Join Us for Forty Hours Devotion!

Forty Hours Devotion is an opportunity to gather together as a community in prayer and solemn adoration before the Blessed Sacrament.  Come spend time in quiet reflection as our parish gathers for private and communal prayer in adoration of our Lord.  Deepen your appreciation and the importance of the mystery of the Eucharist in your life.

Forty Hours Devotion begins with Exposition and Solemn Evening Prayer on Sunday, October 19, 2014 and concludes with Solemn Evening Prayer and Benediction on Tuesday, October 21, 2014.  Each evening at 7:00 PM, Fr. Joseph R. Gibino, STM, Ph.D., Pastor of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Whitestone NY and Associate Professor at St. John's University, Queens, NY will preach on the theme, “To Stand in Your Presence”.

Sign-ups for Eucharistic Adoration will take place in the Gathering Area after all Masses. 

If you would like to be a part
of our prayer chain
or have a prayer request,
contact Cathy Schoen at
SJNprayerchain@4sjnc.org
or click the image above.

Welcome to St. John Neumann
Catholic Church!

A Message From Fr. Pat...

To my dear St. John Neumann Parish family:

A couple of weekends back, a young man came up to me after Mass to introduce himself.  His name was Fernando, and he was from Italy, in town visiting friends.  He told me that he was so inspired by the liturgy that morning—the church full of energy, people singing—much unlike, he said, his experience of Mass in his home country.  I am so grateful that he found the church alive and well here at our parish!  It is a great reminder to all of us that, when we participate in Mass fully, with our body and our heart, with joy and reverence, that we draw other people into the mystery and awe of God’s presence among us!!!

I also received an email from a parishoner about an experience she had while attending Mass in another city. She said that, even though they attend this parish frequently when visiting family, that no one ever acknowledges them.  No one has ever asked where they are from, or extended any sort of hospitality.  She said it made her appreciate even more the efforts of our Door Greeters and Welcome Desk staffers.  Some of our own parishoners, she said, feel that we might be “overdoing it” with all this hospitality.  But, as she wrote, “…how can anyone feel like Gods work is over-done? We never know if that is the only human touch or smile someone experiences in their daily life.”

We are always in need of more door greeters and Welcome Desk volunteers, so please consider doing it, even if only once a month!  Many hands make light work!  But even if you can’t “officially” volunteer, remember that “welcoming” in the Lord’s name is the job of ALL OF US.  If you see someone you don’t know, introduce yourself.  If they are new, they will appreciate the thoughtfulness.  And if they have been here forever and they are new to you, then, hey, you just made a new friend!

Everyone deserves to feel at home here.  After all, they are in God’s house!

Happy Sunday!

-Fr. Pat

 
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Parish Mission Statement
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord, making disciples through our Catholic faith.

Our Vision
Be a welcoming home for all people, empowering spiritual growth to build up the Kingdom of God.

Mass Schedule
Vigil Saturday
5:00 p.m. 
Sunday 
8:00, 9:30
& 11:00 a.m.
12:30 p.m. (Spanish)
5:00 p.m. 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
& Saturday 

9:00 a.m.
Wednesday 
7:00 p.m.
Friday 
6:30 a.m.
Holy Days 
call the Parish Office

Adoration of the
Blessed Sacrament

Wednesdays 
6:00-6:45 p.m.
Fridays 
7:00 a.m. through
8:45 a.m. Saturday


Confessions
Wednesday
6:00-6:45 p.m.
Saturday
4:00-4:45 p.m.
and by appointment

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    8451 Idlewild Road Charlotte, North Carolina 28227
    phone: 704.536.6520