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.
17th Sunday, Year A
D. Williamson tells the story of a little boy who got his hand into a precious vase. All efforts to get it out were ineffectual. As the parents painfully came to the conclusion that they would have to break the costly vase, the father told the boy, "Now try once more. Put all your fingers out straight and try again.” “But then, I will drop my penny,” said the boy!
This simple narrative brings out a lesson which has a bearing on this Sunday’s Gospel: The love of money, the pursuit of which may lead people away from the faith, holds any person who might be free if he were willing to pay the price. The parable of the buried treasure and that of the pearl of great price give us a similar lesson. The kingdom of heaven is a treasure beyond price; we must renounce all that may hinder us from possessing it.
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.
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.
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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.