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.
Just think of all the things we are worried about: parents worried about their children, people worried about their health or that of others, financial worries, worries about relationships, worries about future careers, and so many different things. Feeling worried or afraid is a common human experience.
All three Scripture readings for this Sunday portray persons who were worried and afraid at some points in their lives. In the 1st Reading (1Kgs.19), we see Prophet Elijah afraid of his enemy Jezebel, the wife of Ahab, and he hides himself in a cave on Mount Horeb. In the 2nd Reading (Rom.9:1-5), St. Paul expresses his frustration and worry over Israel’s unbelief and rejection of the Lord. And in the Gospel, we see the frightened Peter, while walking on the sea, crying out to Jesus, “Lord, save me!”
All three people during their time of worry and fear called upon the Lord, “Lord, save me!” And the Lord came to their rescue. Our forefathers called upon the Lord to save them. Our grandparents called upon the Lord to save them. Our parents called upon the Lord to save them. What about us? Who do we call upon in time of worry, fear and crisis? Do we turn to the Lord in prayer for help, for comfort; or do we turn to drugs, alcohol and physical pleasures instead?
Thank you for taking the time to respond to the Archdiocese's request for our input. Based on your responses to the recent survey, our recommendations to the Archdiocese are as follow: Select here for results page.
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
John Michael Talbot In Concert, here at our SJN Parish.
On Friday, August 29, 2014, General admission tickets will be on sale in the church office for $20.00 on a first come basis.
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.
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014. If you have any questions, please direct them to
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.
All children of the parish ages 4 through 8th grade are invited to join one of our SJN Children’s Choirs!
Cherub Choir is for singers age 4 through 1st grade and meets September through December. Jubilee Choir is for singers in 2nd grade through 8th grade and meets September through April 1. Choirs rehearse in the lower level of the church on Wednesday evenings 5:30-6:20 p.m.
To pre-register you may:
- fill out a form outside the RE office and leave it in the envelope provided or
Please contact Jody Holland 678-779-5330.
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.
With the summer in full bloom and beaches, barbeques and outdoor activity becoming our weekend escape, we understand if you cannot make it to your home parish every Sunday. Remember, the church is open year round, 7 days a week, offering the sacraments, the Mass, the same valuable spiritual service, programs and guidance in the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. Therefore, we need your support year-round. Please consider on-line giving! It’s safe and secure. Click/Select Here and sign up today! Thank you!
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.