Pastor's Column for Nov 5, 2017

Dear Friends,

This weekend we welcome Father Paul Rothschild and Father Mike Lydon to St. Joan of Arc in a “pulpit exchange” with St. Dominic Savio parish. Fr. Rothschild is pastor at St. Dominic Savio and was a professor of mine at the seminary.  Fr. Lydon is President of Bishop Dubourg High School and is in-residence at St. Dominic. I’ll be preaching the Masses at St. Dominic Savio this weekend. Frs. Rothschild and Lydon are brother priests and good friends- we welcome them to SJA!

Some have asked about how the Homecoming did, financially. We’re still paying bills so we don’t have a final number yet.  As soon as we can, we’ll publish the final report.

My thanks to you for responding to my invitation to use the Scrip Program for regular purchases. We are already seeing an increase in the rebate to the parish- so THANK YOU!  Let’s keep it going!

And finally, we hold in prayer this month our second graders who are preparing to receive their First Reconciliation on Tuesday, November 14.  Along with our friends from Our Lady of Sorrows, we’ll celebrate this sacrament with them as they prepare to receive their First Communion in the spring. We hold and support them in prayer!

Know that you are loved dearly and prayed for daily.

Peace and prayers for you

Fr. Craig