Parish Pre K Program


A parish apostolate offered in the new South City Catholic Academy (Hampton and Pernod)


For 4 year olds born before Aug 1 and 5 year olds born after Aug 1.

Half Day and Full Day Curriculums


For more information, please contact Deborah DaLay or Gerianne Evans at (314) 752-4171 or to register for the 2017-18 school year.

Pre School Open House


New Family Open House

Thursday, February 23, 2017


The SJA Pre School is located on the corner of Pernod and Sulphur. Centrally located. Early childhood education, before, and after care for ages 2, 3 and 4yr old born after Aug 1.

For more detailed information or to register come to our Open House or contact Michelle Tissi at (314) 353-5384.

Pastor's Column for 1/29/17

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Dear Friends,

Today we kick off our annual celebration of Catholic Schools Week.  This year, however, brings with it a unique character.  After 75 years SJA School will close, merge with two other schools, and then reopen under a new name for the 2017-18 school year.  We enter into this week grateful from where we’ve been: our history; our tradition; our alumni. We thank God for, and acknowledge the parents, teachers, and other partners of our education apostolate for the last 75 years. 

We also look forward to the future and thank God for where we’re going.  Together we are active participants, co-operators, with God as we create new history; new traditions; new alumni. We ask God to continue to send us parents, teachers and other partners so we can continue our education apostolate for another 75, or more, years.

We’ll have an opportunity as a community to celebrate our past in the coming months. In the meantime, I’d like to invite current, new and prospective school families to tour the school building this Sunday from 12-2pm. Maureen DePriest, President of the City Schools, Dr. Cathy Johns, Director of Curriculum, the three pastors, and members of the Parent Advisory Committee will all be present to give information about the new school; tour the building; and answer questions. The name of the new school will be revealed at 1pm in the gym.

Please remember to check out for more information. Let’s pray for these efforts and for our participation and cooperation with our neighbors, and with our God, in this new endeavor.

Know that you are loved dearly and prayed for daily.

Peace and prayers for you,

Introducing: A New Scripture Study at SJA

SJA will be offering a scripture study on the book of Ephesians, titled Ephesians: Discover Your Inheritance. We will use The Great Adventure Catholic Bible Study Program led by scripture scholars Jeff Cavins and Thomas Smith. In this study, you will discover what it means to be not just a son or daughter of God, but an heir to all he has to give. Find out that you have a place in God’s “plan of sheer goodness”.

Ephesians is an 8-part Bible study program which we will begin on Wednesday, February 8. We will meet every other week, on Wed evenings, at 7 pm in the Cronin Room in the rectory basement. The cost of the study will be $20. For more information or to register for the study, please email, or call at 781-4537.

Masses this Weekend

Masses this weekend:
Sat, Jan 21, 4:30 - Father Craig
Sun, Jan 22, 8am - Father Craig
10:30am - Monsignor Dempsey
Jesus calls his Apostles, then us, then says, "Let me show you something amazing- something miraculous!"

All are welcome at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
5821 Pernod

(Hey! And don't forget the fish fry on Friday, 4-7pm, in the school cafeteria. Proceeds to Benefit Backstoppers!)

Christmas Concert

You’re Invited!

Please join us for the Fourth Annual Christmas Concert,

Sounds of the Season: An Afternoon of Song and Prayer

on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 2:00 pm

at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 5821 Pernod, 63139.

Featured performers include: Joy Boland, Tamara Campbell, Emily DePauw, Abbey Fronick, Peter Merideth, Jill O’Brien, Matt and Mary Pentecost, Clara Richter, and Mark Saunders, plus other talented, surprise guests. The St. Joan of Arc Children’s Choir will also sing!

No admission charge.  A free will offering can be made to support the music ministry at St. Joan of Arc Parish.