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.
Fr. Sandy McDonald, Pastor
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Designing a House for Worship
Designing a House for Worship
Liturgical Programming Series - Easter
The Visioning Process for a New Church
This series of 6 workshops will help our Liturgical Design Consultant write up the “program” for the architect, the written document that tells the architect the scope of the design we desire. At these workshops, the consultant will facilitate a process in which the visioning process becomes more concrete and your input is welcome. We will look at various church designs and layouts to better understand the options, discuss and share ideas, draw possibilities, and as a result, have a real voice in the outcome of the design process.
These sessions will be offered twice each day: 9:00 – 11:30 A.M. (Gillin Hall) and 6:30 – 9:00 P.M. (School Gym)
Monday, April 24 - Gathering as the Body of Christ
Tuesday, April 25 - The Font and the Place of Baptism
Monday, May 8 - The Nave and the Place of the Assembly
Tuesday, May 9 - The Reservation of the Blessed Sacrament
Monday, May 22 - Shrines and Sacred Art
Tuesday, May 23 - Summary of Our Vision; Where do we go from here?
Come help us envision the different places inside (and outside) our new church!
Pope Francis' Lenten Message
The Catholic Church Stands with Refugees
Why the Catholic Church stands with refugees: New president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services Sean Callahan reminds us refugees need our assistance, not our fear.
Click here to read the article.
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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- Father Sandy McDonald, Pastor
- Stick Thibodeaux, Deacon
- Father Sylvère Baloza, Parochial Vicar
- Genie O'Shesky, Business Administrator
- Maria Correa, Assistant to Business Administrator
- Silvia Goodman, Administrative Assistant
- Cherie Smith, Director of Christian Formation and Pastoral Associate
- Verónica West, Assistant to Director of Christian Formation
- Catherine Combier-Donovan, Pastoral Associate for Liturgy & Adult Formation
- Beth Burns, Director of Youth Ministry
- Wendy Bobadilla, Parish Nurse
- Tammy Melson, Director of Communications
- David Cochrane, Choir Director
- Michael Wells, Sexton
Parish Office Hours
03/28/17 8:35 am
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Tuesday encouraged Christians to get on with things, living life with joy.
Speaking during the homily during Mass at the Casa Santa Marta, he urged them to avoid complaining and not to let themselves be paralyzed by the ugly sin of sloth.Read More
03/28/17 8:01 am
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a message to the “United Nations Conference to Negotiate a Legally Binding Instrument to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, Leading Towards their Total Elimination,” the first part of which is taking place in New York from 27-31 March. The message was read by Msgr Antoine Camilleri, Under-Secretary for Relations with States, and Head of the Delegation of the Holy See to the meeting.
Below, please find the full text of Pope Francis’ Message:Read More
03/28/17 7:55 am
(Vatican Radio) The Vatican on Tuesday released details of the celebrations that Pope Francis will preside over for Holy Week and Easter.
A note from the liturgical office said that on Palm Sunday, April 9th, the Pope will lead a procession for the blessing of the olive and palm branches in St Peter’s Square, starting at 10am, and then celebrate the Mass of Our Lord’s Passion. Palm Sunday also marks the XXXII World Youth Day with the theme taken from St Luke’s Gospel ‘The Mighty One has done great things for me’Read More
Lenten Penance Services
All services start at 7:00 PM with the exception of St. John Neumann, which will be at 6:30 PM, and St. Joseph, which will be 6:00 PM.
Wed. March 22 St. Martin de Porres
Thurs. March 23 Transfiguration
Tues. March 28, Our Lady of the Lake
Thurs. March 30 St. Joseph @ 6:00 PM
Mon. April 3 Our Lady of the Hills
Wed. April 5 St. Peter’s
Thurs. April 6 Our Lady of Perpetual Help
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.
Parish Health Programs and Happenings
Office/Mailing: 721 Polo Rd.
Church: 100 Polo Rd.
Columbia, SC 29223
Phone: (803) 788-0811
Fax: (803) 788-1501
Charitable Tithing for March
March 5 – Backpack Ministry
March 12 – Crisis Ministry
March 19 – Good Samaritan Fund
March 26 – Epworth Children’s Home
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.