Join us for the 2015 Parish Mission, "Get Real: Religion With Two Feet on the Ground," February 22-25, 2015. Click here for the full schedule of events and information on our guest, Rev. Hugh Burns.
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St. John Neumann Catholic Church!
A Message From Fr. Pat...
To my dear St. John Neumann Parish family:
Sometimes we forget what a profound impact the Catholic Church has had, and continues to have, in the world. The Catholic Church is the most generous charitable organization in world history and the largest in the world today. She has historically been a leader in providing health care, especially in areas of the world most in need. And of course, the Church is the greatest educator in human history. Modern formal education began in cathedral or monastic schools run by monks or nuns as early as the 6th century in Europe. The first universities were established by the Catholic Church, with the first being the University of Bologna in 1088. In the United States, St. John Neumann is credited with founding the first Catholic school system, in the Diocese of Philadelphia. The Church sees as part of its ministry the education of the whole person—mind, body, and soul, and Catholic schools were first established to minister to an immigrant population that was often discriminated against in the public system.
Many of you may have reaped the benefits of Catholic education, as I did. But, sadly, due to a lack of religious vocations, gone are the days when schools were free, or almost free. One thing has not changed, however. Catholic schools breed excellence. They teach success. And they seek to provide for their students a moral compass that will guide them in living a truly Catholic Christian life.
You might say, “That’s all wonderful, Fr. Pat, but I can’t afford the tuition.” Don’t be so sure. The Tuition Assistance Program for the Mecklenburg Area Catholic School System is well-funded, and the funds are under-utilized. Why? Because people don’t know it is there, or don’t take the time to apply. Awards to individual families are based on income and other factors that impact the affordability of tuition in your particular circumstance. But the money is there, and it is there for our families to use. This week, flyers will be going home with all our Faith Formation students, encouraging you to consider Catholic education for your child. Check out what our schools offer, and take the time to explore the tuition assistance options available to your family. A Catholic education is one of the greatest investments you could make into your child, and into our future.
Parish Mission Statement
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord, making disciples through our Catholic faith.
Be a welcoming home for all people, empowering spiritual growth to build up the Kingdom of God.
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12:30 p.m. (Spanish)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
call the Parish Office
Adoration of the
7:00 a.m. through
8:45 a.m. Saturday
and by appointment
Here's the Master Plan Father Pat shared with everyone. "If we build it, they will come!"
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