Today, St. Joan of Arc Parish is merged to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel – HamdenToday we are merged with Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church (where we both grew up). Though it was an ever present possibility this day would come, never believed it would be so soon or at all. It could have closed so we are blessed St. Joan of Arc will be used as a worship center and the new pastor has a very positive vision for the future.
All one needs to do is drive up the driveway, feel the peace and beauty in it’s surroundings and you know it is a very special place. Upon entering the unique structure, those feelings continue. For many people it has been a labor of love from the first day and I now know why. Somehow this parish came together to create an environment, a welcoming place rarely found. I will always treasure my six short months at St. Joan of Arc. It was a gift of healing and caring I will never forget.
But, this morning I simply want to go to work and for now it is not possible. I will miss seeing the horses every day and will miss seeing the people and being a part of this very special community.
WE WILL SEE WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS. THERE IS HOPE…