St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
768 Asbury Rd, Candler, NC 28715
Parish Life
Evangelization, Ecumenism and Communications Commission


This Commission was created at St. Joan of Arc in 2016. The mission of the Evangelization and Ecumenism Commission is to convey the Good News of Jesus, especially, though not exclusively, through personal and communal sharing of our faith. This is accomplished by practicing our faith with enthusiasm, inviting others to share our faith and transforming society. It also invites and guides dialogue through study groups with other Christian and non-Christian groups.                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Katie Kalarovich, Chairperson                    -----          
To do these things we are working to improve the ways we communicate with each other through email, text messages, in the bulletin, and on our parish website.

Things you might say to a visitor: 

· "Thank you for being here."

· When someone is looking for a seat say, "Please join me."  or simply make room.

·  Introduce yourself and your family.

· Invite them to Parish activities held after Mass.

 Invite them back!

      Here is a suggestion for daily prayer—Using the fingers on your hand, start with the thumb and pray these intentions in this order:

                 1.  The 
thumb is the closest finger to you. So start praying for those who are closest to you. They are the persons easiest to remember. To pray for our dear ones is a "Sweet Obligation."

                 2.  The next finger is the 
index. Pray for those who teach you, instruct you and heal you. They need the support and wisdom to show direction to others. Always keep them in your prayers.

                 3.  The following finger is the tallest. It reminds us of our leaders, the governors and those who have authority. They need God's guidance.

4.  The fourth finger is the ring finger. Even though it may surprise you, it is our weakest finger. It should remind us to pray for the weakest, the sick or those plagued by problems. They need your prayers.

5.  And finally we have our smallest finger, the smallest of all. Your pinkie should remind you to pray for yourself. When you are done praying for the other four groups, you will be able to see your own needs but in the proper perspective, and also you will be able to pray for your own needs in a better way.



And if you're interested in having text messages sent to your cell phone, we're now offering parishioners the opportunity to subscribe to Flocknote.

Click here for more information.

Watch WLOS on your television, and check your
FLOCKNOTE messages for any  schedule changes due to inclement weather.

The Caring Hearts Ministry of St. Joan of Arc started out as an outreach program to assist those suffering with HIV/AIDS in our community when there was much fear and misunderstanding about this disease.

We currently sponsor a monthly food collection for Loving Food Resources, a self-service food pantry serving those in our community dealing with HIV/AIDS and those in Home Hospice with any diagnosis. We have since broadened our mission to include sponsoring a reception for the semiannual Mass With the Sacrament of Healing, providing baked goods for our Homebound Ministers to take with them during their home visits and we are looking to further expand into other community needs. 

This month there is a greater need for us to provide assistance since some of their other sources of food have been diverted to help victims of Hurricane Florence in other parts of North Carolina. Please bring in non-perishable food items and place them in the collection basket in the Narthex. Thank you for your ongoing support of this vital community resource for families living with
serious medical issues.

Bright Blessings Ministry of Asheville hosts Shower Parties for an expectant mom in a local shelter, thanks to the generous support from all who bring in baby items to our collection.

Because of the many gifts you donate we have been able to present an overflowing gift basket with many of the essential care items needed to welcome the soon to be born baby into our world and ease the stress of her mom.

Thanks also to our volunteers who continue to supply decorations and food and help make these parties a lively celebration of an upcoming blessed event.

For more information on our ministry, please click here.

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