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
Sunday and Holy Day Masses will continue to be livestreamed, along with the Monday, Tuesday and Friday morning Masses. We invite you to join us online, on YouTube, to celebrate Mass with Fr. Cocucci. Here is the link that you can follow:
Please join us on November 4, 2021 as we celebrate
the 25th Anniversary of the Priestly Ordination
Rev. Joseph MPR Cocucci, KHS
Bishop's Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass
Bishop William E. Koenig invites all couples celebrating their 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th wedding anniversary, or any beyond 50th, to the Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass at 2:00PM on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at St. Joseph's, Middletown, at 371 E. Main Street, Middletown, DE 19709. The Bishop will be available for photos with interested couples begining at 1:00 pm and again after the Mass. If you would like to have a photo taken with Bishop Koenig, please arrive at 1:00 pm or plan to stay after Mass. There is no cost to you, however reservations are required. Please make your reservations by September 30th.
You can register at https://cdow.coursestorm.com/course/annual-wedding-anniversary-mass by clicking on this link, or email [email protected],org.
Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass
Last Name:___________________________Husband 1st Name:_________________Wife 1st Name:____________________
Years Married:5___10___15___20___25___30___35___40___45___50___Over 50?_______Years
Parish:_____________________________________________#of persons attending(Include guests)________________
Mail to: The Office of Marriage & Family Life (Anniversary Mass) 1626 N. Union St., Wilmington, DE.19806
Email to: [email protected] Deadline for registration is September 30, 2021.
Bishop Malooly has lifted the dispensation, thereby reinstating the Sunday and Holy Day Mass obligation for Catholics in the Diocese of Wilmington, effective June 26, 2021. The dispensation that went into effect on March 13, 2020, was put in place to help limit the spread of corona virus, and allow the Diocese of Wilmington to conform to guidelines and regulations adopted by the States of Delaware and Maryland.
Our bishop decided to lift the dispensation because the average number of new cases of COVID-19 continues to decline due to the observance of safety protocols and the increased availability of the vaccine. The obligation does not apply to those who are ill, have been exposed to the virus, or have any serious underlying health conditions.
We welcome and encourage the Faithful to return to full in-person participation of the Sunday Eucharist, the source and summit of our Catholic faith. Let us continue to be united in prayer for one another and for an end to the global pandemic. More information is available at: www.cdow.org/coronavirus.
Click on link to view COVID-19 Consolidated Guidance Effective May 21, 2021
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!
Your help is needed.....
Has your mailing address or other contact information changed? Are you moving to your winter home after the summer? 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!
MEN'S PRAYER GROUP MEETING
Men's Prayer Group will meet on Monday September 20th. We will begin at 6:00 PM with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, time for quiet prayer, and Benediction. Following Benediction there will be a brief catechesis on some aspect of the Catholic faith. All men of the parish are welcome.
With many folks starting back to school, please encourage anyone you know with an inquiring mind to inquire about the Catholic faith this fall. Email Jamey Sturgill at: [email protected]
Are you tired of writing weekly checks and remembering your offertory envelope? Do you want to help our Parish "go GREEN" and save on mailings, printings, postage, etc? Then, sign up now for Electronic Giving. Many of our families have taken advantage of this easy to use system to contribute to our parish ministries. If you are interested, please call Deacon Weschler at 410-208-2956 for more details. Thank you for all that you do to support our Parish.
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.
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 !!!
We are currently accepting enrollment applications for the 2021 - 2022 school year for students entering pre-K3 through 8th grade. There are limited openings throughout our grades. Please call or email Amanda Evans at 410-208-1600 or [email protected] to schedule your tour.
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.
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A Rachel's Vineyard Catholic Retreat will be held the weekend of December 3-5, 2021. This retreat is for anyone who has struggled with the pain of abortion. Whether you are post-abortive or associated with someone who is (parent, spouse, friend), there is nothing to fear and so much to gain. For more info about this beautiful and liberating opportunity, contact Nan Freeman at 302-463-7711 (call or text) or [email protected], or visit www.rachelsvineyard.org.