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.
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Stewardship is another word for Discipleship. Atending the International Catholic Stewardship Conference (ICSC) last week along with two of our Stewardship representatives, Mary Lou Schwaner and John Dockstader, was an enriching experience. There was so much information for us to absorb in three days! Stewardship is not about money alone, it involves our whole life. It is a way of life that we freely accept in response to our baptismal call as Catholic Christians.
In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus summarizes in one sentence the true meaning of Stewardship: “Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and give to God what belongs to God” (Mt.22:21). Jesus did not specify the things that belonged to Caesar since Caesar did not possess anything independently of God. Neither did Jesus specify what belonged to God since God possesses everything. Can we claim anything as our own independently of God? Truly speaking, we can’t. Who we are and what we have, all these are gifts from God to be shared.
The mission of the SJN Health Ministry is to provide informational and educational
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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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