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.
Think of all the gifts and blessings we have received from God. They are too numerous to list them all. We received the gift of life, family, friends, work, education, and above all the gift of Faith. All of us are entrusted with different kinds of talents or gifts. They are not identical or proportionate. But, each one has received according to one’s ability.
How much do we value each of the blessings we have received? The first two men in today’s Gospel parable doubled their talents. The third man buried his talent and so it was taken from him. Are we selfish and lazy or do we put our talents to good use and multiply them?
The worthy or perfect wife in the First Reading from the Book of Proverbs is someone who received many talents and she put them all to good use. As a result, “Her husband, entrusting his heart to her, has an unfailing prize.” (Prov 31:11) St. Paul tells us in the Second Reading, live as true children of light by engaging in good deeds and forsaking the works of evil. For the day of the Lord will come upon us like a thief in the night, so let us stay awake and be sober.
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.
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.
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