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:

The first Taste of St. John Neumann will be held 

after the 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday, June 25, 2016 in the parish hall. 

Purchase a general admission passport for $10 and you get a sample of the foods and drinks of more than 19 countries, from our very own parishioners. 

Children under age 5 enter free.

 Advance sales, in the lobby (June 11 and 12 and June 18 and 19)

of the church or online, reduces the passport purchase price to $9. 

These wonderful dishes represent some of the many cultures that are part of our parish. Our bakers and cooks take great pride in preparing these dishes for you. Tacos, Arancini, Kibbeh, Lumpiang Shanghai, Pancit, Lamb and Apricot Tangine, Akara, Pupusa, Flan de Coco, Yuca al Mojo, Arroz con Gandules, Peanut Stew, and Chili are but a few of the delights in store for this event.

Be sure to get your passport ‘stamped’ when visiting a table and ask the server a little bit about origin of their dish. 

Non-alcoholic beverages will be available. 

Wine can be purchased for $3 a glass, or $5 for a sample flight. 

A limited number of PASSPORTS will be sold. 

TO ORDER YOUR PASSPORT ONLINE, SEE THE BLUE BUTTON BELOW.

Proceeds benefit the SJN Annual Family Picnic.

See you there!

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 !

Year of Mercy Pilgrimage
July 2, 2016
Departing from St. John Neumann at 8:00 A. M 
Returning to St. John Neumann at 3:30 P. M

Pilgrimage: Spiritual Background and Meaning
Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths,
ask where the good way is, and walk in it,
and you will find rest for your souls.
— Jeremiah 6:16

A pilgrimage is a journey to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion. A pilgrim is more than a tourist and a pilgrimage is more than a journey. A pilgrim travels with a spiritual purpose, a goal to be closer to God. The practice of pilgrimage has a special place in the Holy Year, because it represents the journey each of us makes in this life. Life itself is a pilgrimage, and the human being is a viator, a pilgrim travelling along the road, making one’s way to the desired destination. Similarly, to reach a designated Holy Door, everyone, each according to his or her ability, will have to make a pilgrimage. This will be a sign that mercy is also a goal to reach and requires dedication and sacrifice. Pilgrimage will be an impetus to conversion: by crossing the threshold of the Holy Door, we will find the strength to embrace God’s mercy and dedicate ourselves to being merciful with others as the Father has been with us. Pilgrimage causes change in the pilgrim – a transformation takes place that shows the journey was one of spiritual formation.

According to Church tradition those making a pilgrimage are asked to turn away from any attraction to sin, to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, to attend Holy Mass and receive the Eucharist, and to pray for the Holy Father’s intentions in order to receive the full mercy of God’s indulgence.

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.