Parish History

A CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY OF SAINT JOAN OF ARC PARISH

August 19, 1988– Father Michael T. O’Brien is assigned to the new unnamed Hernando County Parish in southeastern Spring Hill.

November, 1988– Bishop Larkin names the new parish St. Joan of Arc.

November 26, 1988– St. Joan of Arc parish holds its first Mass at the Knights of Columbus Hall #6383.

May, 1989– Ground breaking ceremony for St. Joan of Arc Church Building.

November, 1989– Construction begins. May 29, 1990- Dedication and Blessing of the New Church Building and Beginning of Liturgy in the New Sanctuary.

October 26, 1992– Father Anthony D’Angelo is appointed new Pastor of St. Joan of Arc.

October 1, 1996– The launch of the New Beginnings Building Program.

January 19, 1998– Fr. Marciano G. Martin appointed new Pastor of St. Joan of Arc.

August 13, 1998-Father Marciano Martin officially installed as Pastor by Bishop Robert Lynch.

November 26, 1998– Tenth Anniversary of Parish.

March, 1999– Construction begins on Parish Hall.

August 27, 2000– Parish Family Hall Dedication and Opening Ceremony-

July 1, 2001– Father Raymond F. O’ Neill appointed new Pastor of St. Joan of Arc.

January 18, 2002-Parish family is saddened by the Passing of Father Marciano.

June 16, 2002– St. Joan of Arc Parish Family Hall is redesignated in Honor of Father Marciano G. Martin, “a friend of all”.

September 22, 2002– Father Raymond O’Neill is officially installed as Pastor of St. Joan of Arc by Bishop Robert Lynch.

October, 2003– our new stained glass windows are installed as a result of the “Parish Enhancement Society” which was started earlier in the year.

November 22, 2003– the Parish celebrates its 15 year anniversary with a party in the Parish Family Hall.

December 22, 2003– new Stations of the Cross are installed in the Church, further evidence of the wonderful support to the Parish Enhancement Society.

 July 15, 2014– Fr. Patrick Rebel was installed as the newest Pastor of St. Joan of Arc Parish.