Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Announcements from our bulletin of November 19, 2017

Parents, please remember that the first rehearsal for the Children’s Christmas Pageant is this coming.

Monday, November 20th in resurrection hall at 6:30pm.

This rehearsal is for the Choir and speaking roles only! We appreciate your promptness. See you on Monday!

Thursday, November 23 10:00am English 12 Noon Spanish.

For Christians, every Sunday is Thanksgiving Day, for the term Eucharist comes from a Greek word which means “thanksgiving.” The American Catholic Lectionary includes an appendix with readings for Thanksgiving Mass. Perhaps it is fitting that Thanksgiving is not a mandatory feast, for gratitude is best served by voluntary expression.

Let’s celebrate the Eucharist as a Parish Family on Thanksgiving Day. The Eucharist is a graceful and grateful way to begin the day focused on God’s blessings in praise and thanks.

Happy Thanksgiving Day

Hosted by St. John Neumann Women’s Club

To benefit Heartbeat of Miami

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 7:00pm in Rooms E and F, Resurrection Hall.

All players aged 16 and over are welcome.

Admission: $5.00 to play + an unwrapped baby item.

Please RSVP: womensclub@sjn-miami.org no later than Tuesday, November 28, 2017, to reserve your spot!

Cash prizes!!! Cash prizes!!! Cash prizes!!!

Play will start promptly at 7:00pm.

If you need transportation, call Susan DeCerce at (305) 989-7568.

Open House

Entrance Exam

December 2, 2017 (8:00 am)

*Register online at: www.columbushs.com by November 29, 2017.

A Catholic School for Young Men in the Marist Tradition · Celebrating 200 Years of Marist Education.

3000 SW 87th Avenue, Miami, FL 33165 | columbushs.com | (305) 223-5650

If you attend mass here at St. John Neumann, you are encouraged to register with us.

Please attend our next New Parishioners meeting on Sunday, November 19th at 9:30am in Room E.

We urge you to get involved with our ministries and, as a stewardship Parish, ask that you use your Offertory envelopes. If you are not both a registered and active member of our Parish, Baptisms, Marriages, Sponsor certificates and other documents needed from the Church will take longer to obtain and, in some cases, not possible. Come for Coffee & donuts and information about our parish.

All are welcome!!!

Are you planning to be married in the next year?

Are you married civilly and would like to have your marriage convalidated/blessed in the Catholic Church?

Then this meeting is for you! The Marriage Ministry team will explain the Archdiocese of Miami Regulations and Parish Guidelines. This is the first step before individual appointments are made. All those looking to be married at St. John Neumann must attend this session.

All those looking to be mar-ried at St. John Neumann must attend this session.

Tuesday, November 21st at 7:30pm in Room AE- 200.

This will be the last meeting of 2017. Next meeting will be in January of 2018.

Inside the Church

Catholic Churches come in many different styles and sizes. Some are centuries old with soaring ceilings and lots of stained glass. Some have a much more modern look and don’t resemble at all the churches of old. As architectural styles have changed, so have church buildings. But all Catholic churches share some common elements.

Many churches have a narthex. This is the entry area, like a foyer. Often the priest will greet parishioners after Mass in the narthex. From the narthex you enter the main worship space, which consists of the nave and the sanctuary.

The nave is the main body of the church. This is where the people attending Mass sit, stand and kneel. The word nave comes from the Latin word for ship. Early churches often resembled a ship, reminiscent of St. Peter’s boat from which Christ sometimes taught. The sanctuary is the other part of the church, where the altar is. The word itself means “holy place,” and this is where most of the rites of the Mass take place.

Some people prefer one style of church over another. The important thing to remember is that no matter what the building looks like, Jesus is present a every Mass.

St. John Neumann Catholic School PK3 - 8th Grades 2018-2019 Admissions Open House and Personal Tours.

Tuesday, December 5th from 9:00 to 11:00am.

RSVP: www.SJNCS.org

Click here to download the flyer

Wanted eighth graders & high school seniors for the Men’s Club Thomas Aguilu & Pete McCullagh Merit Scholarships.

Essay Contest open to all Eighth Grade and High School Seniors, Children, and Grandchildren of Men's Club Members. Two Eighth Graders to receive: $250.00 each. Two High School Seniors to receive: $500.00 each.

Could your child or grandchild use these funds to offset the cost of higher education?

Deadline for Essays is December 4th.

For more information, please call Dan Lamey, president of the Men’s Club at (305) 878-0530.

Join SJN Centering Prayer Group - Oracion Centrante. Un consentir a la Presencia y Acción Divina en nosotros.

Wednesdays/Miercoles at 7:00pm in AE-101.

For information call Beatriz 305-804-2635, or Bill 305-984-6712.

Get the most out of Sunday Mass!

Today’s Readings:

  • 1st Reading; 1st Reading Proverbs 3 1:10-13, 19-20, 30-31.
  • 2nd Reading; 2nd Reading1 Thessalonians 5:1-6.
  • Gospel; Matthew 25:14-30.

Let us remember in our prayers all those who, with dedication and spirit of sacrifice, care for those who are ill.

God our Father, You set the earth on its foundation. Keep us safe from the danger of Hurricanes and storms And let us always feel the presence of Your love.

May we be secure in Your protection And serve You with grateful hearts. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God forever and ever. Amen.

Oh Mary, conceived without sin, Pray for us who have recourse to You.

Discipulado emaus mujeres invita al Discipulado de Emaús y Programa de Formación.

Este Programa es para aquellas Mujeres que han hecho el Retiro de Emaús y quieren comenzar una jornada espiritual que les permita encontrar la respuesta a la pregunta: Para qué estoy aquí en la tierra Es un compromiso de 12 Semanas y un Sábado: del 23 de Enero del 2018 al 24 de Abril del 2018.

Si le interesa conocimientos básicos de su fe Católica, esta es la oportunidad Llamar a Isabel Blandino (305) 301-8947 o María Taveras: (786) 566-0856.