Pastor's Column

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Friends,

It’s time to turn our attention to the coming celebration of Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter Sunday.  Our celebration of these all-important Days can inspire and instruct us in the Christian life like no others. So, I’ll invite you to participate in them.

Our Celebration of the Lord’s Supper with be on Holy Thursday at 7pm. We’ll celebrate the Eucharist and the Washing of the Feet. If you’d like to have your feet washed as part of the Mandatum, please contact me directly: cholway@stjoanofarcstl.com. We need 12 people to volunteer, please.

The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion will be on Good Friday at 7pm. The Veneration of the Cross followed by the Solemn Petitions are the keystones of this celebration.  

The Easter Vigil will be celebrated on Holy Saturday beginning at 8pm. We will receive two people into the Church at the Easter Vigil. The Sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion will be given to them from the Treasury of Easter Life.

I hope you will join me for these solemn, joyful and prayerful celebrations of the Church’s Liturgical Life.

We’re also focused on the Dinner Auction which is now 1 month away. If you haven’t registered yet, you can go to http://atbatsja.givesmart.com.  Or, if you don’t do computers, just give us a call at the parish office and we’ll get you signed up and ready to go!

Know that you are loved dearly, and prayed for daily.