Adult Formation



The Church teaches that an adult Catholic faith is characterized by three things: (1) Encounter: experiencing an ongoing conversion to Jesus; (2) Growth: being an active member in our Christian community; and (3) Being Sent: living as disciples in mission to the world. We are blessed at St. John Neumann with formal programs (listed below) that encourage these Christian goals. In reality, we encounter Christ, we grow in Christ, and we are sent by Christ in a myriad of ways. In the end, as Christian adults, we must keep our hearts open and be courageous. Christ calls us to orient our entire selves to him! Christ calls us to metanoia—a radical change of heart!

The Search

Explore life’s fundamental questions in light of our Catholic faith. We begin on January 18. Read more.

Parish Retreat

In September 2021, we held a three-day parish retreat focusing on our mission as St. John Neumann parishioners. View the recordings here.

Emerge - Monthly Speaker Series

We will meet on the first Saturday of each month, October and November 2021 and January through May 2022, for a speaker series, entitled, “Emerge: Retooling Life After Too Much Time Apart.” We will meet 10 am to Noon. Read more.


That Man is You!  This in-person Men’s Fellowship is coming back to St. John Neumann in September. The Fight of Faith equips and enables men to engage in the cosmic, spiritual battle raging in our day. Read more. 

Evangelization Intercessory Prayer Team

This group prays for our parishioners and staff and for the success of our parish’s mission: to create missionary disciples of Christ. Gatherings take place on the third Monday of each month, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Zoom. Email Therese Stahl ( for more information.

Contact Information:

Therese Stahl
Director of Evangelization & Faith Formation



A Journey of Faith for Adults

What is R.C.I.A.?

RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.
The RCIA is a process through which adults are fully initiated into the Catholic Church. These can be unbaptized persons, those who have been baptized in another faith tradition, those who have be baptized as Catholic but have not received either First Communion or Confirmation. Men and women may enter the program at any time throughout the year. Upon completion of the catechetical classes involved the Candidates will receive the sacraments at the Easter Vigil.

Contact Information:

Mark Restaino
Director of Youth Ministry & RCIA Coordinator
630-377-2797 ext. 107

Sr. Carol Stevens
Director of Music & RCIA Coordinator
630-377-2797 ext 104