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A Message From Fr. Pat...

To my dear St. John Neumann Parish family:

Well, I guess I must admit it.  Summer is over (sniff, sniff)!  School is back in session, Labor Day is behind us, and Faith Formation classes started last Sunday.  And as much as I hate to see summer end, I love the excitement of a new faith formation year beginning.  We are again at record enrollment, at well over 600 students, and I am grateful to all who contribute to our programs in any way.

We continue to expand our youth programs to meet the needs of our growing parish.  On Sunday mornings, in addition to our regular faith formation classes for K through 5th grade, we have two additional opportunities I want you to know about:

  1.  Children’s Liturgy of the Word—offered at our 9:30 and 11:00 Masses, this is for children aged 5 or above to hear the readings proclaimed and explained at a child’s level.  Most of you are familiar with this as we have been doing it for a number of years.  No registration is required!  Just send your children up when the priest invites them after the Opening Prayer.  They will go to a separate space with the facilitator during the Liturgy of the Word, leaving us old folks to listen and meditate on the Word ourselves!
  2. SonShine Pre-School—offered also at the 9:30 and 11:00 Masses, this is for 3 and 4 year old children.  It is a pre-school faith formation program.  Parents can drop their children off before Mass and pick them up afterward.  This is a great opportunity for children who are not yet “ready” for Mass to learn about their faith while Mom and Dad worship in the Church.  Registration is required, and you can sign up or find out more information by stopping by or calling the Faith Formation office (either after Mass on Sunday, or during office hours Monday thru Thursday).  The number is 704-535-4197.

Also, a reminder that the 10th annual Diocese of Charlotte Eucharistic Congress is this coming Friday and Saturday, September 19-20 at the Charlotte Convention Center.  Please join fellow parishoners from St. John Neumann in the Eucharistic Procession and Holy Hour, which begins at 9:00 a.m. in front of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Uptown Charlotte.  I will be there!  Look for the St. John Neumann banner and process with us!  This is a prayerful and inspiring time each year, and a great way to celebrate the gift of the Eucharist and the beauty of our wonderful Diocese.

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.

Mass Schedule
Vigil Saturday
5:00 p.m. 
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.
7:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m.
Holy Days 
call the Parish Office

of the
Blessed Sacrament

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

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

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    8451 Idlewild Road Charlotte, North Carolina 28227
    phone: 704.536.6520