Pastor's Column

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Members of the parish finance council met on May 24th and we decided to keep our Kid Kare program going. We’ve had some success with this program over the years and while we’ve had some staff turnover and some building issues recently, we’re committed to providing this service to the young families of our parish and neighborhood. A healthy percentage of Kid Kare children will be joining the Kindergarten class at South City Catholic Academy for the upcoming school year. The summer program is at capacity. We’ll be making some improvements and repairs to the building over the summer months.  Please help spread the word: St. Joan of Arc Kid Kare is open for business!

The school year at South City Catholic Academy has ended. Enjoy summer break, everyone!  And a big THANK YOU to all those who support the mission and ministry of Catholic Education here at SJA. It takes a parish to make it all go- it’s a beautiful thing when, moved by Grace, we work together to BE and DO Church!

And finally, THANK YOU to all those who made a gift to the Annual Catholic Appeal. Once again, SJA has surpassed it’s goal. THANK YOU to the Farkases and Provazniks for their leadership in coordinating our efforts. We’ll have a final number in a couple of weeks after we wrap up the last few requests.

OK- I’m in California this weekend for a wedding of some SJA parishioners who are originally from Modesto, CA. I’ll be back on Monday, June 4th. You’ve got the good Monsignor all weekend!

Know that you are loved dearly and prayed for daily.

With Peace and Prayer for you,
Fr. Craig Holway