4th Sunday of Easter
Today is Good Shepherd Sunday. Jesus says, “I am the Good Shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” (Jn10:11) Jesus the Good Shepherd led the people by example. The sheep knew His voice, and they followed him. The history of the Church is filled with shepherds suffering and giving their lives for their sheep. In truth, the Church has grown so much with the blood of Martyrs. To this day, so many members of the Church throughout the world courageously follow their good shepherd even to the extent of accepting martyrdom.
Today is also the World Day of Prayer for Vocations to Priesthood and Religious Life. There is a growing need for more men and women to take on the role of being good shepherds of the Church as priests, religious and lay leaders. There is a rich harvest in the Church today, but we lack laborers. Let us pray, therefore to “...the Master of the harvest to send out laborers for his Harvest.” (Mt.9: 38).
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.
Some of our volunteer opportunities require a training class.
Upcoming training session:
Sunday, April 26th 12:00pm – 2:00 pm at All Saints Lutheran Church, 722 Rockbridge Road, Lilburn
Our SJN Host week Dates:
- Week of May 31st (May 31st – June 7th)
- Week of August 16th (August 16th – 23rd)
FREE Health Screenings, St. John Neumann Church, Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Northside Hospital Corporate & Community Health Solutions.
NOTE: Check in ends at 11:30 / Lunch from 12-12:30/Resumes at 12:35. Check in ends at 2:30p—The Following Screenings Will Be Offered!
- Non-Fasting cholesterol & Glucose (Finger stick)
- Blood Pressure /Medical Weight / BMI (Digital average)
- Cancer Risk (Info on multiple types of cancer)
- Sleep Quality (Questions to determine advisability of a full sleep study)
- Body Composition (Infrared Technology is used to determine breakdown of fat versus muscle)
- Osteoporosis Screening (Low level x-ray of non-dominant hand)
- Pulmonary Function (Screening for lung function by forcing breath into tube)
- Diabetes Assessment (Information and questions to determine risk)
- *Audiology (Screening for hearing will be available in the Break Room)
- Coronary Risk Profile (Screening will be located in the Auditorium and will assess cardiac risk and discuss cholesterol results)
Office Volunteers Needed !
Vacation Bible School will be here before you know it!
Time for Pastoral Council Elections!
The Pastoral Council at SJN is a vital communication system for our Pastor. These men and women take responsibility for monthly communications with the various Ministry Coordinators sharing each Ministry’s news and needs with the Pastor, communicating to each Coordinator news and advice from the Pastor and offering counsel where needed. Each year four members of the Pastoral Council rotate out, and four new members are chosen through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Please prayerfully consider submitting your application for membership on this important advisory council. Applications can be found in the Ministries Room off of the Narthex and online at www.sjnlilburn.com by selecting here. All applications are due by April 30th.
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.