Saint Joan of Arc Catholic Church

Address12735 W. 58th Ave., Arvada, 80004
QuadArvada, 1965 (1980)
SectionS9, T3S, R69W
SourceChurch Files; Noel, "Colorado Catholicism," pp. 278-279.
Initialdate1992-06-23 00:00:00-06
Latestdate1994-08-12 00:00:00-06
HistoryThe second Parish of Arvada was created August 22, 1967 by Archbishop Casey. Father James W. Rasby, a pastor at Saint Anne's, was appointed pastor of the new church and named the church Saint Joan for the French martyr. Before the church was built, initial meetings were held in Arvada Square Shopping Center. Charter members met for mass in the the gym of Arvada West High School. The first mass in the 900-seat new church was held on Thanksgiving, 1968. Father Rasby, named rector of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Denver on March 26, 1969, was replaced at Saint Joan of Arc by Robert I. Durrie who replaced the rectory at 58th and Independence Street with a new one next to the church. Father Durrie was transferred in 1982 and was followed by Michael A. Walsh, who dedicated Orleans Community Center to the parish in 1988.