Mission Statement: Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we, the family of St. John Neumann,
strive to become committed disciples of Jesus, growing as stewards of God’s gifts,
and sharing His love with all who are searching for the Truth.
In the Eucharist, Christ offers his Body and Blood as food under the signs of bread and wine. The bread we eat and the cup we drink is truly Jesus Christ. Yes, it is Jesus. It is his real presence. He is present to us in many ways. The Eucharist is his most powerful and intense presence. It is always worthwhile, especially in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, to spend some time meditating and focusing on what truly happens at the Eucharist. –from the book Meeting God in the Upper Room: Three Moments to Change Your Life
Our Parish office and classrooms will be closed on Monday, July 3, and Tuesday, July 4. Enjoy the holiday!
Fr. Joe Lutz celebrated his 30th Anniversary of Ordination on June 25, 2017. Click here to view pictures from the event.
Diocesan Stewardship 2017
Dear Parish Family,
The Lord is with us – always! At this time of year, I need to ask you for your help and support for Diocesan Stewardship. Traditionally here at St. John Neumann we have found it challenging to attain our goal. For this current year, we will have to pay nearly $60,000.00 out of our collection revenue.
For me as your pastor, this is personal because I know firsthand how important the Diocese is to the running of this and every parish I have been assigned to. I am also keenly aware of all the formation, practical assistance and charitable organizations the Diocese supports.
I implore you to prayerfully consider making a pledge to the larger Church of the Diocese of Rockford. Making a gift to the 2017 Diocesan Appeal is one of the ways we can continue to bring Jesus and our faith to the needy and to the world. That work takes many forms in many different Diocesan ministries whether it is through marriage preparation, promoting human dignity and respecting life, youth ministry or vocations– these are just some of the diocesan ministries and services we support through this Appeal.
Our goal this year for St. John Neumann is $196,461.00. Whatever we raise beyond this goal comes back to us. Please join me in supporting the 2017 Diocesan Appeal I need your help to make a gift to this appeal. As in all manner of giving we believe in the steward’s model; 5% to the parish, 4% to other causes and 1% to the Diocese. Where are you on the path of stewardship?
Through your gift, we can impact thousands of lives and you can help your parish at the same time with our financial obligations. Thank you for your support as we participate in living the Church’s mission to be a witness of compassion and mercy to those in need.
Please come prepared to make your gift next weekend. If you wish to make your gift electronically please visit www.rockforddiocese.org/donate for easy, secure giving. I thank you in advance for your generosity.
Sincerely in Our Lord,
Fr. Carlos and the crew headed to the Manus Christi Mission in Huttonsville, Virginia.
Take at look at our SPRED Program (Special Needs Religious Education). We are truly blessed with our Volunteers and our Kids!
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Rockford Diocese Business Manager Meeting. Click here
Catholic Update June 2017
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
The Catholic Faith is Alive in the RCIA
Fr. Peck Shares 4 Basic Ways to Relate to God
Fr. Carlos – A View from the Catwalk
The Mannequin Challenge! Our 8th Graders and Thanksgiving Food Drive
Carpool Karaoke with Bishop Mallo
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