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.

In Christ,
Fr. Sandy McDonald, Pastor 

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Choir Director/Organist Position

Choir Director/Organist

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. 

A detailed position description is available HERE request. Interested applicants, please send resumes to info@sjnchurch.com

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

Online Parish Newsletter Sign-up

Would you like to receive a copy of our new online monthly newsletter?  If so, send your email address to tmelson@sjnchurch.com 

Precautions at Liturgy

As the flu season ramps us and more and more people are affected, we are taking precautions to reduce the risks of contagion at liturgy.  Click here to read the attached recommendations.

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Mass Times

Saturday – 5:15 PM
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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Parish Office Hours

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

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.


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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

SJN School Pride/Clean-up Day Volunteer Signup

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!


Date: 03/23/2019 (Sat.) 
Location: SJN School
721 Polo Rd, Columbia, SC 29223

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New Members

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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Tithing Policy 

March Tithing

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.

Health Happenings

Check out these links for the latest information from the Parish Nurse, Comfort and Caring Ministry and the Health Cabinet.

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