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.
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.
Second Sunday in Lent
Second Sunday of Lent is known as Transfiguration Sunday. Apostles Peter, James and John, had a close encounter with the “Divine Person” of Jesus when He transfigured before them upon the mountain. The transfiguration experience was intended to strengthen the weak faith of the Apostles, who had doubts about Jesus’ impending Passion and Death. Peter at first didn’t want Jesus to die on the Cross. By revealing His Divine Nature before them, Jesus was showing them a glimpse of what is to come. But first they had to go down the mountain with Jesus in order to climb Mount Calvary. By doing so, Jesus showed them that there is no Crown without the Cross, there is no Glory without Suffering.
Faith is the key in accepting cr osses or suffer ing in our lives. There are moments when our faith is challenged, like that of Peter and his companions as they discerned whether to go on with Jesus to Mount Calvary, or to give up on Him. You may know of someone undergoing personal and family crisis, such as terminal illness, breakdown of relationship between husband and wife, between parent and child, between friends. Knowing our faith is one thing, but living it daily in our lives is the real test. Abraham, our father in faith, is a good example of one whose crisis of faith was resolved by putting his trust in God, as he prepared to sacrifice his only son, Isaac. His trust in God’s promises was rewarded at the end.
Hey, ALL middle schoolers!
Catholic Fest is coming to SJN on
Saturday, March 7th, 9:30am – 5:30pm. Bring a friend and join us as we gather hundreds of middle schoolers from across the archdiocese for a day of fun, fellowship, and praise of our awesome God. There will be games, an obstacle course, prizes, parish activities, and keynote talks with Sarah Kroger and Dom Quaglia.
The scriptures at the very beginning of the Season of Lent remind us of the importance of repentance. The first words of Jesus, as he began his public ministry, were "This is the time of fulfillment, the Kingdom of God is at hand. It would do us well this Lent to consider the meaning of repentance. Repentance involves what I call the "5 Cs" - Conversion, Confession, Contrition, Conciliation and Celebration. Select (here) for a copy of the homily given on Ash Wednesday by Deacon Greg on the "5 Cs of Repentance".
Are you or someone you know in need of spiritual or physical healing?
New York Times best-selling author, Immaculee Ilibagiza, invites you to join her and Rwandan priest, Fr. Ubald, for a special weekend retreat. Both survived the Rwandan genocide, both lost their families, and both found peace through forgiveness. The retreat includes a healing Mass with Fr. Ubald who has been graced with a beautiful gift of healing.
St. Valentine's Day Dinner Dance
Saturday, February 14, 2015 in Reynolds Hall from 9:00pm - 2:00am. Music- DJ...as well as Cash Bar. Buy your tickets at the Parish Office! Tickets are $20.00 per person. Attire: Semi-Formal; Adults 18+,
No Children. Nursery not available...Sorry!
If you did not pick up a copy of the bulletin at mass (and please do!) then you can always get an electronic copy here on our website. You can view on-line or download the current and past bulletins in PDF format.
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