Welcome to St. John Neumann Parish!

Saint John Neumann is located in Gaithersburg, Montgomery County, Maryland. We have 1,750 registered families. We are a friendly, compassionate community with a great reverence and respect for our Catholic faith and traditions. We are blessed to have a cultural diversity of Hispanic, Asian and African parishioners who enrich our community.

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Eugene (Gene) J. Cummins, Jr.February 3, 1945 - October 24, 2016


Funeral Vigil Thursday, Oct. 27 5 P. M – 8:00 P. M

Funeral Mass Friday, Oct. 28 at 11:00 A. M 

followed by burial at All Souls Cemetery

Location: St. John Neumann Catholic Church

 9000 Warfield Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20882

Gene Cummins, aged 71, of Gaithersburg, Maryland died on October 24, 2016. He is survived by his wife Kay, his children, Tom, Tink, and Kathy, their spouses, Whitney, Joe, and Tom, his seven adoring grandchildren, Eamonn, Riley, Aoife, Oisin, Declan, Clodagh, and Clare, and his beloved cockapoo, Saoirse.

Gene was born Eugene Joseph Cummins Jr. on February 3, 1945 in Jefferson City, Missouri, the oldest of eight children. A devout Catholic, Gene entered the Vincentian seminary at age fourteen to study for the priesthood, but his vocation took him in another direction and, in 1969, he married Kay. After two tours of duty in Viet Nam as both a United States Navy Swift Boat Captain and a Communications Officer on the USS Hanson, Gene attended a total immersion program at the Defense Language Institute in California, where he became fluent in Russian. He began work in the Naval Security Group as a both a Russian and Spanish linguist, and together, he and Kay traveled the world with their growing family.
In the late 1970s, when Gene was stationed in the DC area, he and Kay settled in Gaithersburg. In 1985, he followed his lifelong religious calling, and was ordained as a Permanent Deacon for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington. In that capacity, Gene soon discovered a love for firefighting which prompted him to serve more than two decades as the Montgomery County Fire Department Chaplain. He was also a volunteer firefighter and EMT. In 1987, Gene retired from the Navy as a Lieutenant Commander, having been honored with a Bronze Star for Valor. After his face was grazed by a bullet in Viet Nam, he earned the exasperation of his superiors by turning down a Purple Heart which, he maintained, was an honor to be reserved for people who sustained “real injuries.” He enjoyed a subsequent career in radio engineering that included a stint as the Chief Radio Engineer for Montgomery County, and director of the radio shop which serves local firefighters and law enforcement. He was passionate about that role, as he understood that the radios under his charge functioned as a lifeline to the police and firefighters who depended on them.
Gene was a selfless man who lived in the service of others. He loved Ireland, music, reading, animals, and good food. He made a tremendous impact on the lives of countless young people over the years, as a friend, mentor, and adopted father. His death is a tremendous loss for the community.

A repast will take place at St. John Neumann Parish Center following the burial. All are welcome.

A musical prelude will be provided before the funeral Mass by MaryLu Hartsell and the SJN Choir beginning at 10:30AM. Early arrival to the funeral Mass is most appreciated so that we can accommodate all those who wish to be seated. Clergy will vest in the Religious Education wing.

As we all continue to mourn Gene’s loss, let us continue to pray for Kay and the Cummins family, and let us continue to give thanks for so many blessings in our lives, trusting in the providence and mercy of the Lord.

May Our Lady watch over all, and may dear Gene be immersed in the light and mercy of Her Immaculate Heart.

Oktoberfest 2016

Saturday, October 29, 2016 after the 5 pm Mass.

Mark Your Calendars! If you enjoyed the Taste of St. John Neumann, you're going to love Oktoberfest 2016! The social event of the season is right around the corner. Saturday, October 29, 2016 after the 5 pm Mass. Food, Beer, Band, Fun! A sumptuous menu of Bratwurst, Knockwurst, Bauernwurst, Sauerkraut, Kale Salad, Warm German Potato Salad, and German Chocolate Cake. The last three items made by our very own talented parishioners! Children ages 3-10 will be served hot dogs and macaroni and cheese instead of the German sausages. Pretzel appetizers for everyone. Entertainment is provided by the Rockville German Band. Beer is $3 per bottle and Wine is $3 a glass. Non-alcoholic drinks (coffee, tea, water, lemonade, iced tea) are free. Tickets: $10 per person, $5 per child (ages 3-10), $30 per Family of 5 or more. Only 150 total tickets are available. Tickets will be on sale in the lobby after the Masses on October 15, 16, 22, and 23. Don't delay, don't forget! Sign up sheets for volunteer helpers are also available during the ticket sales.

Click here to see flyer

A New Resource for Adult Learning

The Bible and The Virgin Mary is a 12-week group/individual study using video and workbooks to examine what Catholics believe about the Blessed Mother and what role she plays in our lives. Part of the St. Paul Center’s Journey Through Scripture series and narrated by Cardinal Wuerl, this adult education program is being offered free to parishes in the Archdiocese of Washington. Click here to learn more about how your parishioners can participate. The course is available in English and Spanish.

"Pray the rosary every day to acquire world peace"

Petition of Our Lady to the shepherd children, May 13, 1917

Campaign for 13 Million Rosaries -  To sign click here -English

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Saint John Neumann Website – New Feature !

We are happy to share there is another added resource available on the parish website. The New Prayer Wall ! It is ready to be accessed on the Homepage or click on Resources and the Prayer Wall tab will open. You can also e-mail your request to sjnprayerwall@saintjohnneuamnn.org. Your request will be submitted to an administrator for posting. We ask that you limit your request to no more than 200 words. Comments are not accepted, only prayer requests. See for yourself – visit our Prayer Wall. We want to thank you for building up the Body of Christ through your prayers offered

for each other! God bless you !

Pope Francis has called for a Jubilee Year of Mercy “dedicated to living out in our daily lives the mercy which the Father constantly extends to all of us” (Misericordiae Vultus, 25). The Year of Mercy starts on December 8th. This Holy Year will be a special time for all of us to reflect on God’s love for us and how we encounter mercy: where we need mercy in our lives, how we can seek out and receive mercy, and ways we can share mercy with others. Learn more about how you can encounter God’s mercy this year at mercy.adw.org.