13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
“God did not create death. By the envy of the devil, death entered the world.” (Wis.1:13-15) This is how the Book of Wisdom in this Sunday’s 1st Reading summarizes the entry of sickness and death into the world. Death means, not only physical death but also spiritual death, which consists in alienation or separation from God through sin. Physical death is therefore, only a consequence of spiritual death and one of its signs. Through the healing of the woman with hemorrhage for 12 years and the raising of the 12 year old girl from death, Jesus shows that he does not only have power over physical illness and death but also over spiritual death. Jesus came to this world to promote the life of all creatures and to restore us to our wholeness and to lead us to eternal life.
2015 Fortnight for Freedom: Freedom to Bear Witness. June 21-July 4
Join us in kicking off two weeks of prayer for the preservation of religious freedom throughout the United States. On Sunday, June 21st, immediately after the 9am Mass, we will say the Patriotic Rosary together in the Sanctuary. Then join us each day after the 9am Mass to pray for the protection of our freedom to practice our faith.
Exciting News! Please take a moment to view this video highlighting the Corpus carving that will be a part of our new Marian Chapel.
A message for the men of our parish. Great news about an upcoming group that is just for you. Please watch this video to see for yourself!
We, the members of St. John Neumann Parish, are a welcoming community of diverse Christians who are called to:
Proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ in word and deed,
Seek a continual renewal of mind and heart as disciples of the Lord Jesus,
Proactively address the needs of our Parish and extra-Parish communities, particularly through the Corporal Works of Mercy,
Share our time, talents, and treasure, as good stewards of the gifts given, and
Celebrate our faith through liturgical prayer and the sacraments of our Roman Catholic Church.
Quo Vadis: Where are you going? is a retreat for High School Men sponsored by the Vocations Office that will be held July 22nd – 24th, 2015 at Camp Gideon in Acworth, GA. The retreat is open to rising 10th grade through graduating senior guys. For more information visit our website www.calledbychrist.com/quovadis Or contact the Office of Vocations at 404-920-7460 or vocationsatl.com.