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.
Reverend Monsignor Robert Panke, a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, was ordained in 1996. He served as Parochial Vicar at St. Peter’s in Olney, MD and was the Chaplain of the Newman Center for George Washington University. In 2002, he began in work in Vocations and Formation of Seminarians. He was named a prelate of honor by Pope Benedict XVI in 2006. On April 18, 2011, Msgr. Panke was named as Rector of the Archdiocese's new Seminary, Saint John Paul II. On June 7, 2019, he was named the Eighth Pastor of Saint John Neumann.
Msgr. Panke earned his Licentiate in Spiritual Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome after receiving his B.A. in Financial Management from The Catholic University of America. Monsignor Panke has served as an Archdiocesan Consultor, as President of the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors and as a member of several boards and councils including the Institute for Priestly Formation.
“I believe God calls each one of us into an intimate relationship with Him, no matter who we are or how we have lived. God adores each one of us and only desires our true and lasting happiness. But God is not indifferent to the manner in which we live. God has a plan for each of us that will entail our greatest joy, and a path to live a moral life that to some may seem restricting, but to those who freely accept the life of Jesus is an experience of great peace and freedom.”
~ Msgr. Panke
On the First Friday of every month, from 2-3 PM, the Saint Monica Prayer Group pray together for our loved ones, especially adult children, who have left our holy faith. For those who cannot attend, the prayers are available here to pray at the same time from or when it is convenient.
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Photo Directory Addendums
If you had a free portrait taken, or purchased a directory, please pick up your addendum pages. Addendums will be available at the rectory during the week also. Photo directories can be purchased for $20 while available.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 !
"Pray the rosary every day to acquire world peace"
Petition of Our Lady to the shepherd children, May 13, 1917
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