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Come Holy Spirit: Make Us Disciples
Father Sizemore spoke recently, " My hope is that you see what the body of Christ looks like when you come to St. John Neumann and that you feel it is something worth supporting and nurturing." Make your 2017 Offertory Commitment with this form. View the 2015-16 Annual Report here.
28 Days of Prayer
Please take a few minutes each day for the next four weeks to spend focused time in prayer for our country. All things are possible with God - ask Him to send the Holy Spirit to direct our hearts and minds. Click here for access to the Summit church's "28 Days of Prayer" guide, which is in use by a consortium of churches and pastors in the Sunbury area, of which Fr. Dave is a member. There are short scripture verses included for each day of the week, along with prayer suggestions and meditations.
Return Video and Discussion Series Begins October 19
Most of us know a loved one who has decided to leave the Church for one reason or another. We will offer a 5-week video and discussion series at St. John Neumann which will give you a game plan for attracting your loved ones back to the Church. The series begins on Wednesday, October 19 from 6:30-8 pm in the lower level of the Parish Office. Please see this flyer for more information.
Theology of the Body Workshop, October 22-23
Theology of the Body was St. John Paul II's first major teaching project as Pope, and presents a complete vision for humanity - a people fully alive. Theology of the Body proposes that the body makes visible an invisible reality, and through it men and women find joy, hope, freedom, and fulfillment. Sr. Helena Burns will present a special workshop for Confirmandi and their parents on Saturday, October 22, 10 am-3 pm and Sunday, October 23, 1-4 pm. Confirmandi and parents should register here for the sessions. Parishioners are welcome to attend, but space will be limited. Click here to view the informational flyer and to see a list of topics to be covered by Sr. Helena. Please contact Tina Burtch with questions.
SJN Speaker Series, October 22 & 23
All are invited to participate in two talks offered by Sr. Helena Burns and the Daughters of St. Paul on the evenings of October 22 and 23. The first talk, on vocations, will offer insight to young people who are discerning their future as it relates to marriage, living single, the priesthood, and sisterhood. This talk will take place on 10/22 at 7 pm in the Faith & Family Center. See this flyer for more information. The second talk is scheduled for 10/23 at 7 pm and is entitled "Being Catholic...in a Digital World". This session will focus on how we can live as Catholics in the midst of all the digital input and technology around us, and how we can be more Christ-like on social media. Click here for more information. Both talks are free and there is no need to register. All are welcome to attend!
Men's Backyard BBQ, October 22
The St. John Neumann Men's Ministries invites guys ages 12 and up to a backyard BBQ on Saturday, 10/22 at 7 pm in the Faith & Family Center, Rooms A & B. Click here to view the flyer; there is no charge for this event, but registration is requested to help us plan for food.
Visit this page to register - don't miss out!
40 Days for Life, October 27
St. John Neumann wiill be participating in the 40 Days for Life (40DFL) program this fall. 40DFL is a coordinated, national campaign to bring continuous prayer to local abortion clinics in more than 500 cities across the world. In Columbus, the program is sponsored by Greater Columbus Right to Life. This fall, the vigil will be held at Founders' Women's Health Care, 1243 E. Broad Street, Columbus. SJN has adopted October 27th from 7 am - 7 pm. We are asking that a minimum of two volunteers sign up to pray at the clinic for each hour-long shift. Sign-up sheets are located in the information lobby and outside of the Adoration chapel. If you cannot pray on our adopted day, you are still welcome to volunteer for another time during the 40 Days by visiting their website. Please contact Shelly Becker for more information.
March for Life in Washington, D.C. - January 25-28, 2017
Please prayerfully consider joining the St. John Neumann Pilgrimage to Washington, DC for the March for Life, January 25-28, 2017. Please visit the March for Life page for more information and to access the registration packet.
Marian Consecration/At-Home Parish Retreat Begins November 5
Have you ever wondered about Marian consecration? What does consecration mean? Why should I consecrate myself or my family to Jesus through Mary? Fr. Michael Gaitley's book, 33 Days to Morning Glory, addresses these questions in a user-friendly, do-it-yourself retreat. The retreat lasts 33 days ending on the Marian feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8. Each day, you will spend 5-10 minutes reading Fr. Gaitley's teachings on Marian consecration from four spiritual masters: St. Teresa of Calcutta, St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. John Paul II, and St. Louis de Montfort. Please visit the Marian consecration page to learn more and to participate.
Pilgrimage to Poland - May 15-23, 2017
Reservations are now being accepted for the St. John Neumann Pilgrimage to Poland. Please visit the pilgrimage site to view the itinerary and view pricing information. Special pricing is in effect for bookings made prior to November 16, 2016.
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