“The definitive aim of catechesis is to put people
in communion and intimacy with Jesus Christ”
(General Directory for Catechesis, #80)


St. Joan of Arc provides Religious Education classes through our Youth Faith Formation department. Formerly known as PSR, Youth Faith Formation seeks to provide sacramental preparation and a basic exploration of the Catholic Faith through opportunities to encounter Jesus Christ. It is our hope that these seeds planted during youth formation are cultivated and able to grow into a deep relationship with Jesus Christ that not only creates activated disciples, but also changes the world.

We believe that parents, by their example and guidance, are the primary religious educators of their children. This is made present during the Order of Baptism when parents are instructed to “strive to bring him/her up in the faith, so that this divine life may be preserved from the contagion of sin, and may grow in him/her day by day.”  Religious Education classes support the parents by providing a formal learning experience and offering opportunities for peer group and community expressions of faith. Our classes emphasize love of God and love of neighbor and self. Your children are very special and our goal is to help them relate to their Catholic faith in a safe and comfortable environment. We want St. Joan of Arc to be a place where they feel loved and nurtured in the faith.

Registration for Youth Faith Formation is now open.


Registration is a two-part process this year and is all online.


1. Fill out the registration Google Form – HERE

2. Pay through our Square Payment Portal – HERE


Any questions, please email yff@stjoanofarcpowell.org.

Video tutorial link: https://youtu.be/WaaNzA22uu8


Our Middle School YFF students will be making blankets for My Very Own Blanket organization this March and we need your help! We are looking for 75 kits. We are asking for parishioners to donate a No-Sew Fleece Blanket Kit to assist with the project.  These kits can be found at Joann Fabrics, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Target, and Wal-Mart stores, or they can be ordered on Amazon.com.  Please drop off the blanket kit in the marked box in the Narthex, or at the YFF office by March 1st.  Thank you for your assistance in this great service project for our kids!

Revised Family Handbook
Coming Soon

Family Handbook

Coordinator (Age 3-4th Grade)


Administrative Assistant, Age 3-4th Grade
Darlene Bensman
ext. 314

Phone: 614.761.0903


Office Hours
Sunday  noon to 8 p.m.
Monday  9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday  9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Director of Evangelization
Paul Davis
ext. 325

PSR Manager
Cindy Guzak

Robin Ruehlen

Coordinator (Grades 5-8)
Margie Gesell
ext. 310