Attention, Adults In The
Do you wish to
receive the Sacra-ments of Baptism, Eucharist, and/ or Confirmation?
For those adults who wish to receive these Sacra-ments, classes for the Rite
of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) will begin in late Septem-ber.
This is a wonderful opportunity to complete the initiation process into the
Catholic faith, and to become more actively involved in our parish
community. If you would like more information on this faith journey, please
contact Jim Susic, RCIA Coordinator, at 963-4500, Ext 4529. Information can
also be found at the Resource Center.
‘Make a Joyful Noise’
Another choir season is
almost upon us. If you enjoy singing and can make a regular commitment to
rehearsals and Sunday liturgies, please consider joining one of our choirs.
The Classical Choir sings at the 8:30 AM Mass each weekend. Rehearsals are held on
Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 PM in the church. First Rehearsal:
The Contemporary Choir sings at the 10 AM Mass each weekend.
Rehearsals are held on
Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 PM in the church. First Rehearsal:
August 29. High School Music Ministry (both singers
and instrumentalists) leads the singing at the 11:30 AM Mass on the fourth
Sunday of each month. Two rehearsals — usually on the second and third
Tuesday of each month — are held to prepare for the liturgy.
Instrumentalists are used regularly with the Contemporary Choir,
and also to enhance liturgies during special seasons of the liturgical year,
such as Christmas and Easter. All instrumentalists are required to audition
for the Director of Music and/or Assistant Director of Music (music provided
well in advance!!!) For additional information on any of these
opportunities, please contact Jim Susic at 963-4500 Ext. 4529.
Have You Checked Out Our
Parish Library Recently?
Many thanks to Marie Sivak,
SJA Parish Librarian, for her diligent work in obtaining the best and most
up-to-date books for our parish library. The number of books has grown
tremendously through donated books (discerned by our priests and deacons) —
and through monetary donations (used very carefully) to purchase as much as
possible. If anyone is interested in making a Memorial Donation to the SJA
Library, please contact the Parish Office at 963-
Anniversary Mass Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006...
...will be celebrated at 3pm at the Cathedral of St. Raymond in Joliet. If you were married in 1956
and are celebrating your 50th anniversary this year, please contact Cathy in
the Parish Office at
963-4500 Ext. 4514 so that we may submit your name to the Diocese for
a formal invitation.
Readings and Psalm here!
for a summary of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI's first
Encyclical, Deus Caritas Est, or click
the full text.
Benefit Dance —Sunday,
Sept. 17th —3:00 to 5:30 PM
The Social Justice and
Peace Ministry is bringing back last year’s big hit, the Big Band Dance.
“The Old Men’s Jazz Band” (which includes women) will provide music in
the SJA school gym. This fun event will include smooth listening,
dancing, and refreshments. Mark your calendar for Sept.
17th from 3
to 5:30 PM. Tickets will be $20 per person or $35 per couple — and will
go on sale beginning Aug. 19th. Proceeds will benefit Upendo Village in
Kenya. Chances on a handmade queen-size quilt will also be available.
Call Tom Richardt at 963-4500, Ext.4522 for more information.
SJA Blood Drive
The SJA blood drive will take place
Tuesday, Aug. 22 from 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM in the Parish Center. Please
call Parish Nurse Sandra Razka at 963-4500 Ext. 4533 for more info or to
Men’s Weekend Retreat
Relax, rest, and renew
your spirit with a quiet preached retreat. Come for a weekend of
spiritual renewal at the Jesuit Retreat House on the shore of Lake
Winnebago in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. This is a silent retreat offering time
for quiet reflection and devotion. This year’s retreat is scheduled for
Thursday evening, Sept. 14th thru Sunday noon, Sept. 17th. The
cost is $240.00 — which includes a private room and all meals. There is
limited availability this year. Call the Jesuit Retreat House at
(902)-231-9060 to make your reservation.
Call the Parish Office at 963-4500 for more info.
The Great Adventure
him on EWTN. You've heard him on Relevant Radio. Now see him live
as St. Joan of Arc Parish welcomes Jeff Cavins and The Great
Adventure Bible Timeline. Mark your
calendar for November 10th & 11th! Click
here for detailed info, or
here to visit Jeff's web site!
Golden Agers Calendar
Upcoming Luncheons: Aug. 17th:
luncheon and tour at Le x i n g ton Sq u a r e retirement home at 11:30
AM. Until then, have a great summer!
Wanted: Ushers for all
weekend Masses, but especially for the 7am and 11:30am. Flexible
hours, steady work, no pay. Benefits--Many Blessings. Equal Employment
Opportunity. If you're interested in giving some service to your
Church, call the Parish Office at 963-4500.