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.
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
The scribes and Pharisees of Jesus’ time were learned people, but they looked down upon the gentiles and did not help the poor and the needy. So Jesus called them proud, greedy, self-righteous and hypocrites. These are the people whom the first son represents in the parable of the two sons in today’s Gospel. (Mtt.21:28-32) They always say “Yes” to please others and to get praises. But, their actions are very much different from their words.
However, we can also see many real people in the Gospels who said “No” to God first and later repented and said “Yes”. We read about Mary the sinful woman caught in adultery, and Mary Magdalene, who after turning away from their sins, eventually became Jesus’ women disciples. We know the story of Zacchaeus and Matthew the hated tax-collectors who upon responding to Jesus’ invitation, converted and became the disciples of Jesus.
Marian Capital Campaign has officially been launched.
Christian discipleschip is not easy, God never promised it would be. But, what He did promise is that if we put Him first in all things, He will provide all that we need. Through our daily decisions we have the opportunity to generously share our gifts and help those who may not be in a position to help themselves.
Everyone may use credit cards or automatic withdraws by going to our e-Giving page, by clicking here. There, you may make a pledge/sponsorship and pay your down payment or signup and pay for your commemorative brick paver. For additional information and copies of the Marian Chapel Campaign booklet and forms, select from the following options:
The Presentation of Mary and the Pietá stain glass windows, the monstrance and tabor, and the narthex floor tile design have generously been sponsored.
Save the date for Fr. Sunny's Birthday Mass & Celebration on
October 4, 2014! SJN is celebrating Father Sunny's birthday and you are all cordially invited! The celebration will begin with the Vigil Mass at 5pm on Saturday, October 4th. Potluck Dinner will follow immediately after the Holy Mass in Reynolds Hall; please bring a dish to share.
The following is a list of food selections suggested by the first letter of your last name; kindly share a 2-liter soft drink or water with your dish.
- A - E Meat/Casserole
- F - J Seafood/Casserole
- K - N Pasta/Rice
- O - S Fruits/Vegetables/Salads
- T - Z Desserts
For 5 PM vigil and 11 AM mass goers: consider using this song as a prayer in your house and throughout the week as you contemplate how you will Know Your Faith. This song will be sung a the Eucharist throughout September and October.
To listen to "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" select here
The July Pastoral Council minutes are posted on the Pastoral Council Ministry page. Find these and all past editions under Ministries : Pastoral Council or click here.
Highlights from these minutes include:
- Introduction of Buihe Okenu, Jeff Newman, Ann Basile and Mary Lou Schwaner as the new Council members for the 2014-2015 term.
- Fr. Sunny shared much-welcomed news that Fr. Tom Zahuta will be a Priest-in-residence starting August 1.
- Mass schedule announced for Christmas Eve 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm Masses will remain but the final Mass of the evening will be at 10pm instead of midnight. Only one Mass will be held on Christmas Day at 10am.
Thanks to Matt Champagne for writing the minutes!
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