Tithing by St. John Neumann Parish for the Month of February
Five percent of the weekend offertory collections will be sent to the following:
February 7/8 - Crisis Ministry
February 13/14 - Backpack Ministry
February 20/21 - Epworth Children’s Home
February 27/28 - Women’s Shelter
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. (Occasionally, a Mass will be held in the school gym. For these dates, please look for a sign posted at the church and a notice in the bulletin.)
Spanish Mass - Sunday- 2:00 p.m., Thursday – 7:00 p.m.
Korean Mass - 2nd and 3rd Saturdays- 7:00 p.m.
- Father Javier Heredia, Parochial Vicar
- Genie O'Shesky, Business Administrator
- Maria Correa, Assistant to Business Administrator
- Silvia Goodman, Administrative Assistant
- Cherie Smith, Director of Christian Formation and Pastoral Associate
- Veronica West, Assistant to Director of Christian Formation
- Catherine Combier-Donovan, Pastoral Associate for Liturgy & Adult Formation
- Chelsea Breeden, Director of Youth Ministry
- Wendy Bobadilla, Parish Nurse
- Tammy Melson, Director of Communications
- David Cochrane, Choir Director
- Michael Wells, Sexton
Parish Office Hours
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.
Available weekends in 2016: April 23/24, May 7/8, May 14/15, May 21/22, May 28/29, June 4/5, June 25/26, July 2/3, July 9/10, July 16/17, July 30/31, August 6/7, August 13/14, August 20/21, August 27/28, September 10/11, September 17/18, October 1/2, October 15/16, October 22/23, October 29/30, November 5/6, November 19/20
Funeral Mass for Cecelia Whitley
Cecelia Whitley, 91, of Columbia, SC passed away on Tuesday, February 02, 2016. The family will receive friends from 6-7 PM on Thursday, February 4, at Thompson Funeral Home at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 845 Leesburg Rd., Columbia, SC. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. John Neumann Catholic Church on Friday, February 5, 10:00 AM.
The Columbiettes will have their annual Pancake Dinner on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 beginning at 5:00 PM in Gillin Hall. They will serve pancakes, potato soup, ham and various desserts.
Tickets will be on sale on February 6/7, following Mass for $3.00 each. Please come out and have a delicious meal before we begin our Lenten Celebration.
Ash Wednesday Masses
7:00 AM - SJN Church
9:30 AM - SJN School
12 noon - SJN Church
6:00 PM - SJN Church
8:00 PM Spanish - SJN Church
Lenten Penance Services
Feb. 25, Thurs. Transfiguration
March 3, Thurs. St. Joseph * 6:00 PM
March 7, Mon. St. John Neumann *6:30 PM
March 8, Tues. Our Lady of the Lake
March 10, Thurs. Corpus Christi
March 14, Mon. Our Lady of the Hills
March 15, Tues. St. Peter’s
March 16, Wed. St. Martin de Porres
March 17, Thurs. Our Lady of Perpetual Help
*All services are scheduled for 7:00 PM with the exception of St. John Neumann, which will be at 6:30 PM and St. Joseph, which will be at 6:00 PM
Year of Mercy
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.
02/05/16 1:36 pm
(Vatican Radio) The historic meeting of Pope Francis with Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church has a special significance during this Jubilee year of mercy. That’s the view of Dominican Fr Hyacinthe Destivelle who is in charge of relations with the Slavic Orthodox Churches at the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
The Vatican and the Russian Orthodox Church announced on Friday that the Pope and the Patriarch will meet for the first time in Cuba on February 12th. A statement released jointly in Moscow and in Rome said the meeting will mark “an important stage in relations” between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches and a “sign of hope for all people of good will”.Read More
02/05/16 12:47 pm
(Vatican Radio) The relics of St. Pius of Pietralcina – Padre Pio, as he is popularly known around the world – and St. Leopold Mandic, made their way on Friday afternoon from the Church of San Salvatore in Lauro to St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.
The relics of the two great saints – both of whom were Capuchin Franciscan friars and priests who were renowned as confessors – have come to Rome by the desire of Pope Francis in connection with the Jubilee Year of Mercy, as part of efforts to renew, rekindle and strengthen interest in and love for the Sacrament of Penance or Reconciliation.Read More
02/05/16 12:33 pm
(Vatican Radio) The Vatican and the Russian Orthodox Church announced on Friday that Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill will hold a historic first encounter in Cuba on February 12th. A statement released jointly in Moscow and in Rome said the meeting will mark “an important stage in relations” between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches and a “sign of hope for all people of good will”.
Philippa Hitchen reports:Read More