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St. John Neumann Church
Our Jubilee Year
February 8, 2015
Parish Office
380 Highland Lane
610.525.3100
Ss. Colman-John Neumann
Regional Catholic School
372 Highland Lane
610.525.3266
Celebrating
A Half Century of
Building Upon A
Community Of Faith
Mass Schedule
Saturday Evening – 6:00 pm
Sunday - 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 am and 12 pm
Daily Mass
Monday - Friday—6:45 am and 8:00 am
Saturday - 8:00 am
Holy Days - (except Christmas and New
Year’s Day) 7:00 am, 8:30 am & 7:00 pm
(Vigil Mass for the Holy Days)
Reconciliation
Saturdays – 5:00 to 5:45 pm
Baptisms
1:00 pm most Sundays. Please call the
rectory to make arrangements.
Weddings
Friday evenings and Saturdays 11:00 am,
1:00 and 3:00 pm
Parish Website
www.sjnparish.org
School Website
www.scjnschool.org
Pastoral Staff
Pastor - Rev. James J. McKeaney
In Residence - Rev. Robert J. Chapman
Permanent Deacon - Deacon David Schaffer
Parish Services Dir. - Sr. Carol Kelly, SSJ
Sunday Assistance Rev. James Martinez, OSA
Rev. Robert Murray, OSA
Bishop Robert Maginnis, D.D.
School Principal - Mrs. Cathleen Lamberto
PREP Coordinator - Mrs. Debbie Andes
Music Ministry - Mrs. Isabel Momenee
Coordinators of Parish Ministry
Adult Ed Coordinator - Deacon David Schaffer
“Aid For Friends” - Kathy LaMonaca
Catholic Charities Services - Mary Ann Gordon
Lectors - Edward Last
Respect Life Committee - Kathy Heenan
Interfaith Hospitality Network - Sister Carol
Active Adults—Bill Haines
Little Church School—Janet Baffa
Altar Guild—Nora Saraceni
MASS INTENTIONS
ALTAR SERVERS
SATURDAY VIGIL, FEBRUARY 7TH
6:00 pm Emma McGrath, Mairead O’Hara
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH
7:30 am Ned Burke, Joseph McCabe
9:00 am Sean McCarthy, Garrett McCloskey
10:30 am Joe Schanne, Luke Price
12:00 pm Matt Monteleone, Kevin Donnelly
MTW
8:00 am Elizabeth Hannold, Grace Ewing
ThFS
8:00 am Frankie Nieves, Liam McMahon
SATURDAY VIGIL, FEBRUARY 7TH
6:00 pm Dick Schwartz
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH
7:30 am Janet Hinckle
9:00 am Michael J. McKenzie
10:30 am Catherine Ann Hayden Roehrs
12:00 pm Pat & Tim O’Connell
MONDAY
6:45 am Edward Stackpole
8:00 am William McKenna
TUESDAY
6:45 am Mary P. Falcone
8:00 am Fleurette Harley
WEDNESDAY
6:45 am Living & Deceased Members
of St. John Neumann Parish
8:00 am Edward Cyzewski
THURSDAY
6:45 am Claudia Bennett
8:00 am Edward Baines
FRIDAY
6:45 am Special Intention
8:00 am Thomas Devlin
SATURDAY
8:00 am Rose Dercole
SATURDAY VIGIL, FEBRUARY 14TH
6:00 pm John Bateman
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH
7:30 am Living & Deceased Members of
St. John Neumann Parish
9:00 am Brian Seykora
10:30 am Stanislaus & Gladys Lobo
12:00 pm Mariano Martinez
SATURDAY VIGIL, FEBRUARY 14TH
6:00 pm Garrett Ewing, Mark Figge
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH
7:30 am Nolan Barry, John McCabe
9:00 am Emily Hauck, Teresa Hegarty
10:30 am Kathryn Gleeson, Olivia Knott
12:00 pm Hannah Boner, Mairead O’Hara
Extraordinary Ministers
of the Eucharist
SATURDAY VIGIL, FEBRUARY 7TH
6:00 pm Ann Schwelm, Marie Marziano,
John Fitzpatrick
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH
7:30 am Carol & Bernie McCabe, Joan Burke
9:00 am Susan & Dick Bannister, Mike Ciarmoli
10:30 am Kelly Koscil, Chris Cush, Linda Schanne
12:00 pm Michele Hartigan, Annette Pennoni,
Pam Tureck
SATURDAY VIGIL, FEBRUARY 14TH
6:00 pm Nora & Dick Saraceni, Jill Jordan
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH
7:30 am Bernadette & Joe Sweeney, Charles Falcone
9:00 am Mary & Greg Hauck, Gene Bernicker
10:30 am Regina & Peter Bruno, Rosemary Holt
12:00 pm Theresa O’Donnell, Emily Petrosky,
Guy Wolfington
LECTORS
SATURDAY VIGIL, FEBRUARY 7TH
6:00 pm Virginia LiVolsi
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH
7:30 am Chris Pushaw
9:00 am Randal Gustitis
10:30 am Joe Schanne
12:00 pm John McNamara
SATURDAY VIGIL, FEBRUARY 14TH
6:00 pm Richard Galli
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH
7:30 am Kevin Judy
9:00 am Joe Reitano
10:30 am Larry Paulausky
12:00 pm Jim Swope
Blessed Palm—There is a
basket in the back of church
for old blessed palm. If you
have any, it will be used for
ashes on Ash Wednesday.
Thank you...
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This Week at St. John Neumann
Sunday Little Chur ch School -10:30 am
Monday Rosar y for Peace—7 pm
Adult Bible Study—7 pm
Tuesday Pr ayer & Scr iptur e—9:30 am
PREP—4:15 pm
Thursday “Young @ Hear t” - 12 noon—RMR
Patricia Adams
Dottie Berry
Dr. Mariel Briones
Maryrose Campbell
Mary Canavan
Diana Caron
Timothy Doring
Charles Dougherty
Barbara Johnson
Jeff Leighton
Agnes McLaughlin
William Miller
Zachary Miller
Sarah Murnaghan
Cynthia O’Connor
Barbara O’Neill
Joe Parente
Ted Peters
Bob Pushaw
Graham Shafer
Sandy Shea
Michael Shelly
Dr. Jack Shutack
Kennedy Snyder
Dan Sullivan
Paul Troy
Kathy Wolfington
Please pray for the deceased:
Joan Asaph
Robert Clancy
May their souls and all the souls of
the faithful departed, through the
mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Prayer for Peace
For peace in the world and an
end to terrorism and all war,
we pray to the Lord.
For the safety of our military
serving all over the world, we pray to the Lord.
For all Christians who are persecuted and martyred because of their faith, we pray to the Lord.
Icon of the World Meeting of Families
Donated by the McCabe Family
(Will Hang in Our Church until September)
Neilson Carlin of Kennett Square, PA created the
Icon and designed it to focus the viewer on the centrality of Christ in the image, and remind us of the
necessity of his role as the focal point of our lives.
From front to back, the figures have been layered to
indicate the proximity of their relationship to Christ.
In the extreme foreground stands the infant, extending a sign of blessing situated in the exact center of
the painting. Next to him, the Blessed Mother. Just
behind stands St. Joseph, gently resting a loving
and protective hand on his wife; his hand completes
the chain of connection that begins with Christ’s
hand which rests gently on his mother’s. Behind all
stands Mary’s mother and father, Ss. Ann and Joachim. They, along with Mary and Joseph all turn in
the direction of Christ. With pensive faces, their joy
comes from a firm and steadying reliance on Christ
to guide them through the storms of life.
Surrounding the figures is an architectural framework loosely mimicking the ciborium over the altar at
the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul in Philadelphia. On the upper left is a depiction of the coatof-arms of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia where
the 2015 World Meeting of Families will convene.
On the upper right is the coat-of-arms of His Holiness, Pope Francis. On the bottom, a reminder of
the year in which the World Meeting of Families will
be celebrated. The lilies are a reminder of the purity
of the Holy Mother.
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SCJN SCHOOL NEWS
“Young At Heart”
Friday, February 13th
Professional Development Day—No School
Thursday, February 12th @
noon
Diapers for Mothers of Needy Babies
will be collected during
the month of February.
Please leave them in the
back of Church and they
will be delivered to the needy.
Rectory Meeting Room
Please join Sister Carol and
your friends for lunch and a
movie..
SAINT JOHN NEUMANN PARISH - Debt Reduction Fund
I/We donate $ ___________ to help reduce the debt of St. John Neumann Parish that
was incurred in building the Life Center.
$ __________________ payable to St. John Neumann Church is enclosed as my/our:
_____ initial payment
____ Gift in full
Name ________________________________________________________________
Address ______________________________________________________________
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Catholic Charities Appeal
Second Collection Today
INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY
NETWORK
February 15th—February 22nd
“For I was hungry and you gave me
food, I was thirsty and you gave me
drink, a stranger and you welcomed
me.”
For those who have not yet
contributed through the mail.
Daily Mass Offerings Available
There are some 6:45
am daily Masses
available during the
next few months for
your intentions.
We are expecting three families next weekend to
move into the Parish Life Center to spend the week
with us.
Masses may be offered for the living or
Sign-up sheets are on bulletin board in back of
church.
Please contacct the Rectory (610-525-3100)
([email protected]) if you are interested in making and offering for these Masses.
SCJN Athletic Association
Annual Fundraiser
SJN GARAGE SALE
Benefiting Ss. Colman-John Neumann
Athletic Association
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Volunteers needed.
deceased.
April 11th & 12th
7:00 pm-midnight Parish Center
Featuring live entertainment (The Sunday James Band),
dinner, drinks, live
and silent auctions
Casual dress
Tickets on or before February 27: $40/person
Tickets after February 27: $45/person
You can purchase tickets by mailing a check to:
John Figge, 503 Fishers Road, Bryn Mawr, PA
19010
Make checks payable to: SCJN Athletic Association
We have had much success with the sale of furniture at our Garage Sale. If you have “coffee
tables” or other items that you’re no longer using and they’re in good condition, please donate
them when the time comes. Pick-ups can be arranged as the sale gets closer. Thanks!
Info: Mary Ann Macciocca (610-353-1875)
Aid for Friends
Helpers Needed Tuesday Mornings
We need volunteers Tuesday mornings to deliver
meals to Our Mother of Sorrows Parish in West
Philadelphia 8:30 am to 11:30 am. Please call
Sister Carol 610-525-3100.
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SJN Active Adults Group
presents
Genuine Love Makes A Commitment
No mortal can satisfy all our longings. Real marital
unity is based on God’s covenant, a covenant which
welcomes erotic desire, but which even more fundamentally commits men and women to each other in
sickness and in health, for richer or poorer. Christian
marriage is not a romantic audition or a conditional
arrangement “until further notice.” A so-called trial
marriage, an attempt to live intimately but hypothetically, to test the relationship and pursue it as long as
the romance is flowing, is a contradiction in terms.
Pope Francis recently made this point in a public address:
But you both know that marriage is for life?
“Ah, we love each other so much, but...we’ll
stay together as long as the love lasts. When it
ends, we’ll each go our separate way.” This is
selfishness: When I feel like it, I’ll end the
marriage and forget the “one flesh” that cannot
be separated. It is risky to get married; it is
risky! It is this egoism which threatens it, because we each have within us this possibility of
a dual personality: The one that says, “I am
free I want this…” and the other which says,
“I, me, to me, with me, for me…” Selfishness
always returns and does not know how to open
up to others.”
In a postmodern world where trust is scarce, marriage
seems daunting. We worry that we may be tied to
someone wrong. In a globalized world, where economic anxiety is often well-founded, we may also
worry that all of life’s challenges and questions, about
financial or economic security, must be answered and
put to rest before we can love as Jesus did.
In response to the range of possible worries and fears,
the Church offers Jesus, the sacraments, and the support of her own members in mutual fellowship, confident that for all its challenges the Christian way of
loving is possible and will reveal our true selves. The
Church promises her sons and daughters that marriage is a sacrament, that the bond and practice of
Catholic marriage makes sustaining grace real, present, and efficacious.
Seminar on Identity Theft
and Computer and Cell Phone
Security
Wednesday, March 4th @
4 pm in PLC
Speaker: Ameer Blackmon,
Education and Outreach Specialist,
Office of the PA Attorney General
2014 CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS
MAILED OUT THIS WEEK
Thank you to all our parishioners who contributed so generously to St. John Neumann Parish this past year.
If you do not receive a
statement and wish one sent
to you, please call the
rectory (610-525-3100) or
email [email protected]
Dining Room Server (1) 36 hr s. bi-weekly, 8a-2p
shift weekly, includes alternate weekends 8a-2p to
assist with serving meals in the dining room of a
religious retirement center. High School Diploma or equivalent required, excellent listening skills
and ability to effectively communicate with sisters/
residents. Prior background in dietary service and
long term care is preferred. To apply, contact
Jeanette Todd-Marrone,610-525-9900,ext 656,
email [email protected] Appointment required for interview. EOE
ANNUAL BANQUET
PENNSYLVANIANS FOR HUMAN LIFE
Sunday, February 22 at 4:00 PM
Springfield Country Club
Tickets will be available for sale at the back of
Church. You may also contact parishioner Christopher E. Pushaw, President of PHL, for tickets at
(610) 731-5387 or by e-mail at [email protected]
(Consult this column each week for another teaching on the
Family)
com.
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