Welcome! Thank you for visiting our website. Ours is a very vibrant faith family, and we hope that you find that enthusiasm for the faith reflected in these pages. Our Mission Statement calls for us “to strive to be Christ for each other and our neighbor.” Whether you are simply visiting to find information or you are interested in becoming part of our community, may you encounter Christ within our parish. 

¡Bienvenido! Gracias por visitar nuestra página web.  Nuestra familia es una de fe muy vibrante y esperamos que encuentre ese entusiasmo por la fe reflejado en estas páginas.  Nuestra misión nos llama “a esforzarnos juntos para ser Cristo el uno para el otro y para nuestro prójimo.”  Ya sea si usted está simplemente visitando para encontrar información o si está interesado en formar parte de nuestra comunidad, esperamos encuentre a Cristo en nuestra parroquia.

In Christ,
Fr. Sandy McDonald, Pastor 

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Town Hall Meeting

On Monday, September 18, at 7:00 PM, in the school gym, we will be hosting a special Town Hall Informational Meeting.  All parishioners are cordially invited and encouraged to attend.  At this meeting we will share and discuss in detail our needs and plans for the new church.  We will then open the meeting up to feedback, questions and suggestions.  We hope to see you there.

Click here for more information.

Verbal Description of the New Church

Liturgical Program Narrative

Last April and May, we held six "program meetings" facilitated by Ken Griesemer, a liturgical design consultant retained by SJN. Ken took us through the history of and the best of current thinking about entrances into churches, baptisteries, configurations of congregational seating, the sanctuary, reservation of the Eucharist, reconciliation chapels, and sacred images and shrines.  Each night, participants were asked to respond in small groups to several statements that offered descriptions of the various aspects of church design.  An exhaustive list of comments was created from the sheets that were turned in, and Ken utilized these comments to hone a verbal description of what we seek at St. John Neumann in a new church.

Click here for the Liturgical Program Narrative


Religious Education Registration


Religious Education classes start Wednesday,
September 13. 
Late registrants are still accepted.

Registration forms are available at the entrances of the church, in the church office, and below.  

Registration Form     En Espanol


Mass Times

Saturday – 5:15 p.m.
Sunday- 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday-Friday 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday - 9:00 a.m.

Spanish Mass - Sunday- 2:00 p.m., Thursday – 7:00 p.m.

Korean Mass - 2nd and 3rd Saturdays- 7:00 p.m.

Occasionally, a Mass will be held in the school gym. For these dates, please look for a notice in the bulletin.


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9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

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Pope prays for Mexican earthquake victims

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis at his weekly General Audience on Wednesday expressed his closeness to the people of Mexico after the country was hit Tuesday by a powerful earthquake.

"Here among you (in St Peter’s Square), the Pope said, there are many Mexicans; the earthquake has caused casualties and material damage and in this moment of pain I express my closeness to the whole Mexican population ".

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Pope Audience: Never lose hope, never lose heart

(Vatican Radio) “Wherever the Lord has planted you, stand firm in hope; never lose heart”. Those were Pope Francis’ words at his General Audience on Wednesday as he continued his reflections on Christian hope. This week the Holy Father focused his attention on teaching the virtue of hope, offering his guidance and encouragement especially to young people.

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Pope sets up new Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has set up a new Pontifical institute for the study of marriage and the family, replacing the organisation set up by his predecessor in 1981.

In a Motu Proprio, published on Tuesday, the Vatican announced that the John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences is being established to carry forward the work of the two recent Synods of Bishops and the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia.

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Fall Concert

On Friday, October 27th, at 7:30 PM, in celebration of All Souls Day, we will present a concert at SJN Church including Samuel Barberâ's Adagio for Strings and Faure's Requiem .  The concert will include around 45 singers and a chamber orchestra. To make this project possible we are asking for your support. The project will cost approximately $5,500. If you would like to help make this community event possible, please prayerfully consider donating directly to the concert or in memory of a deceased relative or friend. If you make a donation in memory of a loved one, his or her name will be displayed in the sanctuary as we pray Faure's beloved setting of the requiem text.

If you would like to help make this project possible, please email David J. Cochrane, Director of Music, to find out how to donate. Thank you for considering donating in any capacity you are able.


Health Happenings

Check out these links for the latest information from the Parish Nurse, Comfort and Caring Ministry and the Health Cabinet.

New Members

If you are joining St. John Neumann, or thinking about joining, consider investing some of your time in one or more of the ministries we offer. Volunteering is a great way to meet other parishioners, to learn more about our community, and to enjoy the rewards gained from sharing your gifts and talents. We are looking forward to seeing you at Mass and getting to know you better. 

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Registro de Nuevo Miembro

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Office/Mailing:  721 Polo Rd.

Church:  100 Polo Rd.

Columbia, SC 29223


Phone: (803) 788-0811

Fax: (803) 788-1501

Charitable Tithing

Please check here for our new charitable tithing policy.

Tithing for September

Sept 2/3 - American Red Cross
Sept 2/10 - Crisis Ministry/Good Samaritan Fund (sharing/splitting between 2 of them)
Sept 16/17 - Palmetto Place Children's Shelter
Sept 23/24 - Backpack Ministry 

Palmetto Place Children's Shelter is a safe haven for abused and neglected children and homeless teens throughout the state of South Carolina. They provide a safe and nurturing environment where children have access to after-school programs, tutoring, recreational and social activities. They offer a broad range of services that concentrate on personal healing and development including medical attention, mental health care, crisis adjustment and transitional counseling. They help children succeed; their grades improve and their behaviors stabilize. Here, the state's most desperate children are home. The shelter is open 24 hours each day of the year.



Flower and Plants

Opportunities to remember or honor loved ones and special occasions with flowers and plants for our church and sanctuary are available for upcoming weekends. Your donation of $75 will be used to create unique and beautiful arrangements for weekend Masses. Please contact Silvia Goodman in the church office at 788-3252, ext. 318 to make arrangements for donations.