Strength in Sisters | CRS Kenya

In the many slums scattered in and around Nairobi, Kenya, an innovative CRS project funded by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is harnessing the power of Catholic religious sisters to ensure an education for the youngest and most vulnerable children in communities with limited resources. This is just one prime example of how a CRS program, Strengthening the Capacity of Women Religious in Early Childhood Development, is helping nuns to better help others in their calling. SCORE-ECD trains the sisters in nutrition, the latest teaching techniques, financial accounting and even proposal writing to support their pervasive work as esteemed members of the communities that host them and of which they are an integral part.

A sister once trained, relays her knowledge to other sisters. No other force is quite as impressive as the dedication of sisters, but as one sister puts it, “the sisters are never enough.” SCORE-ECD is taking place throughout impoverished communities in urban and rural settings across Kenya, Malawi and Zambia, and it has been a resounding success because of the stuff that religious sisters are made of.

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Our Parish has a men’s ministry called “That Man is You!” This is one of the country’s leading Catholic men’s programs sweeping across the Nation in over 700 parishes. “That Man is You” combines Scripture, solid secular research about the trends of our contemporary world, and a little fun to address the pressures and temptations facing men in our modern culture.

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Are you searching for
A deeper relationship with God?
A sense of belonging to a faith community?
A greater fulfillment of your mission in life?
Or are you curious about the Catholic Faith?

Please call or email Sr. Elizabeth, at 865-777-4313 or

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Ad Altare Dei Program

The purpose of the Ad Altare Dei (to the altar of God) program is to help Catholic Boy Scouts of the Roman Rite develop a fully Christian way of life in the faith community.  The program is organized in chapters based on the seven Sacraments.  The Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting coordinates the program. All interested boys who are active in Boy Scouting and who are ages 13 and up,  may contact the Mr. George LeCrone Sr. at 865-675-1306 or 865-719-1548 or or the Diocesan Scout Chaplain (Deacon Otto Preske at 865-436-5339 or

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Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Extraordinary Ministers for the distribution of Holy Communion are properly trained and commissioned lay persons who serve renewable three-year terms. They are male and female parishioners who have been Confirmed.  For each Mass several Ministers are needed, so that Holy Communion can be distributed in an orderly and timely manner.  For more information, contact Richard Groves, 966-6985.

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Join Cub Scout Pack 125

Saint John Neumann Cub Scout Pack 125 is open to boys or girls in Kindergarten – 5th grades or ages 5 – 10. For further information contact Nelson Breeden at 200-7650.

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Come be a Part of SJN Scouting!

Since 1985, Boy Scout Troop 125 has played an active role at St. John Neumann. During that time, Troop 125 has helped around 100 young men earn the rank of Eagle Scout. For over a century now, Scouting has been a lasting symbol of good moral values, as well as of adventure and achievement.

We invite all young men ages 11 to 17 to be a part of our program. We meet weekly on Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 pm in the St. John Neumann School cafeteria.

In addition to our weekly meetings, we have monthly outings that include backpacking, mountain biking, canoe and kayaking, caving and snowboarding. No prior Scouting experience is necessary….just a desire for adventure! For more information, visit the Troop 125 website by clicking here.

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Call to Family, Community, and Participation

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St. Vincent de Paul Society (logo)Our St. Vincent de Paul Society is enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards Program.

Supporters must enroll on-line or at the store for us to receive the benefit of their support. Every time an enrolled supporter of St. Vincent de Paul of SJN uses his Kroger Plus Card, our SVdP earns rewards to support those in need in our area. The amount we receive is dependent on the number of enrollees who go to and select organization # 54537, St. Vincent de Paul/St. John Neumann.

Your support of our Grocery Card Program is a valuable source of funds for us. Please continue to purchase other cards as in the past, but if you shop at Kroger, you can only contribute by using your enrolled Plus Card.

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Support St. Vincent de Paul by shopping at Kroger


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