The Spiritual Life of St. Joan of Arc Catholic School

Combining prayer and service, the students and staff celebrate our common values and faith.

7 Habits for Highly Effective Teens by Patrick Johnson

Beatitudes for Parents

“Blessed are those parents who make peace with spilled milk and mud, for of such is the kingdom of childhood.

Blessed are those parents who refuse  to compare their children with others, for precious unto each is the rhythm of this or her own growth.

Blessed are those parents who learn to laugh, for it is the music of the child’s world.

Blessed are those parents who understand the goodness of time, for they make it not a sword that kills growth but a shield to guide their children.

Blessed are those parents who can say “no” without anger, for comforting to the child is the security of a firm decision.

Blessed are those parents who treat their children consistently, for this makes children secure.

Blessed are those parents who accept awkwardness of their growing children, letting each child grow at his or her own speed.

Blessed are those parents who are teachable, for knowledge brings understanding, and understanding brings love.

Blessed are those parents who love their children in the midst of a hostile world, for love is the greatest of all gifts.”    (Author unknown)