WELCOME TO ST. JOAN OF ARC PARISH

Our work is to share in the mission of Jesus continued through the Church. The goal is to make the Kingdom of God visible in our community by seeking human wholeness, peace, and a bond of charity in our relationships with one another.

As members of Christ’s Church, we seek to affirm, celebrate and share the liturgy for the glory of God and the good of the Church, the family and the individual with our liturgical worship as the center of all parish life. We are a community to proclaim the good news and to serve. We build community and foster Christian personhood in order that we might serve and celebrate Christ’s presence in our Catholic Doctrine by providing formation in understanding and traditions.

Mission

 

The St. Joan of Arc Catholic Parish mission is to make the Kingdom of God visible in our community by seeking human wholeness, peace, and a bond of charity in our relationships to one another.

Sacraments

  • Parents are asked to call the Parish Office at 630-963-4500 to make arrangements for Baptism. Please be advised that each godparent will be required to submit a sponsor eligibility form prior to the parents receiving a date for their child’s baptism. Parents of children to be baptized are required to attend a meeting on the Sacrament of Baptism, generally held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm. Please call the Parish Office to register for a meeting. Baptisms take place at 1:00 PM on the first and third Sunday of each month. On the fourth Sunday of each month, baptisms are celebrated within the context of the 11:30 AM Mass.

  • The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is offered every Saturday from 10:30am until 11:15am, and again from 3:00pm until 3:45pm. The Reconciliation Rooms are located at the rear of the church between the exits to the Narthex.

    How to go to Confession 

    Examination of Conscience

    Preparation for children to participate in First Reconciliation is done in conjunction with preparation to receive their First Eucharist and is a two-year program through the school or Religious Formation program. Please contact Dolly Pointner, Director of Religious Formation, at 630-353.4550 or dpointner@sjalisle.org for more information.

  • Preparation for children to receive First Eucharist is a two-year program through the school or Religious Formation program, and includes preparation for First Reconciliation. Please contact Dolly Pointner, Director of Religious Formation, at 630-353.4550 or dpointner@sjalisle.org for more information.

  • Reception of a sacrament requires adequate knowledge and preparation. Eighth Grade Confirmation preparation must be immediately preceded by three consecutive years of regular attendance in religious instruction. Preparation for students to receive Confirmation is a two-year program through the school or Religious Formation program. Please contact Dolly Pointner, Director of Religious Formation, at 630-353-4550 or dpointner@sjalisle.org for more information. If you are an adult wishing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation, please contact Michael Lewandowski at 630-353-4531 for more information.

  • Couples are asked to call the Parish Office before setting a date for the wedding or making other commitments. Registration and participation in the parish, by at least one party, for three months is required before a wedding date will be given. The diocese requires a minimum preparation time of six months between the first conference and the wedding.

  • Call the Parish Office at any time to let us know if anyone in your family is ill so that the priests might visit them to confer the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. In addition, Anointing of the Sick is also celebrated as a community within a weekend Mass once per year.