March 30th & 31st at 7:00pm in the Church.
Father Abraham Velluvelil, Superior General of the Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales, will give a Lenten Retreat for our parish on Monday, March 30 and March 31, called “The Family Fully Alive in Christ”. It will begin at 7:00 pm in the Church each night. I hope you will join us as we enter into Holy Week and the Passion of our Lord.
Holy Thursday, April 2nd
7pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Good Friday, April 3rd
12:00 pm-3:00 pm: Tre Ore
(“Three Hours of Agony”)
7:00 pm The Passion of the Lord
Holy Saturday, April 4th
8:30 pm Vigil of Easter
Easter Sunday, April 5th
7 am; 9 am; 11 am; 1 pm in Spanish *(No 5 pm Mass on Easter Sunday)
5th Sunday Lent - Year B
The promise of the New Covenant in Jeremiah (Jer. 31:31-34) is similar to the Covenant God made with Noah which we read on the 1st Sunday of Lent. Both Covenants occurred after the people sinned. These Lenten readings assure us that God’s commitment is not dependent on human faithfulness. God forgets sin and offers us a chance to begin again.
Jesus, in today’s Gospel, provides the reason to remain faithful to God’s Covenant: eternal life. He promises that those who are willing to risk their lives will not go unrewarded. Jesus understands how difficult faithfulness is because he himself struggled to accept the cross. It is not easy to undergo pain and sacrifice in our lives but Jesus has shown us the way.
This Lent we are called to die to our own selfishness and other sins in order to bear good fruits in our Life of Faith. Have you broken your promises lately? Are you willing to die to your “egoism” in order to renew your commitment to your spouse, your parents, your children and/or your friends?
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.
Time for Pastoral Council Elections!
The Pastoral Council at SJN is a vital communication system for our Pastor. These men and women take responsibility for monthly communications with the various Ministry Coordinators sharing each Ministry’s news and needs with the Pastor, communicating to each Coordinator news and advice from the Pastor and offering counsel where needed. Each year four members of the Pastoral Council rotate out, and four new members are chosen through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Please prayerfully consider submitting your application for membership on this important advisory council. Applications can be found in the Ministries Room off of the Narthex and online at www.sjnlilburn.com by selecting here. All applications are due by April 30th.
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.
Click here to go to our weekly bulletin.