Dear Friends in Christ,
Here are a few updates from our parish for the week of March 20, 2022.
1) Additional Confession Opportunities for the Next Three Weeks:
For the next three weeks, we have scheduled some additional confession opportunities. 

On Monday afternoons (March 21, 28, and April 4), Father Andrew and I will be available from 12:30 until 2:00 p.m., and then on Tuesdays (March 22, 29, and April 5) from 5:30 until 7:00 p.m. 

Our regular Saturday confession schedule will remain the same at 11:00 a.m. 

The Sacrament is celebrated in the Sr. Carol Center; signs are posted in the Gathering Place with further directions.
From Ascension Presents: Confession is a place of never-ending mercy and forgiveness, and is one of the most beautiful parts of our Catholic faith. But for many, it can also be a very daunting experience, especially if it’s been a long time since your last confession. Whether it’s the first time you’ve gone in a year, or it’s the first time you’ve gone in your life, God is ready and willing to forgive your sins. All we have to do is let him into our hearts.

Today, Fr. Mike explains how to approach going to confession for the first time in a long time.
2) A Program on the Shroud of Turin at SJA both In-Person and Online ... continues on TUESDAY ... LAST SESSION
The Shroud of Turnin Program can be attended in person in Church AND online at, on our Roku Channel or on our Facebook Page.

The program will be also available on our on-demand archives after the initial airing so you do not need to watch it on Tuesday nights. A link has been provided to the archive of last week's session in the next item in this email.

We will be streaming this program as we do our masses so it will be easily accessible from our normal streaming page.
3) Shroud of Turin Presentation Session TWO
If you were not able to watch the second session of the Shroud of Turin Presentation, you can watch it on SJA's video archives by clicking on the image below.
4) The Prodigal Son in Scripture and Art - THIS WEDNESDAY In-Person and Online
Join us in-person in Church or online at as Fr. Andrew presents this one-night study on the parable of the Prodigal Son using Rembrandt's work "Return of the Prodigal Son."

The painting was inspired by Luke's Gospel for the Fourth Sunday of Lent.

This one-night study was timed as such because the following Sunday will be the Fourth Sunday of Lent and the Gospel of the day will be the Gospel of the Prodigal Son.
5) Pope asks Bishops to join consecration of Russia, Ukraine; Detroit will do so March 25
From Detroit Catholic: Archbishop Vigneron says he'll join pope in historic consecration: 'History has shown the efficacy that our Lord has bestowed' upon Mary

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis has asked bishops around the world to join him March 25 in consecrating Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, something bishops in every part of the globe had started announcing the minute they heard what the pope had planned.

"Pope Francis has invited the bishops of the whole world, along with their priests, to join him in the prayer for peace and in the consecration and entrustment of Russia and of Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary," Matteo Bruni, director of the Vatican press office, said March 18.

Hours after the pope's invitation, Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron announced he would indeed join the pope in consecrating Russia and Ukraine in a solemn rite.

"On Friday, March 25, I will join our Holy Father Pope Francis in consecrating Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary," Archbishop Vigneron said March 18. "History has shown the efficacy that our Lord has bestowed upon the Virgin Mary, so we run to her in the face of evil and so much suffering in our world."

The consecration will take place at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit at noon, which will correspond with the pope's consecration at 5 p.m. Rome time. The consecration prayers will be preceded by a rosary at 11:40 a.m. Priests from around the archdiocese are invited to join the archbishop at the cathedral; the faithful are invited to join in prayer and view the livestream at or

Three days earlier, the Vatican had announced the pope would lead the prayer in St. Peter's Basilica during a Lenten penance service and that, on the same day, the feast of the Annunciation, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, the papal almoner, would lead a similar act of consecration at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal.

When Mary appeared to three shepherd children at Fatima in 1917 with a message encouraging prayer and repentance, she also asked for the consecration of Russia.

Even before the announcement from the Vatican, bishops from around the world had announced special services at which they would join Pope Francis. Bishops in cities across North America joined bishops from New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Ukraine and other countries planning special services.
6) Ukraine Relief Efforts
If you are interested in supporting the Catholic Church's relief efforts for the people of Ukraine, please click here to donate through our OSV Online Giving Platform.
Several years ago, EWTN Ukraine produced a film on what life is really like after a communist invasion. Written by Ukrainians and filmed in Ukraine, the film is subtitled, but the acting is so good viewers barely need the subtitles to understand the plot.

This outstanding hour-long film presents the true story of Father Sebastian Sabudzinski and the families in his small Catholic parish during the Communist persecution. As the film opens, viewers see a round-up of priests marching through a forest where they are given one last chance to renounce their faith. When there are no takers, all are shot to death by a firing squad. But the story really begins in 1953 when a man, who had been taken from his family as a young boy and interned in a concentration camp for 30 years, returns home to his family. The film then flashes back to 1921 and the events that led to the man's internment.

"This film is based on actual events and the stories of real people," we read in the opening credits. "It is dedicated to all those who have preserved their faith during the long night of Communism."

The film will bring many viewers to tears as they experience the emotional turmoil of those who were traumatized by the Soviets during the persecution. This should come as no surprise because many Ukrainians were either alive during Soviet persecution or are descendants of the persecuted.


To watch the one-minute trailer, click below. To watch the whole one-hour film, click on the second image.
TO BELIEVE - Trailer

TO BELIEVE - The Full Film

Parental Discretion Advised
8) Letter from Archbishop Vigneron regarding the petition drive to include "a right to abortion" in the Michigan Constituion.
As you may have heard, Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union are leading a petition drive to include “a right to abortion” in the constitution of the State of Michigan.

We, as Catholics, must stand in opposition to this effort. To that end, Archbishop Vigneron has written a letter to the faithful of the Archdiocese of Detroit in which he affirms that signing such a petition would be active participation in the promotion of abortion and that we must make and maintain a firm commitment to providing alternatives for both mothers and children.

To read the Archbishop's letter, please click the button below.
9) The Ascension Lenten Companion
See Yourself as Jesus Sees You? | Third Week of Lent
The Ascension Lenten Companion
Imagine if you could see yourself the way Jesus sees you. Even in the midst of our sins, struggles, and failures, Jesus looks upon us with love as His Beloved. All He asks for us is to meet His gaze and fall in love with Him in return.

This week, we turn toward Jesus and let ourselves be fully seen by Him no matter where we find ourselves in life. Be not afraid of standing before Jesus unhidden and allow God to clearly see and completely love you.

God wants to give you more. How will you respond this Lent?

Fr. Mark Toups, an experienced spiritual director, leads readers inward to invite the Lord to heal those areas where they need it most. He follows the same format that more than a hundred thousand people enjoyed in Advent with his popular Rejoice! journals. Readers will receive daily guidance as well as supplemental videos, to help enter more deeply into Lent and remain focused throughout the season.
10) This Sunday's Readings - March 20, 2022
The THIRD, FOURTH, and FIFTH Sundays of Lent offer an option of using the YEAR A readings for use with the RCIA Rituals. At SJA, we used the YEAR C Readings at all the masses, except at the 10 AM Mass. At the 10 AM Mass, because we were celebrating the scrutinies for the Elect who are part of the RCIA, we used the Year A Readings. The link below is for the Year C Readings.
11) Sunday Reflections by Jeff Cavins
Jeff Cavins reflects on the readings for the Third Sunday of Lent, which recall the Israelites’ days in the wilderness and the parable of the fig tree. Jeff encourages his listeners to never give up on the Lenten journey, because God doesn’t give up on us:

First Reading: Exodus 3:1-8A, 13-15
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 103: 1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8, 11
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:1-6, 10-12
Gospel: Luke 13:1-9
12) Bishop Barron's Reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Lent
Friends, on this Third Sunday of Lent, we have the privilege of reading one of the most important texts in the Bible: God addressing Moses from the burning bush. In this passage, the true God manifests his own identity: he is closer to you than you are to yourself, yet higher than anything you can possibly imagine. And he gives himself a name: “I Am Who I Am”—not a being among beings, but Being itself.
13) Grow+Go for the 3rd Sunday of Lent
Grow+Go, content is designed to help you understand what it means to be an evangelizing disciple of Christ. Using the Sunday Scriptures as the basis for reflection, Grow+Go offers insight into how we can all more fully GROW as disciples and then GO evangelize, fulfilling Christ's Great Commission to "Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit." (Matthew 28:19) The concept behind the weekly series is to make discipleship and evangelization simple, concrete, and relatable.

Click on the button or image below to download a PDF copy of this Sunday's Grow+Go.
14) Giving to SJA:

I'm truly grateful for all of your support of SJA during this pandemic. Your support means so much. The increase in electronic giving has been tremendous. Giving electronically, whether on a one-time or recurring basis is pretty simple. For more information on online giving, please click on the following button.
15) This Week's Edition of TALLer Tales
When Mom Says NO … Try Again: Even though the title of this week’s TALLer Tales might suggest otherwise, I’m happy to report this article is not about MY Mom! She lucked out this week! But before I get to the heart of this week’s story, I have to go back a few years to something I have talked about in TALLer Tales before.

I was 29 years old when Cardinal Maida chose me to serve as his priest secretary. I have to admit the move was a risk, given that I was still relatively newly ordained and had so much to learn. Cardinal Maida was so easy to work for because he was a joy to be around, and, two, he was a great teacher! Cardinal Maida became a great mentor and friend.

When you’re a priest secretary to a Bishop or Cardinal, you spend a lot of time with your boss! You’re often his Master of Ceremonies at liturgies, the one who coordinates his schedule, the front-line person answering phone calls, emails, and letters, and most times accompany him to all diocesan events. So, you get to know each other pretty well.

One of the Cardinal’s habits was to call his mother every day! While he would often make those calls from home, we did a fair number of those calls from the car as we traveled to or from an event or meeting. And, it didn’t matter whether we were traveling to Rome, on a pilgrimage, or simply at some liturgy or event in the United States, there was always a daily call back home to Mom! The length of those calls would vary, as would the time of day those calls would take place. Mrs. Maida was a quintessential mom, always glad to hear from her son but always worried he was doing too much.

Those calls to Mrs. Maida over the years got longer and longer only because I would chat with her first, and then I would pass the phone on to the Cardinal. She always wanted to hear about my family and what I was doing. I remember being on the phone with her once for over ten minutes on a long car ride. The Cardinal patiently waited for his turn. Eventually, he tapped me on the shoulder and said, “Mike, that’s MY mom!”

That daily experience taught me the importance of staying connected with my parents. For many years, I would make a call to my Mom and Dad at 9:30 p.m. The call would start with Mom, and then my dad would get his turn. When my one nephew lived with my parents while he went to Oakland University, he would also get his turn on the phone. When the Covid pandemic hit in March 2020 and Zoom quickly became a communications platform for many people, my daily calls took a bit of a turn. Those daily phone calls became Zoom calls, not only with me but for the whole family. While a few of us are absolute regulars to those daily calls (we don’t Zoom on Fridays or Sundays … and Sundays because we’re often together for dinner), everyone knows we gather at 8:30 p.m., and whoever is available hops on. Sometimes we get surprised by a grandkid or two who might have the time and decide to join the fun. Our Zooms don’t last longer than a half-hour. And they’re often filled with tons of laughter and lots of banter back and forth. I started to record these Zoom calls early on, and I’m glad I did so because those recordings have become somewhat of a video journal for our family over the past two years. Those recordings became more precious when my dad died!

As Cardinal Maida would talk openly about his daily calls to his mom and challenge other people to take on the habit with their parents, I find myself doing the same. It will be a habit you will undoubtedly cherish for the rest of your life, and you will never regret the time spent together … no matter how busy you think you might be.

Not too long ago, I challenged one of the priests who comes to me for spiritual direction to start calling his mom a few times each week. He already had the habit of calling her weekly and seeing her at least once a week, but I decided to give him the challenge to call his mom more frequently. I shared what it has meant to me and what I knew it meant for Cardinal Maida. He was up to it and accepted the challenge. And so, he started to call his mom several times each week. For the sake of this article, let’s say that her name is Diane. Eventually, Diane caught on that her son was calling more frequently. She was a bit suspicious at first and wondered why the extra calls. Her son, and let’s say for the sake of this article he is known as Father Tim, told her about Cardinal Maida’s habit of calling his mom each day and how he wanted to do the same. Diane listened intently and said there was no need for him to call as frequently as he was now doing because he was a very busy person. Father Tim interjected and said, “But, Mom, I WANT to do this!” Diane returned, “That’s okay; once or twice a week is fine with me!” Ouch!  

After hearing of this “mom rejection story,” I heard a similar story, but this time it didn’t involve daily Zoom or phone calls but instead having a weekly Friday meal with Mom. This brave daughter, who, let’s say, occupies the first office off the Parish Center front door, heard well Father Rich’s challenge to me to spend Fridays with mom. She wanted to imitate the practice during Lent. In this case, this brave daughter tried to convince her mom that they could at least have dinner together every Friday during Lent by going to her mom’s favorite dinner place during Lent … Culvers (they have the best fish dinners during Lent). The brave daughter’s mom, whose name for the sake of this story, is Pauline, listened intently and asked with great skepticism a simple question: “EVERY Friday during Lent?” The brave daughter enthusiastically said, “YES, Mom, every Friday; it would be great.” Then Pauline paused and said, “NO, I don’t think so. Maybe occasionally, but let’s not get carried away with this!” OUCH that hurts!

Alright moms and dads of the world, I’m on a mission to create a more connected world between parents and kids. Zooms, calls, and dinners are great things. You have the time! Say YES! Usually, the “resistance” to the daily “ET Phone Home” challenge or weekly dinners with mom and dad doesn’t come from the parent! Something’s wrong with this picture.

To the kids of the world, if your mom or dad says “NO,” try again … then tell me, and I’ll write about THEM in TALLer Tales. MY Mom and family will thank you!

Additional Confession Opportunities: For the next three weeks, we have scheduled some additional confession opportunities. On Monday afternoons, Father Andrew and I will be available from 12:30 until 2:00 p.m., and then on Tuesdays from 5:30 until 7:00 p.m. Our regular Saturday confession schedule will remain the same at 11:00 a.m. The Sacrament is celebrated in the Sr. Carol Center; signs are posted in the Gathering Place with further directions.
Enjoy the week.

Know of my prayers.

In Christ,
Msgr Mike Simply Signature
16) Tire Tracks in the d’Arc
Jeepers!: You may recall from previous Tire Tracks that I fight a constant battle with my GPS. My Jeep is an independent thinker and we rarely agree on where I’m going and how I should get there. I am more than used to ignoring her attempts to get me to head east down Overlake, to turn onto Goethe, then double-back to travel west on 8 Mile, just to reach Mack Ave, rather than just head east for 200 yards to the end of the street. I think she has an allergy to stop lights, and this is her avoidance strategy. 

Well, it seems that Bobbi Jo Jr. (the Jeep’s name) is now able to read my dreams too. I was recently planning to take a trip to Kroger to get some groceries, but the previous night, I dreamed that the Kroger store had burned to the ground and now there was nowhere to find any food. I was going to have to grow it all myself. Judging by the weedy little carrots my garden produced last year, this was going to be a challenge. Fortunately, the next day I discovered my unconscious musings had been inaccurate—the store was still standing. However, I think my fears were sensed and shared by Bobbi Jo Jr. because she now seems a little clingy on the subject of Kroger. Now, every time I leave my house and set the GPS for any address, she gives me directions beginning from Kroger. She seems to think I’ve moved in at Kroger and that’s my new home!

Some Good In This World: I have a friend who just loves all the J.R.R. Tolkien “Lord of the Rings” series of books and the movies. Recently I had a fun text conversation with her. Since she knows I’ve not read any of the books or seen any of the movies, I managed to convince her that I thought the Lord of the Rings was actually the Lord of the Flies and that it was written by Stephen King. As much as I enjoyed playing this game and seeing the exasperated response it got (from a literature teacher!), I admit that not having seen the movie or read the book, I do often end-up thinking of, or quoting, the well-know conversation between Sam and Mr. Frodo:

Frodo: What are we holding on to, Sam?

Sam: That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for.

With all that is dominating the news headlines these days, it’s important to be reminded of this truth. There are still good people, still acts of kindness, still people willing to step-up and help perfect strangers. So often these acts of kindness go unreported, with nothing considered news-worthy unless it’s bad news. But we need to share these graces with each other as encouragement to not look down on humanity.

I had one of these experiences this week. I had been to a nursing home to do an anointing and on my way back to the parish, I decided to stop at the Kroger gas station. I didn’t really need gas, but the price (all things relative to our times) seems not so extortionate, so I thought it was a good moment for a “splash n’ dash” as an IndyCar team would call it. I pulled in behind an SUV arriving about the same time. I filled my tank, only about 4 gallons or so, and left, leaving the other driver still pumping gas. I got about a mile down the road and as I headed south on Mack, there was a vehicle behind, in the left-hand lane, honking its horn. I ignored it, not assuming he was honking at me. He honked again. I looked in my mirror, more looking to see if I had left my gas cap open than looking at the other vehicle. I didn’t see an open cap. The vehicle pulled along side with the passenger window down, the driver clearly wanting to say something. I fumbled for my window button, which on a Jeep is in the weirdest of hard to find places, not on the door. I got the rear window by accident, then finally the driver’s window. It took two attempts for the other driver to communicate above the noise, but essentially what he said to me was: “I saw you at the gas station just now. You didn’t stay for very long. Do you need money for gas?” 

Now I realized that this was not an angry driver, self-righteously honking his horn, but a kind sole, paying attention to the people around him and willing to help out a total stranger. I yelled back, thanking him as best I could, and explaining I was not in need, but simply topping-off my tank. But I have to admit I was really touched by his kindness and attentiveness and a little disappointed that I was not able to express my gratitude better than a yelled sentence over the noise of the wind and the road. I was also a little disappointed in myself to have assumed it was some random moment of road rage I should ignore. Yes, Sam, there is some good in this world. There’s actually a lot of it, but often the bad seems to shout pretty loudly. Just don’t let the bad have the last word. May we all be as attentive as that kind driver was and as willing to help-out our neighbor in these challenging days. Alms-giving in action this Lent. And when someone extends their hands toward you in this way, pray for them.

A Plug For The Prodigal: I just want to take this chance to plug my study on next Sunday’s Gospel Reading from Luke Chapter 15, Jesus Parable par excellence, the Lost Son—otherwise known as the Prodigal Son. I am excited to offer, this Wednesday, this study of the parable in scripture and art. It’s a parable that has captured my imagination from a number of years. A few years ago, just before my diaconate ordination I was taking my pre-ordination retreat at St Paul of the Cross retreat center in Detroit. The center was closed over Christmas, with barely a sole present. I narrowly avoided destroying the building with an incident involving the gas fire in the lounge area (don’t tell anyone! That’s a story for another time!), and the re-roofing project that had been paused for the holiday decided to leak into the building with the thawing snow. 

Anyway, the priest leading my retreat asked me to find an image of the artwork of the Return of the Prodigal Son by the painter Rembrandt to mediate on, along with the scripture passage. And he led me to a book on the same painting. I had always felt a little sympathy toward the older son in the parable. After all, he wasn’t invited to the party at first. Telling the priest this, he looked at me and said, “Oh, no. No, you’re reading it wrong. He has a duty to be there.” Why? I’ll save that for March 23rd. But it was just one fascinating element of a parable that has so much to it that it really can’t be explored fully in a Sunday homily. And that’s why I wanted to present it in this way. Join me for this window into the mercy of God, revealed to us by Jesus in this amazing story.

The Prodigal Son in Scripture and Art March 23, 7 pm, in Church and Online

I’m happy to report that not only is the St. Paul of Cross Retreat Center still standing, despite my efforts, but now added to the wall beside the fireplace, is a copy of Rembrandt’s Return of the Prodigal Son painting.
You are in my prayers this week.

Fr. Andrew

17) Ascension Presents: Father Mike Schmitz
How Long Can You Be Miserable?

Sometimes they’re things we don’t want to do… but we have to do them anyway. Sometimes you make it through saying, “I’ll learn to like it.” But what about if you never do?

Today, Fr. Mike gives us a word of encouragement to find joy even in the midst of suffering and to avoid falling into despair or resentment as we walk toward eternity.
18) Words on the Word: March 20, 2022 - Heaven Knows

Media reported extensively a few weeks ago on a fatal shooting that took place at a well-known Roseville nightspot. According to reports, the primary participants were a bouncer at the club and a patron who was being escorted out. 

The incident escalated and the bouncer was killed.

We hear reports like this one and, in many cases, it seems the level of our shock and disbelief is directly correlated to the proximity in which the incident takes place. This one, being so close to home for so many folks, may have hit particularly hard.

But everything happens in proximity to someone; the shock and grief is real for those touched by tragedy. And that certainly is particularly true for the loved ones of those involved.

“Before he went to work he made plans to take his 2-year-old daughter and his 3-year-old son to see a movie that next day,” the victim’s fiancé was quoted in a Detroit News story as saying on a funeral funding website. “Instead of a fun movie we now have to plan a funeral and explain what heaven is.”

Indeed, out of great misfortune can come great teaching moments; larger lessons that, one hopes, will resonate for those most affected.

Lessons such as the hope of heaven in Jesus.

“Since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through out Lord Jesus Christ,” we hear in one of the choices for today’s second reading, from St. Paul’s letter to the Romans, “through whom we have gained access by faith to this grace in which we stand, and we boast in hope of the glory of God.

“And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”

© 2022, Words on the Word
19) Palm Weaving Workshops
20) Vocations Evening Prayer and Dinner with Archbishop Vigneron
Do you know of someone that might be thinking of a priestly vocation? If so, ask them to consider attending the March 23, 2022, evening prayer and dinner with Archbishop Vigneron. Click on the image below for further details.
21) The Bible in a Year Podcast by Father Mike Schmitz
If you’ve struggled to read the Bible, this podcast is for you.

Ascension’s Bible in a Year Podcast, hosted by Fr. Mike Schmitz and featuring Jeff Cavins, guides Catholics through the Bible in 365 daily episodes.

Each 20-25 minute episode includes:

  • two to three scripture readings 
  • a reflection from Fr. Mike Schmitz
  • and guided prayer to help you hear God’s voice in his Word.

Unlike any other Bible podcast, Ascension’s Bible in a Year Podcast for Catholics follows a reading plan inspired by the Great Adventure Bible Timeline®  learning system, a groundbreaking approach to understanding Salvation History developed by renowned Catholic Bible teacher Jeff Cavins.
Tune in and live your daily life through the lens of God’s word!
22) FORMED Pick of the Week:
Our parish has a subscription to FORMED, a premier online platform filled with over 4,000 Catholic studies, movies, audio dramas, talks, e-books, and even cartoons for our children. FORMED has content from over 60 apostolates, including Augustine Institute, Ignatius Press, and the Knights of Columbus, with material that is professionally produced, engaging, and solid in its catechism. Best of all, this material is free to you because of our parish subscription.

You have easy access to all of the material on FORMED to support your own faith journey and that of your family members.

You can enjoy FORMED on your computer or on your television with an inexpensive Roku device or Apple TV. You can even listen on your phone as you commute to work or do chores. 

To gain access to all of FORMED’s content, follow these simple steps:

  • Go to 
  • Enter our parish’s zip code 48080 or enter St. Joan of Arc
  • Enter your name and your email address
That’s it! You’re in. Now you can get the free FORMED app for your phone by searching FORMED Catholic in your app store.

23) Hallow App:
Are you looking for a one-stop app for prayer and meditation? Look no further than Hallow. Hallow is an awesome prayer app. Hallow is a Catholic prayer and meditation app that helps users deepen their relationship with God through audio-guided contemplative prayer sessions. The app launched 2 years ago and is already the #1 Catholic app in the world.
We have a number of parishioners who are already using the app and loving it (my mom being one of them and she is on the app most of the day). Great for praying alone or together with your spouse/family, Hallow truly has something for everyone, no matter what you are going through (see below for their different content categories).
Hallow is free to download and has tons of permanently free content, as well as a premium subscription, Hallow Plus.

To get started, simply click the button above/below to activate your free account on the Hallow website. Make sure to select “Sign Up with Email” when registering. For step-by-step instructions, you can visit this process guide. Enter the code stjoanofarcmi to obtain a discount on individual pro plans.
24) Mass Intentions for the Week:
Monday, March 21, 2022, Lenten Weekday
7:00 a.m., Lewis & Charlotte McQuillan and a Special Intention for Sharon Seneski

Tuesday, March 22, 2022, Lenten Weekday
7:00 a.m., Pierre Zaranek, Laura Hurst and a Special Intention for Ilona Higgins on her 96th Birthday

Wednesday, March 23, 2022, Lenten Weekday, Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo, Bishop
7:00 a.m., Howard & Lola LeFevre and a Special Intention for Katelyn Tomasello

Thursday, March 24, 2022, Lenten Weekday, Saint Oscar Romero, Bishop and Martyr
7:00 a.m., Al Rogier

Friday, March 25, 2022, The Annunciation of the Lord
7:00 a.m., Grace Randazzo and a Special Intention for Katelyn Tomasello

Saturday, March 26, 2022, Fourth Sunday of Lent, Vigil
4:00 p.m., Sam & Grace Valenti, Teresa Marzolino, Linda Hollern, Bonnie Batche, Joan Weber, Lori Karol, Dee Misuraca, Frank Bradley, John Warren, the deceased members of the Goor Family, Frank Nagy, Ray Johnson, and Special Intentions for the Thomas Family, the J. Champine Family, Thomas Pillar, Katelyn Tomasello and Donald Ketelhut Jr.

6:00 p.m., A Special Intention for Katelyn Tomasello

Sunday, March 27, 2022, The Fourth Sunday in Lent
8:00 a.m., For the Intentions of Saint Joan of Arc Parishioners
10:00 a.m., Geraldine Rogier

12:00 p.m., Maura Marquez Mallare, William Kolasa, Pete Wurmlinger, Shirley Stencel, Jose Silva, Sr. Gregory LaSala, FSSJ, and Special Intentions for Katelyn Tomasello and Patrick Driscoll.
25) This Week on St. Joan of Arc LIVE:
This week's LIVE Stream
Schedule at St. Joan of Arc:

Monday (March 21):
7:00 AM - Mass
10:00 AM - Funeral for Lorraine Wolanski (Read Obituary HERE)

Tuesday (March 22):
7:00 AM - Mass
8:30 AM - School Mass
7:00 PM - Program on the Shroud of Turin (Session THREE)

Wednesday (March 23):
7:00 AM - Mass
8:30 AM - School Mass
7:00 PM - The Prodigal Son in Scripture and Art

Thursday (March 24):
7:00 AM - Mass
6:00 PM - Holy Hour (Praise and Worship Music)

Friday (March 25):
7:00 AM - Mass
7:00 PM - Stations of the Cross

Saturday (March 26):
10:00 AM - Funeral for Michael Reynolds (Read Obituary HERE)
12:30 PM - Baptism of Charlotte E. Cubba
1:30 PM - Baptism of Quinn Beverly Socia
2:30 PM - Baptism of Luca David Ruggirello
4:00 PM - Mass
6:00 PM - Mass

Sunday (March 27):
8:00 AM - Mass
10:00 AM - Mass
12:00 PM - Mass

Please note that all of our masses and events can be accessed through the ARCHIVE section of our Live stream page if you are not able to watch it live!

We also have our own ROKU Channel. Search for "CATHOLIC" in the ROKU channel store, and you will find SJA's channel. A Fire TV Channel is also available.
26) SJA's Bulletin for Sunday, March 20, 2022
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for March 20, 2022
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