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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Easter Mass Schedule

Holy Thursday - 7 PM Mass of Lords Supper

Good Friday - 3 PM Passion and Veneration of the Cross

Holy Saturday - 8 PM Great Easter Vigil

Easter - 8 AM Mass, 10 AM Mass, 10:30 AM Mass (School Gym), 12 Noon Mass, 2 PM Mass (Spanish)
No 5 PM Mass Today

Earth Hour

Please join us for Earth Hour by turning off non-essential electronics on March 24, from 8:30 - 9:30 PM

Liturgical Ministers

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.

Liturgical Minister Information and Schedules

Penance Services

March 19, Transfiguration, 7:00 PM

Lent Online

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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

Questions and Answers About a New Church for SJN

Q:             We have new boards showing the Master Plan and Floor Plan of a new church.  How do the current plans differ from the previous plans?

A:             In substance, many aspects of the plans are unchanged between the previous and present drawings; however, there are some significant differences.  The Master Plan shows what will be implemented in the first phase of the construction of the new church.  A new parking lot will be constructed, but the other two areas of parking will remain as they are now.  The budget for land development in phase one will limit us to adding parking but not renovating existing parking lots.  The redevelopment of the original parking lots will be done in a later phase.  By the end of phase one, we will have 257 parking spaces, including 20 handicap spaces near the church.  Currently, we have 146 spaces at the church.  We will have a net gain of 110 spaces. 

You will also see a location for a potential columbarium in the new Master Plan as well as some development of the plaza and garden spaces around the church.  One still unresolved aspect of the Master Plan is how we will implement a new drop-off and pick-up canopy for the school.  The new drawing shows it along the back of the gymnasium.  We are also looking at the possibility for it to be alongside the cafeteria, music, and science rooms.  The parking spaces there would need to be replaced to keep our 257 spaces.  These would likely be relocated to the side of the parking lot nearest the playing fields.

For the Floor Plan of the church, one of the main differences from the previous floor plan is that you will see a design for an attached hall.  As we explored whether we could afford a ground floor under the church, we found it to be very expensive even to just “shell out” the space without completing the rooms.  We also learned from other parishes that it is not unheard of for a parish to build a new hall to replace basement halls because parishioners are less likely to go downstairs.  The hall depicted in the drawing is twice the size of our current hall.  It can be sub-divided into up to four smaller areas to enable smaller meetings.  In the design of the church itself, there has been further refinement of the auxiliary spaces’ locations and sizes.  The Blessed Sacrament is placed at the front of a small chapel behind the altar.  It will be raised up on a tall pillar so that all can see it in the nave.  The core of the church is a little squarer than the previous articulation, but the main nave remains longer than the transepts.



Mass Times

Saturday – 5:15 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.


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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.


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. 

New Member Registration Form
Registro de Nuevo Miembro

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Office/Mailing:  721 Polo Rd.

Church:  100 Polo Rd.

Columbia, SC 29223


Phone: (803) 788-0811

Fax: (803) 788-1501

Charitable Tithing

Please check here for our new charitable tithing policy.

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

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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