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1 NURTURING YOUR SPIRITUALITY EVERYDAY 370 SW 3rd St. Boca Raton FL Fax Msgr. Michael D. McGraw Pastor Fr. Dominic Toan-Tran Parochial Vicar Fr. Martin Dunne, III Parochial Vicar Deacon Bill Watzek Deacon Michael Zatarga Msgr. Stephen Bosso Assisting Fr. Michael Driscoll Assisting Fr. Alfredo Hernandez Assisting Fr. Joe Kuczborski Assisting Fr. Norman Schwartz Assisting PARISH OFFICE HOURS Monday - Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm Saturday 9:30am to 2:00pm in the Gift Shop School Office Hours Fax Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm Mass Schedules Saturday Vigil: 4:30pm Sunday: 7:30am, 9:15am, 10:45am, 12:15pm,5:00pm, & 6:30pm (Spanish) Monday-Friday: 6:45am & 8:15am Saturday mornings: 8:15am Eve of Holy Days: 6:00pm Holy Days: 6:45am, 8:15am, 12:15pm Holidays: One Mass at 9:00am Baptisms Every 1st & 3rd Sunday (English): 1:30pm 4th Sunday (Spanish): 1:30pm Confessions (CHAPEL) Saturday: 3:00pm - 4:00pm (English) Sunday: 5:50pm - 6:20pm (Spanish) Confessions by appointment during office hours OCTOBER 28, 2018 How Far Can We Walk With Jesus? The healing of the blind man in today s gospel reading is hardly an isolated story. Saint Mark wrote this gospel very carefully to communicate a very intentional message, that Jesus is the Son of Man that He was put to death by undiscerning religious and political authorities and that God raised Him from the dead. Mark is writing from the perspective of discipleship. First, he wants us to take a personal stand with regard to Jesus when we read his gospel. Second, he is writing in time of great persecution. This means that taking a stand for Jesus will cost the reader something, if not everything. Saint Mark is writing the story of Jesus from the perspective of discipleship and persecution. In the core section of Mark s gospel which we have been reading the last few Sundays, Jesus predicts His passion and death three times. After each passion prediction, Jesus instructs His followers on discipleship. Such as, after the first passion prediction Jesus says, Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me whoever loses his life for my sake and that of the gospel will save it. After the second passion prediction when the disciples discussed among themselves about who was the greatest, Jesus told them, If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all. And finally, after the third passion prediction when James and John came to Jesus requesting from Him a seat on His right and His left in the Kingdom, Jesus said, Whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all. For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many. Now herein lies the climax of Mark s story. What Jesus preached, Jesus did. He denied Himself, took up His cross and followed His Father s will. He did not save His life but rather gave it up for the sake of the gospel. He became the servant of all and the slave of all. He came not to be served, but rather, gave His life as a ransom for many. Dear brothers and sisters, in today s gospel Saint Mark invites Jesus disciples to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Then, here is Saint Mark s question for you and me, how far can you and I walk with Jesus? Fr. Dominic Toan Tran Dear Parishioners, please note the New Schedule of Masses for the Holy Days: 6:00pm Vigil for the Holy Day (the evening before the Holy Day) 6:45am Mass, 8:15am Mass and 12:15pm Mass We welcome you at the upcoming All Saints Day Holy Day. YOUR CARING CATHOLIC COMMUNITY IN OCTOBER DOWNTOWN 28 ST. BOCA JOAN RATON OF ARC 1

2 MASSES FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 29 - NOVEMBER 04, 2018 MONDAY October 29 6:45am Ed Kern by Mary Roth Gertrude Walghren by Ronnie Roselle 8:15am Martha Georgina Baez by Oscar, Esmeralda & Magegce Baez Maria Tot Thi Tran by Sarah Lehmann All donors will be recognized in the Bulletin TUESDAY October 30 6:45am St. Joan of Arc Parishioners 8:15am Kristen Virostek Rojas by Donna & Paul Virostek Marianne Novak Femiano by John Wynne & Family WEDNESDAY October 31 6:45am Mr. & Mrs. Salvador & Baldomera Bautista by The Di Gennaro Family Mr. & Mrs. Fortunato & Anita Sigua by The Di Gennaro Family 8:15am Gladys Starkey by Rick Starkey 6:00pm St. Joan of Arc Parishioners We extend a warm WELCOME to all newcomers and visitors! If you are a new member of our St. Joan of Arc Parish Family or are visiting us for the first time, be sure to stop-by our Parish Office. There, a member of our parish leadership team will be happy to inform you about our parish life, ministries, organizations, and service opportunities. We look Mrs. Olga Ragonese Mrs. Maria Ramirez & Mr. Jose Padua Mr. & Mrs. Ken Dorsch Mr. Manuel Burguesa Mr. & Mrs. Marcel Dominguez Mr. & Mrs. Michael Snelling Mr. & Mrs. Vitor DeOliveira THURSDAY November 1 6:45am Marco Aurelio Aguirre by The Olmos Aquirre Family 8:15am Wendy Aceves by Aceves, Blaine & Harris Families Mr. & Mrs. Serafin & Tedora Bautista by The Gennaro Family 12:15pm Reed Kaelin by The DiGennaro Family Holy Souls in Purgatory by St. Joan of Arc Parishioners FRIDAY November 2 6:45am Gene Bonina by John & Karen Tringali 8:15am Georgina Ballesteros by The Baez Family Mary Duval by Leane Jordan SATURDAY November 3 8:15am Perpetual Mass 4:30pm All Souls Novena SUNDAY November 4 7:30am All Souls Novena 9:15am Josune Crippa by The Guariglia Family Eugenio Cabrera by Jorge & Ily Aquino 10:45am Josune Crippa by Emily Pagel Daniel Hegarty by Mom 12:15pm Josune Crippa by Debora Bradley Louis Mecca by Enza Mecca 5:00pm Eugene Bonina by The Scinicariello Family Berenice Brophy by Craig & Connie Hudson 6:30pm Josune Crippa by Santa Ana BULLETIN EDITOR: PATTY DELANEY Please Bulletin material to: *We reserve the right to edit and publish such materials at our discretion. 2 ST. JOAN OF ARC OCTOBER 28

3 PASTOR S MESSAGE Please check out this bulletin for pictures and faith formation articles. NOVEMBER SEASONS OF PRAYER During early November, we celebrate with great joy All of the Saints (November 1) who have graced the church over the centuries with their courage and witness. They are all of the Unnamed Saints that have used the gifts and graces of God to accomplish great holiness and spiritual maturity. Some of this August group may have even been our own family members who left us a marvelous legacy of virtue and good works. We know that not all saints can be officially recognized by the church but we are equally sure that they look over us and support us by their prayers. We are in safe hands and carried through trials by the army of All Saints. We also remember all of our Beloved Dead during early November when we commemorate the Feast of All Souls (November 2). Here too we remember family members who have passed over into eternal life and now rest in the Lord. We remember all that they taught us and how much their love helped us grow and accomplish good works. On November 2, every year at Saint Joan of Arc, we hold a beautiful and heartfelt ceremony honoring all of our loved ones who have died. Pictures of those who have died during the year are prominently placed on the sanctuary steps and we are surrounded by their holy presence. As we reverently read their names we light candles to remind us how their example lights our way and illuminates our world. There is perhaps no other liturgy that so perfectly captures the grief and the joy of our faith as does All Souls. Together we mourn and together we rejoice in their passage into eternal life and their ongoing presence as our comforters and heroes. Saint Joan of Arc has a very helpful program called "Harvesting Our Tears" that provides group support and fellowship for persons who have lost a family member. Prayerful meetings and discussions assist grieving parishioners during their period of bereavement and recovery. Please pray for our facilitators and participants in "Harvesting Our Tears". May All Saints Day inspire us and may All Souls Day remind us of the mercy and saving grace of God. We are also to remember and honor the dead by keeping their stories and accomplishments alive in the quality of our Christian life Msgr. Michael D. McGraw OCTOBER 28 ST. JOAN OF ARC 3

4 WEEKLY TREASURE PARISH DIRECTORY ANNULMENTS Deacon Bill Watzek by appointment only BAPTISMAL ARRANGEMENTS (English) Baptism class for parents 1st Thurs. each month, 7pm Andrea Lewin (Spanish) Baptism class for parents 3rd Tues. each month, 7pm CARE MINISTRY CATHOLIC CHARITIES COUNSELING CENTER Maria T. Isava MA, LCSW Jithin George, MA, Provisional LMHC COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR Patty Delaney, DEVELOPMENT & STEWARDSHIP DIRECTOR Wendy Horton, Special Projects: Diane Salerno YOUTH MINISTRY DIRECTOR Michael Scarumuzzo, HOMEBOUND/PASTORAL VISITATION DIRECTOR Fr. Martin Dunne III, MARRIAGE MINISTRY DIRECTOR Rosario Gonzales, Months notice required for marriages LITURGICAL MUSIC & CHOIR DIRECTOR Douglas Byers, PARISH FINANCE MANAGER Jodi Panzeri, ST. JOAN OF ARC OCTOBER 28 PARISH ACTIVITIES & HISPANIC MINISTRIES DIRECTOR Andrea Lewin PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRY DIRECTOR Deacon Bill Watzek, PARISH WORSHIP & SPIRITUALITY COMMITTEE Fr. Dominic Toan-Tran, Chairperson PHYSICAL PLANT DIRECTOR Paul Miceli, RELIGIOUS GIFT SHOP Laura Watzek, Hours: Mon. - Wed. 7:30am to 4:30pm Closed Thursdays Fri. 7:30am to 3:30pm Sat. 9am to 5:30pm Sun. 9am to 1:30pm SACRAMENTS Anointing of the Sick and Elderly: First Saturday of the month following the 8:15am Mass. Please call the Parish Office to request a priest if you are a patient at Boca Regional Hospital. SCHOOL PRINCIPAL Mrs. Caroline Roberts, ASSISTANT SCHOOL PRINCIPAL Miss Lani Hiponia, SISTERS OF MERCY Sr. Josephine USHERS MINISTRY Javier Palomo, YOUTH & ADULT FAITH FORMATION DIRECTOR Rosa Davidson, Administrative Assistant Ailen Ponce, The Weekly Offertory Collection for October 20/21 totaled $21, envelope users contributed $16,623 and non envelope users contributed $4,711. Wish List ST. JOAN OF ARC CHURCH & SCHOOL If you would like to support Catholic Education, your donation towards the next school year's tuition costs will help a family who otherwise would not be able to send their child to our school. Thank you for your generosity and support of Catholic Education! These items: 2 Golf Carts in good condition for the Maintenance Department, were not included in the church s budget, so a donor is needed to underwrite them. Partial or complete donation can be made. To donate please contact Wendy Horton at for more details. ALTAR BREAD For the intentions of St. Joan of Arc Do Priests, you want Deacons a special & Religious remembrance for a by loved The Rodriguez-Garnica one, living or deceased? Family YOU CAN DONATE ALTAR BREAD FOR A WEEK OF MASSES by calling The Parish Office at

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6 PLEASE NOTE THE NEW SCHEDULE FOR THE ALL SAINTS HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION Wednesday, Oct. 31 6:00pm Vigil Mass for the Holy Day Thursday, Nov. 1 6:45am Mass, 8:15am Mass (School also attends), 12:15pm Mass PRAYER FOR ALL SAINTS DAY Dear God, thank you for the example of the Saints. I desire to join in their company, worshiping you forever in Heaven. Please help me follow their footsteps, and yours, Jesus Christ. Please help me to conform myself to Your image, seeking Your will in all things, as the Saints did. Please help me to devote myself, and all that I do, to Your glory, and to the service of my neighbors. Amen. ST. JOAN OF ARC BAPTISMS Eakins Family Alexander Family 6 ST. JOAN OF ARC OCTOBER 28

7 FROM THE SJA DEVELOPMENT AND STEWARDSHIP DIRECTOR WENDY HORTON SJA Development & Stewardship Director JINGLE BELL BALL ST JOAN OF ARC S ANNUAL GALA AUCTION When I think of Christmas one word that comes to mind is tradition. For the past 28 years, St. Joan of Arc has held an Auction to raise money for both the Church and School. The evening has always been well attended and supported by the entire SJA community. The funds raised from this evening have gone a very long way in support of our parish community. The proceeds not only support the ministries and events of the Parish but the profits have also assisted the school with a wide range of purchases such as, software, one to one ipads for grades 2 through 8, ipads for individualized learning (center time) in our early education classes as well as a set of ipads in the Media Center. In 2017 our faculty received new laptops and in 2018 our Technology Lab was upgraded with new laptops. This year s festive Christmas themed event, Jingle Bell Ball, will begin at 6 pm on Friday, December 7th at the Polo Club in Boca Raton. Msgr. Michael McGraw, Mrs. Caroline Roberts, and this year s honorary co-chairpersons Nikki & Mario Gentile, Beth & Mike Hartigan, and Colleen & Bruce Spencer will be welcoming parishioners, school parents, and friends to enjoy a festive evening of camaraderie for all who attend. Upon arrival guest will enjoy selected Butler Style Passed Hors D oeuvres, epic charcuterie tables, and cocktails, followed by dinner in our beautifully theme decorated ballroom. Entertainment will be provided throughout the evening while raising funds that will continue to keep the Church and School flourishing. We rely on these resources to augment the financial needs of the church, its ministries and the school. If you are involved in any way in the life of this Church and School community I would like to reach out to you to request your support of this worthy event. Please consider beginning your Christmas Season by participating in some way toward this wonderful event. We would be extremely grateful to you for your involvement. Listed below are some suggestions for you to consider, ensuring a successful event. When we work together, we can do great things and strengthen our SJA community. Purchase a ticket and join us at The Polo Club on Friday, December 7th, 2018 at 6:00 pm Organize and reserve a table and invite your friends to attend the event. Purchase a Raffle ticket for a chance to win a trip for two to beautiful Lisbon, Portugal. Tickets are available for purchase in the parish Office, Church Gift Store, School Office, and online.) Donate a NEW item for our Silent or Live Auction. Create a basket with NEW items for our Silent or Live Auction (Basket ideas such as, A Spa Basket or "R & R" for mom or dad, A Kitchen is Closed Basket which would include a variety of Restaurant Gift Cards, a Lottery Basket with Lottery Tickets, A Family Night Out Basket which could include Restaurant Certificates and Movie Tickets, and or a Bowling Night, Miniature Golf etc., A Gardening Basket with tools, A Tailgating Basket with all the things you would need for a tailgate.) Sponsor an area of our Auction. When you sponsor a specific auction expense, your donation will defray the cost and increase the revenue for the church and school Make a cash donation Purchase a ticket that will pay for our Religious or Educators to attend the Auction at no cost Advertise your company in our Auction Program, or Auction web page Approach a local restaurant, salon or other businesses that you frequent and ask them to consider donating a gift certificate. In advance, I would like to thank you for your consideration and support of this amazing Catholic community where we all are called to worship God, celebrate fellowship and care for our neighbor. A Special 2 nd Collection will be taken this weekend for Hurricane Michael's victims in the Florida Panhandle. All funds will be handled by our fellow diocesan Catholic Charities of North West Florida in Pensacola. Please place your envelope in the collection baskets. Thank you. OCTOBER 28 ST. JOAN OF ARC 7

8 ST. JOAN OF ARC PRAYER SERVICE St. Joan of Arc Catholic School will hold its annual VETERANS DAY PRAYER SERVICE to recognize and thank all those from the military branches who have bravely served our country. THE PRAYER SERVICE IS ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9 AT 9:15 AM IN CHURCH If you are not already on our guest list, or if you know a parish veteran who would like to participate, please call the school office at for further details. FR. MARTIN S PRESENTATION TO THE MORNING OF GRACE Thank you Father Martin for a grace filled presentation at our recent morning of grace. May the Blessed Mother continue to bless you in your vocation of the priesthood. 8 ST. JOAN OF ARC OCTOBER 28

9 ST. JOAN OF ARC HOLIDAY FELLOWSHIP MINISTRY THANKSGIVING DINNER FOR ST. JOAN MINISTRY THANKSGIVING DINNER FOR ST. JOAN MINISTRY TIME: 2:00 PM DATE: Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22 LOCATION: VIA MIZNER GOLF & CITY CLUB 6200 BOCA DEL MAR DRIVE BOCA RATON, FLORIDA Price: $55.00/person includes Tax and Tip. Wine or Cocktails billed separately (Credit Card or Cash paid at restaurant) Please call Jean Ordonez to make a reservation: seats have been reserved, that is the cut off. You should call to reserve your seats ASAP. Also, please let Jean now if you are interested in sponsoring a Priest, Deacon or Nun. We always invite them to our dinners to thank them for all that they do for us during the year. OCTOBER 28 ST. JOAN OF ARC 9

10 10 ST. JOAN OF ARC OCTOBER 28 SJA'S 10 TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

11 SJA'S 10 TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL EVA RABADAN PHOTOGRAPHER Boca Raton Studio OCTOBER 28 ST. JOAN OF ARC 11

12 OUR ADULT FAITH FORMATION CORNER GOD RESTORES US TO WHOLENESS By Mary Katharine Deeley When my mother was alive and Thanksgiving rolled around, my siblings and I would pack up our respective families and travel home for the traditional holiday dinner. There was something so right and satisfying about seeing one another, sharing what had happened since we saw each other last and eating the good food that was part of the feast. Of course as we got older, we helped out with the cooking, serving, and cleaning up, and with entertaining the frequent guests who showed up. On that day we were all family. The year my mother died, my brother, sisters, and I weren t sure what to do. Her house had been sold, and we were scattered to different parts of the country. Thanksgiving was a very different feast that year, as it often is when matriarchs and patriarchs pass. We talked about what we missed and wanted, and now we celebrate Thanksgiving at my house with all who can make it. The tradition has become ours, and we look forward to it every year. Imagine being unable to celebrate any of your traditions for forty years. That s what the Jews faced during their long exile. They were unable to gather as a family and worship God in their own way. Jeremiah s vision of their joyful return holds out the hope that God will once again gather them up and bring them home. There, God will restore them to wholeness just as Jesus restored Bartimaeus, who courageously called out to him and asked for what he most desired. + THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME his disciples that in order for them to enter the kingdom of heaven, their righteousness must exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees (Matthew 5:20). Above everything else, they are to seek first the kingdom [of God] and his righteousness (Matthew 6:33). In the end, God will judge us on the basis of our commitment to justice. Jesus vision of a just world expresses a fundamental longing of the whole Bible. The searing prayer of Psalm 107:5 9 may have stirred in Jesus heart as he preached this beatitude to his disciples: They were hungry and thirsty; their life was ebbing away. In their distress they cried to the Lord, who rescued them in their peril Let them thank the Lord for his kindness, such wondrous deeds for the children of Adam. For he satisfied the thirsty, filled the hungry with good things. WHERE JUSTICE RULES Jesus wasn t an impractical dreamer looking in vain for an ideal world, but a tireless worker for justice. He would give his life healing the sick, feeding the multitudes, and confronting those whose sense of justice had withered. Jesus believed deeply that God s will for humanity is a place where justice rules. Your kingdom come was the heartbeat of Jesus ministry and the voice of his great prayer. Every great saint steeped in the teaching of Jesus and animated by his Spirit has lived out this same vision of human life. Those who hunger and thirst for justice will be satisfied. Jesus beatitude doesn t say how and when such satisfaction will come only that it will. Any Christian who struggles to be just and treat others in the right manner follows in the footsteps of Jesus himself. + HUNGERING FOR JUSTICE By Donald Senior, CP [Jesus said,] Blessed are they who hunger...for righteousness, for they will be satisfied (Matthew 5:6). Jesus beatitudes hit their marks like well-thrown darts. In Luke s version, the focus is on raw physical hunger: Blessed are you who are now hungry, for you will be satisfied (6:21). Matthew s formulation doesn t soften the blunt force of Jesus words but rather profoundly extends their meaning. Jesus blessing now reaches all those who long for God s righteousness, whether they re physically hungry themselves or heart-stricken on behalf of those who are. A key word here is righteousness, derived from the Greek word dikaiosune, which translates as righteousness or justice. In English these terms have several connotations. To be righteous, for example, can be negative, referring to those who are too sure of their virtue and quick to let others know about it. Justice can be thought of as a legal term, as when we say someone is brought to justice punished for unlawful deeds. But the Bible s justice and righteousness have very different connotations. God is the best exemplar of what biblical justice means because God is trustworthy and faithful. God always does what s right. Therefore, the biblical peoples would pray that God would be just and righteous toward Israel, meaning that God would compassionately stand by his people. In turn, justice or righteousness in the human realm should mirror God s justice, being faithful to one s obligations and doing what s right. So the people Jesus blesses in this beatitude are those hungering for God to establish true righteousness or justice. In such a world there will be no child who goes a day without bread and no families will spend the winter in a tent. In a just or righteous world, those of us with resources will feel a sense of obligation toward the needy. GOSPEL ECHOES As in every one of the beatitudes, Jesus words echo throughout the Gospel. He warns 2018 Liguori Publications, One Liguori Drive, Liguori, MO Scripture quotations in this publication are from New American Bible, revised edition, 2010, 1991, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, DC. Pope Francis quotation is used with permission and copyright 2018 Libreria Editrice Vaticana. All rights reserved Liguori.org. A WORD FROM POPE FRANCIS Like Bartimaeus, is there a need you want Jesus to fill? What is it? Might you be the answer to how Jesus wants to fill someone s need? Don t be one of the crowd holding him back. Jesus life, especially during the three years of his public ministry, was a continual encounter with people. Among them, the sick had a special place. How many pages of the Gospel tell of these encounters! The paralytic, the blind man, the leper, We cannot fail to visit and assist those who are sick. General audience, November 9, 2016 SUNDAY READINGS: JEREMIAH 31:7 9 Proclaim your praise and say: The Lord has saved his people, the remnant of Israel. HEBREWS 5:1 6 It was not Christ who glorified himself in becoming high priest, but rather the one who said to him: You are my son. MARK 10:46 52 [Bartimaeus] threw aside his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus. Master, I want to see. WEEKDAY READINGS OCTOBER 29 NOVEMBER 03, 2018 Monday, Weekday: Eph 4:32 5:8 / Lk 13:10 17 Tuesday, Weekday: Eph 5:21 33 or 5:2a, / Lk 13:18 21 Wednesday, Weekday: Eph 6:1 9 / Lk 13:22 30 Thursday, Solemnity of All Saints: Rv 7:2 4, 9 14 / 1 Jn 3:1 3 / Mt 5:1 12a Friday, Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls): Wis 3:1 9 /Rom 5:5 11 or Rom 6:3 9 / Jn 6:37 40 Saturday, Weekday: Phil 1:18b 26 / Lk 14:1, ST. JOAN OF ARC OCTOBER 28

13 YOUTH & ADULT FAITH FORMATION MINISTRY ROSA DAVIDSON, Youth & Adult Faith Formation Director AILEN PONCE, Administrative Assistant RELIGIOUS EDUCATION HOURS MONDAYS TUESDAY THURSDAYS: 9:00am 5:00pm WEDNESDAYS: 9:00am 6:30pm (when there are Religious Ed classes) Otherwise 9:00am 5:00pm (when there are no classes) FRIDAYS: 9:00am 12:00 noon SATURDAYS: CLOSED SUNDAYS: 8:30am 10:40am (when there are Family Catechesis classes) Otherwise CLOSED (when there are no classes) WEDNESDAY RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES: 5:00pm 6:15pm SUNDAY FAMILY CATECHESIS CLASSES: 9:15am 10:30am followed by Mass at 10:45am SUNDAY BIBLE STUDY Want to keep the Sunday morning Family Catechesis routine on non-class Sundays? Join the Sunday Bible Study for Adults at 9:15am in Conference Room B. All are welcome. Come and see! PRE-BAPTISMAL PREPARATION SCHEDULE Classes are on the 1 st Thursday of every month. Please contact the Parish Office at (561) to register before attending. Classes are in Conference Room A (2 nd Floor of Ministry Building), from 7:00pm - 8:30pm The following dates are scheduled for the Pre-Baptismal classes for : POPE FRANCIS PRAYER INTENTIONS FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER Nov. 1 st, 2018 Dec. 6 st, 2018 Jan. 3 rd, 2019 Evangelization The Mission of Religious That consecrated religious men and women may bestir themselves, and be present among the poor, the marginalized, and those who have no voice. FIRST RECONCILIATION/FIRST COMMUNION 2019 PARENTS MEETING: Monday, Nov. 12 th, 2018 at 7:00pm in the Church All SJA School and Religious Education First Reconciliation/First Communion 2019 parents must attend. First Reconciliation/First Communion requirements and dates will be reviewed. REGISTRATION FOR THE SUNDAY FAMILY CATECHESIS IS CLOSED. WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY Staying around to wait while your child is in Religious Education? Join the Wednesday Bible Study for Adults at 5:00 PM in Kilby House. All are welcome. Come and see! WOULD YOU LIKE TO VOLUNTEER IN RELIGIOUS ED? Catechists, Assistant & Substitute Catechists, Hall Monitors, Office Volunteers If you have a faith-filled heart and would like to share your love of God and His Church with the children and families, please consider volunteering in Religious Education. All Religious Ed volunteers must: attend Virtus training (Protecting God s Children), pass a fingerprints background check, and sign adherence to the diocesan Code of Conduct. In addition, Catechists must be able to obtain at least the Basic Catechist Certificate (available online through Searchlight Virtual School at: Please call the Religious Ed office (561) or stop by the Religious Ed Office to pick up volunteer forms. Thank you! CONFIRMATION 2019 Candidates and Parents Make-up Meeting: Wednesday, Nov. 14 th, 2018 at 5:15pm in the Immaculata Classroom All SJA School and Religious Education Confirmation 2019 Candidates and their Parents who did not attend the meeting on 10/22/2018 must attend this meeting. Confirmation requirements and dates will be reviewed. RELIGIOUS ED CLASS SCHEDULE Wednesdays Traditional Catechesis: 5:00pm 6:15pm October 31 st, 2018 NO CLASS November 7 th, 2018 Class November 14 th, 2018 Class November 21 st, 2018 NO CLASS November 28 th, Class December 5 th, 2018 NO CLASS December 12 th, 2018 Class December 19 th, 2018 Class December 26 th, 2018 NO CLASS Sundays Family Catechesis: 9:15am 10:30am followed by Mass at 10:45am November 4 th, 2018 Class December 16 th, 2018 Class January 13 th, 2019 Class February 10 th, 2019 Class March 10 th, 2019 Class April 7 th, 2019 Class May 5 th, Class "Family-centered catechetical programs are opportunities for parents to catechize their children directly, for spouses to catechize each other and for children to catechize one another and their parents. (National Directory for Catechesis #61.2). Please check out the Loyola Family Catechesis lesson plans and resources found in and OCTOBER 28 ST. JOAN OF ARC 13

14 PRAY FOR THE SICK Acevedo, Jorge Acuna, Alba Adler, Michael Agustynowicz, Rita Ambach, Maria Elena Anasaii, Viole Aragon, Eric Arcau, Georgina Arca-Patiño, Jaime Arenas,Gloria Ariza, Esneda Askelana, Jo Ellen Babione, Helen Babione Jr., Robert Baker, Jimmy Barros, Ethel Belina, Mark W. Benicy, Alexander Biety, William Blaine, James Bobbitt, Joann Boylan, Sr. Peter Bradley, Earl Brennan, Leslie Brown, Cheryl Buffone, Peter Carrera, Abelardo Chamorro, Nelly Christopherson, Courtney Corr, Kim M. Corr, Stephen Costello, Jerry A. Cousineau, Cal Craven, Kathy Cuevas, Aura Cunningham, Ed Cussen, Myrna Cwal, Paul Darbyshire, Brenda De Chard, Christine De Gannes Cedeno, Janice de Varona, Jorge de Varona Jose (Joey) Deitz, Eileen Dlugos, Charles DuBois, Raymond Durand, Raul Salazar Enck, Mary Fara, Claudia Fetter, Mary Fischer, Bill Fisher, Grace Flores, Victoria G., Debbie Garay, Jose Geraci, Frank Gerardi, Joseph Gerlach, Greg Gerlach, Marlene Gildharry, Nelly Giguere, Gerald Gonsalves, Pat Gould-Peck, Patrica Graham, Audrey Grasso, Vincent Hays, Maxine Harris, Cameron Hickman, Lauren Hines, Billy Hines, Rita Hudson, Gee Hopkins, Valerie Ann Iemolo, Angelica Ivory, Talia Iglesias Quesada, Luis Manuel Jackson, Barbara Jannotta, Carol Kabbas, Diana Kelleher, Anthony James Kirkham, Tom Laudato, Frances Layer, Robert Learmonth, Alba Liu, Wendy Livingston, Anne Marie Loesch, Dolores Lopez, Carlos Mancini, Teresa Margolis, Robert Altagracia Maldonado Delboy, Fernanda Martinelli, Hellen and Nicholas Marullo, Phyllis Mealo, Patsy Mochler, Marie Monahan, Kieran E. Montigny, Bryant Moore, Jeff Morgan, Todd Morrow, Marjorie Murphy, Sr. Immaculata Niro, Michael Nogash, Jane Elizabeth Norzius, Odney Obeso, Ana Teresa Ortiz de la Cruz, Bradley Ortiz, Lorenzo Peloso, Margaret Petho, Ellen Pinto III, Richard Pomales, Ray Hernandez Power, Theresia Preble, Mathias Quachi, Mr. & Mrs. Quiroz, Nicholas Rious, Raymond Robert, Barbara Roberts, Blake Saffran, Dorothy Scaggs, William Simone, Madeline Segler, Charly Shand, Cataluña Monica Sheltry, Paul Sigda, Bob Sotta, Beatriz Spera, Dan St. Germaine, Robert A. Stokes, Ken Stram, Toni Suarez, Rosis Suao-Castleberry, Tania Taylor, London Terwillger, Maureen Tkatch, Elizabeth Tobin, Son Hwa Tolly, Morris Torres-Broussett Pilar Trupiano, Anthony V., Claire V., Holden Valdez, Pilar Varacchi, Deborah Vetto, Robert Vicari, Laura Waddick, Wyat Wilhelm, Patrice Wisenauer, Fred Yañez, Juana Torres Zabarowski, Barbara Zatarga, Michael T hose we love who have died: Edmond Haboush, James Busa, Stanley P. Miller, Olga Zambory, Carmella Bitondo, Mel Gesner OVERSEAS IN THE US ARMED FORCES: Staff. Sgt. Douglas, PVT 1st Class Brendan Nestor, Sgt. Maj. John Hermeling, Capt. Christopher Allen & PFC Lee E. Palmer, David Schuler, Lance Corp., Lt. Ryan Appleman & his wife, Lt. Christine Appleman TO LEAVE A LEGACY FOR ST. JOAN OF ARC STEP 1 Gather your information about your assets, including retirement funds, bank accounts and real property. STEP 2 Choose the type of bequest you d like to make. 1. Unrestricted bequest. This is a donation to be used for St. Joan of Arc general funds. This donation would be used where it is most needed. 2. Restricted bequest. This donation specifies how the money is to be used. (This could be restricted to go into the endowment, a specific ministry, or the building fund.) A bequest can be made in a number of ways: A specific dollar amount. Specific assets, such as securities, real estate, or tangible property. Retirement account assets, consisting of any benefits remaining in your retirement plan. A residuary bequest, St. Joan of Arc receives all or a percentage of your estate after all other obligations are met. An existing will or trust can be easily amended to include a gift to St. Joan of Arc without rewriting the entire document. Your attorney can prepare a simple document, called a codicil, which adds a new bequest while reaffirming the terms of your will. Similarly, an attorney can prepare an amendment to a revocable trust to add St. Joan of Arc. STEP 3 Meet with your estate planning attorney. If you need to create a will or just update your existing document, you ll want to get advice from your estate planning attorney. An attorney can advise you as to the best way to structure your will in order to take care of your loved ones first and then your charitable interests while assuring the best tax benefits. As a charitable, not-for-profit all bequests to St. Joan of Arc are fully deductible for estate tax purposes. STEP 4 Contact us. We acknowledge and welcome donors into our Arc Angel Society. Members are invited to special member events and receive special mailings. (We also recognize and respect the wishes of anyone that wishes to remain anonymous.) Please contact Wendy Horton in the Development Office at (561) or 14 ST. JOAN OF ARC OCTOBER 28

15 ANDREA LEWIN Directora del Ministerio Hispano y de Actividades de la Parroquia Padre José Crucet Padre Alfredo Hernández Padre Higinio Rosolen, IVE Misa en español todos los Domingos a las 6:30pm. Confesiones todos los Domingos a las 5:30pm 6:20pm en la capilla. EL CIEGO DE JERICO Jesús y sus discípulos salían de Jericó, ciudad a orillas del Jordán cercana a Jerusalén, y Bartimeo, un ciego que solía pedir limosna a la vera del camino, al enterarse que pasaba Jesús comenzó a gritar: "Jesús hijo de David, ten compasión de mí". A pesar de que la gente le pedía que se callara él continuó hasta que Jesús le llamó. Bartimeo tiró su manto y cuando Jesús le preguntó que quería, el ciego pidió poder ver. Jesús le dijo: "Vete, tu fe te ha salvado". Al instante recobró la vista y siguió a Jesús por el camino. Es de destacar la fe persistente de Bartimeo, quien continuó gritando hasta que Jesús lo atendió. Aprendamos a ser perseverantes en nuestra oración. Pero además es notable la humildad de Bartimeo, quien llama a Jesús hijo de David. Nuestra oración debe ser humilde, no imperativa. Hoy debemos preguntarnos qué queremos que Dios haga en nuestras vidas: que nos sane, que aumente nuestra fe, que nos ayude a ser santos. Cualquiera que sea nuestra petición El estâ dispuesto a ayudarnos. La vida de Bartimeo cambió totalmente después de su encuentro personal con Jesús. Esto también es válido para nosotros.jesús siempre quiere encontrarse con nosotros. El llama hoy las puertas de nuestro corazón. "Mira que estoy a la puerta y llamo; si alguno oye mi voz y me abre la puerta, entraré en su casa y cenaré con él y él conmigo". Apocalipsis 3:20. Le vas abrir la puerta a Jesús hoy día? Feliz Domingo Diácono Edgar Cáceres ESCUELA DIOCESANA DE FORMACIÓN CRISTIANA DIÓCESIS DE PALM BEACH OUR LADY OF LOURDES BOCA RATON Jueves, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM DOCTRINA SOCIAL 18 8, 15, 29 de NOVIEMBRE y 6 de DICIEMBRE 2018 ESPIRITUALIDAD 10,17, 24 y 31 de ENERO, y 7 y 14 de FEBRERO 2019 EVANGELIO Y LIDERAZGO 7, 14, 21, y 28 de MARZO Y 4 Y 11 de ABRIL 2019 SJA 10 th International Festival EVA RABADAN PHOTOGRAPHER Boca Raton Studio OCTOBER 28 ST. JOAN OF ARC 15

16 SJA 10 th International Festival ACTIVIDADES EN ESPAÑOL Rosario por las Intenciones del Ministerio Hispano de Santa Juana de Arco todos los Lunes a las 7:30 pm en la Capilla (EXCEPTO FERIADOS). Clases de la Biblia con el diacono Edgar Caceres Martes por medio en la Casa Kilby a las 7pm. Clases de Crecimiento Espiritual en base a la Palabra de Dios con Maria Teresa Isaza Martes por medio en la Casa Kilby a las 7pm. Rosario por la vocaciones sacerdotales todos los Miercoles a las 7 pm en la Capilla. Grupo de Oración todos los Jueves a las 7 pm en la Casa Kilby. CALENDARIO DE ACTIVIDADES Y FIESTAS DOMINGO 28 DE OCTUBRE a las 1:30 pm en la Iglesia. BAUTIZOS en español son al cuarto Domingo de cada mes. MARTES 20 DE NOVIEMBRE en THE ARK a las 7pm. Clases Pre Bautismales los terceros martes de cada mes ESCUELA DIOCESANA DE FORMACIÓN CRISTIANA Diócesis de Palm Beach El lugar es la Iglesia de OUR LADY OF LOURDES en BOCA RATÓN los días Jueves, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM DOCTRINA SOCIAL 8, 15, 29 de NOVIEMBRE y 6 de DICIEMBRE 2018 ESPIRITUALIDAD 10,17, 24 y 31 de ENERO, y 7 y 14 de FEBRERO 2019 EVANGELIO Y LIDERAZGO 7, 14, 21, y 28 de MARZO Y 4 Y 11 de ABRIL 2019 Para más información comunicarse con: Rev. Duván Bermúdez, Director Angélica Aguilera, Coordinadora Oficina Pastoral Hispana: Tele: Fax: SE NECESITAN VOLUNTARIOS a) Para la Misa de los Domingos a las 6:30 pm necesitamos voluntarios para dar el evangelio a los niños en la Capilla, mientras los padres disfrutan de la celebración de la santa Misa. b) Nuestro Coro necesita nuevos miembros, si te interesa alabar al Señor aquí te esperamos! c) Voluntarios para Ministros de la Eucaristía, Lectores y Ujieres para la Misa en Español. d) Para eventos familiares como Brunch with Santa, Middle School the EDGE, Easter Egg Hunting, etc. e) Natividad en Sun Born Park 26 de Noviembre. Ven a representar a un personaje del Nacimiento de Jesús para dar inicio a la Época Navideña. Representantes de Santa Juana de Arco liderados por Monseñor McGraw, La Iglesia Episcopal para compartir las oraciones y villancicos. f) Procesión y Misa para la Virgen de Guadalupe 12 de Diciembre de Ministerio Extraordinario de la Eucaristia y Grupo de Oración: Fernando Cordova Proclamadores de la Palabra Monaguillos para la santa Misa: Rosis Suarez Si estás interesado en ser voluntario y en ser parte del grupo de Ujieres contactar a Andrea Lewin ST. JOAN OF ARC OCTOBER 28 MINISTROS EXTRAORDINARIOS DE LA EUCARISTÍA 28 DE OCTUBRE CUERPO DE CRISTO Oscar Rodriguez - 1, Rebeca Vera - 2, Lucy Jurzec - 3 SANGRE DE CRISTO Fernando Cordova - A, Sol Garnica - B, Jeanette Cordova - C, Aurora Cortez - D MINISTROS DE LA PALABRA 28 DE OCTUBRE Nora Acevedo, Helio Madrigal