Week of September 18, 2022
1) Defeating Proposal 3: Pray. Vote. Give.
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
We are less than two months from the November 8 election, during which voters in Michigan will decide on an issue of paramount importance to protecting the inherent, God-given dignity of all people.
Abortion advocates under “Reproductive Freedom For All” seek to amend the state constitution to allow unregulated abortion on-demand through all nine months of pregnancy. This effort, primarily funded by out-of-state dollars, is spearheaded by Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. It will appear on the ballot as Proposal 3.
The implications of this proposal are vast and extreme. If passed, the proposal’s vague wording would result in the elimination of dozens of Michigan laws relating to abortion, including: laws prohibiting partial-birth abortion and taxpayer-funded abortion; laws requiring parental consent and informed consent for abortion; laws protecting the conscience rights of persons who refuse to participate in abortion, and more. The proposal would prohibit lawsuits from being brought against any individual for performing an abortion, even when complications result from the procedure.
Proposal 3 is not about protecting existing rights, but rather about revoking the right to life for an untold number of human beings.
This is a grave offense to the dignity and sanctity of unborn, innocent human life. As people of faith who witness to the Good News of Jesus Christ and His teachings, we fervently oppose this deadly proposal and are taking action to defeat it. On behalf of the Catholic dioceses of Michigan, including the Archdiocese of Detroit, the Michigan Catholic Conference earlier this year partnered with Right to Life Michigan and other pro-life organizations to form a coalition called Citizens to Support MI Women and Children to oppose and, ultimately, to defeat this dangerous proposal.
In support of these efforts, I offer you three invitations to act:
PRAY: As advocates for the sanctity of life and truth, we always begin with prayer. Let us pray that our fellow Catholics and all people of goodwill will reject Proposal 3 in recognition of the danger it poses for women, children, and their families. To assist in our prayer, I will be celebrating Mass at 11 a.m. October 2 at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, in gratitude to the Sacred Heart of Jesus for the gift of all human life. I hope to see you there.
VOTE: As faithful citizens, we look forward to casting our votes on November 8. Catholics in the Archdiocese of Detroit are called to uphold the inherent dignity of all people by voting against Proposal 3, rejecting its “anything goes” approach to the destruction of human life. To vote in favor of this proposal would be to actively participate in the promotion and expansion of the intrinsic moral evil of abortion.
GIVE: As members of a family of faith, we can spread awareness among Catholics, practicing or otherwise, and others about the true nature of Proposal 3 and its consequences for life, women, families, and children. You can do this in part by discussing it with family, friends, and members of your community, but your reach will grow exponentially through your support of the statewide coalition dedicated to preventing this proposal from distorting our state constitution. I invite you to visit supportmiwomenandchildren.org to learn more about the amendment, view a list of the dozens of laws it would impact, and consider a financial contribution to these efforts.
As we protect and defend life from the moment of conception through natural death, we must at the same time accompany and support women experiencing difficult or unintended pregnancies. That is why the pro-life office of the Archdiocese of Detroit is working with our parishes and Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan, the charitable arm of the archdiocese, to redouble efforts to provide assistance and resources to women and families across the region, especially through initiatives like Walking With Moms in Need. We cannot create a world where abortion is unthinkable without also creating a world in which all families receive the support they need. This work of mercy is critical and continuous. Together, we are building a culture of life where vulnerable families are given the help and support they need to choose and sustain life. For more information on these efforts, please visit aod.org/prolife.
Please join me in praying that this destructive proposal is defeated, and that Catholics and others use their votes to uphold the right to life and the inherent dignity of all people. Let us always have confidence in Jesus Christ, who has triumphed over death and invites us to this work of accomplishing God’s will in our midst.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
The Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron
Archbishop of Detroit
2) Extreme Humility: God Establishes Communion - TWO Part Presentation
3) Want to become Catholic? Are you an Adult who Wants to be Baptized?

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4) SJA School Gala INFO & Dinner Ticket Link
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9) St. Vincent DePaul 15th Annual Friends Walk

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10) CSA 2022
Dear Friends in Christ,
This year’s Catholic Services Appeal (CSA) theme comes from the First Letter of Peter: “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” (1 Peter 4:10). It’s a call for hospitality and service, and to “let love for one another be intense.”
The Catholic Services Appeal is an opportunity to celebrate the ways our Church in Detroit responds to the material and spiritual needs of individuals and families. Our parish alone could not meet these many needs. It is through the sharing of our gifts and our service that we, together, can be the Church Christ wants us to be.
Would you consider making a gift to this year’s CSA?
Your generosity makes it possible for more than 170 ministries, services, and programs to love intensely and to bring the indescribable joy found in Christ to our communities.

Our CSA goal this year is $211,447. Anything raised above the goal will return to the parish, while any shortfalls must be covered by the parish. Thus, your support is greatly needed and appreciated.

You may have already received a mailing from the Archdiocese of Detroit. If you did so, please make a contribution to the CSA as indicated in that mailing.

You can also easily give by visiting: sja.aodcsa.org or by clicking on the button below.

Also available at the Church exists, in the bins outside the Sr. Carol Center, and at the Parish Center are general CSA brochures and envelopes that can be used to make a contribution to the CSA.

Assuring you of my prayers, I remain,

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Msgr. Mike

11) CSA Update as of September 17, 2022
I am grateful to those who have already contributed to CSA 2022. As of today, we have $182,105 in pledges and gifts toward our $211,447 goal ($157,433 has been paid thus far toward our total pledged amount). This amount represents gifts from 564 families (we have 3,344 families registered). We have thus achieved 86% of our goal!

Here is a breakdown by gift range:
$2,500+ (8)
$1,000+ (35)
$500+ (40)
$250+ (99)
$100+ (206)
$75+ (8)
$50+ (80)
$25+ (62)
$10+ (23)
$0+ (3)
As stated above, the easiest way to give is electronically by clicking on the button above. If you wish to give by check, feel free to contact the Parish Center and we will mail out an envelope and related material.
12) Ukraine Relief Efforts
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13) This Sunday's Readings -September 18, 2022, The Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
14) Sunday Reflections by Jeff Cavins
“No servant can serve two masters.
He will either hate one and love the other,
or be devoted to one and despise the other.”
(Luke 16:13)

Reflecting on this Sunday’s Gospel, Jeff Cavins encourages us to avoid the love of money and to be good stewards of the gifts God gives to us.

The Sunday Readings are:

First Reading: Amos 8:4-7
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 113:1-2, 4-6, 7-8
Second Reading: 1 Timothy 2:1-8
Gospel: Luke 16:1-13
15) Bishop Barron's Reflection for the Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Friends, the first and second readings this Sunday beautifully show both sides of Catholic social teaching: the balance between recognizing political, economic, and social power, and criticizing the abuse of that power. We should not demonize our leaders; we pray for them, and we recognize their importance. But we should not divinize them either; we are deeply aware of the ways that their power can be corrupted.
16) Grow+Go for the Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
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.

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17) Giving to SJA:

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18) This Week's Edition of TALLer Tales
We Need a Professional: A couple of weeks ago, my sister Cindy called and told me that her somewhat brand-new TV wasn’t working. It was only a year and a half old and, unfortunately, six months beyond the warranty period.  

I had Cindy take a video of what was happening with her TV. Her TV was definitely having issues … not that I didn’t believe her, but I wanted to see it myself. The screen would flash on, go off, and then the power light would flash rapidly. Seeing the issue, I was convinced something had happened to the TV’s power supply board. After doing some research and watching some YouTube videos, I decided I would go the route of purchasing a new power supply and motherboard for the TV. It was a Samsung TV, and after watching the disassembly videos, it looked like a project that would be fun to accomplish. And, as I thought about it, the TV already had issues, so I couldn’t do anything to make it worse. After all, we all know that my tech projects often get me in trouble or send me to the confessional.

Having decided to tackle the project, I researched online and found the needed power supply and motherboard. I placed the order and waited for it to arrive with eager anticipation. I was convinced (like any Clark Griswold wannabe) that this would be simple and that I would have her TV back up and running in no time.

Once the parts arrived, I convinced my mom we would use one of her Fridays to go to Cindy’s house to work on the TV. So that was the plan.

Once we arrived at the house on this particular Friday, Cindy and I moved the TV onto her bed so I could disassemble it. It was relatively easy; the whole back panel of this 65-inch TV popped off, as the video tutorials showed. Once the rear panel was off, I first attempted to remove the power supply board. As I did so, I got my first jolt of electricity as I touched the large capacitor that was still charged. Minor issue, but it was a reminder I had to be careful even though the TV was unplugged (and before anyone asks, YES, it was unplugged). Once the new power supply was in place, I started working on the motherboard. After I released the spring clips holding the motherboard in place, the motherboard flew across the room and landed on the floor (I’m such an amateur; I’m glad no one was watching, but it would have made a great video). After getting everything in place, I couldn’t wait to plug the TV in and flip it around because THIS WAS going to work. Like Clark Griswold in the great Christmas light scene, my sister and I plugged the TV in, turned on the power with great expectations, and waited. But, THERE WAS NOTHING. The TV fizzled, blinked, and died. What? No way! This was going to work! I then played around with different power supply and motherboard combinations, but NOTHING worked. I felt defeated and deflated big time! Eventually, I gave up (which isn’t easy for me), and we moved the TV to the basement. We then decided to go on a road trip with Mom and a friend to get a new TV.

To add salt to my defeated and deflated feelings, my nephew Patrick called his mom when he found out I failed to get the TV working and that we were on the road to get a new TV. Surprisingly, he wanted to have the old TV (I just rolled my eyes). My sister tried to convince Patrick that I did everything I could to fix the TV, that it wouldn’t work, and that it was senseless for him to try to get it fixed. As she said, “After all if Uncle Mike couldn’t fix it, it’s not going to work.” Patrick replied: “Mom, no offense to Uncle Mike, but he’s a PRIEST, NOT a TV repair professional. We need a real PROFESSIONAL to look at this TV to diagnose and fix it.” “OUCH,” I thought to myself. A. REAL. PROFESSIONAL? Oh well, not every project we Clark Griswold-type people touch will be successful! It’s just the way it works!

The Spiritual Consequences of Living a Hurried, Busy Life … Part 3: This is a continuation of my reflection on and quoting from an article written by Frank Powell, a young adult minister, entitled, “7 Spiritual Consequences of Living a Hurried, Busy Life.” The full article can be found at http:/bit.ly/SpiritualConsequences.

Last week, I reflected on the second of the seven spiritual consequences mentioned in the article: A hurried life feeds ‘approval addiction.’ The third spiritual consequence is: A hurried life decreases your capacity to love others.

I found this spiritual consequence to be the most fascinating of them all, and one I would not have thought of had I not read the article. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized how true it is that a hurried busy life decreases your capacity to love others. Frank Powell begins this section of the article by talking about St. Paul’s famous passage on love found in 1 Corinthians 13: “Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.” Mr. Powell notes, “Love and hurry can’t co-exist. Matthew Kelly, in The Rhythm of Life, says relationships can only thrive under ‘carefree timelessness.’ And this is something hurried people don’t have. The more you increase the speed of your life, the less carefree timelessness you have.

“Considering the two greatest commandments are to love God and love others, you need to consider whether your hurried life is costing you more than you realize. It saddens me to think about the failed marriages that are the product of an impatient culture. I think about the prodigal Christians that have been abandoned because we have no capacity to wait. Love is patient. Are you?”

It would be an excellent exercise for each of us to sit down and reflect upon the personal costs of living a hurried and busy life. Then, armed with such a list of real-life “costs,” we must find ways to slow down or work more efficiently to accomplish what needs to be accomplished. As I like to remind people, we may not always have an hour to give to prayer each day, but that shouldn’t stop us from offering a half hour of prayer. If we don’t have a half hour to spare for God and/or prayer each day, then we are way too busy, and we need to make changes to our hurried and busy life. Likewise, with relationships. We may not always have an hour to spend with people, but we should be able to find a half hour for those we love. If we don’t have even a half hour to spare for someone we love, then we are too busy, and we need to make changes to our hurried and busy life.
Enjoy the week. Know of my prayers.
In Christ,
Msgr Mike Simply Signature
19) Tire Tracks in the d’Arc
The Power of Tradition: I was at Home Depot on Thursday morning last week when I got a text from my sister. It read, “Have you heard the news about the queen...all the family gathered at Balmoral and the BBC are wearing black already….unbelievable. All programs called until 6pm.”… “All her children have arrived… it isn’t sounding good.” As I reflected on it later, it was both not surprising and at the same time “unbelievable.” The queen was 96 years old and clearly more frail in the last couple of years. She has not travelled internationally since 2015. But despite her advancing years, there was always a sense that this day would never come, for no logical reason other than that she was the queen and she’d always been there. Like no other person in history, for people of my generation, and several others, she was permanently in the background of our lives.

Even in her 90s, Queen Elizabeth attended an average of 290 royal engagements each year… state visits, opening ceremonies, civic visits, etc. Every morning she attended her office and worked on paperwork delivered daily from the Government (the Monarch is constitutionally the head of Government and daily reviews the work of her Government). My dad is 78 years old and you have to be of his generation to remember a Monarch other than Queen Elizabeth. My dad was only 6 years old when Elizabeth’s father, King George VI died suddenly, but he remembered getting the day off school. I began to think of all the subtle things that will change, not simply the National Anthem changing to “God Save the King,” but the face on all the currency and stamps, the insignia on the mail boxes, etc. 

I spoke on Ave Maria radio the following day the token Brit offering perspective on the queen’s passing. I mentioned what a tremendous witness to the Gospel she was. Despite what no doubt was great sadness in her life about some of the troubles her family members had experienced and the things that have been publicly said about them, she knew that as the Monarch she had to remain above it all and she did not look to “get even” by responding. Yes, she lived a life of privilege, but she very much recognized that she had done nothing to earn that position and she knew that it came with a responsibility to service and duty. She made a pledge, at the age of 21, to dedicate the rest of her life to the service of her country and she asked for the prayers of the people to allow her to fulfil that duty.

It’s noteworthy that her life could have looked so different. She was never expected to attain the throne. Nor was her father. It was only when King Edward VIII, Elizabeth’s uncle, abdicated the throne that the line of succession shifted sideways and her father became King George VI was crowned, making Elizabeth, his eldest child, the next in line. These events are chronicled in the movie “The King’s Speech.” George VI died fewer than 11 years later at the age of 56, when Elizabeth was just 25 years old.

Queen Elizabeth reigned through 15 UK Prime Ministers, beginning with Winston Churchill, accepting her last just 2 days before her death. She knew 15 US Presidents and 5 Popes. She reigned as queen for 30% of the time the USA has been a country.

With all the attention being given now, I have been learning all kinds of things and being reminded of others—lots of fun facts. I wonder how many people realized that she owned two McDonald’s franchises! How many people know that “Big Ben” is not that famous clock tower in London?... Big Ben in the name of the bell inside the clock tower, which is actually named “Elizabeth Tower” after the queen. She served as a mechanic in the army during WWII. Everyone remembers her colorful hats and coats, but they were less a mark of her style of dress and more that she realized she was not very tall and that people wanted to see her on her visits. So she wore bright colors and tall hats so that the public could pick her out in a crowd. People always noticed her omnipresent handbag. Word on the street was that it was always empty, but that it was an instrument of secret codes for her staff and depending on how she was holding it while meeting with people, it would indicate to them what she needed.

What has impressed me most over the last few days is just how seamless the traditions of royalty and State were rolled-out upon the queen’s death. I was working in my backyard that day with the live BBC news coverage playing on my phone in my pocket and I heard the news anchor say the words: “Moments ago, Buckingham Palace announced the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The King will remain at Balmoral overnight before returning to London tomorrow.” The monarchy passes so instantly and invisibly, and from that moment, all the title transitions cascade on down from there.

Nobody does ceremony like the British and the best of it, much unseen for 70 years is being witnessed now, and largely seen by the world for only the second time, since Elizabeth’s coronation was the first in the age of television. Now we watch for the first in the age of the internet and livestream.

The queen was very much a women of tradition. On Thursday I heard the former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, tell a story about his annual invitation for a weekend at queen’s Balmoral estate. He said that they would go for dinner at one of the houses on the estate, without any staff. Prince Phillip would be barbequing, the queen was in the kitchen washing the dishes and the Queen Mother, then 97 years old was clearing plates from the table! The Prime Minister said he felt very uncomfortable, but when he tried to help, he was told, “Sit down! This is our tradition!!”

The tradition for millions and millions of households in the UK was that at 3pm on Christmas Day, whatever was happening in your house, everything stopped. The kids had to be quiet for 10 minutes. Mom and grandma had to watch the Queen’s Christmas Speech, live on the BBC. In later years it was pre-recorded, but it had been broadcast live for decades. But no matter what, the queen’s summary of the events of the year was always set into the context of her own very personal faith, and that Jesus Christ continued to be her inspiration and guide through the changing years.

What is fascinating for me to reflect on as I see all the traditions of the State and Royal Family being played out, is that it makes me reflect on the traditions of our faith and the ritual of the Mass. Sometimes people will criticize the Church for being too ritualistic and rigid. But look at what happens when people are hurting; when people need to find comfort in a time when that which helps them find their identity is lost; when people need to find a sense of connection to that which is familiar and connects them to history and all that has led them to this current time; when people want to feel a part of something bigger than themselves. What is happening in UK is that people are finding comfort and stability in traditions and rituals that they feel fulfil their need to show a sign of respect to someone who was important to them. Falling back on the prescribed traditions ensures that the ceremony is worthy — it’s not just done “on the fly,” subject to the whim of someone’s own style of doing things or preferences.

In the Mass, we follow the order, the prayers and the gestures of our tradition, Each has its own significance and meaning, ensuring that the celebration of the Mass is worthy and appropriate to honor the most important person who ever lived, the one to whom we are connected by virtue of our baptism and Apostolic Succession. Long reign our Heavenly King.
You are in my prayers this week.

Fr. Andrew

20) Ascension Presents: Father Mike Schmitz
What is Purgatory?

We all want to be saints, but the struggle against sin and selfishness can feel overwhelming. There may be days where we might feel satisfied simply making it to purgatory rather than entering the pearly gates. But is this lukewarm path the only way to make it to heaven?

Today Fr. Mike delves into the reality that in this life, we are given every opportunity to prepare our souls for God’s presence. Embracing the sufferings of this moment purifies us the way the refining fire of purgatory would. In this way, we can prepare ourselves in this temporary world to live alongside our Lord in the everlasting world.
21) Words on the Word: September 18, 2022 - Wing and a Prayer

It’s all about priorities.

An essay in the Wall Street Journal a few weeks ago provided significant food for spiritual thought. The writer took the opportunity on a recent Sunday morning, when passing through a Chicago airport, to attend a non-denominational service that was taking place in the airport’s “chapel.”

The chapel, he said, was more like a conference room than a religious setting, but the substance of the service was nevertheless rewarding. It included an opportunity for the five participants to articulate prayer requests, followed by a recitation of the Our Father and the 23rd Psalm.

All the while, the writer noted, one could hear the typical airport announcements from the boarding level, which, he noted, was one level below where the chapel was tucked away. The experience concluded with an admonition from the preacher that he assured his congregation was apolitical: “Lord, I’m not asking you to take sides. I’m asking you to take over.”

Perhaps the most poignant observation, though, was in the essay’s concluding paragraph.

“We returned to the jammed, noisy main terminal to make our ways to our respective gates,” he wrote. “At a bar and grill … 53 diners filled the seats. Ten times as many as had been up in the chapel, but the bar was more prominent and visible, and there was a ballgame on each of the 18 flat-screen television sets.”

The contrast would seem to speak for itself.

There’s nothing wrong with a bar, nothing wrong with ballgames and televisions. Nothing wrong with conveniences for travelers. But at the airport, as in life overall, the moment-to-moment choices we make are profound.

“No servant can serve to masters,” we hear in today’s gospel passage from St. Luke. “He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and mammon.”

© 2022, Words on the Word
22) 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!
23) 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 https://signup.formed.org/ 
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  • 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.

24) 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.
25) Mass Intentions for the Week:
Monday, September 19, 2022, Weekday, Saint Januarius, Bishop and Martyr (Green/Red) 
7:00 a.m., Helmut Linden

Tuesday, September 20, 2022, Saints Andrew Kim Taegon, Priest, and Paul Chong Ha-sang and Companions Martyrs (Red)
7:00 a.m., Frank Fleming

Wednesday, September 21, 2022, Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist (Red)
7:00 a.m., Herbert Thelen

Thursday, September 22, 2022, Weekday (Green)
7:00 a.m., A Special Intention for the Family of Tina Calisi

Friday, September 23, 2022, Saint Pius of Pietrelcina (White)
7:00 a.m., Gerard Rogier and Thomas Lucchese

Saturday, September 24, 2022, Vigil of the Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Green/White)
4:00 p.m., Deceased members of the Batche Family, Paul L. Daudlin, Mr. & Mrs. Angelo Belloli, Bonnie Batche, Alice Czekaj, the deceased members of the Huavaere & Kerby Families, Robert Olivieri, Melvin Dries, the deceased members of the Allor & Petrella families, Special Intentions for the J. Champine Family, the Thomas family, for the Salvador Family, for Pepe Sandoval, and for Tony Pagano

6:00 p.m., A Special Intention for Kevin & Melissa Haisenleder

Sunday, September 25, 2022, Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Green)
8:00 a.m., For the Intentions of Saint Joan of Arc Parishioners

10:00 a.m., Joseph Paluzzi, Jr.

12:00 p.m., Michael Ciaramitaro, Sam Ciaramitaro, Joanne Johnston, David Sagert, Kevin Collins
26) This Week on St. Joan of Arc LIVE:
This week's LIVE Stream
Schedule at St. Joan of Arc:

Monday (September 19):
7:00 AM - Mass
10:00 AM - Funeral for Philip D'Agostino (Read Obituary HERE)
6:00 PM - OCIA Mass for those not Baptized at the Easter Vigil

Tuesday (September 20):
7:00 AM - Mass
8:30 AM - School Mass

Wednesday (September 21):
7:00 AM - Mass

Thursday (September 22)
7:00 AM - Mass
4:00 PM - Baptism of Kevin Bruce Compton
7:00 PM - Holy Hour

Friday (September 23):
7:00 AM - Mass

Saturday (September 24):
10:330 AM - Baptism of Baby Adair
1:00 PM - Wedding of Analiza Gozo and Michael Mync
3:00 PM - Baptism of Oliver J. Brookes
4:00 PM - Mass
6:00 PM - Mass

Sunday (September 25):
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 cannot watch it live!

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27) SJA's Bulletin for Sunday, September 18, 2022
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