Choir Director/Organist Position
St. John Neumann Church in Columbia, SC, is an inclusive, welcoming, vibrant and culturally diverse Roman Catholic faith community of 2000+ families. Our parish is in the fulfillment stage of a three-year capital campaign with plans to build a new 1,000 seat church within 5 years. We are seeking a 30-hour Director of Music and Organist with a good understanding of Catholic liturgical practices and capable of using a variety of musical genres. The Director will function as a member of a pastoral team and be responsible for nurturing the prayer life of the community through music. The Director must demonstrate expertise as an organist and pianist on our four-manual Allen Heritage 487 Quantum organ and 6’ Boston grand piano. The successful candidate will have experience in choral conducting and vocal skills. Familiarity with the Spanish language is a plus.
Responsibilities include selecting and directing music for three of our six weekend liturgies, holy days, and special celebrations; directing and accompanying on organ/piano cantors, adult and children’s choirs and instrumentalists for rehearsals and liturgies; providing accompaniment for two school liturgies a month; recruiting and training of adult and children’s choir members, instrumentalists, and cantors; playing for wedding and funeral liturgies (stipend by contract); maintaining and updating music library, instruments, and sound systems; and overseeing all administrative aspects of music ministry.
A degree in music preferred and/or extensive music ministry experience. Benefits include an annual leave package, continuing education benefits, retirement and health care through the Diocese of Charleston.
Lenten Penance Services
March 25 St. John Neumann
April 3 Our Lady of the Lake
April 4 Corpus Christi
April 8 St. Martin de Porres
April 10 St. Peter’s
April 11 Transfiguration
All services are scheduled for 7:00 PM
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Growing Together in Faith
Sunday- 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 5:00 PM
Monday, Wednesday-Friday 12:00 PM
Tuesday - 9:00 AM
Spanish Mass - Sunday- 2:00 PM, Thursday – 7:00 PM
Korean Mass - 2nd and 3rd Saturdays- 7:00 PM
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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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.
Collecting Tuna during Lent
The Crisis/Outreach Ministry will be collecting cans of tuna during Lent. The tuna will be given to God’s Storehouse and SJN Hispanic Ministry. The baskets will be on the step to the sanctuary. Please bring your donations of tuna up during Mass following the gifts being brought to the altar.
Thank you for your generosity.
School Pride/Clean-up Day
First Annual SJN School Pride/Clean-up Day
Calling all gardeners, landscapers, painters, cleaners, kiddo-sitters, and all want-a-"bees"! First impressions are everything, and we want SJN School to SHINE!
We are having our first annual School Pride/Clean-up Day on Saturday, March 23rd (rain date is March 30th).
We will be weeding, cleaning up pine cones, and getting rid of dead scrubs in the front of the school. We'll be pressure washing both SJN signs out front on Polo Road. We'll be doing some minor painting on the signs and other areas. You can sign up for one task, or more!
So if you're interested in volunteering (for any length of time), click the link above to sign up for a task! On the day of, grab all of your gardening tools, power landscaping tools, power washers, paint brushes, packed lunch, etc., and we'll get to work!
Because of safety reasons, we are providing child care for your younger children in the cafeteria/gym so they stay safe, away from busy Polo and Miles Roads.
If you're not into gardening/painting, fear not! You can sign up to watch the kids!
Reminder: all adult volunteers need to have completed the Safe Haven program in order to volunteer.
Thank you for your committment to St. John Neumann School!
#sjnproudDate: 03/23/2019 (Sat.)
Location: SJN School
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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.
3 - Crisis Ministry
10 - Good Samaritan Fund
17 - Epworth Children's Home
24 - Harden Street Free Medical Clinic
31 - The Friendship
Epworth Children's Home (www.epworthchildrenshome.org) Epworth Children’s Home provides group residential care for children and youth from all of South Carolina. We provide child care, counseling and related services to families and children without regard to race, religion, national origin or ability to pay.
The Harden Street Free Medical Clinic (www.freemedclinic.org) Their mission is to provide quality health care, at no cost, to uninsured residents of the community who cannot afford such services.
The Friendship (www.thefriendship.org) The FRIENDSHIP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping older adults lead healthy, independent, and active lives in their own homes and communities.
Office/Mailing: 721 Polo Rd.
Church: 100 Polo Rd.
Columbia, SC 29223
Phone: (803) 788-0811
Fax: (803) 788-1501
Welcome Returning Catholics
First, we welcome you. We recognize you are considering a significant step on your spiritual journey. Some see this as a journey back to their spiritual home; others are looking for reconciliation with God and the Church. Whatever your reason for being away, we have missed you and celebrate your desire to take another look. See more information for returning Catholics.
- Father Sandy McDonald, Pastor
- Gerard (Stick) Thibodeaux, Deacon
- Genie O'Shesky, Business Administrator
- Wendy Bobadilla, Parish Nurse
- Catherine Combier-Donovan, Pastoral Associate for Liturgy & Adult Formation
- 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