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
“O Happy Fault”
Rejoice, heavenly powers! Sing, choirs of angels! Exult, all creation around God’s throne!
Jesus Christ, our King, is risen! Sound the trumpet of salvation!
I am reminded of the reading from the gospel of St. John on Christmas morning: “What came to be through Him was life,
and this life was the light of the human race; the light shines in darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.”
Today, once again on this Easter Sunday we celebrate God’s promise fulfilled as we pray, “Rejoice, O earth, in shining
splendor, radiant in the brightness of your King! Christ has conquered! Glory fills you! Darkness vanishes forever.”
Easter is a celebration of life and light – it is a celebration of the paschal mystery – the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
Bringing the message home.
What does Easter mean to you? Is it a new set of clothes, one of the two Sundays in the year you attend Mass
or is it a basket of chocolate rabbits and marshmallow peeps? I hope not.
“O happy fault, O necessary sin of Adam which gained for us so great a Redeemer.”
Easter is a special day for each one of us. In this Year of Faith let the Lord Jesus in your life. Where there is the darkness of
sin, let Him be the light of forgiveness. Where there is a loss or void in your life let the light of Jesus’ presence fill you.
In your happy times celebrate the joy of the Redeemer. Remember, the tomb is empty, the Risen Jesus is with you.
Peace and joy in Christ Jesus.
Fr. Carlo Di Natale Tarasi
Saturday: 3:15-4pm & 5:30-6:15pm
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MARCH 31, 2013
YOUR CATHOLIC COMMUNITY IN DOWNTOWN BOCA RATON
March 31, 2013
Rejoice in Jesus! Pray for Francis!
Everything we have comes from The Lord. Without his suffering,
death, and Resurrection, we have nothing. His gifts to us of
Time, Talent, and Treasure are to be gratefully received and used
wisely in prayer, service to others and support of our Church and
Ministries. So, on this Easter Day we thank The Lord and pray for MASSES FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 1, 2013
His Vicar on Earth, our New Pope Francis 1. His name taken
MONDAY, APRIL 1
Dr. Welhaf by The Family
from Saint Francis Xavier and Saint Francis of Assisi indicates his
missionary zeal and his outreach to the poor. Faith and Good
SATURDAY, APRIL 6
Works! These are the cornerstones of our own Stewardship
by Uncle Brad & Aunt Dianne
as we help him rebuild the house of The Lord.
Jerzy Danko by JannaDanko
Rejoice and Renew! The challenge starts now.
Don, Michele &Kyle Williams
- Brother Steward
TUESDAY, APRIL 2
Elisabeth M.G. Dureau
Mere de Zak by a Friend
Kelly Diah by Shirley Diah
- Msgr. McGraw’s Message:
Keeping Alive Our Easter Joy
- Wish List
- Weekly Treasure
- Parish Directory
- Diocesan Services Appeal
- Women of Grace
- Youth Mission Trip
- Family, Faith, and Fun Day
Save the Date!
- Mommy & Me get a visit
from the Easter Bunny!
- Catholic Charities Counseling
- SJA Dad’s Club
- St. Patrick's Day Party
- 2nd Annual Baseball Trip
to Marlin's Stadium
- Beach Mass
- Divorce Care
- Mommy & Me
- Fr. Randall’s Book
- Koinonia 2013
- Divorce Support
- Lay Ecclesial Ministry
- Religious Education
- Pray for the Sick
- Overseas in the US Armed
- Altar Bread donations
- The Arc-Angel Society
- S.J.A. Ministries & Support
Jonette Benkovic Seminar
Family Faith & Fun Day
- Ministerio Hispano
School Fine Arts Show - The Lion King
8th Grade Graduation
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THURSDAY, APRIL 4
by Butch & Dianne
Lisa DePrato by Frances & Rita
FRIDAY, APRIL 5
SUNDAY, APRIL 7
Theresa Porpora by The Family
Lawrence & Jane Burke
by Ann B. Rowley
Ken Vizdos by Rosemary
Irene Tracy by Mom &Rita
Louis Mecca by Wife
by Lynn Kough & Jan Dymtrow
Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Col 3:1-4
Evening Mass: Lk 24:13-35
by The Humeston Family
YasmineBoueri by Mimi & Fred
by Leslie & Frank DiMarco
- Around our Diocese
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3
by Jason Silverstein
Stewart Elder by Dan Piscitelli
Jose Luis Guevara
by Coralia & Family
(Divine Mercy Sunday)
Acts 5:12-16; Rev 1:9-11a,
BULLETIN EDITOR: PATTY DELANEY
*Please email Bulletin materials to: [email protected]
*We reserve the right to edit and publish such materials at our discretion
KEEPING ALIVE OUR EASTER JOY
oday we are filled with Easter joy. Our smiles and greetings of “Happy Easter” are symbols of our interior deep
joyfulness. We have journeyed with Our Lord through His sufferings, sacrifices, death and Resurrection. We have tried
to understand the depth of His faith and trust in His Father’s love. During Lent we have also tried to imitate His loving
obedience to His Father’s will. The immensity of His sacrifice to the point of giving over His life for us is a challenge and invitation
that we have struggled with as well. Finally His selfless love for His Father and for us has set the standard for our efforts to purify
intentions and reach out in love toward God and neighbor. We have journeyed with the Lord, now we celebrate His victory.
It is important that as we have grown in faith, hope, and love during the Holy Season of Lent that we continue to do so during
the Easter season and beyond. Periods of intense and careful attention to our spirituality need to be built upon. Advent and Lent are
meant to give us stronger, deeper foundations for building stronger and more heroic virtue. It is up to us to share our joy, to make a
difference for the good and to keep Easter Resurrection an ever present truth. We have died with Christ and have been re-born as
new creations. Everything that we do as Resurrection people has the potential to brighten and dazzle our world with the faithful love
of God and the inspiring vision of Jesus Christ Risen. Happy Easter! Joyful future!
- 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.
2. Hurricane Protection system for all
Stained Glass areas of the Church
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
The Weekly Offertory Collection for March 16/17, 2013
totaled $23,052.00. 764 envelope users contributed
$17,528.00 and non envelope users contributed $5,524.00.
MONTHLY SUPPORT TO ST . JOAN OF ARC CARE MINISTRY
The Care Ministry Collection for March totaled $17,092.00.
3. Tuition (full or partial) for a needy child for 2012-2013
Deacon Bill Watzek 561-952-2828
by appt. only.
HOMEBOUND MINISTRY & PASTORAL CARE
Deacon Bill Watzek 561-952-2828
INTERIM MUSIC COORDINATORS
Patricia Suau, 561-392-0007, ext. 2806
DIOCESAN SERVICES APPEAL
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.
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
“...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: ................................................
TRAVEL: JULY 19th – 30th
APPROX. COST: $1,500
per person - airfare included
(price could be less after donations are accounted for)
Calling all High School Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors!
Join Katherine in this once-in-a- lifetime experience!Travel to Peru, discover a different world, help those in need, meet new friends and
at the same time make your ‘Service Hours’ for the year! Great memories & an awesome experience to add to your College Applications.
Mission visits and help to The Ministry of the Good Shepherd in Alto Trujillo, Peru
and to Villa La Paz Foundation in Chaclacayo, Lima, Peru.
For more information call Katherine at 561-952-2868 or [email protected] or
Visit: http://stjoan.org/ministries/high-school-youth-ministry/ to download an Application Form
MAKE YOUR RESERVATION NOW - LIMITED SPACES - RESERVATIONS TAKEN ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS
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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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MOMMY & ME GET A VISIT FROM THE EASTER BUNNY!
Our Mommy and Me Group gathered on Tuesday, March 19th for their Easter Egg Hunt Celebration. Everyone enjoyed arts and crafts at The Ark
and then walked to our Holy Café where the Easter Bunny made a surprise visit. It was a joyful morning for everyone!
Thank you to all those who helped in making this a great celebration.
COUNSELING SERVICE AVAILABLE
at their Satellite Office at St. Joan of Arc
298 SW 3rd Street, Boca Raton, Fl 33432
Maria Teresa Isava, MA, LCSW
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ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARTY
Our Edge Group celebrated all that is green and all that is Irish with their St. Patrick's Day Party on Friday, March 15th.
They even learned to dance a jig and a reel!
We would like to thank all our volunteers and parents who helped in making this a great celebration!
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!!!
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FR. RANDALL’S BOOK
Evelyn Waugh and Graham Greene
Meeting every other Tuesday, at 3:00pm
in the Conference Room A or B.
APRIL 2: Part III of The Power and the Glory,
an answer to Camus’ Hero of the Absurd.
APRIL 16: The Heart of the Matter 1948.
SJA Koinonia Retreat participants
smile after a truly
enriching spiritual weekend!
Fr. Jimmy Hababag was the
Scobie in Part I and in Part II.
APRIL 30: Scobie in Part III and the theological
of The Heart of the Matter.
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.
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LAY ECCLESIAL MINISTRY WORKSHOPS
Due to a conflict in scheduling the
workshop series for Lay Ecclesial
Ministry will be postponed until
a later date. Please check future
bulletins for updates on when
these exciting and informative
workshops will be offered.
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
PLEASE BRING A FRIEND AND JOIN US
AT THE COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN’S
AS WE HONOR THE SAINT JOAN OF ARC SISTERS OF MERCY,
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 Sisters of Mercy in Dublin,
Ireland. Catherine Mc Auley reached out especially to the poor, sick and
uneducated. In 1960 the Sisters of Mercy came to Saint Joan of Arc in
Boca Raton and continue to run our School. There will be a presentation
about the Sisters of Mercy during our gathering.
SJA Council of Catholic Women
Catholic Women United in Spirituality and Service
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.
MOST REVEREND GERALD M. BARBARITO
ON THE ELECTION OF POPE FRANCIS
We rejoice with the entire Church on the election of
Pope Francis as the Shepherd of the Universal Church. The fact
that the Cardinals chose him so quickly, especially in view of
the requirement of 2/3 vote, is a sign of their unified
consensus that he is the most appropriate choice for this
ministry of service. We have a series of firsts - among them a
new name for a Pope as well as the first Pope from the
Americas. He is a very loving, humble, spiritual and capable
man with a special love for the poor and marginalized in
keeping with the name of his patron, Saint Francis of Assisi.
Before giving his blessing to the people gathered in St. Peter’s
Square, he bowed his head before them to ask for their prayers.
We all also join in prayer for our new Holy Father as he begins
his significant ministry of service to all men and women.
Viva il Papa!
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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.
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 31: In loving memory of Gregory Esposito by his mother
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]
This week’s altar flowers courtesy of:
provided complimentary by BOCA BY DESIGN. A floral & décor company
servicing south Florida for all of your floral and event needs 561-447-5444
10% discount to SJA parishioners should you state prior to
ordering that you were referred by St Joan of Arc.
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"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.
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.
PRAY FOR OUR PRIESTS
By popular request, we continue to maintain and update the monthly
calendar which originally appeared on the diocesan website during the
Year for Priests (June 2009 – June 2010.) The prayers of all the
faithful in support of the dedicated priests of the Diocese of Palm Beach
are much appreciated by our priests. Please continue to pray daily, using
the monthly calendar as a guide. The guide can be found on the Events
Calendar of the website. Go to www.diocesepb.org and click on the
News and Events tab.
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.
STRUGGLING AFTER AN ABORTION? YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
HOPE AFTER ABORTION: Experience the healing love of Jesus Christ during
a Rachel’s Vineyard healing retreat. This retreat offers an opportunity to
deeply enter into the grieving process and identify the ways your
abortion(s) may have affected you or a loved one. Discussions, spiritual
exercises, prayer and reflection combined with the Sacrament of Reconciliation,
a Memorial Service honoring your child and a beautiful Mass, will help to
heal the wounds of your past. Participation is strictly confidential and offers
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a beautiful opportunity to experience God’s love, forgiveness and tender
compassion. Both men and women are invited to experience this healing
for their soul. This healing program is an apostolate of the Catholic Charities
Office of Respect Life of the Diocese of Palm Beach; however, those from
other faith backgrounds are welcome to attend.
The retreat begins on Friday, April 19 thru Sunday, April 21, 2013. It will
be held at Casa San Carlos Retreat Center, in Delray Beach. Pre-registration
is required. To register or for more information call Donna Gardner at
561.602.4778 or email [email protected] All calls and emails are
CONFIDENTIAL! For more information on Rachel’s Vineyard check out our
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.
COME AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Are you blessed with time on your hands? Are you looking for a way to
share your time and talents to help the less fortunate in our diocese?
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Palm Beach is looking for volunteers for
many of its programs which have offices throughout the diocese.
Please contact Denise McOsker, Volunteer Coordinator, via email:
[email protected] or call 561-345-2005
for more information and to receive an application.
BILINGUAL ENCUENTRO TO BE HELD IN MAY
The Diocese of Palm Beach Hispanic Ministry will hold Encuentro
(Encounter) on Sunday, May 19, at Holy Name in West Palm Beach.
This will be a bilingual event designed to help ministries at each parish to
work together for evangelization, and to unite those parish resources at a
diocesan-wide level in order to carry out the mission of the Church and for
the Kingdom of God. It will feature fellowship, breakout groups, discussions
and presentations. Last year, more than 400 people representing 17
parishes attended Encuentro. For more information, contact the diocesan
Office of Hispanic Ministry at 561-1775-9544.
RESURRECCIÓN DEL SEÑOR
UN BONITO METODO DE ORACIÓN DEL PAPA FRANCISCO.
MUY SIMPLE, PERO MUY COMPLETO...
EN CADA DEDO
Dice San León Magno que Jesús se apresuró a resucitar cuanto antes
porque tenía prisa de consolar a su Madre y a los discípulos: estuvo en el
sepulcro el tiempo estrictamente necesario para cumplir los tres días
profetizados. Resucito al tercer día pero lo más temprano que pudo, al
amanecer, cuando aún estaba oscuro, dice San Juan, el mundo había
quedado a oscuras, solo la virgen María era un faro en medio de las
tinieblas. La Resurrección es la gran Luz para todo el mundo, Yo soy la luz
había dicho Jesús, luz para el mundo, para cada época de la historia, para
cada sociedad, para cada hombre. Santo Tomas de Aquino solía aconsejar
a sus oyentes que no dejaran de felicitar a la Virgen por la Resurrección de
su Hijo. Lo hacemos nosotros también!
¡Feliz Pascua de Resurrección!
1. EL PULGARES EL MAS CERCANO A TI. Asi que empieza orando por
quienes estan más cerca de ti. Son las personas más fáciles de recordar.
Orar por nuestros seres queridos es "una dulce obligación"
2. EL SIGUIENTE DEDO ES EL INDICE. Ora por quienes enseñan, instruyen y
sanan. Esto incluye a los maestros, profesores, médicos y sacerdotes. Ellos
necesitan apoyo y sabiduria para indicar la dirección correcta a los demás.
Tenlos siempre presentes en tus oraciones.
3. EL SIGUIENTE DEDO ES EL MAS ALTO. Nos recuerda a nuestros líderes.
Ora por el presidente, los congresistas, los empresarios, y los gerentes.
Estas personas dirigen los destinos de nuestra patria y guian a la opinión
pública.. Necesitan la guia de Dios.
4. EL CUARTO DEDO ES NUESTRO DEDO ANULAR. Aunque a muchos les
sorprenda, es nuestro dedo más debil, como te lo puede decir cualquier
profesor de piano. Debe recordarnos orar por los más debiles, con muchos
problemas o postrados por las enfermedades. Necesitan tu s oraciones de
día y de noche. Nunca será demasiado lo que ores por ellos. También debe
invitarnos a orar por los matrimonios.
5. Y POR ÚLTIMO ESTA NUESTRO DEDO MEÑIQUE. El más pequeño de todos
los dedos, que es como debemos vernos ante Dios y los demás. Como dice
la Biblia "los últimos serán los primeros". Tu meñique debe recordarte orar
por ti. Cuando ya hayas orado por los otros cuatro grupos verás tus propias
necesidades en la perspectivacorrecta, y podrás orar mejor por las tuyas.
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.
Felicitamos a los catecúmenos y candidatos que recibieron los sacramentos esta Pascua :
Andriana Ames, Jessica Bianchini, Daniel Casas, Valeria Casas, Alexandra Hopkins, Amelia Hishizumi, Lisa Matyas, Carol Pascarella
“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:
954 818 5032
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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