St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
768 Asbury Rd, Candler, NC 28715
Buildings and Grounds
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Faith Formation Commission
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Faith Formation Commission

      This group of adults is concerned with the promotion and enhancement among all ages of  parishioners to understand their faith and spiritually grow so they can live a healthy Christian life through the sacraments (including the Rite of Catholic Initiation of Adults [RCIA]) , Catholic traditions and missionary love of God and neighbor.


The group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm.  You are welcome to come and share with us your concerns and ideas. Do you hear a call to help in these endeavors?

Please contact Tim Kelley at 828-777-1514 to find out more.



The mission of the Faith Formation Commission is to promote knowledge and understanding of our faith among all ages so we can live a Christian life, follow Catholic teachings and traditions, and grow spiritually, encouraging intergenerational and multicultural experiences in order to build a strong community in Christ.


SJA's Faith Formation Coordinator works in conjunction with a group of excellent, devoted volunteer catechists to provide Sunday morning religious education to the children of the parish and to prepare them for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation, and for life as adult Catholics.
  Please contact Maria Eva Tabora to find out more.    

Are you presently not Catholic, but wondering what we as Catholics believe?  Whether you are thinking about becoming Catholic or are just curious, we have something for you.  Please talk to Father Dean (English) or Teresa Barrera (Spanish) for more information.  We also have adult Bible study currently going on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 while the children are in faith formation.  Come join us!

¿No eres actualmente católico, pero preguntándote qué creemos nosotros como católicos? Ya sea que usted esté pensando en ser católico o simplemente curioso, tenemos algo para usted. Por favor, hable con el Padre Dean (Inglés) o Teresa Barrera (Español) para más información. También tenemos un estudio bíblico para adultos actualmente en marcha los miércoles por la noche a las 6:30, mientras que los niños están en la formación de la fe. ¡Ven y únete a nosotros! 


Faith Formation is back for 2017-18!  Annual orientation will take place on Wednesday, August 30, at 6:30 PM.  All parents are asked to attend.  Parents will meet in the church to receive important information and fill out their child’s emergency contact information for the year.  Families who preregistered will get to leave early.  Any families who did not preregister will have an opportunity to register at that time.  There will also be an opportunity to register after the 10:00 and 12:00 Masses this Sunday, August 20, and next Sunday, August 27.

La Formación de la Fe está de vuelta para el 2017-18! La orientación anual tendrá lugar el miércoles 30 de agosto a las 6:30 PM. Se les pide a todos los padres que asistan. Los padres se reunirán en la iglesia para recibir información importante y llenar la información de contacto de emergencia de su hijo durante el año. Las familias que se registren con anticipación saldrán temprano. Cualquier familia que no haya pre-inscripto tendrá la oportunidad de registrarse en ese momento. También habrá una oportunidad de registrarse después de las Misas de las 10:00 y 12:00 este domingo, 20 de agosto, y el próximo domingo, 27 de agosto.







We have a Confirmation date.  Those currently in their second year of preparation will be confirmed on Friday, October 20, at 6:00 PM, by Bishop Jugis.  In addition, as they get closer to this date, the remaining schedule of additional preparation classes has been set: 

The class service day will be Saturday, October 6, as they will be helping the Building and Grounds Commission work around the church.

    Tuesday, September 26  6:30 PM

Tuesday, October 3  6:30 PM

Tuesday, October 10  6:30 PM

Tuesday, October 17  6:30 PM

The retreat will be held September 29 and 30 at the Catholic Conference Center in Hickory, culminating in attendance at 5:00 Mass on the 30th.







In the event of winter weather, we will follow the schedule of Buncombe County Schools.  If they close or dismiss early on a Wednesday, there will be no Faith Formation classes that night.  If the bad weather starts after schools have let out, we will contact WLOS and there will be a message on the parish voice mail and Tim Kelley’s voice mail.

En el caso de que el clima de invierno, vamos a seguir el programa de Escuelas del Condado de Buncombe. Si cierran o despiden temprano el miércoles no habrá clases de formación de fe de esa noche. Si el mal tiempo comienza después de las escuelas han dejado fuera, nos pondremos en contacto WLOS y habrá un mensaje en el correo de voz de la parroquia y el correo de voz de Tim Kelley.



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