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.
The support of friends, especially in times of crisis, is vital to helping us through the emotions that flood and fuel our hearts. They will help us see clearly enough to move through mourning, provide lighter moments, too, especially if we might seem to teeter on the edge of truly losing hope. They will be the personification of God’s unconditional love and help us find even greater spiritual depth.
-from Don’t Panic: How to Keep Going When the Going Gets Tough
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,
St. John Neumann Parish invites you to attend a
God Is! Day of Renewal. Saturday, May 6, learn more.
Rockford Diocese Business Manager Meeting. Click here
April Catholic Update – God’s Gift to Us: Amoris Laetitia and Theology of the Body. Read more.
Summer Mission Trip – Manus Christi. Click here for details
Camp WOW 21, June 26-30, 2017. Click here for more information and registration link.
Fr. Peck Shares 4 Basic Ways to Relate to God
Fr. Carlos – A View from the Catwalk
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