St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
768 Asbury Rd, Candler, NC 28715
Our Journey in Faith -- 1926-1940
Our Journey in Faith -- 1940-1962
Our Journey in Faith -- 1962-Present
Our Journey in Faith -- 1940-1962

 
1940 . . . Father Francis K. O'Brien (1941-1945) . . . enjoyed involvement with the SJYO youth group activities and Sunday night meetings . . . later appointed as Monsignor . . . 1946 . . . Father John F. Roueche (Jan 1946 - Sep 1946) . . . formerly served as an Army chaplain during World War II . . . Father Stephen Aylward . . . Father Leo G. Doetterl (Sep 1946 - June 1949) . . . statue of Christ erected in celebration of Father Leo's 25 years in the priesthood . . .
1950 . . . first part of new brick building constructed . . . four classrooms plus an auditorium . . . 1955 . . . high altar constructed . . . three sanctuary lights (John Lange Family memorial) . . . carved oak Stations of the Cross added . . . Father William J. Kuder (June 1949 - 1960) . . . wood paneling plus two side altars . . . removal of stage . . . music centers . . . confessionals . . . choir loft . . . Father Phillip J. O'Mara (Spring 1960 - Aug 1960) . . . Father Kenneth Parker (Aug 1960 - June 1961) . . . administered to the sick . . . Father Walter J. Sullivan (June 1961 - June 1967) . . . Vatican II changes put in place . . . first Cursillo held in Asheville . . .
             



 


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