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.
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
The Romans have a saying, “The one who goes into a conclave as Pope comes out again as Cardinal.” Just as the media usually get it wrong concerning a future Pope, in Jesus’ day many people also got it wrong about Jesus. “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say he is John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” (Matt 16:13-14) Jesus asked again, “Who do you say that I am?” It was Peter who got it right, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” (Matt 16:16) Then Jesus, to use our terminology, proclaimed Peter the first Pope. Just as those who are elected Popes are almost always a surprise, Jesus’ choice of Peter was also a surprise.
Be a part of the "Shalom Festival 2014 - Atlanta, GA September 6th, from 8:30an - 5:00pm. Registration Fee: $20 (Includes Lunch).
Join "Most Rev Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory" along with guest speakers, for Celebration of the Holy Eucharist, Spirit-Reviving Prayer sessions, Music and testimonies! For additional information as well as registration information (select here) or register directly at www.shalomworld.org and select events, English Festival.
To view a video clip of the Shalom Festival, select see video
"Square dancing makes the world a happy place."
St. John Neumann’s Special Needs Ministry invites our middle school through adult friends with special needs to join us for our September Fall Social and Square Dance, Saturday, Sept. 20th from 6:15-9:15pm in Rooms 1 & 2 of the lower level!
Parents, this is a respite opportunity for you to enjoy an evening to yourselves. We’re firing up the grill and servin' up some good old fashioned vittles! (Please let us know if you have dietary restrictions when you RSVP.)
St. John Neumann Basketball Sign Up! Catholic Metro League of Atlanta
Boys and Girls Grades-- 3 through 8. Must be parishioner of St. John Neumann Catholic Church or a Student at St. John Neumann Regional Catholic School.
- Practices begin week of October 6, 2014.
- Games begin Saturday, November 1, 2014 and end on January 24, 2015.
- January 29, 2015 Tournament games begin for grades 5-8 only.
Registration fee is $125.00 which includes uniform. Select here for copy of registration form. To pay the Registration fee on-line, select here.
The SJN Special Needs Ministry will be offering Religious Education classes for student
with Special Needs who are served in self-contained classes for grades Kindergarten through Grade 5. The sessions will include Catechism lessons, Bible stories, arts & crafts, prayer time, drama and a snack. All activities are adapted for students with special learning needs.
Mark your Calendar! Moonstruck Fall Dinner Dance, Saturday, September 13th from 7 - 11:00pm. Childcare provided.
Tickets are $25 each. Tickets go on sale after the Masses on August 30-31.
You asked for Sunday School for Adults! Join us beginning Sunday, September 7th at 10:30 am for a one-hour lesson and discussion about Catholicism. This is a great opportunity to KNOW YOUR FAITH! Coffee provided! (Caution: You might come to love your faith!)
Join us for a 4-week bible study using Ignatius Press' series called "The Footprints of God" on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-9:00 pm beginning Sept. 9th. The series includes a video by Stephen Ray and group discussion. If you are interested, please contact Julie Lupa at 678-886-4689 by August 15th.
Women’s Catholic Bible Study (WCBS) invites all women to join our 14th year for the study of St. Paul’s Letter’s: 1 Corinthians and Ephesians. St. Paul tackles problems that apply to many of the problems of today, giving practical instructions by teaching Christian truths in a majestic way.
Registration by August 15th is $45.00, After August 15th cost is $48.00 (Payment due upon receipt of materials.) Registration forms available on SJN website: www.sjnlilburn.com under the Adult Section and in our Parish and Religious Education offices.
The May 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:
- Womack Center building modification plans have been submitted to Gwinnett County for approval. No response received yet from the county.
- Pastoral Council looking to enhance translation service in hopes of merging our two Parish communities, both the Hispanic/Spanish-speaking community, and the non-Spanish-speaking/Hispanic community.
- S.M.I.L.E. 5K Race presents awards to two clerical winners. To Fr. Sunny, who finished FIRST (!!!) amongst all priests entered. Fr. Sunny, deflected praise by saying that, yes, he had finished first amongst the priests … mainly because he was the only priest entered. Deacon Mike Hayward was also a winner!
Thanks to Tom Neumann for writing the minutes!
This fall "A Journey through Church History", is our Adult Evening Bible Study program topic. Our Catholic Church History is a drama filled with adventure, triumph, tragedy, saints, and sinners. If you are interested in obtaining additional information regarding this program or interested in enrolling, please visit the "Adult" catagory of our parish website. Enrollment form can be downloaded from this selection.
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.
The Fall Festival will be on Saturday, September 27th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
We need one or two adult volunteers to be a cocoordinators for the Kids Zone.