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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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.


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Parish Office Hours

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

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Pope: 'invest in the future by giving formation to young people'

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Friday spoke of the importance of promoting and supporting young people so they can face the challenges of life.

“Providing formation for young people is an investment for the future: young people must never be robbed of their hope for tomorrow” he said.

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Pope: urges Christians to reject envy and conflicts and work for unity

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis said humility, gentleness and magnanimity are the three key attitudes to build unity within the Church and urged Christians to reject envy, jealousy and conflicts. He was speaking at his Mass celebrated on Friday in the chapel of the Santa Marta residence.


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Pope sends telegram to conference on women

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis sent a telegram on Thursday to the Archbishop of Bari, Francesco Cacucci, where a conference organized in the Italian port city of Bari on the lives of women in the Middle East and the Mediterranean is taking place.

Signed by the Cardinal-Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin, the message says, “[The Holy Father] hopes that the spaces of representation of women will broaden and that they might intensify their work in seeking opportunities for interaction, knowledge and dialogue, and that the shared commitment to building a future of prosperity and peace, might produce abundant fruits of human and social growth and encourages reconciliation among men and renewed harmony among nations.”

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Jeannette DuBois. - A Funeral Mass for Jeannette DuBois will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, October 21, 2016 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church.  The family will receive friends and family from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Kornegay & Moseley Funeral Home, 4645 Hardscrabble Road in Columbia. 

Jeannette loved to spend time with family.  She was thoughtful and kind, a devoted wife, a loving mother, a doting grandmother and great-grandmother.  Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her husband of 58 years, Jean BC DuBois.


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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Office/Mailing:  721 Polo Rd.

Church:  100 Polo Rd.

Columbia, SC 29223


Phone: (803) 788-0811

Fax: (803) 788-1501

Religious Education

Religious Education for Wednesday, October 5, will be held at its regular time, 6:30 PM in the SJN School.  We have NOT canceled classes.

Sacred Spaces

Creating Sacred Spaces

Where we pray shapes our prayer, and how we pray shapes the way we live.

Are you interested in learning what’s involved in building a new worship space for our parish? Join us for the some or all of the 6-part-series, that looks at church design and invites parish input for a new St. John Neumann church.  Led by Fr. Sandy McDonald and Catherine Combier-Donovan.


Wed. mornings in Gillin Hall: 10:00 – 11:30 AM;   and Wed. evenings in the School Library: 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Oct. 26            A Space to Give Birth to Christians – The Baptistery

Nov. 2             Art, Iconography, and Devotional Spaces

Nov. 9             The Challenge of Church Architecture Today


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.

Charitable Tithing for October

October 2: Crisis Ministry

October 9: Backpack Ministry

October 16: Good Samaritan Ministry

October 23:Crisis Ministry

October 30: Sr. Resources





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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.


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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