This coming May, St. Joan of Arc Parish will enter the 100th year since its foundation in 1919. The parish has been serving the community bringing the welcome and warmth of Christ to all who enter this house of prayer. For the past 20 years, the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement have served as pastoral ministers promoting an atmosphere of shared Stewardship in this ministry involving a comprehensive participation in the life and worship of the parish. The parish mission statement expresses our intentions: Living and Proclaiming the Gospel through Stewardship, All are welcome. Our parishioners recognize they are stewards of God’s gifts that are given for the good of others.
Our parish is inspired by the mission of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement who exist to invite the world to join in the quest for healing and reconciliation”. The friars embrace gospel life and proclamation in the Franciscan spirit of At-one-ment to include the values of unity for all, healing the broken and those who have lost their way and welcoming all people with an attitude inspired by the words: “We joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ through whom we have now received the Atonement. Rm. 5:9-11.
Come in then with Joy in your heart and thanks and praise on your lips, into His presence with gratitude to all who have built the place, and beautified and hallowed it with their prayers and praises. Together we pray with Jesus, “That all may be one, that the world may believe”
May the blessings of God rest on you in Peace and Goodness and the Joy of Christ.
Fr. Dan Callahan, SA
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