Welcome to the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Community Nursery, a safe and fun place for our littlest parishioners and their families to begin their faith journey. Our Sunday Nursery begins fifteen minutes before Mass - 9am and 11am Gym and our Family Masses held in the Church. Come let your little ones burn some Sunday morning energy while you enjoy quality time at Mass. We staff two rooms for the kids; Toddler I includes an infant area and large muscle play area for children birth to 24 months (1:4 ratio). The Toddler II room is equipped with activities and toys for children from 24 months to 4 years old (1:7 ratio). During Mass, our older children are given the opportunity to work on special art projects and sensory activities in our new Art & Project room. With space for singing and dancing and special nooks for quiet play, the children have the opportunity to make their Nursery experience their own! Our Nursery is a wonderful place for families to connect and parents to rejuvenate on Sunday mornings!
Our St. Joan of Arc Nursery is run as a cooperative. Volunteers include: parents, grandparents, youth volunteers and child-loving parishioners. Parents are asked to volunteer 6 times per year. In addition to our wonderful volunteers, the SJA nursery staff and Lead Volunteers assist with family registration, check-in/check-out, diapering and toileting the children, as well as helping with transitions and preparing activities for the children. If you have questions or for more information contact the Nursery Director.
Nursery Director Michelle Dehn is the staff liaison; she oversees the nursery, schedules the volunteers and staff, and works with other ministries to build community for Saint Joan of Arc families. All adult volunteers (18+) and staff must undergo a background check, sign SJA’s Code of Conduct and complete VIRTUS training, as required by the Office for the Protection of Children & Youth.
We invite you to stop by and visit the Nursery, whether it is for a one time out of town guest or new family looking to build their spiritual community, come down to the lower level of the Parish Center before mass on any Sunday. We will take you on a tour and answer your questions or contact Michelle Dehn at 612-823-8205.
We welcome you wherever you are on your journey!