio de los necesitados.
Por la Evangelización para que saliendo de nosotros mismos sepamos hacernos de quienes se encuentran en las periferias de las relaciones humanas y sociales.
ACTIVIDADES EN ESPAÑOL
•Bautismos Sábado 20 de Agosto al
mediodía llamar al 561-392-0007
• Clases de Catecismo para adultos:
información con Constanza.
• Clase Pre Bautismal Martes
16 de Agosto a las 7:00pm.
• WOG en Español Comienzan el 13 de Septiembre a
las 12:30pm o a las 7:00pm. Durante 10 semanas
en la Casa Hispana.
• Grupo de oración Todos los Jueves
a las 7:00pm en la Casa Hispana.
• Rosario Padre Pio Todos los Jueves
a las 9:00am en el “Ark.”
• Clases sobre los Sacramentos:
Jueves a las 10:00am en el Ark.
• Rosario por las vocaciones Sacerdotales
los Miércoles en la Capilla a las 9:30am.
• Clases de Inglés. Todos los Miércoles
en la Casa Hispana Llamar al
561-289-7846 para información.
Clases recomienzan el 10 de Agosto.
• Ciudadanía asistencia 954 -818-5032.
• Grupo Santa Ana próxima reunión el 31 de Agosto.
• Clases de Biblia Padre Oscar Alonso 7:00pm
en la Casa Hispana. Próxima clase el 29 de Agosto.
• Fiesta de la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre:
Sábado 10 de Septiembre 6:00pm prosesión –
6:30pm Santa Misa, 7:30 -9:00pm recepción.
• Retiro de Señoras (Santa Ana) con el padre
Alfredo Hernández Viernes 14 de Octubre
de 8:00am a 2:00pm.
• Fiesta Internacional de las Familias
Domingo 23 de Octubre.
• Navidad en el Parque Sanborn Lunes
28 de Noviembre 6:00pm -8:00pm.
• Fiesta de la Virgen de Guadalupe Lunes
12 de Diciembre 6:30pm Procesión, 7:00pm
Santa Misa, 8:00 – 10:00pm Recepción.
• Concierto de Navidad en Diciembre
• “La Belle” Domingo 11 de Diciembre.
La Santa Misa es una institución creada por Dios para que nosotros podamos entrar,
en cualquier tiempo y lugar en la vida de Dios. La Misa es el envoltorio de un misterio:
Dios nos ama. Su amor se revela actuando primero en el Antiguo Testamento, luego
en el Nuevo, sobre todo en la obras de Jesús y por último en las acciones sagradas de
Su Iglesia. El Sacrificio de Jesús es siempre actual porque se desarrolla en el “tiempo
interior” en el que el presente penetra cualquier momento de la historia. En la Misa
se hace Memoria el gran evento de Cristo, que es principio de identidad del cristiano y
principio de acción. La misa es la fiesta de la memoria. En las dos mesas de la misa,
la mesa de la Palabra y la mesa del Pan, la misa “hace “el cuerpo espiritual de Jesús
que es la Iglesia. La fuerza del Espíritu nos llega a través de la misa y nos transforma.
En la misa es donde somos capaces de ganar personalmente la libertad que Cristo nos
ha conseguido al resucitar de la muerte, por eso es en la misa donde debemos unirnos
con El para resucitar con El.
Falta menos de un mes para la Fiesta de
Nuestra Señora de la Caridad del Cobre! Anótalo en
tu calendario! Llama a Constanza para ayudar en la
preparación de la festividad.
FIESTA DE LA VIRGEN DE LA CARIDAD DEL COBRE:
El sábado 10 de Septiembre a las 6:00pm procesión, 6:30pm
Santa Misa, 7:30 -9:00pm recepción.
Se ruega a los ministros que confirmen su participación en los dias programados.
En caso de no poder asistir, por favor llame a un colega para que lo reemplace. Gracias.
Rosario por las
PROCLAMADORES DE LA PALABRA AGOSTO:
13 Neisy Nunez y Valeria Lozada
20 Claudia Evans y Anibal Lozada
27 Sandra Castro y Luis Cortes
DE LA EUCHARISTA AGOSTO:
13 Paula Patino, Maria de los Angeles Angulo
y Nelcy Sua
20 Luis Chavez, Aurora Cortez, Carmen Bruckner
y Paula Patino, Rachel Licciardino,
Josefina Bolla y Georgina Gracia.
27 Nora Fasce, Rebeca Vera, Georgina Gracia
y Maria de los Angeles Angulo, Nelcy Sua,
Jeannette Cordova y Fernando Cordova.
Ministerio Extraordinario de la Eucaristía y Grupo de Oración : Fernando Cordova 561-573-0194.
Proclamadores de la Palabra: Rosis Suarez 561-665-1725 • Litúrgia de la Palabra para los niños: Cynthia Lara 561-716-4334.
Ujieres y monaguillos Constanza 561-859-4666.
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