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Phone: 704.536.6520 | Fax: 704.837.8243
8451 Idlewild Road Charlotte, North Carolina 28227
3/25/2020  En Espanol

UPDATE: Gov. Roy Cooper has issued a statewide Stay at Home order for 30 days, beginning 5 pm Monday 3/30/20 and continuing until Thursday 4/30/20 unless modified by the Governor.

 Based on this order and Diocesan Guidance the following changes must be instituted:

  1. All public Masses are cancelled at SJN from 3/26/20 until the end of the Statewide Order. Fr. John and Fr. Peter will continue to offer private Masses daily, so that all current Mass intentions will be offered in a timely manner.
  2. The Church will be open for prayer 7am – 7pm daily. While out for any essential travel, please feel free to stop in for prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.
  3. Confessions will still be available on Wednesday at 6:30-7:00 pm and Saturday 4:00-5:00 pm. Both Fr. Peter and Fr. John will be available. Confessions to comply with social distancing will be in the Council Room (enter through the door in the church please) and the bookstore.
  4. A live stream of Sunday Mass will be available on the St. John Neumann Facebook page at 9 am in English and 10 am in Spanish. If you are unable to view the mass live, it will be available for playing in the videos section of the SJN Facebook page. For a list of other online Masses please visit the Diocese of Charlotte website https://charlottediocese.org/coronavirus-update  We will also live stream all Holy Week services.  The schedule is Holy Thursday 7 pm, Good Friday 3 pm, Holy Saturday 8 pm and Easter per the above Sunday schedule.

Bishop Jugis has granted a dispensation from the requirement to attend Mass on Sundays. However, the Divine Law obligation to keep holy the Lord’s Day remains. Therefore, we urge anyone to refrain from unnecessary work, perform acts of charity, and additional prayer. Praying the Rosary individually or with others is especially encouraged. The daily readings can be found at http://usccb.org

An Act of Spiritual Communion:

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

  1. All Parish Activities are cancelled while the County Order is active. This includes all group meetings and events of any size, baptismal preparation classes, Friday Stations of the Cross, Masses and Adoration.
  2. The Parish Office and the Faith Formation Office will be closed due to the order. Our employees will be working from home. If you need to communicate with the office please contact us by e-mail.
  3. The Parish Bulletin will continue to be published weekly on the SJN website. 4sjnc.org
  4. Blessed Palms will be available on Palm Sunday. A table will be set up next to the church entrance door, so that you can easily drive up and receive palms for your home. Please keep in mind your fellow parishioners and limit the number of palms taken.
  5. Please continue to pray for those affected, who care for those affected and those who are at risk. The faithful are to follow the guidance of public health professionals. We ask that the faithful exercise caution for themselves and their neighbor's health and well-being. If you are sick please remain at home.
 
Please click this link for more information about the Plenary Indulgence that Pope Francis has granted.
 
 
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Message From Fr. John...

To my dear St. John Neumann Parish family: 

Can you imagine that your neighbors don’t recognize you.  Maybe if you are in a new home, but if you have lived there for many years it is almost unimaginable.  Yet that is exactly what happens in the Gospel.  Some of the blind man’s neighbors say that he only looks like him.  Do you see the spiritual explanation for this?  The blind man has been changed by the grace of God.  He now walks in the light of Christ.  He is no longer the same person, but one who now understands the power of God in his life and as a result becomes a true disciple of Jesus Christ.  In the Gospel he shows his understanding when questioned by the Pharisees.  He is amazed that these men of God do not understand what he now understands. 

You too have been given the light of Christ.  Follow this blind man’s example and do not return to the darkness.  During Lent we are encouraged to continue to change in order to live more fully in the light of Christ.  May God continue to guide you through the gift of his Holy Spirit.

Fr. John 


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Mass Schedule

Saturday Anticipated Mass (Vigil): 5:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm (Spanish), & 5:00pm
7pm (Brazilian) 2nd & 4th Sundays
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday: 9:00am
Wednesday: 6:00pm
Friday: 6:30am
Holy Days: Call Parish Office

Reconciliation

Wednesdays: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Saturdays: 4:00pm-4:45pm
And by appointment

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesdays: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Fridays: 7:00am through
Saturday at 8:45am

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St. John Neumann Catholic Church

8451 Idlewild Road Charlotte, North Carolina 28227
Phone: 704.536.6520
Fax: 704.837.8243

 

 

 
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