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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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St. John Neumann Catholic Church

Vacation Bible School

Save the Date for
Vacation Bible School
June 10-14

Registration forms are available now!

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

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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

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Obituary for Mr. Rogelio Bru Lawsin

Mr. Rogelio Bru Lawson, 80, of Columbia, died Tuesday, April 16, 2019. 

A Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Lawsin will be held 9:30 o’clock, Monday, April 22nd, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 100 Polo Road, Columbia, with Fr. C. Alexander McDonald officiating. Final Commendation and Farewell Prayers will be said at Ft. Jackson National Cemetery at 11 o’clock. A prayer vigil followed by a visitation will be held from 5 until 7 o’clock, Sunday afternoon at Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, 7600 Trenholm Road, Ext. Columbia.



Obituary for Irene A Duheme

Irene Ann Spinner Duheme, 79, of Columbia, graduated into glory on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Born in Malone, NY, on August 27, 1939, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Lora Lee Spinner.

Irene was a farmer’s wife, having worked on her husband’s dairy farm for many years. She later served as a pastoral assistant for St. George’s Parish and lay minister for St. John Neumann. 

Irene was an accomplished bridge player, golf enthusiast, world traveler, active bird watcher and dedicated philanthropist. She loved to spend time with her family and was most proud of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Denise Townsel, Placid Duheme (Kelly), Curtis Duheme (Wendy), Dana Kahaly (Tommy), and Alysia Dougherty (Thomas); nine grandchildren, Joshua Duheme, Erin Duheme, Mark Duheme, Chase Townsel, Whitney Townsel, Moriah Townsel Holubek, Holden Townsel, Connor Duheme, Emily Duheme; great grandchildren, Brooke White, Austin White, CJ Townsel, Emberlyn Townsel, Brynlee Townsel; baby Duheme and baby Holubeck, her two unborn great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Duheme. 

Visitation will be held from 5-7 PM, Wednesday, April 17th, at Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, 7600 Trenholm Road Ext., Columbia. The service for Mrs. Duheme will be held 10:00 AM, Thursday, April 18th, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 100 Polo Road, with the Rev. Fr. C. Alexander McDonald officiating. Burial will be private. 

The family would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank You” to the loving and dedicated staff on the 11th Floor of Prisma Health Richland, SCOA and also to Dr. Woodrow Coker for their unwavering support during Irene’s illnesses.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lymphoma & Leukemia Society, SC Chapter, 107 Westpark Blvd, Suite 150, Columbia SC, 29210 or to St. John Neuman Catholic Church, 721 Polo Road, Columbia, SC 29223.

Kermes Festival

The Hispanic Community of St. John Neumann invites parishioners to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM—7:00 PM
Where: St. John Neumann School

Come and enjoy Mexican food, music,a dance contest, games for children and much more!  The festival is free!  Please bring a lawn chair!
All proceeds will be donated to Growing Together in Faith.

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


Tithing Policy 

April 7 - Good Samaritan Fund

April 14 - Crisis Ministry

April 21 - Camp Wonder Hands (week long camp for deaf/hard of hearing children)

April 28 - Catholic Climate Covenant (Catholic Climate Covenant helps US Catholics respond to the Church's call to care for creation and care for the poor.)


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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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.