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61 Canal Road
Orleans, MA 02653

Welcome to St. Joan of Arc, a Roman Catholic church and member of the Diocese of Fall River.  We are situated in Orleans, Massachusetts.  Orleans is a resort community on the outer Cape in southeastern Massachusetts, at the elbow of Cape Cod.  The church consists of 1100 families of many nationalities and all ages.

We are a faith-filled community and this is a joy!  The wonderful spirit of generosity and hospitality of our parish is a constant beacon of welcome for all who seek the warm embrace of solace and friendship.  This is a special charisma which continually strengthens and inspires us.

Both the upper church and the church hall are handicap accessible.

Please take time to peruse our web site.  Your comments and suggestions are appreciated.

New Parishioners are welcome.  Please introduce yourselves to the priest after Mass or call the office to register.  We urge you to become active members of our Parish Family.





Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14.  Following are opportunities you might consider for your Lenten practice.

Each Wednesday of Lent at 8:45 a.m. in the Chapel,
The Cross as Teacher: Reflections on Forgiveness, Surrender, and Compassion, followed by a time of stillness with Judy Burt Walker.

Friday, March 16, at 5:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross & Lenten Soup Supper


Holy Week Schedule

 Thursday, March  29


Holy Thursday Mass of the Lordís Supper 7:00 P.M. All Eucharistic Ministers are invited to process into the church as a group at the opening of the 7 p.m. Mass of the Lordís Supper this Thursday, March 29. Please gather in the Parish Center no later than 6:40 that evening.


Friday, March 30

Good Friday Services                          3:00 P.M.

Saturday, March 31

Easter Vigil                                          7:00 P.M.

NO CONFESSIONS on Holy Saturday.

April 1

Easter Sunday                      8:00 A.M. & 9:30 A.M.




Bishop daCunha's 2018 Lenten Message



Saturday Vigil 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Masses
8:00 & 10:00 a.m. [Sept. (after Labor Day) through June]
8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. (July through Labor Day)
Holy Days 5:00 pm Vigil, 8:00 and Noon on the Holy Day
Sat.   4:00 - 4:45 P.M. or by appointment
Daily Mass 8:00 a.m. Monday thru Friday

Wednesdays before Mass at 7:45 a.m.

Baptism By Appointment.  See Baptism Guidelines at forms\baptismalguidelines.pdf
Weddings By Appointment 9 to 12 months in advance ... please read our guideline at forms\weddingguidewebsite.pdf


A new feature

Listen to recorded homilies.  Go to http://joanarc.org/Homilies.htm



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This page was last updated on March 11, 2018