Statement of Purpose

Adult Faith Formation Committee To provide opportunities for the whole faith community to grow in relationship with God toward a mature faith, to recognize and respond to our baptismal call to live out our faith as disciples of Christ by giving back and building up the Kingdom of God.

The following are opportunities offered at our parish to enrich our faith. Please check the parish bulletin and adult faith formation bulletin board for more information.

Adult Confirmation

The Adult Confirmation process is designed specifically for practicing Catholics who have not received the sacrament of Confirmation.  Any adult over age 18 interested in attending this class and receiving the sacrament of Confirmation can register by calling the Parish Office at 925-830-0600.

Bible Study, Men’s Saturday Morning

The Saturday Men’s Bible Group meets for one hour every Saturday morning to read, discuss and pray the bible, fellowship and partake in action projects.  The group follows “God’s Word Today” which leads us through alternating months on Books of the Old Testament, Books of the New Testament, and spiritual subjects. The group is also committed to action supporting ministries in which the members are involved within the parish and in outreach to the greater community with activities, such as, adopting needy families. All men of the parish are welcome.

Contact: Jim Noe  Email:  Phone: 925 743-0893

Bible Study, Women’s Wednesday Morning

Each semester the Women’s Bible Study chooses to follow either the current Parish Bible Study or a new series which involves a section of scripture and a study guide with questions.  Sessions are about 90 minutes on Wednesday mornings from 9:45-11:45 AM.

Contact: Mary Lou Rogers  Email: Phone: 925 735-0743

B.R.E.A.D.  (Book Readers Engaging and Discussing)

The St. Joan of Arc Book Club meets monthly to discuss books that have Catholic themes.  We read both fiction and non-fiction.  The book group is a way to meet others in the community, learn a little about our Catholic faith, and stretch our mind. We usually meet on the third Thursday of the month at 9:45 a.m. during the school year.  Look for upcoming boos and meeting dates in the bulletin.  People are welcome to join at any time.

Contact: Missy Davey Email:  Phone: 925 837-8106

Small Christian Communities

Small Faith Communities are groups of 8 – 15 parishioners who gather regularly in one another’s homes. In this era of “mega-parishes” it can be difficult to feel as though one is really part of a faith community. small Christian Communities exist for mutual support, for on-going learning and formation in faith, for reflection on Scripture and Church teaching, for encouragement and accountability of action inspired by the gospel, and for prayer and worship. Anyone who is interested in connection faith and life is most welcome to participate. To see what is currently going on, click here.

Women’s Retreat/Women of St. Joan

The group organizes two annual parish-wide events for women: a full-day retreat in the spring and a half-day retreat that coincides with the Saturday Mass honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary in May.  These events are designed to enrich the spiritual lives of women through presentations, discussions, music and prayer while building community at St. Joan of Arc.  Volunteer opportunities range from chairing a committee, speaking or singing at events, tracking reservations, baking items to be offered for snacks or meals, or being a worker bee for a variety of jobs.
Contact:  Rosemarie McKenney  Email:  Phone: 925 830-0600

Young Adult Ministry

All young adults, ages 21 to ~35, single and married, are invited to join the Tri-Valley Young Adult Ministry (TVYAM). TVYAM is a group of adults from the Tri-Valley and surrounding areas, who meet to grow in our faith, develop lasting friendships, encourage good citizenship, and create a culture of life. More information on TVYAM and monthly events can be found on the TVYAM website. Parish Contact: Rachel Forbes