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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A funeral Mass for Suemi Toutant will be held on Saturday at 10 AM. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Suemi Y. Toutant, 89, will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Toutant passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Born in Kobe, Japan on January 24, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Tedo Yasui and Torako Yasui. She was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Surviving are her son, Richard P. Toutant (fianc‚e, Elizabeth Lilly) of North Charleston; daughter, Margaret T. Spencer (Danny J.) of Columbia; grandchildren, Jessica T. Eisenberg (Jason R.) of Charleston, and Justin Toutant of Columbia; great-grandchildren, Caleb A. Toutant and Kiran L. Toutant; sister, Emma Takeda of San Francisco, California; as well as other nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Leo P. Toutant; daughter, Sylvia Beck; and son, John W. Toutant.
Liturgical Ministers Needed!
Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Altar Servers and Ushers are needed at all Masses, especially the 5 PM Sunday Mass. For more information, please call Silvia Goodman, in the parish office at 788-3252, ext. 318.
March 19, Transfiguration, 7:00 PM
Check out these ideas for Lent!
Ideas for Lent.
Flu Prevention at Mass
The flu season is hitting us hard in this area. Therefore, we are taking precautions as recommended by the US Conference of Bishops. The flu virus is transmitted by airborne droplets and by contact. It is best that those who are sick not attend Mass or other large gatherings. To miss Mass when one is ill is never a sin.
We have placed anti-bacterial gel throughout the church for you to use. Here are the temporary changes we are making for the liturgy:
- In lieu of a handshake at the Sign of Peace, you may smile at one another and make a small bow as you say, “Peace be with you.”
- At the Lord’s Prayer, you may pray with hands folded or extended rather than hold hands
- The chalice of Precious Blood will be temporarily suspended
- And we ask that those who receive Communion on the tongue consider receiving in the hand instead as an extra precaution.
We pray that everyone will remain healthy until the season is over.
Our New Church
Where are we in our fundraising efforts and when will things kick-off officially?
At this time, we are working with our fundraising counsel, Walsh and Associates, in recruiting volunteers to serve on the various committees needed for the campaign. By the end of the campaign in September, we will need more than 160 persons/couples to help. We already have the first thirty persons recruited, and this number will grow over the weeks ahead. If you have an interest in serving, please let us know (call the office at 788-3252, ext. 321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
The official kick-off of the campaign will be the evening of Sunday, May 20, at 6:30 PM in the school gym. Everyone in the parish will be invited to attend. A light supper and hors d’oeurves will be provided so that entire families can attend easily and learn more about what we want to accomplish and how to support the project. It will not be an evening at which anyone is asked to make a pledge; rather its purpose is to provide information and spark enthusiasm. Please mark your calendars to save the date for the evening of May 20.
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.
Parish Office Hours
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.
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
Tithing for February
Feb 4 - Crisis Ministry - $1,136.23
Feb 11 - Good Samaritan Fund - $483.49 / Backpack Ministry - $483.49
Feb 18 - The Friendship - $942.25
Feb 25 - Catholic Charities USA - to help California fire/flood/mudslide/disaster victims $910.78
Tithing for March
March 4 - Backpack Ministry
March 11 - Federation of Families of SC
March 18 - Crisis Ministry/Good Samaritan Fund
March 25 - Epworth Children's Home
- Father Sandy McDonald, Pastor
- Father Sylvère Baloza, Parochial Vicar
- Gerard (Stick) Thibodeaux, Deacon
- Genie O'Shesky, Business Administrator
- Wendy Bobadilla, Parish Nurse
- Catherine Combier-Donovan, Pastoral Associate for Liturgy & Adult Formation
- David Cochrane, Choir Director
- Maria Correa, Assistant to Business Administrator
- Silvia Goodman, Administrative Assistant
- Tammy Melson, Director of Communications
- Johnny Sanchez, Youth Minister
- Cherie Smith, Director of Christian Formation and Pastoral Associate
- Michael Wells, Sexton
- Verónica West, Assistant to Director of Christian Formation