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 19th year at St. John Neumann Church. 

WCBS invites all women to sign up for the 2018-2019 study! We will meet on Wednesday mornings from
10 am - Noon, August 29th - April 24th. Registration forms can be picked up in the parish office, RE office, or here on the parish website ( pdf By Selecting Here (101 KB) ).

St. Augustine -
"To fall in love with God is the greatest of all romances, to seek him, the greatest Adventure."

Doors of Mercy
Explore how God makes his mercy present to you in ordinary and extraordinary ways.  Walk through the Doors of Mercy, your life will never be the same.

  • Tour the scriptures - Showing God's salvific mercy through His Covenants in the Old Testament brought to fulfillment of God's promises in Christ.


David The King
His kingship recalls that of Adam in the Garden of Eden, and yet it points toward the King par excellence, Jesus Christ.  Adam was the first king and steward of the rightly ordered Garden of Eden.  He was called to govern the garden according to God's mind and purpose, but by allowing negative influences to wreak havoc on Eden, he did not fulfill his kingly responsibility.  Long after Adam, David emerged as the definitive king who would restore order in the Garden and bring the world under the lordship of God.  But like Adam, David fell, and his reign ushered in a succession of compromised kings and rejected prophets.

King David causes us to look back toward Adam's kingship and forward toward Christ the King, seeing Christ as the fulfillment of the Davidic line and the realization of the Kingdom of God on earth.  In David the King, Bishop Barron helps us to understand this pivotal figure in light of the first king and the King of kings.

Watch a short video clip on "David The King" Word on Fire

Psalms - School of Prayer - Ascension Press

The study of Psalms reveals Israel's response to God's covenant offer and serve as a model for our response to Him by:

  • Enriching our learning usage of certain psalms as prayer for all life's circumstances.
  • Power of responsorial psalms in the Mass.
  • Empower you your prayer life to become an honest plus personal dialogue with God.

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 August 29th thru April 24th at 10:00 a.m. till noon.

"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.