Ministries

"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." Matthew 18:20

Ministries

Family Life & Social Activities

We have a rich social and community life at St. John Neumann. Invite your relatives, neighbors, and friends to join in the fun!

Adult Euchre

St. John Neumann’s Euchre card club provides an opportunity for socializing and playing cards! If you don’t know how to play, we can teach you. Join us whenever you can on the second Thursday of every month.

Children's Holiday Parties

The Children's Holiday Parties are a chance for families to come together and celebrate Easter, Halloween, and Christmas.

Community Festival

The purpose of the festival committee is to establish an annual parish-wide festival which promotes our faith based community, supports our parish organizations and maintains a permanent endowment for the long term support of the parish.

Golf Scramble

The St. John Neumann Golf Scramble is open to men and women–invite your family, friends and/or neighbors to join in on the fun!

Holiday Craft Bazaar

The annual holiday craft bazaar is held the second Saturday in November.

Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic family service organization with over 1.6 million members and operates in 16 countries.

Lenten Fish Fry

The Men’s Club coordinates the Lenten Fish Fry on each Friday of Lent. This activity is a wonderful way to celebrate our Catholic culture.

Men's Club

The men’s club meets every second Monday evening of each month at 6:30 pm in the Parish Office Lower Level for a meeting and dinner.

New Year's Eve Dinner Dance

Ring in the New Year with fellow parishioners! The evening begins with a Mass at 6:00 pm, followed by appetizers, a cocktail hour and dinner. Live music for dancing will be provided.

Older Wiser Laughing Souls (OWLS)

The O.W.L.S. is a group of men and women, 55 and older, who meet several times a year for lunch, usually on a Friday, at a local eatery. Our goal is to foster new friendships, socialize and enjoy fellowship.

Parish Picnic

This is one of the highlights of the summer. The picnic begins with an outdoor Mass at 11:00 am, followed by a community-wide picnic, with fun and games for the kids. Watch the summer bulletins for details on this fun-filled parish gathering.

Sunday Morning Coffee & Donuts

All parishioners are encouraged to gather for coffee, donuts and fellowship in the Faith and Family Center.

Women's Club

The Women’s Club meets every first Monday of the month beginning at 6:30 pm. All women of the parish are members and new women are always welcome.

Liturgy & Music Ministry

Our parish is blessed with many talented musicians and vocalists, and we are always looking for more participants in this wonderful ministry of praising God and leading our parish family in song during our liturgies.

Altar Servers

The ministry of altar serving requires dedication, attentiveness to detail and appropriate reverence for the sacred articles and solemnity of the liturgy.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Parishioners who are in good standing with the teachings and practices of the Catholic Church are encouraged to participate in this wonderful ministry of distributing the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ during the Holy Mass.

Greeters & Ushers

Greeters/ushers serve at the weekend Masses by welcoming parishioners and visitors as they enter the church.

Liturgical Minister Formation

St. John Neumann offers twice-yearly formation training for those interested in becoming a Liturgical Minister or Altar Server.  Please visit this page again for information regarding the 2017 Formation Training dates.Altar Servers and Master of ...

Sacristans

Sacristans prepare the altar and sanctuary for the Mass and wash vessels after weekend Liturgy.

Ministry Schedules

Liturgical Ministry Schedule for Greeters, Lectors, Ministers of Holy Communion, and ServerApril Ministry Schedule May Ministry Schedule Thank you for volunteering your time to serve at the weekend Masses.Please be sure to check...

Marriage Ministry

We have a rich social and community life at St. John Neumann. Invite your relatives, neighbors, and friends to join in the fun!

Couples' Discipleship

Married Couple's Discipleship is the primary means through which married people at St. John Neumann can explore the essential realities of the Sacrament of Marriage and God's plan for marriage.

Marriage Enrichment

Each year, St. John Neumann Church offers marriage enrichment opportunities for couples in the parish to strengthen marriages and families.

Marriage Preparation Survey

We have a comprehensive marriage preparation at St. John Neumann, in which mentor couples meet several times with engaged couples to assist with marriage preparation.

Marriage Resources

Strengthen your marriage, help a hurting marriage, prayer in marriage - here are resources for you and your spouse.

Natural Family Planning (NFP)

NFP (Natural Family Planning ) Ministry follows God’s design for spacing and planning family size. It cooperates with God and recognizes sexuality and fertility as a God given gift.

Relationship Workshop

Save the Date for a Relationship Workshop - for all relationships - parent/child, sibling, marriage, friends!

Wedding Planning

The Sacrament of Matrimony, whereby a man and woman are joined together in a life-long union of procreative love, is a calling from God. The creator established this purpose from the very beginning by the very manner in which He made men and women. Since...

Big Walnut Friends Who Share

Please join with us to strive for a culture of life and respect for the dignity of human life.

Family Promise

Please join with us to support homeless families reach their goals of housing, employment and self-sufficiency.

Good Samaritan Ministry

The mission of the Good Samaritan Ministry is to engage the parishioners of St. John Neumann parish to share the blessings of their faith and to provide funds for outreach and discipleship programs in order to serve the greatest number of individuals...

Operation Jesus Smiles

Operation Jesus Smiles is a cooperative effort of the Big Walnut area churches that offers a free dental clinic on the third Saturday of each month to SJN parishioners in need.

Prison Ministry

The Columbus Diocese Office for Social Concerns, Vincentian Ohio Action Network, St. John Neumann’s St. Vincent de Paul and Delaware Community of Grace are working together to form Reentry programs supporting our local Restored Citizens to transition h...

Reentry Ministry

The Columbus Diocese Office for Social Concerns, Vincentian Ohio Action Network, St. John Neumann’s St. Vincent de Paul and Delaware Community of Grace are working together to form Reentry programs supporting our local Restored Citizens to transition h...

Reentry Ministry-Embark

The Columbus Diocese Office for Social Concerns, Vincentian Ohio Action Network, St. John Neumann’s St. Vincent de Paul and Delaware Community of Grace are working together to form Reentry programs supporting our local Restored Citizens to transition h...

Respect Life Ministry

Please join with us to strive for a culture of life and respect for the dignity of human life.

San Lucas Mission

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St. Vincent de Paul

Please join with us to carry out Pope Francis’s message of hope and care for the needy.

St. Vincent de Paul Assistance Intake

This ministry is available to individuals or families who are Parishioners of St. John Neumann Catholic Church, and our assistance may also be provided to those individuals or families who are non-Parishioners of St. John Neumann Catholic Church living...

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways to share your time and talent at St. John Neumann – or to volunteer with agencies or programs around Central Ohio.

Caring Cooks

Caring Cooks is devoted to providing short term meals for parishioners and non-parishioners who are going through a life event or difficult time.

Elizabeth Ministry

The Elizabeth Ministry helps to support families during the childbearing years through parish events and through personal visits from women with a shared experience.

Healing Prayer Ministry

The Healing Prayer Ministry is now offered after every Mass. If you wish to be prayed over for any physical, emotional or spiritual healing, you should gather in the blue chairs to the west of the sanctuary on the St. Joseph side of the altar.

Job Seekers Ministry

The SJN Job Seekers Ministry (SJN JSM) is a ministry established to provide a faith based support for the unemployed or under-employed in our parish.

Ministry to the Sick & Homebound

There are various ways that our faith community reaches out to our sick and aged parishioners. We bring the Body of Christ to people in hospitals, in nursing homes, or to those who are homebound.

My House & Castus Society

www.myhousecolumbus.net My House Columbus is a collaborative effort between Columbus Catholic Men’s Ministry, Columbus Catholic Women’s Ministry, and the Diocese of Columbus. Protecting Your Family The My House Initiative is devoted to ...

Parish Office Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help with parish-wide mailings, answering the phones and greeting people as they enter the parish office.

Prayer Chain & Email Prayer Chain

Do you know someone who is in need of prayers? You can call or email your prayer request and it will be passed along to everyone on either the phone prayer chain or the e-mail prayer chain.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The St. John Neumann Prayer Shawl Ministry, Hands Uniting God’s Spirit (HUGS), reaches out to those in need of comfort or solace through the loving and prayerful creation of handmade knitted, crocheted, sewn, or quilted items.

SCRIP Committee

SCRIP means “substitute money.” When you purchase SCRIP, you’re purchasing negotiable gift certificates and prepaid cards that are used just like cash to purchase everyday items like food, clothing and other essentials.

SJN Military Support Group

This group comes together for prayerful support of SJN military members and their families.

Young Adult Ministry

Young Adult Ministry seeks to make disciples of those that are 18 – 35 years old in our parish community.

 

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