Parish News & Events

Second Annual Christmas Cookie Exchange

This event was a tasty treat last year and plans to be even bigger this year, so find your favorite cookie recipe and mark the date: Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 7:00-9:00 pm in Seton Hall. This is the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving weekend, so don’t let the quick date catch you unprepared for the fun! Details to follow in November bulletins. Interested in helping plan the event? Planning meeting Wed., Nov. 20th 12:45-2 pm in Seton Hall.

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Wine Event Social

“Think Inside the Box!” Wine Event Social.
Monday, Nov. 18th, 7:00-8:30 pm in Seton Hall.
Wine tasting with appetizer parings for the Holidays!! Due to space restrictions, this event will be limited to the first 75 reservations, so reply early to: Additional information to follow in next Sunday’s bulletin.

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Retreat For All Adults

Saturday, November 9 from 9:00 am – 1:00pm in Seton Hall.
As we draw nearer to mark the closing of the Year of Faith, St. John Neumann Catholic Church offers an opportunity to revisit our personal journey of faith. Come and Walk Your Path of Faith facilitated by Rev. Christopher Manning, Mrs. Marilyn Derbyshire, Mr. Anthony Burkhardt, & Sr. Elizabeth Wanyoike. Short inputs will allow ample time for personal reflection.
Please, register through the church office or in the narthex, or email Sr. Elizabeth at: Please indicate if you need babysitting. No fee required and lunch will be served.

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Sunday October 6th will be St. John Neumann’s first Homecoming after the 10:30 Mass. Please come out and join us for good food, games, inflatables, rock climbing, and lots of fun!

Volunteers are needed in a variety of areas to ensure a fun and successful event.

Please contact Tricia Varga at ( – 675-7688) if you are interested in helping.

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Grief Support

St. John Neumann parish will offer Grief Support beginning
Saturday, July 13 at 10:00 a.m.

Path Toward Healing Grief Support: Finding Peace and Acceptance After the Death of a Loved One is an 8 week Catholic-based grief support program for the bereaved. If you have experienced the death of a loved one, you are warmly invited to participate. Cost for supplies is $20.00. For more information, contact facilitator Natalie Tabler at 357-1818 or To register, contact Marilyn Derbyshire at 777-4312 or

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Farewells and Welcomes

As stated in Msgr. Garrity’s May 21 letter to parishioners, we wish Fr. Riehl well as he begins his ministry in the Diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina, and we prepare to welcome newly to be ordained Christopher Manning on July 1 as our associate pastor. We also welcome Fr. Joseph Hammond , coordinator for Hispanic Ministry who will be in residence at St. John Neumann.

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Corpus Christi Sunday

Our tenth annual Corpus Christi Sunday procession and celebration will be at 2:00, June 2. All are invited to attend. Meet in the church before 2:00.

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Communion Services

The priests will be on retreat the first week of June, therefore, instead of Mass, we will have a communion service on Tuesday, June 4 at 7:00 am, Wednesday, June 5 at 6:00 pm, and Thursday, June 6 at 7:00 am.

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Items to bring to Spring Fling

spring fling

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May Crowning of Our Blessed Mother

ALL children of SJN parish are invited to bring a flower and join in the procession to crown the Blessed Mother on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12th. Children will gather in the narthex after the 8:30 Mass (about 9:40) with their flower. We will process into the Church at 9:45. Please bring your Moms and family to honor Our Blessed Mother.

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