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, 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!
The Community Life Commission invites all parishioners to come and enjoy a night of fun with the Columbia Fireflies. Click her for more information.
Vacation Bible School
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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- Gerard (Stick) Thibodeaux, Deacon
- Father Sandy McDonald, Pastor
- 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
04/29/17 12:28 pm
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Saturday told Egypt’s priests, religious and seminarians to be sowers of hope, builders of bridges and agents of dialogue, despite the many difficulties they face.
The pope’s words came during his final encounter, a prayer service at the seminary in Cairo at the end of his two day visit to the North African nation.Read More
04/29/17 7:32 am
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis was the principal celebrant and homilist at Mass for Egyptian Catholics in the “Air Defense Stadium” in Cairo on Saturday.
In his homily, focused on the Gospel reading for the 3rd Sunday of Easter, which tells of Our Lord’s going to meet the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, the Holy Father said, “The encounter with the Risen Jesus transformed the lives of those two disciples because meeting the Risen One transforms every life, and makes fruitful what is barren.”Read More
04/29/17 7:00 am
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis was the principal celebrant and homilist at Mass for Egyptian Catholics in the “Air Defense Stadium” in Cairo on Saturday. Below, please find the full text of the Holy Father’s prepared remarks, in their official English translation.
Paul D. Lyons - March 11, 1952 to April 12, 2017
A Funeral Service outside Mass for Paul D. Lyons will be held on Saturday, April 29 at 1:00 p.m. More information will follow as soon as possible.
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 April
4/2 – Crisis Ministry
4/9 – Backpack Ministry
4/16 – Good Samaritan Fund
4/23 – Cooperative Ministries
4/30 – SisterCare
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.