Fr. Bob Langone, Pastor (left)
Fr. Ken Cienik, Associate Pastor (right)
We are living in unprecedented times. With the church closed it is hard to continue the spirit of St. Joan of Arc Parish - All are Welcome. To facilitate keeping our faith community alive I am going to start streaming Masses starting with Holy Week and continuing each Sunday at 10AM. You can access this even if you are not on Facebook by going to https://www.facebook.com/JoanOfArcToronto/?ref=bookmarks.
Since we have no idea when we will be open, I’m also thinking of doing an online bible study on Wednesdays. Please let me know if you would be interested and what time would work. I plan on doing it live but can save it for you to access later.
I hope all of you are keeping safe and healthy. Know that you are in our prayers daily. I sorely miss seeing you and talking with you. Hopefully this online ministry will help to nurture the “domus ecclesia” the home church. You truly are the living church and all I have is an empty building. I am looking forward to the time when you can fill it again!
Since there have been no Masses there also has been no collection. Consequently, I have set up an account with Canada Helps to allow those who don’t use Pre-Authorized Giving (PAG) to contribute to the parish. I realize that many people are out of work and are in a financial bind right now but for those who can – you can access the donation page at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/st-joan-of-arc-church/.
If you have any other ways of continuing our ministries and fellowship during this time of isolation, please let me know. In the meantime, I’ll look for you online.
May God keep you safe and close to Him until we can be together.
Fr. Bob Langone, SA (Pastor)
We give thanks to you for the gifts you have given us, life family and friends, time talents and material possessions. All that we have comes from you. Help us to remember this and to rejoice in your goodness.
Walk with me my God. Help me on my spiritual journey, so that I may constantly renew my relations with you and all the good people in our parish and throughout Toronto.
Renew in us your Spirit. Give me the strength and courage to become a better follower of Jesus, to be a disciple. Help me hear the call to Come follow Me.
We give Glory to you God as we make Stewardship a way of life. Amen