We truly appreciate ALL your time and talents, for helping to make our Parish better. Many hands make great work. For all that you do, we are truly blessed!
Development and Peace (D&P)
This ministry educates the Canadian public and our Parish about the causes of impoverishment of peoples and mobilize actions for change. Through various campaigns and the sale of Fair Trade products September to June, the group provides education regarding Fair Trade practices worldwide. The group is a lively and creative group that meets to discuss issues and make plans for carrying out the current education and action campaign.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Our scribes provide hand written cards on behalf of the Pastor and the Parishioners of St. Joan of Arc. Cards are sent to the newly registered parishioners, persons who are ill and to the family of individuals who passed away. Congratulatory notes are sent on first year anniversary of couples married at St. Joan of Arc and to those baptized in our Parish the year before.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP)
Our members are dedicated to providing direct services and financial aid to the poor. Volunteers are needed to help with home visits, furniture pickup and fund-raising. Home visits involve direct contact with the poor assisting with food, clothing, furniture, budgeting, and emotional support.
This is an active group with dedicated members who call and officially welcome new families and parishioners to the St. Joan of Arc Community. They also introduce them to events and activities that may be of interest, answer any questions, and ensure someone contacts them in any area or ministry that they are interested in.
Winter Welcome Table
This ministry serves as an outreach to the 'needy, marginalized and homeless' in the centre-west of our city. St. Joan of Arc parish joins with St Peter's as hosts. Parishioners and others serve hot meals Monday evenings, typically November through March. Volunteers help with menu planning, shopping, food preparation, serving and clean up.