Praised be Jesus Christ! Now and forever!
Dear Visitor to St. Joan of Arc’s Website,
A parish church is a spiritual family, a fellowship of disciples of the Lord Jesus. Every Christian is called through Baptism to follow Jesus Christ by worshiping the Father in Sprit and Truth, by loving each other, by teaching the Gospel, and by serving those in need. We hope this website will give you a glance of how we do those things here at St. Joan of Arc.
We live in a privileged moment in the history of the universal Church; this is the time of the New Evangelization — the urgent work of preaching the Gospel, reforming the Church, and renewing human civilization. Pope Francis urgently invites every human person to share in this work by answering the question posed by Jesus to the Apostles on the road to Caesarea Philippi, “Who do you say that I am?” (Matthew 16:15). This is the fundamental question of every human life, and to find the happiness for which God created us, we must each confess with St. Peter: “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God” (Matthew 16:16).
From the moment we confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, we become his students, his disciples, and the whole Christian life may be described as learning the cost of discipleship by constant conversion from sin and living in the obedience of faith. We are not our own; we have been purchased at a great price by the precious Blood of Jesus Christ, who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Six times a week we offer all that we have, and more importantly all that the Lord gave us, in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Supported by the prayers of our patroness, St. Joan of Arc, and guided by the example of her obedience to God, may we all strive to live by faith, hope, and love as disciples of the Lord Jesus.
If you are simply browsing our site, then please enjoy a quick glance at our little corner of the Lord’s vineyard. If you are moving to Mobile, exploring Catholic Christianity for the first time, or returning to the Catholic Church after some time away, then you are most welcome at St. Joan of Arc. Please let us know if we can be of any service to you in the search to follow the Way of the Lord Jesus as a faithful disciple.
Father Matthew A. Venuti
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.