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.

News and Announcements: 

Advent and Christmas Schedule 2016

Immaculate Conception Holy Day of obligation

Wednesday, December 7th    7:30 PM (Vigil Mass)

Thursday, December 8th    6:30 AM,  9:00 AM, 12 Noon, 5:30 PM,  7:30 PM (Bi-lingual)

Parish Pilgrimage to Basilica  “Walking with Mary” Celebration

December  10th  -  10:30 AM, Departure from SJN parking lot  (Transportation by bus will be available)

Our Lady of Guadalupe

December  11th  1:30 PM, Sunday (followed by food and fiesta)

December 12th  6:30 AM & 12:00 PM, (Monday Daily Masses)

Parish Penance Service 

 December 16th    7:00 PM, Friday

Lessons and Carols 

December 17th   7:00 PM, Saturday

CHRISTMAS MASSES – Gloria, in Excelsis Deo!

Saturday, December 24th   4:00 PM (Children’s Mass, signed)

                                                            6:00 PM (Spanish)

                                                            9:00 PM (Cantor)

                                                          12:00 Midnight Mass (Choir)

Sunday, December 25th       8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM (Spanish), 

                                                            5:00 PM (Youth)

MARY, MOTHER OF GOD – Holy  Day of Obligation

Saturday, December 31st   5:00, 7:30 PM (Bi-lingual), 12:00 Midnight Benediction 

Sunday, January 1st               8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM (Spanish),  

                                                            5:00 PM (Youth)


Mondays    11:30 AM 

Tuesdays – Fridays       8:30 AM

Saturdays     9:45 AM and 3:30 PM

Sundays       12:30 Noon

Between Sunday Morning Masses (as available)


Christmas Bazaar - Fundraiser for the Picnic! 

December 3 & 4, 2016 after all Mass in the Parish Center.  

For sale:  Religious and Christmas Religious Items, baked goods, raffle tickets for a Nativity Set ($2 each or 3 tickets for $5).  After the 11:30 am and 1:30 pm Masses we will also have Crispy Chicken Tacos for sale.  The Knights of Columbus will have Christmas cards for sale. 

We are accepting donations of lightly used religious, Christmas items, and crafts for this fundraiser.  Donated items will be accepted on Sundays from 12:30 to 3:00 pm in the Church lobby by Yolanda Caraballo.  

All donations should be delivered by December 2, 2016.   

For more information, contact:

Yolanda Caraballa at 301-404-9732 or ycarabal@gmail.com or 

Cheryl Harskowitch at 301-916-4072 or unobookend@comcast.net.  

Please sign up in the lobby to donate baked goods and bring them the day of the event.  


Walk with Mary – Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration

 Saturday, December 10, 2016

Join us for a community celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe. 
A bus will leave SJN at 10:30 am en route to the Shrine of the Sacred Heart.  From there you can walk (procession) to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception or the bus will take you there.  
At the Basilica there will be time for Confession, the Holy Rosary and a Mass celebrated by His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl. 
Click here to see flyer

Holiday Volunteer Opportunities – Catholic Charities.

During the holiday season, Catholic Charities 

would welcome your help by volunteer, 

collecting coats and toys for families in need.   

Please consider.

Click here to see flyer


October 2017

Join Fr. Rory Conley and Fr. Scott Woods, former Pastor and Parochial Vicar from SJN, on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land! 

Oct. 22-31, 2017 

More information can be found at trip website: http://www.pilgrimages.com/frconley/ 

or by contacting Sam Oliver at samuel_oliver@comcast.net

Eugene (Gene) J. Cummins, Jr.

February 3, 1945 - October 24, 2016

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.

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.

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

Campañas 13 Millones de Rosarios - Para firmar precionar aqui -Español

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 !