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.
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
“I love humanity, its people I hate,” says Charlie Brown, the famous character of the comic-strip Peanuts. It is flesh and blood people we are asked to love, like you, me and every one else. Jesus answers the question of the Pharisee in the Gospel by saying that the greatest Commandment is “to Love the Lord your God with all your heart… and to Love your neighbor as yourself.” These two are inseparable and they contain all the other Commandments. We cannot love God without loving our neighbor. St. John teaches, “If any one says, I love God, but hates his brother/sister, he is a liar.”(1 Jn.4:20)
I witnessed the love of God and neighbor in real action when I visited the Missionaries of the Poor (MOP brothers) last February with a group of our SJN parishioners. Fr. Richard Ho Lung and his missionary brothers and sisters are totally engaged in caring for the poor, the sick and the physically and mentally challenged people. Their selfless service reminded me of the words of St. Francis of Assisi to his brothers, “Go out and preach the Gospel, use words if necessary.”
St. Vincent de Paul Society Annual Food Sunday Weekend
Saturday, Nov. 22nd and Sunday, Nov. 23rd.
The food can be dropped off in the lower lever of the church on Saturday, November 22nd from 9:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday, November 23rd before all Masses & in the boxes located around the Church.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society will provide turkeys, rolls and fresh produce. With your help, the St. John Neumann community will provide Thanksgiving Dinner for 100 families in the Lilburn area this year.
Our SJN Health Ministry provides informational and educational forum's on health related issues. Starting in October, 2014 you'll have an opportunity to gain insight within the "Diabetes Management Program" 2014, starting Oct. 22nd. Also, a Nutritional Program for Cancer Patients "Cooking For A Life Time" is scheduled for Oct. 29th, 2014
Please take a moment to check out the latest opportunities being made available that you or someone you know may find of value, and they're free! Select here for additional information as well as keeping up with all opportunities being presented by this devoted and caring ministry.
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!
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.
Mark your calendar for the next,
SJN Table of Fellowship Pot Luck Supper:
“We’re Goin’ Whole Hog!”... complete with a pig roast and the band “Shades of Gray” in Thanksgiving for a great “harvest” of support!
Saturday, November 15, 2014, 6:00 pm in Reynolds Hall and on the plaza, weather permitting! See next week’s bulletin for what to bring!