Welcome to St. John Neumann Catholic Church!
Every Catholic church holds a special place in the hearts of believers. We go to our parish churches to encounter Jesus Christ in the Eucharist, both at Mass and in the tabernacle. We bring our babies there to have them brought into the family of God, and we bring our deceased loved ones there to pray for them on their journey home. Couples exchange and renew wedding vows in their parish church. The repentant sinner finds the consolation of the sacrament of Reconciliation. In their parish church, people find the support and nourishment that can only be given by other members of the Body of Christ.
Welcome to the parish church of St. John Neumann – 1825 households strong, 72 of which have joined us since July 2012! Pray with us, worship with us, walk with us as we grow in our identity as daughters and sons of a loving Father and faithful disciples of Jesus Christ!
Rev. Joseph MPR Cocucci, KHS
and 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
For the near future, all masses will be livestreamed. We invite you to join us online, on YouTube, to celebrate Mass with Fr. Cocucci. Here is the link that you can follow:
Finally, during your time of prayer, please continue to pray for all those affected by the coronavirus.
St. John Neumann Roman Catholic Church "Soft" Re-Opening
Due to COVID19-related restrictions, we are currently admitting people to Weekend Masses by reservation. Reservations are not required for Monday, Tuesday or Friday. To make a reservation, call 410-208-2956 and ask for extension 211. If our automated phone system answers, immediately enter "*211" (i.e., star 2-1-1). Masses are being celebrated publically on Saturday afternoon at 4:00 PM, on Sunday morning at 9:00 and 11:00 AM, and on Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 9:00 AM. Reservation requests will be taken from Monday mornings at 8:00 AM thru Thursday mornings at 8:00 AM for Masses on the following weekend. The Parish will call you on Thursday to confirm your registration. Church doors are locked 10 minutes prior to the start of Mass; all attendees must be seated by then.
Bishop Malooly's dispensation from the Sunday obligation remains in force for everyone in the Diocese of Wilmington.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be administered at announced times and by appointment. Confessions will no longer be heard on Saturday afternoons.
The Parish Office will be open Monday thru Thursday from 10:00 AM until 12:00 Noon and from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM. Gift Cards are available for purchase in the office during office hours.
SJN Plan for Reopening
Click on link to view SJN Plan for Reopening (Revised)
PLEASE, if you have not signed up for our "remind.com" information service, send an email to [email protected] to do that now. You'll need to give your name with either your CELL phone (not your landline) and/or your email address. Then, watch your text messages and emails. You will receive either a text or an email from remind.com that will give you instructions on how to complete your registration. If you HAVE signed up but are not receiving messages from Fr. Cocucci, that means that you did not respond to the text or email sent by remind.com. Please check your emails and texts (including your junk mail folders) from around the time you sent in your information and respond to whatever remind.com sent you. This program allows Fr. Cocucci to get important and sometimes urgent information to you efficiently.
Thank you for your cooperation and continued support!
SAINT JOHN NEUMANN SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarship applications must be received by May 1, 2021. Please make sure you have completed the application fully and that all your attachments of letters and verification are included. Any applications received after May 1st cannot be guaranteed. Applications that are incomplete will not be returned, but will be reviewed accordingly and award amounts will be altered. Forms are available on the St. John Neumann Website (click on the St. John Neumann Scholarship Fund Tab) and at the parish office.
Please, if you can, continue to mail in your weekly donation or consider making your donation electronically. If you would like to sign up for our E-Giving, call Deacon Weschler at 410-208-2956 for more details. Thank you for all that you do to support our Parish.
MOTHER'S DAY MASSES OF REMEMBRANCE
If you would like to remember your mother or grandmother (living or deceased) in our Annual Masses of Remembrance, please return your Mother's Day Spiritual Remembrance Envelope by Sunday, May 2nd. The special insert of names will be included in the Mother's Day weekend bulletin (May 8/9). What a great gift for our mothers to have special Masses said for them!
2021 ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL
Disciples of Christ, Witnesses of Hope
In the Resurrection of Jesus we find hope and the prospect of everlasting life in Heaven. But to obtain eternal life, we must recognize Christ's call to be His witnesses. We must become His obedient servants.
The Annual Catholic Appeal, with its theme, "Disciples of Christ, Witnesses of Hope", brings hope and the good news of Christ's love to thousands of families and individuals throughout Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Funds generated through the Appeal help provide critical financial support to more than thirty pastoral, charitable and educational ministries.
With continuing impact caused by the pandemic, when employment has dropped and hardships of the needy have increased, the hope for the generosity of our parishioners is needed more than ever.
Many of you have received information about this year's Appeal through the mail. Please take time to read the materials provided prayerfully considering your response. To learn more about the Annual Catholic Appeal visit the diocesan website at http://www.cdow.org/annualcatholicappeal Consider viewing a brief video highlighting some of the supported ministries at https://youtu.be/1789oOHmTkg
REMEMBERING THE SICK OF THE PARISH
If you would like someone added to the Parish List of the Sick, send your request to [email protected]. Privacy protocols require you to obtain permission before submitting a name other than your own.
INCLEMENT WEATHER and MASS
The BEST way to be informed about weather related cancellations of Masses or other parish events is to sign up for St. John Neumann's "Remind.com" service. This allows the Pastor to send out important notifications by email or text to everyone who participates. In the event of inclement weather, you can also call the main parish number (410-208-2956) and select Option 3 to find out if Mass has been cancelled. A recorded message will alert you to that cancellation. In addition, you can check the Parish website (www.stjohnneumannrcc.com). WEEKDAY MASS WILL BE CANCELLED WHEN SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED IN WORCESTER COUNTY.
2021 50/50 RAFFLE
52 Chances to Win in 2021!!
Tickets are 1 for $20, 3 for $50, 7 for $100 or 12 for $150.
Drawings take place every Monday throughout the year. All proceeds benefit Parish Religious Education Programs. We are grateful for your support! GOOD LUCK!
TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE ! BUY NOW FOR MANY CHANCES TO WIN!
THIS YEAR'S WEEKLY PRIZE IS $300 !!!
A PRAYER FOR PROTECTION IN TIME OF PANDEMIC
RACHEL'S VINEYARD CATHOLIC RETREAT
Rachel's Vineyard Catholic Retreat for the Diocese of Wilmington is hosting a retreat May 14-16, 2021. The retreat weekend is a beautiful opportunity for emotional and spiritual healing for any woman or man who has struggled with abortion. For more info, contact Nan Freeman at 302-463-7711 or visit reachelsvineyard.org.