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
2023 SUMMER CASH LOTTO
Last year we made the exciting transition from our traditional "Summer Cash Lotto" to participate in a multi-parish raffle that was both exciting and great for our parish! Our part-time parishioners Edwidge and Paul Burke were among the 23 prize winners and our parish reaped just over $16,000, funds that were critically needed.
The excitement is back! This year we're partnering once again with the consortium that manages the raffle for a raffle that will culminate in 23 prizes. First Prize is an American Express Card worth $30,000! Twenty-two other prizes making for a total jackpot off $68,000.
Tickets will be on sale after all weekend Masses and at the Parish Office during regular business hours. The raffle will conclude on Sunday, July 30th. All tickets must be returned no later than August 1st. Winners will be drawn on Saturday, August 12 at 8:00 PM. You'll be able to view the drawing at www.parishraffle.com.
The twenty-three (23) American Express Gift Cards total $68,000 and tickets for the Lotto are $25.00 each. Prizes are as follows:
1st Prize: $30,000
2nd Prize: $10,000
3rd Prize: $ 8,000
Prizes 4 through 23: $ 1,000 each
Funds will be used to complement our regular parish budget. Thank you for your support and
2023 Faith and Charity Catholic Appeal
"Shining the Light of Christ"
Thank you to everyone who may a pledge to the 2023 Faith and Charity Catholic Appeal - a campaign conducted each year throughout the Diocese of Wilmington. Funds generated through the Appeal help provide critical financial support to forty pastoral, charitable and educational programs and ministries.
If you have not yet participated, please consider doing so. Pledge envelopes are available in the Gathering Space and can be placed in the offertory basket. Your gift makes a real difference in the lives of thousands of individuals and familes who reside in our 12-county diocese.
You can learn more about the Faith and Charity Catholic Appeal by reading about the campaign in the Dialog or visiting the diocesan website at www.cdow.org; click "Giving" then "Faith and Charity Catholic Appeal."
2023 50/50 RAFFLE
52 Chances to Win in 2023!!
Tickets are 1 for $20, 3 for $50, 7 for $100 or 12 for $150.
Tickets can still be purchased at the Parish Office during regular business hours. Also, there are packets (12 tickets/packet) and individual tickets with return envelopes available in the gathering area. Drawings take place every Monday throughout the year. All proceeds benefit Parish Religious Education Programs. We are grateful for your support!
Many of our families have taken advantage of this easy-to-use approach to contributing to our parish ministries. If you are interested, please complete an Electronic Giving Form or contact Deacon Dave Kolesky in our parish office at 410-208-2956. The form can be found on the parish website, in the Online Giving tab, in the gathering space, and at the parish office. All online giving information is secure and kept totally confidential.
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!
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BINGO
Every Friday at Columbus Hall, 100th Street, Ocean City (behind St. Luke Catholic Church). Doors open at 5PM, and bingo starts at 6:30PM. Jackpots up to $1,000. Food and beverages are available for purchase.
WIDOWS/WIDOWERS SUPPORT GROUP
St. John Neumann, St. Mary Star of the Sea/Holy Savior, and St. Luke/St. Andrew cordially invite you!
All widowed persons experiencing loss of a spouse are invited to join others in prayer, discussion, and social support in the healing journey. We meet on the 2nd Monday of each month at 2 pm for prayer, reflection and sharing at the Ocean Pines Community Center (Assateague Room). On the 4th Monday of each month we meet at 12 pm for lunch and conversation at a local restaurant of our choice.
For more information, contact:
Jo Alexander 410-829-5231; [email protected] .net
Cindy Ostrowski 301-717-6271; [email protected]
Al Carmenini 410-600-0549; [email protected]
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).
FAITH ENVIRONMENT/SAFE ENVIRONMENT
Did you know that in 2003 in response to the United States Conference of Bishops' Charter for the Protection of Children, the Diocese developed a safe environment program entitled For the Sake of God's Children? The Bishop, all priests, deacons, seminarians, religious brothers and sisters, and all lay employees and volunteers participate in the program to assure that a comprehensive, safe environment exists in our parishes, schools and institutions. For more information, go to www.cdow.org and click on For the Sake of God's Children.
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Your help is needed.....
Has your mailing address or other contact information changed? Are you planning to move out of the Parish? Please help us to keep our Parish records up to date by contacting the parish office with any changes, 410-208-2956. Thanks!