"St. Joan of Arc is a joyful Christian community which celebrates the loving word of God in worship and action. We transcend traditional boundaries and draw those who seek spiritual growth and social justice. We welcome diverse ideas and encourage reflection on the message of the Gospel. We are committed to the equality of all our members and strive to ensure their full participation through liturgy, education and service. By these means we seek to empower all who come to grow in wisdom and bring to reality the promise of Christ."-St. Joan of Arc Mission Statement
Parish Council: The Parish Council meets on the first Thursday of each month in the Parish Center. You can contact the Parish Council, or address a message/issue to an individual council member by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The current council and meeting minutes are HERE. Finance Committee: The Finance Committee meets online on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:15. You can contact the Finance Committee by sending an email to Nancy McPherson. The current committee members, financial documents and meeting minutes are HERE.
The Church of St. Joan of Arc was founded on August 27th, 1946. The first Mass was celebrated at Hale School on September 22, 1946. Midnight Mass of Christmas 1947 was the first Mass in the new structure. The school and gymnasium soon followed.The contemporary gym masses were begun in 1968 by Fr. Harvey Egan and are still being held in the gym today. Our vibrant Family Masses began soon after and
continue throughout each school year in the church. Our legacy as a community of faith gives us a
common foundation upon which to stand as we move ahead as a people committed to
peace, justice, and diversity. There have been a number of pastors in St. Joan’s history. Fr. Mark Farrell was the founder, followed by Fr. James Geraghty, Fr. Harvey Egan, Fr. Pat Kennedy, Fr. Bill Murtaugh, and Fr. George Wertin. Our current pastor is Fr. Jim DeBruycker, and the parochial vicar is Fr. James Cassidy.
ST. JOAN OF ARC
4537 3rd Ave. S | Minneapolis, MN 55419