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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Parish Office Closed
The parish office will close at 12:00 noon on Monday,
August 21. The office will re-open at 9:00 AM Tuesday morning.
Religious Education Registration
Things you should know:
Religious Education classes start Wednesday,
The deadline to pay the $40 registration fee is
Monday, August 28
The last day to register is September 6. If you register your child after September 6, your child will not be able to begin class until 1 week after their registration is submitted. (Catechist need time to prepare.)
If you wait to register on the first day of class (September 13), please go to the school cafeteria. Please note: If you register on the first day of class, your child will not begin class until the second week. Our catechists will not be prepared to receive them on the first day.
Registration forms are available at the entrances of the church, in the church office, and below.
Full Time Certified Special Education Teacher - This full time position is a general special education position for a caseload of various types of disabilities. This teacher will create a learning environment that focuses on the individual needs of students by personalizing their student academic plan. License or certification is required.
Extended Care Provider - Applicant must be a high school graduate and 18 years of age. The position is Monday – Friday from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Custodian/Maintenance - Applicant must be a high school graduate and 18 years of age. The position is Monday – Friday from 3:45 p.m. until 7:45 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.
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.
- 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
Parish Office Hours
08/20/17 8:39 am
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Sunday expressed his sorrow for a series of deadly terror attacks in recent days and condemned the “inhuman violence” that spawned them. His remarks came after his Angelus address to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square.
Please see below a translation into English of the Pope’s remarks after the Angelus prayer:Read More
08/19/17 3:01 pm
(Vatican Radio) Cardinal Pietro Parolin travels to Russia for a state visit on 21-24 August out of a desire to "build bridges and increase mutual understanding and dialogue" and to "multiply opportunities of encounter" with the Russian Orthodox Church.
The Vatican's Apostolic Nuncio to the Russian Federation, Archbishop Celestino Migliore, made that assessment of the Secretary of State's trip in an interview with Susy Hodges.Read More
08/19/17 2:55 pm
(Vatican Radio) The Vatican has released the official logo and motto for Pope Francis’ Apostolic Journey to Peru, which takes place on 18-21 January 2018.
Listen to Devin Watkins' report:Read More
Help a Boy Scout Earn His Eagle Scout
A member of our troop, Jonathan Hernandez, is working on his Eagle Project. Jonathan is collecting items and money for the SC Youth Advocate Program (SCYAP) Precious Cargo
What is the SC Youth Advocate Program (SCYAP) Precious Cargo? This is a program working state-wide placing kids with special needs into foster care homes. This program has been in place since 1990. In their years of operation, they have found that most kids come into the program, with little or nothing, and anything they have is kept in trash bags. It was decided that no children should feel like trash, and Precious Cargo was formed.
Precious Cargo is a program that collects NEW duffle bags and small luggage to give to children, along with some basic supplies.
When: Saturday, August 26, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: SJN School, at the carpool drop off area
What is being collected on Saturday, August 26 ? Duffle bags, small luggage, book bags, stuffed toys, blankets, flashlights and batteries, toiletries and school supplies
(Monetary donations are also welcome).
September 16, 2017
7:00 - 11:00 AM
Brookland Baptist Church Northeast Campus
1203 Summit Parkway Columbia, SC 29229
The following materials will be accepted:
- Tires - car and light truck tires or smaller, small tires (e.g. bike or wheel barrow)
NO COMMERICAL DEALERS
- Computers and computer accessories (keyboards, monitors, printers, scanners)
- Televisions, microwave ovens, stereos, including any household electronics with power cords
- Telephones (land and cell), pagers and answering machines
- Scrap metal - stoves, washers, dryers, bicycles, metal door frames, metal chairs, metal shelves, lawn mowers (must be free of gas and oil)
- Paper shredding - bring your old files for shredding.
NO FURNITURE, MATTRESSES, OR HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE
For questions, please call 576-2446
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
August 6 -Crisis Ministry
August 13-Good Samaritan Fund
August 20-Backpack Ministry
August 27- SC Youth Advocate Program (SCYAP) - Precious Cargo
The Precious Cargo program was developed when it was found that most of the kids that come into the program, come with just the clothes on their backs or with their belongings in a garbage bag . This program gives each child a suit case or duffle bag with hygiene items, school supplies, a stuffed animal, and a blanket.
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.