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

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. (Occasionally, a Mass will be held in the school gym. For these dates, please look for 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.

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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Parish Office Hours

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

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Pope Francis to Syria, Iraq donors: Christ conquered sin and death

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis received representatives from the various Catholic aid agencies and charitable organizations under the leadership of the Pontifical Council Cor unum working in Iraq, Syria, and other countries in the region affected by the ongoing conflicts in both Syria and Iraq.

The Pontifical Council Cor unum is the Pope’s special instrument for carrying out humanitarian initiatives, promoting integral human development, coordinatinge the initiatives of Catholic Organizations, and encouraging the faithful to give concrete witness to the Gospel through charitable activity.

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Theme for the 2017 World Day for Social Communications

(Vatican Radio)  The theme for the Church’s 2017 World Day for Social Communications was published on Thursday. The theme or motto chosen for this event is: “Fear not, for I am with you” (Is 43.5). Communicating hope and trust in our time. 

The Vatican Secretariat for Communications issued this following statement on the theme

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Pope Francis turns his thoughts to Mexico during Audience

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Wednesday invited the people of Mexico to sing the ‘Guadalupana,’ a traditional hymn to Our Lady of Guadalupe, for the suffering of the nation’s people.

The Holy Father’s remarks came during his greetings to Spanish-speaking pilgrims at the weekly General Audience.

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Sacred Spaces

Creating Sacred Spaces

Where we pray shapes our prayer, and how we pray shapes the way we live.

Are you interested in learning what’s involved in building a new worship space for our parish? Join us for the some or all of the 6-part-series, that looks at church design and invites parish input for a new St. John Neumann church.  Led by Fr. Sandy McDonald and Catherine Combier-Donovan.


Wed. mornings in Gillin Hall: 10:00 – 11:30 AM;   and Wed. evenings in the School Library: 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Oct. 5              A Worship Space that Encourages Full, Conscious, Active

Oct. 12            A Place for Liturgical Rites and its Furnishings

Oct. 26            A Space to Give Birth to Christians – The Baptistery

Nov. 2             Art, Iconography, and Devotional Spaces

Nov. 9             The Challenge of Church Architecture Today



Office/Mailing:  721 Polo Rd.

Church:  100 Polo Rd.

Columbia, SC 29223


Phone: (803) 788-0811

Fax: (803) 788-1501

2016-2017 Religious Education

Registration forms for the 216-2017 Religious Education year are now available. 
2016-2017 Religious Education Registration Form
2016-2017 Religious Education Registration Form en Espanól

Five Loaves

About The Five Loaves:  Like the scripture story reveals, we believe miracles still happen when people are willing to offer their simple gifts for the good of others.

Please share this free weekly video reflection. Feel free to post, tweet, or forward a link to those who need to hear the Good News!


Charitable Tithing

Please check here for our new charitable tithing policy.

Tithing for September

9/4 – Samaritan Fund

9/11 – Crisis Ministry

9/18 – Backpack Ministry

9/25 – Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter





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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. 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.


Visual Parables

Visual Parables

A leading resource for faith-and-film reviews and study guides

Are you a film nut, crazy about the movies?  Are you a person of faith who would you like to explore the spiritual connections that many movies offer, sometimes unwittingly?  If so, check out this fascinating website: www.VisualParables.org.  Most of the material is free, and a monthly journal with in-depth reviews and study guides is available by subscription.

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