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
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Phone: 612.823.8205
Fax: 612.825.7028

News

AIAIA Virtual Fundraiser July 18

I want to invite you to a heartwarming opportunity.  With great excitement, I want to invite you to participate in Arm In Arm In Africa's very first Virtual Fundraiser--Family Style. Our event is "Arm In Arm In Action--Celebrating 20 years of Compassion." The celebration will be on Sat., July 18th 2020, which also happens to be International Mandella Day. This celebration will lift up the 20 years of partnerships that AIAIA  have nurtured in SA.  I believe that our journey has endured over the years from a fundamental belief that All Black Lives Matter.

Nurturing Sister Parish Relationships During Pandemic

Nurturing Sister Parish Relationships During Pandemic

How is SJA nourishing our 26-year Guatemala relationship in a chaotic time when travel back and forth is not viable and delegations have been postponed? Thanks to technology, our Sister Parish committees in SJA and Tierra Nueva II, Guatemala are sustaining our friendships and solidarity via periodic joint Zoom calls (community-wide and Bible study groups); video messages, greetings and updates; online guest speakers from Guatemala; and personal messages via email & WhatsApp. These online activities are open to all SJA parishioners.

Juneteenth

Juneteenth

Juneteenth is remembered and celebrated as the day slavery ended, in practice, in the Untied States -- two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued. On June 19th, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, TX with Union troops, beginning the enforcement to end slavery in the state We can only create a brighter, more just future when we face where we’ve been.

Say Their Names: Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Isaac McGhie

On June 15 we commemorated the 100th anniversary of the lynching of these three men in Duluth in 1920.

The Garden of The Arc

A few weeks ago we asked you to come and play in the dirt with us. Our SJA EcoSpirits committed to revitalizing the beautiful garden space between the Arc and Grace House II with the help of SJA maintenance staff. Thanks to our volunteers, the space has been renewed and is beautiful. There are also new plantings along 45th Street and here are some photos of our beautiful space. (If you click on the photos, you will get to a slideshow of the pictures.)

Our Statement of Solidarity

Our Statement of Solidarity

We, the Catholic Community of Saint Joan of Arc, stand in solidarity with our community in condeming the murder of George Floyd.   

Our faith teaches us that God stands with the poor, the oppressed, and those on the margins of society.  As Christians, we are called to do the same.  For too long the sins of racism and white supremacy have plagued our country.  This is played out in countless ways, both systemic and individual.  The murder of Mr. Floyd is the most recent, egregious example.

Next Steps in Compassion, Commitment and Courage

Next Steps in Compassion, Commitment and Courage

There are a number of events scheduled in our Peace and Justice Ministries this summer. Check out what we have scheduled by CLICKING HERE.

As We Face Racism

As We Face Racism

Saint Joan of Arc is familiar with Fr. Bryan Massingale's understanding of racism and the Catholic church.  In 2017 SJA helped sponsor his St. Kate's presentation - RACISM-It Ends with Me: Dismantling Systemic Racism.  In this article, Fr. Massingale continues to call racism a "soul sickness" and describes how we as Catholics, especially white Catholic, can contribute to its demise.

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