Fr. Peck Talks About the Our Lady of Pillar Statue

“I am with you always” (Mt 28:20). This is the promise the Lord made to his disciples before he ascended into heaven.

On the first World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly, Pope Francis repeated those words of Jesus to all grandparents and the elderly in our society. Click HERE to read the full document. We wish all Grandfathers, Grandmothers & the Elderly in our St. John Neumann community a blessed day!




Volunteer at Deja Vu Thrift Shop!

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift shop in Geneva needs your help for a few hours a week to support needy families in our area. The Deja Vu thrift shop has helped hundreds of families with access to free and low-cost clothing, furniture, housewares, etc. and profits have gone to the SVdP conferences to help families with urgent needs for food, rent, utilities, medicine, transportation, and other basic needs. 

Men are needed to deliver furniture and household items on Saturday mornings to our neighbors in need of our voucher program. This program supplies free-of-charge furniture and housewares to families that have no means of purchasing items. Deliveries are made from our Sullivan location, between 9 am to noon possibly one Saturday a month.
The Sunday Sales program at the Deja Vu shop has urgent needs for more volunteers, as this program has been a huge success. The needs include volunteers to pick up donated furniture, clean and repair furniture [“deluxing”], deliver and set up furniture at the Geneva location on Sunday mornings, help customers with sales, and deliver furniture to customers when requested. Also, there is a shortage of volunteers for Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. There is flexibility to volunteer all day, mornings, or afternoons. Qualifications include learning a simple cash register, the ability to walk up and downstairs, sort donations, lift 10-pound bags and boxes, and greet customers.
You will find a store team is a group that has a lot of fun as they work. If you can help us help others, please contact Ann Vargo, our volunteer coordinator, at or 630-715-0289.

Join Us for a Bike Ride!

Recycle for Soul will be going on a fun, casual ride on Sunday, July 25. We would love for you to join us for a 10- to 12-mile ride and all folks ride together.  

The pace will be between 8-10 miles per hour so that anyone who wants to ride casually will feel comfortable. Plan to depart from Mount Mary Park in St. Charles by the tennis courts at 5 pm. Afterward, join us for food and drinks – the place to be determined after the ride. Important!!! You must wear a helmet and sign a waiver, and turn it in at the parish office before the day of your ride. You will find the form on the St. John Neumann website under the Ministries/Recycle for the Soul. Scroll down and fill out the form. You will be automatically registered.

See you then!
Recycle for the Soul team





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