The St. Joan of Arc Men’s Club is the principal social organization for adult men of our parish. The purpose of the Club is to promote fellowship, friendship, and spiritual values among our members, the parish, and the community at large. Through service in the parish, we are dedicated to providing ongoing support to our parish and to addressing the special needs of the church community.
The Club raises funds through our annual Super Bowl sub-sale, Spring Flower sale, and Ham sale.
The Men’s Club established and manages the Luther Orick Scholarship Trust Fund, which provides tuition support for students in Catholic high schools.
All men of the parish who are at least 21 years of age are welcome and encouraged to join us. We have approximately 100 members and accept new members at any time. Annual dues are $36. The Club meets on the first Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in Rooms 1 and 2. Meetings last about an hour and are followed by fellowship at a local establishment.
See our showcase in the Church hallway.
We Accomplish Our Mission In Part By
Organizing the Family Christmas Festival
Organizing the Thanksgiving & Easter food box drives that support the Homeless Families Foundation
Perform regular and routine work needed for the Church as follows:
Install Christmas lights
Handle parking for Christmas and Easter masses
Mulch flower beds
Help with Fish Fry
Hosting the John Orban Memorial Golf Tournament held the first Saturday in August
Organizing a Monday Night Golf League from late April through mid-August
Hosting four poker nights and one bowling night during the year
Hosting professional football and baseball bus trips
Attending Columbus Clipper Night with our child(ren) or grandchild(ren)
Celebrating a Christmas dinner & dance party
Attending an OSU Hockey game
Attending Picnic at the Pops
Gather for social time and pizza after monthly meetings
Monthly meetings include current business updates, activity planning, and socializing. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in classrooms 11 & 12 at St. Joan of Arc Church.
Who We Are
The Women’s Auxiliary was founded in 2011 by several wives of the Knights of Columbus Council 10765 who recognized an opportunity for women to join in fellowship to help the Knights through service. What started as an organization to support the Knights with parish activities and Lenten Fish Fry has blossomed beyond service into a bond of friendship, spiritual support, and charitable giving.
We warmly welcome ALL women who desire to serve our church community and beyond, while growing in faith and building friendship with other women. The Auxiliary is open to women 18 years and older, who share in Catholic beliefs, have a willingness to serve and may have an affiliation with the Knights of Columbus.
What We Do
Each Fall the Women’s Auxiliary sponsors an Annual Mum sale. Early in September, the parking lot bursts with color as potted mums arrive for pre-sale pickup. With the support of this single fundraiser, the Auxiliary provides support to women, children, and families of our parish and community.
Service and friendship work hand in hand as members work together to provide Mother’s Day gifts to underserviced women of Vinton County, pack food for school-aged children, adopt an STO parish family for Christmas, and brighten the day of parish homebound and those in local nursing communities with cards and small gifts.
Together we have made a pilgrimage to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation, toured the Josephinum, attended the Women’s conference, and supported priests and those called to a religious vocation. We have invited speakers to expand our awareness on topics that impact our community, including Help My Neighbor local food pantry, the Christ Child Society, Family Mentor Foundation, I Support the Girls and others.
Monthly meetings include current business updates, activity planning, and socializing. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the firstTuesday of each month in classrooms 11 & 12 at St. Joan of Arc Church.
The Women’s Club is both a social and service organization, open to all women of the parish. Our club promotes camaraderie, service to the parish, larger community involvements and enrichment of its members through education and faith-sharing activities. Through its fundraising efforts, the Women’s Club also financially supports our parish community.
The Women’s Club’s main yearly fundraising activity is the Harvest Bouquet Craft Show, which is held in October, here at the church.
Through the various fundraising over the years, the Women’s Club has been able to give back to the parish in many ways, some of which are the St. John Neumann stained-glass window, framing of the Stations of the Cross, missals, artwork, trees and clergy vestments.
The Women’s Club is also responsible for the creation and maintenance of the grotto which honors our Blessed Virgin Mother Mary, the club’s patron saint.