The New St. Joan of Arc Church
We are excited to announce our plans to build a new church in Post Falls, ID. The new St. Joan of Arc will allow us serve the needs of our growing parish, which is already outgrowing our current location.
Through the generosity of our parishoners and other donors, we have already purchased the property and drawn up architectural blueprints for the new facility, which will include:
- a church building, capable of seating 500
- a parish hall
- a baptistry
- a 90-foot-high bell tower
- a perpetual adoration chapel
- a separate wing with space for classrooms and offices
You can view the architectural renderings below, or click here for the official building project brochure.
Community and Faith
A church is more than a building: It is the very heart of a parish and the abode of the Lord Himself. As such, it is fitting that it meet the needs both of those who worship in it and of the One being worshiped.
St. Joan of Arc has been at its current location since its establishment in 2007, and from that time it has continued to grow at a steady rate as more and more people discover the Catholic Faith and the beauty of the traditional rite. Recently, we have required the addition of a third priest and a fourth Sunday Mass to accommodate those changes to the size and makeup of our parish, and have begun to introduce many other resources for spiritual education and development as well. And, as any passerby can judge from the overflow of cars that line the streets for blocks every Sunday, we are quickly outgrowing the size of our present facility.
A new church would allow us to address many of the welcome challenges that come with a larger parish, even beyond the more obvious issue of space itself. A new and larger facility would meet the needs of our parish on many other levels: by allotting space for meetings through which we can instruct others in the foundations of the Faith; through the inclusion of classrooms in which to educate our children; and through the addition of a parish hall, which can serve as a gathering place and a venue for more parish-centered events. Moreover, an appropriate space for worship would enable us to celebrate the solemn sacrifice of the Mass according to the traditional rite in a more fitting and complete way, giving due reverence to the Almighty who has beneficently overseen our flourishing in this community.
Capital Campaign Goals
Since launching our capital campaign, we have made tremendous progress and now have enough funds for the initial phase of construction, which consists of preparing the building site and parking lot area. While money a primary factor, it is also through the generous support of your time, energy, and prayers that have the possibility of achieving our goal of $9.96 million.
If you are able and would like to play a more direct role in helping us meet the financial requirements of the project, we encourage you to consider making a monetary donation. You can be assured of the enormous impact your gift will have on our community and the part you will play in the propagation of the faith, as well as the preservation of the beautiful liturgy in the form in which it is celebrated at St. Joan.
May God reward you for your generosity!
Site Prep and Parking Lot