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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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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- Father Javier Heredia, 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
- Chelsea Breeden, Director of Youth Ministry
- Wendy Bobadilla, Parish Nurse
- Tammy Melson, Director of Communications
- David Cochrane, Choir Director
- Michael Wells, Sexton
Parish Office Hours
10/21/16 9:23 am
(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.Read More
10/21/16 8:54 am
(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.
10/20/16 11:49 am
(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.”Read More
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.
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.
Office/Mailing: 721 Polo Rd.
Church: 100 Polo Rd.
Columbia, SC 29223
Phone: (803) 788-0811
Fax: (803) 788-1501
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.
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
Parish Health Programs and Happenings
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
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 for October
October 2: Crisis Ministry
October 9: Backpack Ministry
October 16: Good Samaritan Ministry
October 23:Crisis Ministry
October 30: Sr. Resources
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.
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.