Adult Evening Bible Study - The Prophets: Messengers of God's Mercy


If we consider that God is the Divine Bridegroom and the Church is his Bride; then the prophets can be seen as “spiritual marriage counselors”. They afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted, calling us to return to our covenant relationship with God. They urge us to repentance, warn us of the dangers of sin, and announce the blessings of faithfulness. Their prophetic words speak to us even today, as they draw us closer to our heavenly bridegroom.

Join the Adult Evening Bible Study for this Great Adventure 10 week study on the prophets, presented by Thomas Smith! Each week, you will come to know a prophet from Scripture and learn how his message sheds light on our faith and our lives. In getting to know these messengers of God, you will read Scripture and the Catechism, while answering thought-provoking questions and powerful reflections. Plus, you will study practical ways to apply the messages of the prophets in your own life.

“The Prophets: Messengers of God” will begin on Monday, September 10, 7:00-8:30 in rooms 4 & 5 on the lower level of St. John Neumann. Registration forms are on this website and outside the Religious Education office. The book fee is $30.00, payable on the first night of class. I encourage you to join us. You will find it enriching and inspirational!

Any questions contact Ann Hayes at 770-862-0859 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Women's Catholic Bible Study

Women’s Catholic Bible Study (WCBS) is entering it's 17th year at St. John Neumann Church. 

WCBS invites all women to sign up for the 2017-2018 study! We will meet on Wednesday mornings from
10 am - Noon, August 23rd - April 25th. Registration forms can be picked up in the parish office, RE office, or here on the parish website (right hand bottom corner).


First we'll be studying Queen of Heaven "Mary's Battle for You"!  Join Us and discover the Amazing Story of Your Queen.

  • Better understand her life in Scripture
  • Walk with Mary throughout history
  • Learn daily Marian devotional practices
  • Let her lead you to Christ!

Watch a short video clip on this wonderful program:

Plus we'll then follow up with a new Catholic scripture study entitled "Jesus Revealed" which is an 18 part study that will transform the relationship that you have with Our Lord to a whole new level.  Discover the meaning of the titles and images through which Jesus reveals Himself to us.

Through Jesus Revealed you will: 

  • Deepen your understanding of Jesus/more familiar titles - Christ, Lord, Savior, Son of God, Son of Man and Good Sheperd
  • Ponder life-changing beauty and mystery of Our Lord's less-familiar names
  • Examine - like each brilliant facet of a diamond - the One who holds you in existence, and come to know Jesus more deeply than ever before.

Come encounter Him more intimately, again and again, as you discover Jesus Revealed. Watch a short video by Fr. Jeffrey Kirby:

Jesus Revealed

Contact: Judy Butterick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(WCBS is open to all women, those who have been studying for years and newcomers to Bible Study! Home preparation includes study questions. The material is then covered in small group discussions followed by a teaching lecture on Wednesday morning. Nursery is Available.

Come and enjoy Music, Fellowship, Study and Prayer with other women. Starting with Mass & Introduction at 10am till noon.

Registration:  pdf Click here for WCBS Registration Form. (12 KB)

"Lord, Teach Me to Pray" for Women

Chris Rowe, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lord Teach Me To Pray is a three-part Ignatian prayer series developed in 2001 to meet the desire of men and women for on-going spiritual growth as they respond to the call to holiness and to a deeper commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord.   It was developed as an outreach program to bring the Holy Spirit into our daily lives in facilitated faith-sharing prayer communities, where the Lord, himself, teaches them to pray.   Lord Teach Me To Pray is part of the New Evangelization as understood in the writings and initiatives of Blessed John Paul II, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Pope Francis.  The mission of Lord, Teach Me To Pray consists in enabling  men and women to grow in their knowledge and love of Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, thus facilitating their eternal salvation and that of their family.

Part 1: Praying Christian Virtues

Praying Christian Virtues will introduce you to the meditative and contemplative way of prayer devised by St. Ignatius of Loyola, enabling you to further develop your prayer life.  This 12 week program is facilitated in a group setting, meets for 2 hours once a week, and requires fifteen minutes of daily prayer on assigned scriptures.  (No prerequisites)

Part 2: My 19th Annotation

This communal approach allows you to do the full Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.  You will pray for all the graces that are offered while experiencing the direction of the Holy Spirit through weekly Faith Sharing on your daily prayer.  This 30 week program is facilitated in a group setting, meets for 2 hours once a week, and requires thirty to forty-five minutes of daily prayer on assigned scriptures. (Part 1 is a prerequisite.)

Part 3: Discernment & Gifts of the Spirit

Through catechesis on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, praying St. Ignatius’ Rules of Discernment, and weekly Faith Sharing on your daily prayer, you will experience the grace of growing in sensitivity to God’s presence, enabling you to become more responsive to His daily call.  This 14 week program is facilitated in a group setting, meets for 2 hours once a week, and requires forty-five to sixty minutes of daily prayer on assigned scriptures. (Parts 1 and 2 are prerequisites.)

Contact Chris, if you are interested in learning to pray in a more meaningful way.