- ABOUT US -

OUR MISSION

Responding to the call of Jesus, St. Joan of Arc Parish is a Catholic Community, guided by the Holy Spirit, striving to do God's will. We encourage spiritual growth and invite full, active and conscious participation of all generations through prayer, stewardship and fellowship.

Who We Are

We are the young and the old, the sick and the healthy, the rich and the poor. We are sinners and we are saints. We are the lost and the found. We are the common man, woman and child of Northwest Ohio in need of a Savior; and we have found one in our Lord Jesus Christ and His Church.


  • Founded by Bishop Donovan in 1978
  • Church building dedicated in 1982
  • 1800+ families registered
  • 400+ students in our school
  • 120 students in our Parish Religious Education Program
  • Profound dedication to prayer and charity to those in need

We are dynamic. We are orthodox. We are Catholic.


What We Believe

We are a passionately Roman Catholic community. Everything we believe has been handed to us by God through Divine Revelation both in Sacred Scripture and Tradition. When Jesus came, He came not to abolish the law, but to fulfill it. We believe in the teachings of God, revealed to us through His Church. Throughout the centuries the Church has declared the truth of the faith in what are called Creeds. "


Our profession of faith begins with God, for God is the First and the Last, the beginning and the end of everything. The Credo begins with God the Father, for the Father is the first divine person of the Most Holy Trinity; our Creed begins with the creation of heaven and earth, for creation is the beginning and the foundation of all God's works."

 - Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 198



THE NICENE CREED


I believe in one God,

the Father almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

of all things visible and invisible.


I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,

the Only Begotten Son of God,

born of the Father before all ages.

God from God, Light from Light,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;

through him all things were made.

For us men and for our salvation

he came down from heaven,

and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary

and became man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,

he suffered death and was buried,

and rose again on the third day

in accordance with the Scriptures.

He ascended into heaven

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory

to judge the living and the dead

and his kingdom will have no end.


I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father and the Son,

who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,

who has spoken through the prophets.


I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.

I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins

and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead

and the life of the world to come. Amen.