2019 Advent/Christmas Season

  • Reconciliation

    • Every Saturday after 8:00 am Mass until all are heard, and 3:00 - 4:00 pm

    • December 16, 7:00 pm, Service

  • Sundays of Advent

    • December 1, December 8, December 15, December 22

    • Regular Mass Schedule: Saturdays 4:30 pm, Sundays 8:00 am and 10:30 am

  • Immaculate Conception of Mary (NOT a Day of Obligation this year)

    • Monday, December 9 - 8:00 am only

  • Christmas

    • Christmas Eve - Tuesday, December 24, 4:30 pm and 10:00 pm Mass

    • Christmas Day - Wednesday, December 25, 8:00 am and 10:30 am Mass

    • God of love, Father of all, the darkness that covered the earth has given way to the bright dawn of your Word made flesh. Make us a people of this light. Make us faithful to your Word that we may bring your life to the waiting world. Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen
      (International Committee on English in the Liturgy {ICEL})

  • Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

    • Sunday, December 29 - regular Mass schedule: 4:30 pm eve before, 8:00 am, 10:30 am

    • Prayer for Families: Gracious God, we consecrate our families to you, to your son Jesus, and to the Holy Spirit, declaring "as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord." May our homes be your dwelling place, and be filled with the light, love, joy, and peace of your kingdom. Amen

  • Mary, the Holy Mother of God, New Year's Day (Holy Day of Obligation)

    • Wednesday, January 1, 8:00 am and 6:00 pm Mass

  • Epiphany of the Lord

    • Sunday, January 5, regular Mass schedule, 4:30 pm eve before, 8:00 am and 10:30 am

  • Baptism of the Lord

    • Sunday, January 12, 8:00 am Mass
      End of Christmas Liturgical Season. Ordinary Time begins.

Advent/Christmas Events

  • Advent Wreath Prayer

This prayer may be used for lighting your candles each week of Advent:
Lord God, Your Church joyfully awaits the coming of its Savior, who enlightens our hearts and dispels the darkness of ignorance and sin. Pour forth your blessings upon us as we light the candles of this wreath. May their light reflect the splendor of Christ, who is Lord, forever and ever. Amen.

  • Advent Reading & Prayer Group with Fr. Craig

Wednesday nights during Advent, December 4, 11 and 18, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the rectory basement. A reading and prayer group, using Jacques Philippe’s book, “Interior Freedom”.

“Interior Freedom” is a masterpiece of contemporary Spiritual Theology. Philippe’s themes are simple, yet profound: happiness, prayer, virtue, inner peace, interior freedom.

Our reading group will use a study guide that accompanies the book. All are welcome. Cost is $10.00 to help cover the cost of the books.

Please contact the parish office or e-mail Fr. Craig directly at cholway@stjoanofarcstl.com to reserve a spot so we order enough books. Deadline is Friday, November 29, please.

  • Giving TREE Project

SCCA school students made our "ornaments" again this year!   Choose one with a gift suggestion from the tree near our baptismal window and share the love of Christ with others in need. Bring your unwrapped gift back by December 11th

  •  Eucharistic Adoration

Every Wednesday from 8:30 am - 9 pm, with Benediction. Sign up and commit to giving Jesus 30 minutes on Wednesdays. Spend some time with Jesus, the Blessed Sacrament, in the silence and solitude of our Church. Resources for your prayer and meditation available on the bookshelf by the Baptismal Window.

  • Parish Library

Resources for Advent and Christmas Prayer, meditation, or education are available in our library. We have a children’s section, also! Our library is located on the east side of the church vestibule.

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  • Sounds of the Season Christmas Concert

Join us for our 6th annual concert of instrumental and vocal music by our parish Music Ministry. cantors, and friends.
Sunday, December 30, 2 pm in church.

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