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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Javier D. Alcorta, 77, of Columbia, died Wednesday, December 3, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 9:30 AM, Saturday, December 7th, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 100 Polo Road, Columbia, with Fr. C. Alexander "Sandy" McDonald officiating. Final Commentdation and Farewell Prayers will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Church Columbarium. Born October 31, 1942 in Havana, Cuba he was a son of the late Jesus and Higinia Diaz Alcorta. Mr. Alcorta retired from Allied Signal after a 30 year career as a plant manager and director. He was a proud alumnus of Georgia Tech. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Maria Elena Quintas Alcorta; children, Javier Antonio Alcorta (Celeste), Christine Alcorta Maddock (David), Michael Anthony Alcorta and Michelle Alcorta Laney (Art); grandchildren, Christian, Caroline and Justin Alcorta, Alexandra, Tyler and Andrew Maddock, David and Thomas Laney; and a brother, Sergio Alcorta. Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road, is assisting the family.
The Giving Trees
The parish’s Giving Trees have been put up at the entrances to the church. We are hoping you will help change their looks by removing ornaments and replacing them with gifts. Each year our parishioners remember the needy of the community by purchasing gifts for the children and for the agencies we help. Gift suggestions are reasonable and easy to find.
Please attach the label to the gift. This is especially important with the white ornaments. If possible, take a picture of your ornament so if it is misplaced, it will identify the family where the gift belongs. These gifts should be wrapped.
The WHITE ORNAMENTS are HIGH PRIORITY! These are specific needs for the children of the families in need. These gifts must be returned by December 15, so they may be delivered before Christmas.
The colored ornaments are general needs for the agencies we help. They may be returned anytime in December and should not be wrapped. But, please attach the ornament to the donation.
Checks or gift cards should be put in an envelope and then put in the collection basket, so they won’t be misplaced among the packages.
Agencies we are helping:
Catholic Charities, Clean of Heart, Christian Assistant Bridge, Toby’s Place, Women’s Shelter, Free Medical Clinic, Providence Men’s Home, Hispanic Ministry of SJN, Oliver Gospel Mission, Richland 2 Nurses Needs
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Growing Together in Faith
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.
Parish Office Hours
- Father Sandy McDonald, Pastor
- Robert "Bob" Higgins, Parochial Vicar
- Gerard (Stick) Thibodeaux, Deacon
- Ron Anderson, Deacon
- Genie O'Shesky, Business Administrator
- Wendy Bobadilla, Parish Nurse
- Catherine Combier-Donovan, Pastoral Associate for Liturgy & Adult Formation
- Maria Correa, Assistant to Business Administrator
- Silvia Goodman, Administrative Assistant
- Tammy Melson, Director of Communications
- Paula Mowbray, Director of Music
- Johnny Sanchez, Youth Minister
- Michael Wells, Sexton
- Verónica Carneiro West, Assistant to Director of Christian Formation
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.
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.
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.