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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St. John Neumann Catholic Church

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

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

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

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

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Pope sends Vatican firefighters to quake town of Amatrice

(Vatican Radio) As a concrete sign of his closeness to the victims of Italy’s earthquake, Pope Francis has sent a team of six firefighters and six Gendarmerie from the Vatican City State to Amatrice, the city in central Italy worst affected by the quake.

A statement from the Holy See Press Office said the six firefighters and Gendarmerie would help Italy’s Civil Protection workers search for survivors still under the rubble and assist those already rescued.

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Pope Francis greets World Conference of Secular Institutes

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Wednesday during his general audience greeted the participants the General Assembly of the World Conference of Secular Institutes.

A Secular Institutes is an “institute of consecrated life in which the Christian faithful living in the world strive for the perfection of charity and work for the sanctification of the world especially from within.” [CIC 710]

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Pope appeals for peace in Ukraine

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Wednesday once again appealed for peace in Ukraine, urging all parties in the conflict, as well as international bodies, to “strengthen the initiatives to resolve the conflict, release the hostages, and respond to the humanitarian emergency.”

The Holy Father assured Ukrainians of his continued prayers for peace.

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Mass of Christian Burial for Charles A. Gedney Sr., 78, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, officiated by Father Sandy McDonald. Final commendations and Farewell Prayers will be held at noon in Ft. Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 23, 2016, followed by a Vigil Prayer Service beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, Hard Scrabble Road. 

Mr. Gedney passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016. Born in Mason, Michigan, he was the only son of the late Archie Gedney and Nellie Close Gedney. He was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Gedney retired in 1980 from the United States Army where he was a Criminal Investigator. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend to all who knew him. He will be greatly missed. 

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Francoise “Fran” Gedney; daughter, Christine G. Dukes (Jason); son, Charles A. Gedney Jr.; grandchildren, Nicholas Dukes, Alexander Dukes, Timothy Gedney, and Ashley Daniels. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Ross and Joyce Woodard. 

Memorials may be made to Pawmetto Lifeline, 1275 Bower Parkway, Columbia, SC 29212.



Mass of Christian Burial for Peter Dong-Joon Lee will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, officiated by Father Sandy McDonald. There will be a visitation at Shives Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 23, from 6-8 PM.


Office/Mailing:  721 Polo Rd.

Church:  100 Polo Rd.

Columbia, SC 29223


Phone: (803) 788-0811

Fax: (803) 788-1501

2016-2017 Religious Education

Registration forms for the 216-2017 Religious Education year are now available. 
2016-2017 Religious Education Registration Form
2016-2017 Religious Education Registration Form en Espanól

Five Loaves

About The Five Loaves:  Like the scripture story reveals, we believe miracles still happen when people are willing to offer their simple gifts for the good of others.

Please share this free weekly video reflection. Feel free to post, tweet, or forward a link to those who need to hear the Good News!


Charitable Tithing

Please check here for our new charitable tithing policy.

Tithing for August
8/7 – Crisis Ministry
8/14 – Backpack Ministry
8/21 – Good Samaritan Fund
8/28 – Backpack Ministry




  • Aug 27 2016  9:00 am - Adoration
  • Aug 27 2016  5:15 pm - Mass
  • Aug 28 2016  8:00 am - Mass

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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. The arrangements will be photographed and posted online on our website along with the name of your loved one or special occasion.  Please contact Silvia Goodman in the church office at 788-3252, ext. 318 to make arrangements for donations.

Available weekends:  August 27/28, September 17/18, October 1/2, October 15/16, November 19/20

Visual Parables

Visual Parables

A leading resource for faith-and-film reviews and study guides

Are you a film nut, crazy about the movies?  Are you a person of faith who would you like to explore the spiritual connections that many movies offer, sometimes unwittingly?  If so, check out this fascinating website: www.VisualParables.org.  Most of the material is free, and a monthly journal with in-depth reviews and study guides is available by subscription.

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