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Coronavirus update

Created 3/13/2020

Updated 4/4/2020/2020

4/4/2020 - UPDATE 

At St. Joan of Arc we continue to reach out to our parishioners in every way possible that continues to ensure the safety of all.  The main connection tool we use is Flocknotes.  If you are not currently signed up to receive Flocknotes, please sign up here.  Search by zip code and choose SJA General Interest.  You can view this weekend's Palm Sunday Mass on Youtube.  

3/30/2020 - UPDATE

Maryland governor issues stay-home order amid coronavirus pandemic.  St. Joan of Arc Church, Parish Office and Good Samaritan Outreach will be closed until further notice.   Read the Archdiocese of Baltimore Press Release.

3/23/2020 - UPDATE

Based on the order put in place today by Governor Hogan and communications from the Archdiocese of Baltimore, effective immediately the office is closed until further notice.  

Additionally,  Join us for a Parish Telecon Prayer Service!!!!

If you'd like to participate....join us each week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, call the following number at  9:55 am:  712-432-3900 and when prompted enter the Conf ID:  109563#.  Then put your phone on speaker (mute if possible) and you should be able to participate hands free.   Our SJA Prayer Service will consist of:
-- Reading and short reflection of the daily Gospel
-- Prayers for the Faithful 
-- Prayer of Spiritual Communion and Prayer for Protection in time of a Pandemic
Prayer service will last 20 minutes.  If you have any specific prayer intentions or questions please email Deacon Ray at: rvanpelt@stjoanarc.org.  

3/21/2020 - UPDATE - Fourth Sunday of Lent w/ Fr. Willie at St. Joan of Arc 

Church will be open Sunday thru Thursday mornings for Adoration and private prayer between 8:30 - 10:30AM. Please be conscious of the number of people in the church.  To stay within the CDC guidelines, we can welcome no more than ten people at a time.  We ask that if you enter the worship space and count that there are already ten in attendance, please wait outside until space is available.  

Additionally, the parish office will be open from 9:00AM til 11:00AM from Monday thru Thursday.  Limited office staff will be available to schedule Mass intentions, request Mass cards, accept offertory contributions, etc...  If you have business with a specific person, please call first to arrange for a time to meet.  Leave general messages at 410-272-4535 ext 110 and your call will be forwarded to the appropriate person. 

On Saturday, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available from 4:15 - 5:00PM.  Again, please be aware of the number of people in the worship space and respond accordingly.  Signs will be in place to assist with direction.  

3/16/20 - UPDATE

Our parish office will be open per normal hours, however we ask that you consider calling prior to visiting and use discretion based upon your health.  Our Good Samaritan Ministry will be open on Wednesday and Saturday from 9:30 - 11:00.  Please join Archbishop Lori and the faithful in a Novena Prayer against the Coronavirus.    View prayer at:

Novena Prayer against Coronavirus.


3/14/20 - UPDATE- For Immediate Release Saturday, March 14, 2020

After receiving an update from State officials late today on the current impact of the COVID-19 virus and acting on the advice of medical professionals, Archbishop William E Lori has determined that to safeguard the well-being the faithful of the Archdiocese of Baltimore and to prevent further community spread of the virus, all public Masses are canceled until further notice.
Archbishop Lori will celebrate a private Mass at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen at 11 a.m. Sunday. A livestream of the Mass, along with other spiritual resources, will be available through www.archbalt.org.
The faithful are encouraged to remain connected to their parishes and invited to participate in the Mass via broadcast and livestream.
“My highest priority is the safety and welfare of the people of God of this Archdiocese,” Archbishop Lori said. “I take this step with great sadness, but also with wholehearted determination that we continue to provide for the spiritual well-being of the faithful at a time when their faith is most needed.”

3/13/2020-UPDATE: 

In light of Governor Hogan’s Executive Order and guidance from Archbishop Lori on measures to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus in Maryland, St. Joan of Arc School will be closed for the next two weeks, March 16-27, 2020.  All school-sponsored activities are cancelled. 

During this time, all St. Joan of Arc parish events, activities and meetings (except for daily and weekend Masses) are cancelled.

Subject to change based on recommendations of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the parish office and the Good Samaritan Ministry will remain open per their normal operating schedule.        

Parishioners are reminded that if they are ill, or suspect they are ill with a contagious illness, or are concerned that they may become ill by attending Mass, they are not bound by the Sunday Mass obligation. They should remain at home and return to church when they are well.  Also, if you are coming to the parish office, we ask that you use discretion based upon your health.

We ask all of our parishioners to keep our Nation, our medical and health professionals, and people confronting or suffering from this illness in your prayers. 

We will continue to provide updates to our parishioners via our website, flock notes, Facebook and Sunday announcements. 

3/13/2020-3:00PM-UPDATE-We have cancelled our Fish Fry and Stations of the Cross tonight due to mitigation of the coronavirus.  Please continue to check our website for updates.

3/13/2020-11:00AM-Some changes have been made to events at St. Joan of Arc this weekend. CLOW on Sunday morning and the Parish Mission for Sunday thru Tuesday have been cancelled.  Saturday and Sunday Masses will go on as scheduled. Parishioners should be reminded that if they are ill, or suspect they are ill with a contagious illness, or are concerned that they may become ill by attending Mass, they are not bound by the Sunday Mass obligation. They should remain at home and return to church when they are well.