St. John Neumann Catholic Church C. Alexander

C. Alexander
Javier Heredia
Parochial Vicar
Barbara Cole
SJN School - 788-1367
St. John Neumann Catholic Church
100 Polo Road Columbia, SC 29223
OCTOBER 26, 2014
Silvia Goodman
Parish Secretary
[email protected]
Parish Office and
School Location
Mailing Address
721 Polo Road
Columbia, SC 29223
Office Hours
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Church Office: 788-0811
Gillin Hall: 788-1478
Saturday - 5:15 p.m.
8:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
12:00 noon
5:00 p.m.
Monday - 12:00 noon
Tuesday - 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday - 12:00 noon
Thursday - 12:00 noon,
Friday - 12:00 noon
Sunday 2:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:00 p.m.
We welcome all newcomers to our
parish family and request that you
register at the Parish Office.
Parish membership is required to:
 be a sponsor
 be married in the parish
 have a child baptized
 qualify for parishioner tuition
at St. John Neumann School
BAPTISM Call the parish office at 788-3252 ext. 18
for information.
MARRIAGE The Diocese of Charleston requires
preparation for marriage to begin at least six
months prior to the wedding date. Call Fr. Sandy at
788-0811 to make arrangements .
St. John Neumann Church and the Diocese of Charleston are committed to the
protection of children. Here are important numbers:
Diocesan Victim Assistance Minister - (800) 921-8122
Diocesan Office of Child Protection Services - (843) 853-2130 ext. 209
Safe Environment Coordinator - Cherie Smith 788-3252 ext. 21
7:00 p.m.
(2nd & 3rd Saturdays)
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday - 4:15-5:00 p.m.
and by appointment
RECONCILIATION Confessions: Saturday 4:15 –
5:00 p.m. or by appointment (call 788-0811 to make
Bulletin deadline: Noon Wednesday
Send print-ready information to
[email protected]
“To strive together to be Christ for each other and our neighbor.”
Altar Flowers
The flowers in the church this weekend are
in loving memory of Wyatt Vallee.
Given by the Vallee Family
The Columbiettes present
Father Jeffrey Kirby
Vicar of Vocations for the Diocese
on Saturday, November 15, 2014
at St. John Neumann Church
Come and listen to Father Kirby discuss his new book
Lord, Teach Us to Pray*
Don’t Forget to Change Your Clock
and Your Battery
For 2014 the time to "fall back"
will occur at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday,
November 2. At that moment time
will go back one hour to 1:00 a.m.
as it reverts to Standard Time.
Also, local fire departments remind
you that in conjunction with the
changing of the clocks to change the batteries in your smoke
Sandwich Sunday
The Sandwich Committee makes sandwiches for the
needy on the second Sunday of every month. The next
date is Sunday, November 9. Sandwiches can be
made in Gillin Hall after any Mass or they can be made in
advance and left in the refrigerator in the kitchen.
Sandwiches are donated to the Oliver Gospel Mission.
Please call Tom & Dorothy Loiodice at 736-6453 for
more information.
SJN School Auction
The SJN School Auction is November 8.
Get your tickets soon!
Trip to Billy Graham Library
St. Joseph Senior Life Group would like to invite everyone for a bus trip to Charlotte to visit the Billy Graham
Library & Museum and the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens on December 12, 2014. Cost: $80 includes transportation, admission, boxed meal and gratuity for driver.
Deposit of $40 due by October 31. For information/
registration please call Sister Julienne Guy at 540-1901.
The session will begin at 10:30 a.m.
Followed by Lunch and Book Signing
Tickets are $20.00 each and include lunch
*Books will be available for $10.00
For tickets contact Sandi Verzwyvelt [email protected]
Betsy Schneider
[email protected]
All Saints’ Day Mass,
November 1, at 9:00 a.m.
We will celebrate All Souls’ Day
at the regular weekend Masses.
Altar Server Training
Altar Server training will be held on
November 8, 10:30 a.m. in the church.
Please contact Chris Scott at [email protected]
Financial Contributions
We fulfill the commandment to love our neighbor when
we exercise good stewardship—joyfully sharing our gifts
of life, abilities, and resources to meet our neighbor’s
Offertory - $18,681.73
Propagation of the Faith - $2,823.91
Children Stewardship - $15.00
Cardinal Newman School
Open House
While visitors are welcome every single day at Cardinal Newman School, a special Open House will be held on Wednesday,
November 5 and Thursday, November 6 from 6-8 PM, 4701
Forest Drive. Students, faculty and coaches will assemble in
one convenient location to meet guests and to answer questions. Guests will also learn about our new campus scheduled
to open in the fall of 2015.
Invite your friends so they can see why families from across
the Midlands have chosen Cardinal Newman to help them prepare their children
for college – and for life.
For more information, Please contact our Admissions Office at
(803) 782-2814 or [email protected]
St. John Neumann Catholic School
The Month of the Rosary at SJN
To celebrate the month of the rosary, St. John Neumann students will participate in The Living Rosary on October 28th.
The students will gather in the school gym at 9:30, and led by
the sixth grade classes, will recite the beautiful prayers together. It will be a special time of prayer for the boys, girls,
and their teachers. If you have never seen this special prayer
service led by our student body, you are missing a truly wonderful and inspirational opportunity. We would love to have
you come and join us in our prayer offerings to God. If you
were unable to pray with us on this morning, please take time
to come by the school yourself and enjoy a moment of quiet
meditation in our beautiful Rosary Garden or participate in The
Living Rosary the students will host in the spring.
Our Reading Night was a big success. This year’s visit to the
Middle Ages brought out all of our knights and ladies, eager to
show off their reading prowess. The enthusiastic participation
from our SJN families made this one of our best reading activities ever! Thank you to all of you who came and purchased
books from our Book Fair to encourage reading in your own
Students will be enjoying these beautiful fall days as school
will be closed for Parent Conferences on the evening of October 30 and all day on the 31st. Teachers and parents enjoy this
special time to share their children’s progress.
Big night coming up! Mark your calendars for November.
The 8th will be the annual SJN Auction Night. This will be
our 25th anniversary celebration so special activities are in
store. Be sure to come and share in the fun!
Parish Calendar October 25-November 1
Saturday, October 25
9:00 am
1:00 pm
Eagle Scout Ceremony Cafeteria
Sunday, October 26
6:30 pm
Youth Ministry
Teen Room
Monday, October 27
9:30 am
Liturgy Committee
4:30 pm
Tai Chi
5:30 pm
Legion of Mary
Gillin Hall
Gillin Hall
Teen Room
Tuesday, October 28
9:30 am
Cenacle of Mary
10:30 am
Exercise Class
Gillin Hall
2:00 pm
My Catholic Faith
Teen Room
7:00 pm
Teen Room
7:00 pm
Open Heart Prayer Group Gillin Hall
7:00 pm
Theology of the Body Room 22
Wednesday, October 29
6:30 pm
Christian Formation
6:30 pm
Adult Bible Study
Room 17
6:30 pm
English Second Language Gym
Thursday, October 30
2-7 pm
4:00 pm
Bible Study
4:30 pm
Tai Chi
Teen Room
Gillin Hall
Friday, October 31
Recycle for Charity
10:30 am
Exercise Class
7:00 pm
Swing Dance
Gillin Hall
Gillin Hall
Saturday, November 1
9:00 am
All Saints Day Mass
All Saints’ Day Mass,
November 1, at 9:00 a.m.
We will celebrate All Souls’ Day
at the regular weekend Masses.
If you would you like to receive the Bulletin by e-mail,
send an e-mail to [email protected] with Bulletin
Sign-up in the subject line.
November 1
Nov 1
9:00 am
Ministers of Communion
Brian and Shelly Dunphy,
Sharon Lukacs, Michael
Loser, Piedad Sanyer
All Saints Day
Lorraine Davis,
Gary Ries
Altar Servers
Patrick Clark, Tyler
Clark, Peter Van
Tom Palmer,
Martin Piepoli,
Leo Sassani
November 1 & 2 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
Ministers of Communion
Altar Servers
Nov 1
5:15 p.m.
Judy Shaurette, Jim and Sandra
Cecere, Jim and Mary Jo
Lawracy, Kathryn Taylor, Mark
Amanda IrizarriGonzalez, Ericka
Lauren Hunter, Lextyn
Petz, Jacob Joseph
Ozzie, Arroyo,
Bob Auman,
Glenn Blackshear
Nov 2
8:00 a.m.
Cloria Faiivae, Jose Montoya,
Josephine Montoya, Estelle Firth,
Rita Bonifas, Robert
DeBenedetto, Sharon Gaskin
Linda Catarino,
Melissa Loiselle
Christine Encarnacion,
Rikki George, Andrew
Jack Black, Roger
Catarino, Eric
Ricardo Gutierrez, Teresa Capps,
Elizabeth La Branche, Elizabeth
Kane, Betty Richitelli, Cirilo
Santana, Ann Shelek
Doris Harvey, Victoria Harvey,
Jeanne Siegers, Janice Coty,
Cheri Ebbrecht, Jan and Richard
Alice Pineda, Kevin
Claire Stephan, Ian
Stephan, Tristan Britton
Pete Liunoras,
Roger Santos,
Tessie Kenerson
Suzann Froelich,
Lorraine Jackman
Hillary Onyango,
Daniel Owuor, Kaitlyn
Anthony Broussard, Mike
George, Greg Risinger
Kathleen Wilkes, Sandi and Lynn
Verzwyvelt, Luis and Fatima
Kristy Kalwajtys,
Sarah Fabrizio
Christopher Eddy,
Daniel Eddy, Frank
Ushers Needed
10:00 a.m.
12:00 noon
5:00 p.m.
Youth Ministry
Youth Ministry
All are welcome to join us
for youth group this weekend!
5:00-Mass at the Church
6:15-Dinner (Bring your own)
6:45-8:15- Youth Night
The next confirmation class is on November 5,
in the cafeteria from 6:30-7:45 p.m.
If any parishioners, groups, or restaurants are interested in sponsoring and/or coordinating meals for our
young people, please contact Chelsea Breeden.
All 7th and 8th graders are invited to
come to EDGE Wednesday night
from 6:30-7:45 p.m.
If you have any questions or concerns,
please contact Chelsea Breeden.
[email protected]
Ushers Needed
The Parish Nurse will be in Gillin Hall on Sunday from 9:30
a.m. until noon. If you need to contact the Parish Nurse, please
contact her at 413-4797 [email protected]
Please check the bulletin board in Gillin Hall for information
about various health-related issues.
If you need a CPR or First Aid Class, please contact Wendy
Bobadilla at 413-4797.
Looking for ways to decrease stress, maybe you want to
change up your workout routine? Start a workout routine?
We offer Tai Chi class Mondays and Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. in
Gillin Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend. The class is free.
For questions, please call Wendy at 413-4797.
Looking for something fun to do? Want to change up your
workout routine? Start a workout routine? The Arthritis Exercise Class might be just what you are looking for. This class is
offered on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. in Gillin Hall.
The class involves a lot of stretching and can be done sitting or
standing or a combination of both. The class is free. For
questions, please call Wendy at 413-4797.
The Parish Nurse is a Benefit Bank Counselor. This means
that she can do a “Quick Check” to see if you may be eligible
for extra help, from programs like food stamps (SNAP program), Medicaid, and other assistance programs. She can also
help you fill out the forms for these programs. Please call
Wendy at 413-4797 for questions or to make an appointment.
Free Eye Screening & Glasses (if needed).
Where: Richland County Health Department, Midlands Eye
Clinic. When: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month.
Eligibility requirements: 1) Adult 18 yrs and older, 2) Live in
Richland or Fairfield Counties, 3)Under 200%
of the poverty level, 4) Proof of income, 5) Picture ID.
The Midlands Dental Initiative is now accepting uninsured
dental patients. It is their goal to reduce the number of dental
patients in the ER, so they have created a network of local
dentists that will perform emergency extractions to relieve
dental pain and discomfort at no charge to the patient. Patients
must be a resident of Richland, Lexington or Fairfield County,
meet low income requirements and have no dental insurance.
For more information or to become a patient, contact
Richland Care at 803-296-2220.
TREATMENT. When there is an emergency at the
church, the Fire Department & Ambulance come to the
Upper Parking Lot. When people Double Park, or park at
the end of the rows where there are no parking lines
emergency vehicles cannot get in or out in a timely manner. If Emergency Vehicles are at the church, please
do not try to leave until after they are gone.
Ushers are needed for the Sunday 5:00 p.m. Mass in the
church. Please help by spending a few minutes on any
given weekend as an usher. No formal training is required —just a willingness to help with this important
and rewarding ministry. Ushers are asked to arrive 30
minutes before Mass and they do not need to serve every
week. If interested, or for questions, please call Sal
Iacolino at 788-5462.
World Priest Day
Please join Worldwide Marriage Encounter and The Family life office of the Diocese Of Charleston in celebrating
and affirming the men who commit their lives to the Lord
and the Church in the Sacrament of Holy Orders. Worldwide Marriage Encounter, concurrently with Serra Club’s
Priesthood Sunday, honors our priests on World Priest
Day, October 26, 2014. Please take this opportunity to
thank and affirm your priests who live out their call to
serve as Jesus does, in self-giving love for all.
Rachel’s Vineyard
There are a few spots left for the next Rachel's Vineyard
Retreat, a confidential and non-judgmental weekend retreat to help post abortive women and men heal from their
abortion experience, The weekend will be November 7-9,
2014 in Rock Hill, SC. For more information, contact
Christy 803 554 6088 or Kathy 803 546 6010 or
[email protected]
2nd Annual Teddy Bear Project
Please support the St. John Neumann
Children's Liturgy in its efforts to help young
children in need. Last year’s Teddy Bear
Project was a wonderful success. Your support, once again, this year will be greatly appreciated.
What to Donate: The project is collecting toys, books, stuffed
animals, etc. These may be new or gently used (items your children no longer use).
Where to Donate: Please put donations in the box in Gillin
Hall labeled Children's Liturgy Teddy Bear Project.
This project will last through November 9. All toys collected
will be donated to Carolina Children’s Home Counselor Center, The Ronald McDonald House, and Richland County Sheriff Department.
Thank you for helping demonstrate the value of sharing with the
children of the parish.
Veterans Day & US Flag Retirement Ceremony
St John Neumann Catholic School Gymnasium
721 Polo Road, Columbia, South Carolina
Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 2:15 PM
……Duty, Honor, Country…….
Please join us for a ceremony to honor our veterans and our national flag. All veterans and
parishioners are invited. This event is cosponsored by St John Neumann Catholic School and
Knights of Columbus. Bring along your worn n’ torn US Flags. We’ll dispose of them properly.
(Points of contact: Ed Hogue, [email protected], 803-348-1260; Don Rinzel, [email protected], 803-865-0896; SJNCS, 803-788-1367)
"Uncommon Search for Common Ground"
† Mass Intentions October 25-November 2 †
Requested by
Saturday, October 25
Sunday, October 26
5:15 pm
8:00 am
10:00 am
12:00 pm
5:00 pm
12:00 noon
9:00 am
12:00 noon
12:00 noon
12:00 noon
9:00 am
5:15 pm
8:00 am
10:00 am
12:00 noon
5:00 pm
Ashlea Benson †
For the Parish
Steve Shellenberg †
Anna McGregor
Fr. Frederick Masad
Wyatt Vallee †
Joan Mastrion †
John Carswell Smith †
Dr. Al Matawaran †
Andree Harmalik Coracy †
Mary Jane West †
No Intentions All Saints’ Day
No Intentions All Souls’ Day
No Intentions All Souls’ Day
No Intentions All Souls’ Day
No Intentions All Souls’ Day
Ashlea’s grandparents
Monday, October 27
Tuesday, October 28
Wednesday, October 29
Thursday, October 30
Friday, October 31
Saturday, November 1
Sunday, November 2
Please pray for the sick:
Alex and Eden
Sean Abbott
Brigitte Adams
Barb Alberini
Patrick Allen
Angelo Anelli
Marianne Anelli
Benjamin Basil
Valentina Bastias
Ken Beck
Eugene Berendsen
Norm Betzer
Bridgett Boher
Jeri Boysia
Donald Breihan
Steve Brown
Bob Bugge
Rowan Bustamante
Rose Cabot
Gladys Coakley
Georgine Collins
Barbara-Jay Cornelia
Chang Wi Chi
Elaine Coakley
Karen Davies
Maggie DeBorde
Millie DeGarcia
Patrick Donovan
Barbara Elgin
Mary Ann Ellison
Josepha Elzarad
Bing Fores
Carmen Flores
Jackie Foley
Dean Gahagen
Melvin Gordon
Jimmy Green
Lorraine Gullifer
Debbie Gurski
Buenaventura Hassell
Casey Hicks
Santina Rose
Lorraine Immekus
Faye Johns
Jimmy Keadle
David Kirvan
Karen Kohut
Kerri Kohut
Craig Luccy
Bernie Maraghy
Theresa Mason
Chad McKay
Patrick McLaughlin
Janice Melvin
Nympha Miguel
Roberto L Molinary,
Gloria Neumann
Larry O’Brian
Meighan Parsh
Edward Pelc
Alex Petroff
Faye Price
Vivian Quenga
Helena Richard
Randolph Richard
Zachary Rinzel
Gloria Rosario
Frank Sarnowski
Jean Schemel
Hayden Schmidt
Eleanor Sotelo
David Sotelo
Dr. Scott Sweazy
Jeffrey Wagner
Robert Watts
Cecelia Whitley
Lillie Wilson
Mary Ann Wilson
Helmut Wirth
Lawrence Wright,
Allan Zych
Diane Junis
Pace Family
Rizalino Mandanas
Vallee Family
Mike and Maureen Ward
Michael and Salley Grosso
Lety Matawaran
Mom and Dad
Somjit Morlan and Family
Daily Readings for the Week
The readings are included each week for parishioners
unable to join us for daily or Sunday Masses.
October 26– November 1
Sunday: ex 22:20-26, ps 18:2-3, 3-4, 47, 51, 1 thes 1:5c-10, mt
Monday: eph 4:32-5:8, ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6, lk 13:10-17,
Tuesday: eph 2:19-22, ps 19:2-3, 4-5, lk 6:12-16
Wednesday: eph 6:1-9, ps 145:10-11, 12-13ab, 13cd-14, lk 13:2230
Thursday: eph 6:10-20, ps 144:1b, 2, 9-10, lk 13:31-35
Friday: phil 1:1-11, ps 111:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, lk 14:1-6
Saturday: rv 7:2-4, 9-14, ps 24:1bc-2, 3-4ab, 5-6, 1 jn 3:1-3, mt 5:1
Hospital and Nursing Home Visits
Due to privacy laws, Father may not know that you (or a family
member) have been hospitalized or moved into a nursing home.
Please call the parish office at 788-0811 to let him know.
If you are moving, please notify the parish secretary.
Call 788-0811 or e-mail [email protected] Thank you!
Devotion Opportunities
Spend One Hour with Me – Adoration: Thursday 2:00–6:50 p.m.
and Saturday 9:00–10:00 a.m.
The Rosary: Sunday, 9:15 a.m.
The Divine Mercy Chaplet: After Monday noon Mass
Prayer List
To have someone included in the Bulletin prayer list,
call the parish office at 788-0811 or e-mail
[email protected]
Recycle for Charity
What We Need:
SC Oncology:
Head scarves, caps, winter hats,
Habitat for Humanity Restore:
Doors, windows, cabinets, sinks, light
fixtures, hinges, door knobs, building
materials, etc.
Oliver Gospel Mission:
Winter outerwear and other clothing
items, travel-sized toiletry
The Lions Club:
Eyeglasses, eyeglass cases, hearing
Pawmetto Lifeline:
Pet beds, bedding (comforters,
blankets, bedspreads), pet carriers,
dog collars, dog and cat toys, dog and
cat food (even open bags of food), etc.
Everything to set up housekeeping:
bed sheets blankets, comforters,
bedspreads, pillows, pillowcases,
kitchenware, toys (such as balls of
any kind, bats, gloves), hanging
pictures, diapers, baby-bath products,
cell phones, paper towels, cleaning
supplies, nonperishable food, etc.
Please check the organizations’
websites for complete wish lists.
Where: Gillin Hall
When: Saturday, November 1
Time: 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Please bring your reusable and clean items to Gillin Hall. Participating
charities will be collecting between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Sistercare needs items to set up housekeeping. Think kitchenware, bedding, small appliances, cleaning supplies and toilet paper. They will also
be collecting used cell phones.
Habitat for Humanity Restore needs building materials.
SC Oncology needs head coverings for cancer patients.
The Lions Club needs eyeglasses and hearing aids (new or used).
Oliver Gospel Mission needs new or gently used winter outerwear or
other clothing items, and travel-sized toiletry.
Pawmetto Lifeline needs pet supplies, including bedding and food.
If you have questions, please e-mail Marie Bloise at
[email protected]
Books from Fr. Masad’s collection will be on sale. And
the Lions Club will be selling brooms made by the
blind and visually impaired.