St Joan of Arc Society

What: Young women’s group (from age 18)

When: 3rd Friday of the Month, 7:30pm.

Where: Presbytery.

The St Joan of Arc Society is a group for Catholic young women (from age18).

They meet on the third Friday of the month straight after 7pm Mass.

The group began in December last year and has around twenty members. You don’t have to be a parishioner of St Gerard’s to join. Anyone looking to deepen her faith and broaden her circle of friends is welcome.

The group is perfect for anyone who wants to meet other likeminded Catholics, be informed and be encouraged to live out her faith more deeply.

The night is led by one of the priests, who opens the night with a talking point. These could be on a matter of faith, an insight into prayer, or a reflection on Church History. They are always timely and responsive to current events. After, there is discussion over a spread of cheese, goodies and wine – except during lent!

The namesake of St Joan of Arc was chosen not only because of her warrior like dedication to God, but for her practical and humble approach to living in truth. It was she who coined the phrase “God helps those who help themselves”.

The society is not a closed group. If this sounds like something you would like, or need, to develop your spiritual life, we would love to see you there.

For more information contact (03) 9792 4422 or simply turn up to the next meeting.

Work, and God will work also.” ~ St Joan of Arc.

“The contrast between Joan and her century is the contrast between day and night. She was truthful when lying was the common speech of men; she was a rock of convictions in a time when men believed in nothing and scoffed at all things—she was all these things in an age when crime was the common business of lords and princes, and when the highest personages in Christendom were able to astonish even that infamous era and make it stand aghast at the spectacle of their atrocious lives black with unimaginable treacheries, butcheries, and bestialities.” ~ Mark Twain