“Let us not forget the great gift we have received. Our baptism has changed us, given us a new and glorious hope, and empowered us to bring God’s redeeming love to all, particularly the poor, in whom we see the face of Christ.” — Pope Francis
Congratulations on the baptism of your child! Baptisms are typically held on the second and fourth Sundays after our 11:30 Mass. To get started, please reach out to our parish office for more information.
If you are not currently a parishioner at St. Joan of Arc but would like to register as a parishioner, our parish office can help. If you live out of town and have family in our parish, or are registered at another parish, a letter of permission from your own pastor will also be required to plan your child’s baptism at St. Joan of Arc. You can contact the office at 614-761-0905 Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and on Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
“Truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.” –Jn 6: 53
If you are homebound, or for some physical reason are unable to come celebrate Mass with us, please contact our Homebound Ministry. A member of the ministry will happily bring you Holy Eucharist.
If you have a child in need of instruction for the sacrament of Holy Eucharist, please visit our Parish School of Religion section.
Holy Communion is indeed the Bread of Life, a banquet overflowing with grace and richness! Let us give thanks for Christ, our Lord, and his sacrificial gifts to us!
The Sacrament of Reconciliation (also called Penance or Confession) was given to us by Christ to help us reconcile with Christ and his Church when we have committed harm.
Reconciliation is available at St. Joan of Arc on Saturdays from 9-9:45 a.m. You may also make an appointment for confession with one of our priests by calling the parish office at (614) 761-0905.
In the sacrament of Confirmation, we receive a special grace by which our faith is deepened and strengthened, so that it will be strong enough not only for our own needs but for the needs of others with whom we shall try to share it. It unites us more closely to Christ, increases the Holy Spirit in us, and helps to spread and defend our faith.
We have two forms of preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation.
8th grade students who are preparing for confirmation would need to have two years of catechist preparation either in our PSR program or elsewhere to be eligible for confirmation at St. Joan of Arc.
Contact person: Margie Gesell: (614) 761-0905 firstname.lastname@example.org
Adults who would like to be confirmed take part in a program called RCIA, which stands for “The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.” Those going through the RCIA process will receive the sacrament of Confirmation as part of their initiation process. You can learn more by visiting the RCIA section of our website, emailing, or by contacting our parish office at 614-761-0905.
Anointing of the Sick
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is available to:
- those who are dangerously ill through sickness or old age;
- a sick person before surgery whenever the surgery is necessitated by a dangerous illness;
- sick children, sufficiently mature to be comforted by the sacrament;
- sick people who have lost consciousness or who have lost the use of reason, but would have requested it if they have been in possession of their faculties
This sacrament is offered during Masses twice a year. If you or someone you know needs the anointing of the sick, please call the parish office at 614-761-0905.
At St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, we work to maintain the holiness of the sacrament of marriage. We help guide couples through the process of the sacrament of marriage – their lifelong commitment to one another.
If you are a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church or the parents of one of the engaged couple is a member here, then you may certainly be married here. We do not encourage people to register in the parish to be married here.
We do our best to be flexible with the starting times of weddings, but we may not start weddings after 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays so that we can prepare for our Saturday celebration of Mass with our community.
For more information on starting the process of marriage, please contact the parish office at (614) 761-0905.
Holy Orders is the sacrament through which the mission entrusted by Christ to his apostles continues to be exercised in the Church until the end of time. Thus, it is the sacrament of apostolic ministry, and bestowed upon bishops, priests and deacons.
If you feel called or are thinking about the priesthood or diaconate, our clergy would be happy to speak with you. Please call Fr. Schalk at (614) 761-0905 to set up an appointment. You can also find more resources from the Diocese of Columbus Vocations Office by using the link below.