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Parish Mission

 

“The Three Great Loves: Love of God, Love of Neighbor, Love of Self” is a parish mission that
serves as a time apart to cultivate the love of God in the heart of the individual believer. The
goal of the mission is to strengthen the parish community in its experience of God’s love and to
help individuals learn to be more compassionate and forgiving, be grateful for their own lives
and thus follow more closely the way of Jesus Christ.

The Three Great Loves – Take some time to cultivate love in your life.  Based on the Great Commandment, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength… You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” Fr. Frank Desiderio, CSP, uses a multi-media presentation to explore how we can receive God’s love and extend that love to others, including ourselves. 

Join us at St. John Neumann Catholic Church on March 5, 6 and 7, 2018 at 6:30 PM for our parish mission.  Give yourself the gift of attending to God’s love for you.

“The Three Great Loves: Love of God, Love of Neighbor, Love of Self” is a parish mission that serves as a time apart to cultivate the love of God in the heart of the individual believer.  The goal of the mission is to strengthen the parish community in its experience of God’s love and to help individuals learn to be a more compassionate and forgiving, be grateful for their own lives and thus follow more closely the way of Jesus Christ.

Frank Desiderio, C.S.P. 

Frank Desiderio, C.S.P., was ordained a Catholic priest in 1983. He is currently on the Presidential Board of the Paulist Fathers. From 2000 to 2009 as President of Paulist Productions, he executive produced more than twenty-five hours of television documentaries and movies. Fr. Desiderio’s credits include the ABC/Paramount movie “Judas” which aired on ABC Television in 2004. His last film, “The Big Question: A Film About Forgiveness” launched him into a new ministry of forgiveness and reconciliation.

Prior to television ministry, he was a parish priest in Los Angeles, director of campus ministry at UCLA, a radio producer for Paulist Communications and director of the Paulist Seminary, St. Paul’s College in Washington, D.C. He served as Chairman of the HUMANITAS Prize, which recognizes writers whose work in film and television both entertains and morally enriches the viewing public. 

 From 2010 to 2014 he was director of the Paulist Center in Boston. Currently he is First Consultor of the Paulist Fathers and lives in New York City. During the summer he serves as Director of St. Mary’s of the Lake, the Paulist summer home. 

He holds a BA in English from the University of Maryland, an MA in Theology from The Catholic University of America and an MA in Communications Management from The Annenberg School at USC.

His poetry has appeared in various journals and newspapers throughout the US and Canada. Along with his sister, Mimi Moriarty of Albany, NY, he co-authored a book of poetry, “Sibling Reverie.”

You can find videos of his liturgical poems on Facebook at “Fr. Frank’s Poetry Page.”

He is the author of “Can You Let Go of a Grudge: Learn to Forgive and Get On with Your Life” from Paulist Press (2014).

SJN Food Pantry

  

SJN Food Pantry

The Food Pantry is available to all our Parishioners who need help with groceries, we would like to continue to help those in our Parish community. Please stop by the Parish Hall every

                          Tuesday morning from 9:30am -12:00pm. 

 

 

Help us prepare for beautiful liturgy at 9:30a.m. Mass with Youth Choir.

Consider joining; boys and girls! We are currently in need of singers of every ages from 6-18.

Thursday rehearsals 

Boys 5p.m-5:30 p.m.

Girls 1st grade -5th grade 5:30-6:00 p.m

Middlesr/high schoolers  6:00p.m -6:45 p.m.

After Mass, come and see our music director Soo-Jin Ridgell for more informations or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 

Upcoming Events

CONTRIBUTION 2017

If you would like a record of your contributions to

St. John Neumann Church in 2017,

Please see the bulletin and fill out the form provided

and put it in the offering basket or the mail slot at the

Parish Office.

*Please include your envelope number. 



 LENTEN FISH FRY

The Knights of Columbus will once again sponsor a Lenten Fish Fry on Fridays during Lent begining Feb 16 through March 23,  the dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in the church hall.  Dinner will consist of fried flounder or catfish – fries, cole slaw  and hush puppies – coffee or water.  Cheese pizza and macaroni and cheese will also be available. There will be a $1 charge for soft drinks and ice tea.   Price will be $8.00 per person or a family meal for $30.


Thank you!

The Knights of Columbus had their first blood drive of the year on 2/4/18. Thank you to all those who donated to make our Blood drive a success. We had 24 donors present to donate and 26 units of blood were collected. Our goal was 30 units. Please support our next Blood drive and help us exceed our goals! Mark your calendars,

Our next Blood drive is scheduled for may 20, 2018.


2018 LENT SCHEDULE

Stations of the Cross  

Friday evenings during Lent at

7:00 PM English – Church

7:30 PM Spanish – Parish Hall

PARISH LENTEN MISSION:

March 5-7 at 6:30 PM

CHILDREN’S LENTEN  MISSION

March 5 & 6 at 6:30 PM

PENANCE SERVICE/ CONFESSION SCHEDULE

DURING LENT…

SJN PENANCE SERVICE

March 22, 2018 at 7:00 PM

PENANCE SERVICES AROUND THE DIOCESE

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 -  6:00pm - St. Thomas Aquinas

Thursday, March 1st , 2018 - 7:00pm - St. Vincent DePaul

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 - 7:30pm - St. Matthews

Thursday, March 15th, 2018 - 7:00pm - St. Luke

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 - 7:00pm – St. Gabriel

CONFESSIONS

Wednesdays: 6:30 PM- 7:30 PM

NO CONFESSIONS: March 7 due to Lenten Mission.

Saturdays: 4:00 PM– 4:45 PM

NO CONFESSIONS: March 31 due to Holy Saturday. 

Lenten Reminder

Abstinence:                                                                                                                                         

Catholics 14 and older are to abstain from meat on all Fridays of Lent. Abstinence forbids the use of meat, but not of eggs, milk products, condiments, sauces, and other things made from meat.

Fasting:                                                                   

Catholics ages 18 to 59, who are physically able, are to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. This means we are permitted to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may be taken, not to equal one full meal.


 This Lent encounter the Passion of Christ through the Traditional Latin Mass


From beginning to end, the Latin Mass is filled with prayers and ceremonies signifying the Passion of Christ. This Lent you’re invited to encounter it each Sunday at these locations: 
9:00 AM Sunday Low (Silent) Mass – Sundays February 11 – March 25
Charlotte Catholic High School chapel, 7702 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte
12:30 PM Sunday High (Sung) Mass - every Sunday (fellowship coffee afterwards) 
St. Ann Catholic Church, 3635 Park Road, Charlotte
Newcomers will receive a pamphlet to the Passion & the Latin Mass. For more information please contact the Charlotte Latin Mass Community at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.charlottelatinmass.org

Esta Cuaresma encuéntrate con la Pasión de Cristo a través de la Misa Tradicional En latín 

De principio a fin, la misa en latín está llena de oraciones y ceremonias que dignifican la Pasión de Cristo. En esta Cuaresma, te invitamos a encontrarla cada domingo en estos lugares:

9:00 AM Misa simple (silenciosa) del domingo - 11 de febrero - 25 de marzo
Capilla de Charlotte Catholic High School, 7702 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte

12:30 PM Misa cantada. Todos los domingos (siguiendo con café fraternal)
Iglesia Católica St. Ann, 3635 Park Road, Charlotte

Los recién llegados recibirán una guía para la Pasión y la Misa en español /Latín al igual que una guía en inglés / latín. Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Charlotte Latin Mass Community en This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. o visite www.charlottelatinmass.org


 Lenten Penance Services
 

Middle School EDGE Retreat..

Middle School EDGE Retreat March 9-10, 2018


Have you signed up for the upcoming retreat?

We still have available spots so sign up asap!

$75 covers transportation, meals, lodging, and all retreat activities! For more information or to register contact the Faith Formation Office! Only $25 due at the time of registration!.

Sign- Up

                                             Sign Up!! 

Sign-up!  Calling All Parishioners!

     Sunday, March 4th at the Gathering area Please participate in the Living Stations of the Cross for 2018.

We need actors, people in the actual production, people for set up, break down and people to help with costumes. 1 rehearsal on   Saturday, March 18th at 12pm at the Pavilion. Everyone interested in participating is welcome to attend we will walk the stations and you will be assigned and fitted with your new beautiful costume.

What a way to honor the lord by walking his walk along the 14 stations of the Cross.

 

 

 

 



 

Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil: 5:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm (Spanish), & 5:00pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday: 9:00am
Wednesday: 6:00pm
Friday: 6:30am
Holy Days: Call Parish Office

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

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

Reconciliation

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

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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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