Adult Faith Formation

General Statement:

The goal of the Adult Faith Formation Program at Saint John Neumann is to conform persons to Christ, which is to bring all those involved in the various dimensions of Adult Faith Formation Program to a mature understanding and experience of Christ as the center and well-spring of God’s eternal plan for them and for the whole of creation. This task is approached through advanced study and exploration of the meaning of Christ’s words, actions, and signs. In this respect, the aim of adult catechesis is more than intellectual assent to doctrinal principles. It is to help persons to grow in communion with Jesus Christ - through Whom they may enter into and enjoy a share of the life and love of the Holy Trinity.

See the   Religious Formation Google Calendar   for current Adult Faith Formation Offerings


  SJN Mini-Congress - Title and Topic  TBA


Description and Speakers: Sisters of the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary

Dates and Times:  

Friday, October 7th - 7PM to 10PM

Saturday, October 8th - 9AM to 5PM

Location:   St. John Neumann Parish Center

Registration and Fee:   TBA


Eric Groth, President of "Outside da Box"

Dates and Times:
  • Friday evening 7PM to 9PM
  • Saturday morning 10AM to 12Noon.

Location: St. John Neumann Church and Parish Center

Description: Movie, Presentation, and Discussion designed to help participants experience a deeper encounter with our Lord and His Mother.

Registration and Fee: TBA


Description: Knights of Columbus event in which SJN parishioner, Richard Joseph, will speak about Rwanda's people, history, geography, its horrendous genocide in 1994, and its continuing health and poverty issues.  His presentation is based on his recent mission there and how it altered his perceptions of life's blessings and struggles.  Videos, photos, maps, books, and other items from Rwanda will be incorporated in the presentation.  The presentation will conclude with refreshments and discussion.

Date and Time: Thursday, July 21th at 8PM

Location: Parish Center

No registration required.  No Fee.
All are Welcome!

For more information, contact Dan Cipra at 240-793-8582  or  Gary Guy at 301-869-9414



Description: A morning catechesis for moms of all ages - brand new to the well experienced.

Dates and Times:

  • October 2nd through December 11th
  • Friday mornings from 9:30AM to 12Noon

Location: St. John Neumann Parish Center

No Fee

To register: Contact Kristy Burrows at

Children are welcome!


Join us during Children's Religious Formation Evenings in the Parent Lounge and reinvigorate your faith!  This autumn we will offer the "Discovering Christ" series.  This is a seven-week experience in which participants are  invited to encounter Jesus Christ in a fresh and compelling way through the Gospel.  "Discovering Christ" will help you to  renew your personal relationship with Jesus, and  experience the love of God, and be empowered by the Spirit to live as a child of God.

Dates and Times:

  • Tuesdays  5:30PM to 7PM -  Oct 4, 11, 25;  Nov 15, 29; Dec 6
  • Wednesdays  6:45PM to 8:15PM - Oct 5, 12, 26; Nov 2, 9, 30;            Dec 7, 14
  • Thursdays 5:30PM to 7PM - Oct 6, 13, 27; Nov 3, 10; Dec 1, 2

Sessions conducted in the Green Room at the Parish Center
No registration or fee

IMPORTANT NOTE: Sessions will not be held during religious formation "FAMILY NIGHTS"   See the Religious Formation Calendar for more details.

Drop your children off to  religious formation class and join us to experience power of the Gospel !


Description: Parish-wide retreat for married couples facilitated by the "Living in Love" Ministries

Dates and Times:
  • Saturday, March 25 from 8AM to 9PM
  • Sunday, March 26 from 8AM to 4PM

Location:  Parish Center of the Church

Registration required - More information to come

Fee: $100 per couple

Save the date on your calendar now!
More information to come!