I'm New


Visiting a new church can be intimidating

We understand the many thoughts that can come from visiting a new church, so we want you to feel completely comfortable when you visit. Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us or talk with an usher when you visit.

When are services? In the meantime there are:

Saturday Vigil: 4:00 p.m.
Sunday:  8:00 a.m. | 11:00 a.m. |Spanish 9:30 a.m.

Monday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m.

When is confession available?

Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

What should I wear?

Please wear appropriate attire to celebrate the Eucharist.  Shorts are not appropriate for men or women.  All should be modestly dressed.

How do I get to St. Joan of Arc?

13485 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34609

Where should I park?

We have a newly paved parking lot in front of the church, off Little Farms Rd.  You may also park behind the church coming in from Coronado.  Please do not park on the grass.  There are many handicapped spaces for parking both in front and in the rear of the church.

Where do my children go?

Beginning in September, for children from Kindergarten up to fifth grade, we celebrate Children's Liturgy of the Word during the 11:00 am Mass and the 1:00 pm Spanish Mass.  We believe children should always take part in the celebration of the Liturgy so we invite you to bring them into the Mass.  We have no cry room.

I’m not Catholic ... so, how do I know when to sit, stand and kneel?

You are most welcome to attend our celebration.  You can read from our hymnals as when to stand, sit, kneel and even what to respond.  Mostly the physical movements you will simply follow those beside or behind you.  You, as a non-Catholic, are not required to follow any movements but respectfully sit during our celebration.

I’m not Catholic ... is it okay for me to participate in communion?

As a non-Catholic we ask that you join the communion line with others in your pew.  However, you may not receive the Body or Blood of our Lord.  As you approach the priest or deacon given out the Holy Body of Christ, simply cross your arms across your chest and bow your head.  This will indicate to the celebrant that you will not be receiving communion.  The priest or deacon will then give you a blessing.  Your response is "Amen". You then follow the other parishioners back to your seat, bypassing the Lay ministers offering the Precious Blood. 

Am I expected to put money in the offering?

If you are visiting with us, we don't expect you to put money in the offering, and you are welcome to just let it pass you by. If you consider St. Joan of Arc your church home, we'd love for you to prayerfully consider giving to St. Joan of Arc on a weekly basis.

You can give by check or cash during the service, or you can sign up for online giving here. 

I have a hearing problem. Is there any special assistance?

We have no technological assistance to help those with hearing problems.  We have an excellent sound system and we do invite you to sit closer to the front.