Sundays 9:45 am and 11:45 am in the Church from September – Mid-May
Sundays 9 am in the Church Mid-May – June
While parents attend the Liturgy of the Word in the Gym, children in grades one through six participate in religious education classes where they receive the Gospel message in a variety of unique and creative ways. After the homily in the Gym, parents join their children in the Church for the family-centered, joyful Family Mass.
As the children gather around the altar, they might have a special visit from Joan of Arc, St Francis or Gandhi; watch a playlet about Our Lady of Guadalupe; meet a shepherdess who just witnessed the Transfiguration; or learn about a meaningful community service. All “messengers” come to deliver God’s word in terms the children can understand.
Family Mass includes weekly food collections for Sabathani Community Center, Advent and Lenten family programs and the Jesse Tree collection of holiday gifts. Twice annually, we gather together to volunteer with Feed My Starving Children.
Integrating our Sunday Mass with religious education classes inspires young people to be excited about their spiritual lives and empowers families to carry these values into their daily lives. This unique liturgy is designed for children and their families, but welcoming to all.
Contact Family Liturgy Director Gabrielle Dane, email@example.com, for more information. Please join us!
St. Joan of Arc’s extraordinary Masses and Prayer Services would not be possible if not for the time, talent and commitment of countless families and individuals. Those who volunteer with our liturgy ministry are welcome and greatly appreciated. We are always in need of:
Instruction and direction are provided for each area by a member of the SJA staff. To find out how you can be part of this important ministry, stop by the Parish Center and pick up a Shared Ministry Booklet, complete the form and drop it off at the Parish Center or do it online: Check out the Shared Ministry Booklet or our volunteer page.