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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The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Holy Day of Obligation
Monday, August 14, 7:00 PM, Bilingual
Tuesday, August 15, 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM
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
08/16/17 8:59 am
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has expressed his “closeness” to those who have loved ones in the tragic mudslide that struck Sierra Leone.
A telegram signed by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin says the Holy Father is praying for all those who have died; and that he invokes “divine blessings of strength and consolation” on their grieving family and friends.Read More
08/15/17 10:04 am
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis reflected on the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the Angelus on Tuesday.
The feast of the Assumption, also known as Ferragosto, is an important religious and civil holiday in Italy, and thousands of faithful were present in St Peter’s Square to celebrate with the Holy Father.Read More
08/13/17 9:07 am
(Vatican Radio)"When you do not cling to the word of the Lord, but have more security in consulting horoscopes and fortune tellers you sink”. Those were Pope Francis’ words during his Angelus address on Sunday in St Peter’s Square.
He was referring to the Gospel of the day where Jesus walks on the waters of Lake Galilee to save Peter and the disciples from sinking in their boat due to the heavy waves of the sea.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.