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Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic Fraternal Organization dedicated to service and the family. The St. Joan of Arc Council is open to any man, 18 years or older, who is a faithful, practicing Catholic. Contact the Grand Knight or visit our website for more information.


Daughters of Mary

Daughters of Mary is a group open to all women of the parish 18 years and above. Meetings are held the third Monday of the month September through June. Our Mission is to grow spiritually, intellectually and with each other as women, embracing the privilege and dignity of womanhood as part of God's plan of love for the edification of the family and for His Church. Be sure to find the Daughters of Mary on facebook to get more information on upcoming events. 


Youth Group

High school aged youth are invited to join their fellow young Catholics as they grow their faith through prayer and fellowship. Meets Wednesdays at 6:30 pm in the Atrium. 


Scouting

The parish offers a wide range of scouting opportunities for both boys and girls; American Heritage Girls, Cub Scouts, Brownies, Girls Scouts and Boy Scouts. Meeting dates vary by groups. Promoting duty to God, a positive self-image, working as a team, developing leadership skills, and having fun are goals for all scouts.


50 And Over Group

St. Joan of Arc, St. Patrick of Heatherdowns and St. Joseph, Maumee have a mutual over 50 group. Meetings are held at St. Pat’s once a month. This group sponsors a variety of activities.


Catholic Divorced and Separated Group

Our group meets twice a month to offer healing and hope to men and women suffering as a result of divorce. We use the Catholic's Divorce Survival Guide, a series of twelve DVDs, as a basis for our discussions. You'll laugh, you'll cry and you'll be encouraged. Please join us!


Parish Life Committee

“The Parish Life Committee is dedicated to the pursuit of deepened intimacy with God and each other as a parish family through the preparing and facilitating of various events and activities.” This is a group that meets monthly to plan for and do the groundwork for the many events and programs carried out in the parish. This is an opportunity to give of your time and talent to help challenge St. Joan of Arc parishioners to receive and develop God's gifts, to share them lovingly with others and return with increase to the Lord.


Pastoral Council

A parish is communal, relational, and missionary and exists to further the Kingdom of God. Community should seek to reach out and draw souls closer to Christ. The parish is rooted in the Word of God and in the Holy Eucharist, and its members are called to live a life of discipleship by following Jesus Christ and responding to the call of holiness. The role of the Pastoral Council is advisory to the Pastor, and its functional responsibility includes providing assistance in fostering pastoral activity which reinforces the mission of the Church and allows the parish to flourish. The Pastoral Council gathers information, reflects, evaluates, and formulates pastoral plans that will affect the appropriate ministries for the viability and vitality of the parish community and its service to the people of God.


Finance Council

The Finance Council’s responsibility is to oversee the material assets of the Parish and makes recommendations to the Pastor and the Business Manager. The council reviews and approves the annual budget, monitors actual results, and presents an annual report to the entire parish regarding all financial matters.


Parent-School Organization

Meets the 2nd Monday of every month (SJA parents welcome). The Parent-School Organization was formed to give service to the school. Its main functions are to facilitate communication between parents, faculty, and administration and to organize fund-raising activities. PSO sponsors several fund-raisers and provides services to the school throughout the year. The events include the Magazine Drive, General Mills Box Tops Collection, Staff Appreciation Luncheon, Open House Refreshments, Teacher Conference Dinners, Annual Bake Sale, Advent Families Program for needy families, Brunch with Santa, School Spirit Items, Uniform Swap Shop, and the T.R.I.P. Program (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program). They also award scholarships to two 8th graders at graduation.


St. Joan of Arc School Advisory Council

The School Advisory council is composed of appointed members of the parish, plus the Pastor and the Principal, who are ex-officio members. The purpose of the Council is to advise the Pastor and Administration on matters concerning the parish elementary school; to assist in formulating and defining school policy and to serve as the liaison between the school and parish community. The term of office is three years with no member serving more than two consecutive terms. Meetings are scheduled monthly during the school year.