The Red Hat Society is a social organization where there is fun before and after the age of fifty (and before) for women of all walks of life. There are already two full groups with room for more groups to start. Each Red Hat group meets individually; however, all groups meet four times a year as one large group. “The Flaming Red Hats of St. Joan of Arc Church” have one Queen Mum for each group. New members are welcome! Ladies come and have fun!
This is a social club for registered parishioners, 55 years of age and older, with the prime goal of having fun, fellowship and meeting other seniors who can enjoy time together. Planned activities include bowling, golfing, short trips, attending plays, programs, luncheons and dinner, card games, and the like.
Meetings are the third Saturday of every month following the 8:30 A.M. Mass for a light breakfast and to plan future activities.
Coordinator: Marilyn Tofflemoyer
This group provides meals for family and friends of deceased members of our Parish community. The meal is served at the church facilities after the funeral and committal. Volunteers will be called to donate food, work in the Parish kitchen or to perform other small thoughtful tasks.
This committee works together to create an exciting Parish event where parishioners get together to have fun and build community.
The committee coordinates all areas of the picnic including food, games, electrical, entertainment, clean-up, Country Store, bingo, set up and clean up. SummerFest is held in late August.
The committee typically forms in early May each to plan for the August event.
The Respect Life ministry encompasses the pro-life initiatives and ministries, but also represents the Church's position that all life is sacred from conception to natural death. This ministry sponsors pro-life awareness programs throught the year as well as working closely with the Spiritual Adoption group on joint projects like 'Fill the Bottle'.
'Fill the Bottle' is a church-sponsored initiative that helps women-in-crisis who have chosen life for their child rather than abortion. Real baby bottles are distributed to parishioners on Respect Life Sunday. The bottles are areturned to the Church on Ash Wednesday containing coins, dollar bills, and checks. These funds are distributed to organizations that provide housing and food to these mothers.
Coordinators: Kathleen and LeRoy Schroder
Through the talents of its members, this group provides sewing, knitting, crochet and other craft items to be used in our Parish, the Catholic community and any group in need. Groups that have benefited include the parish priests, the Early Learning Center, Altar Servers, St. Vincent de Paul, Shannon’s Hope and many others.
Members meet every Tuesday morning from 9:00-11:30 A.M. Even if you do not sew, knit, crochet or craft, you are welcome to come and enjoy coffee and companionship.
These volunteers serve meals to the homeless at the St. Francis Center on the first Friday of each month. The group car pools from St. Joan’s. They leave at 2:00 P.M. and return by 5:00 P.M.
Coordinator: Sharon Cole
Vacation Bible School is five days of fun and activities in July. The events center around Christ, and are offered for children who have completed Kindergarten through sixth grade.