Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Community

We Welcome You Wherever You Are On Your Journey

Saint Joan of Arc

Catholic Community

4537 3rd Ave. So.
Minneapolis, MN 55419

Phone: 612.823.8205
Fax: 612.825.7028

Be a Prayer Partner with TNII

St. Joan of Arc parishioners are invited to be prayer partners with members of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, our Sister Parish in Tierra Nueva II, Guatemala.  This simple program -- two people exchanging photos and prayers -- provides a surprisingly powerful connection. It has been well received and we are expanding it to include more people.  

Here are some comments from the program:
"I put my prayer partner's photo next to my reading/meditation chair, and I pray for her every day." (SJA participant)
"I feel more connected to our Sister Parish because of having my prayer partner." (Tierra Nueva II participant)
“It’s a heart-warming way to make a one-on-one connection with our community in Guatemala.” (SJA participant) 

Frequently-asked questions:
Q: What will I need?
A: A photo plus a brief description of yourself on an index card. The Sister Parish committee will help with translation between English and Spanish. You can also include special prayer requests. 
Q: What are my ongoing responsibilities?
A: Simply lift up your partner in thought, prayer and meditation as you would a beloved sister or brother. If desired, you and your partner can exchange occasional notes of fellowship, updates and encouragement. The committee will help with translation and delivery.
Q: How can I get started?
A: On Sunday, April 2 after masses, the Sister Parish committee will have a “prayer partner” table. Stop by to learn more and sign up!  (Bring a photo if you can — or we will take one on the spot.) Or, contact Nancy Wiens  -- nancywiens1 [at] or 651/698-6224. Once collected, the Sister Parish committee will send your photo/description and get you matched up with a prayer partner at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. You'll receive a photo and description of your prayer partner shortly after that.