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61 Canal Road
Orleans, MA 02653


Week of May 24 Homily      "God's Majesty"                   Listen to other Homilies at Homilies

                       Music by Art


A message from Pope Francis at Rome, Saint John Lateran, 25 April 2020
Feast of Saint Mark the Evangelist

Dear Brothers and Sisters, The month of May is approaching, a time when the People of God express with particular intensity their love and devotion for the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is traditional in this month to pray the Rosary at home within the family. ... to read more


The Bishop's church re-opening letter:

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As I am sure you know by now, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker today issued directives for the first phase of reopening in the state of some industries and activities, including the opening houses of worship. After meeting with the Presbyteral (or Priests') Council this morning and discussing this important matter, I want to communicate our plans as we work on guidelines to prepare our parishes for reopening. ... (see full letter)




In order to open Churches for the celebration of Masses, pastors should follow all Massachusetts guidelines for safety and social distancing and be mindful of our own Catholic traditions for reverent celebration of the Mass and Sacraments. These guidelines will remain in force until further notice or changes by the Governor allow for or require revision. It is important to remember that these directives and guidelines are not intended to be permanent adjustments to normal practice but temporary responses to the epidemic. Reopening will not mean an immediate return to our practices prior to suspension of public Masses. Everyone’s patience, understanding and cooperation will be needed and is appreciated. .... continue to the Letter



From the Bishop

I invite you to submit any special prayer intention you may have.  I will personally read each special intention and bring it before the Lord each and every day,

+Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V.



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61 Canal Road, Orleans, MA 02653
Tel 508-255-0170
Fax 508-240-6741
Mass Schedule Line 508-240-7818
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am to 12:30pm
E-MAIL: joanarc@c4.net
WEBSITE: www.joanarc.org

Rev. William M. Rodrigues, Pastor
Deacon Norman F. McEnaney, Assistant
Deacon John P. Twerago, Assistant
Judy Burt-Walker, Director of Faith Formation
Art McManus, Director of Music
Rita Harper, Administrative Assistant
Alec Stansell, Facilities Manager

8:00 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday


September - June 8:00 and 10:00am
July - Labor Day 8:00, 9:30, 11:00am

5:00pm Vigil
8:00am and 12:00 noon

Saturday 4:00 - 4:45pm
or by appointment

BAPTISMS by Appointment
See Baptism Guidelines at forms\baptismalguidelines.pdf

MARRIAGE Arrangements 8 to 12 months in advance
please read our guideline at
 forms\Wedding Guidelines '18.pdf

ANOINTING OF THE SICK First Friday after 8:00am Mass

NOVENA Wednesday 7:45am

REFLECTION & STILLNESS Wednesday 8:45am Chapel

Tel 508-255-1257
FAX 508-255-7442
HOURS: Monday - Friday 9:30am - 12:30pm
E-MAIL - religed@c4.net

Open Monday - Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm

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The 10 Commandments of Serenity

Welcome to St. Joan of Arc, a Roman Catholic Church and member of the Diocese of Fall River.  We are located 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 charism 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 always welcome.  Please introduce yourselves to the priest or deacon after Mass or contact the parish office to register.  We urge you to become active members of our Parish Family.








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