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!

Little Blue Book Discussions

Beginning Saturday, November 19th, the Little Blue Books will be available at the Welcome Center.  For an even more memorable Advent, join other Catholics for a weekly discussion group. Read more.

Adventus: A Spiritual Pilgrimage

On Thursday, December 1st and December 22nd, following the 6 pm Mass, come watch a documentary for a virtual pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  A half-hour film showcasing the places associated with Christ’s birth.

Looking Ahead to the Weekend

Wednesday mornings, join this ongoing study on the Scripture readings heard proclaimed at Mass the upcoming weekend.  Meetings are ongoing and require no preparation.  Bibles & Sunday Missals are provided. Read more. 

Young Adults & Holistic Living

A monthly social on a Saturday afternoon.  Men & women in their 20’s & 30’s are welcome.  Make connections & enjoy free food. Read more.

Wednesday Morning Men's Group

A weekly men’s gathering with an ongoing book discussion.  For those interested in discussing the personal, practical and spiritual aspects of daily faith-filled living.


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. 

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. Email Brent Smith ( for more information.


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

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

Feedback Survey

The Christian life has to be shot through with optimism, joy, and the strong conviction that our Lord wishes to make use of us.  ~St. Josemaria Escriva (+1975)

A message from our incoming Director, Brent:
Like the saint quoted above, I agree that Life in Christ is full of passionate purposes.  In the various ministries of Adult Faith Formation & Evangelization, your insights will help!  Please answer the following prompts…