“No one can really explain to another what’s going on in that gym. One has got to know the people…the people of St. Joan make it unique.”
-Former Pastor, Fr. Bill Murtaugh
The unique blend of music (old and new, liturgical and contemporary) helps create a welcoming atmosphere of joy and warmth. Inspiring guest pre-mass speakers continually challenge us to recognize the presence of the Divine in the human and to apply Gospel values to contemporary life styles.
Lay pre-Mass speakers
We invite speakers to teach us ways to change our world. Professionals working with the poor, abused and marginalized enlighten and challenge us to act. Philosophers and theologians share their perspectives of faith, forgiveness and prayer. Whether they come from South Minneapolis or from the other side of the world, these talented and thought-provoking presenters are a cornerstone and a highlight of our Sunday Liturgy.
Talented parish and guest musicians, relevant and inspiring songs and a community filled with the Spirit also define our Sunday Mass at St. Joan of Arc. Our musicians embrace, with joy and respect, music’s power to bring together all of the elements of worship: word, ritual and prayer. Whether an old folk tune calling for peace, a Beatles favorite or a traditional hymn made new again, we present the sacred songs of lived experience that bring all voices, young and old, together as one. Our music opens hearts to the Divine and sends us into the world with joy, hope and a renewed commitment to our mission.
We would love you to come see for yourself. We’re in the Gym Sundays at 9 and 11 am.
St. Joan of Arc’s Gym 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, review the Shared Ministry Booklet, complete the form and either email it or drop it off at the Parish Center.