Announcements from our bulletin of April 29, 2018

Saturday, April 28, 2018.

Shake-A-Leg Marina, 2620 South Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove, Florida 33133.

  • Hook, Dock & Rock Party : 2:00pm - 6:00pm.
  • Fish Weigh-In: 3:00pm.
  • Register your boats early & Save on Registration.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available For more information, please contact Vanessa Patience at

Follow us on Facebook: SJNCS Fishing Tournamen t
Instagram: SJNCSFishing
Fishing Website:

Click here to download the flyer

In celebration of his 15th anniversary in the priesthood Fr. Jose Alfaro invites all parishioners to celebrate with him at his parish, Blessed Trinity on

Saturday, April 28th at 6:00pm in the Miami Springs Circle.

For more information please contact Blessed Trinity Church in Miami Springs 305-871-5780.

Meet on Saturday, April 28, in Room 101 of the Adult Education Bldg. at 9:00 am.

For more information please call Rosa Duarte at 305-588-0905.

Meeting will be on Wednesday, May 2 at 7:30 pm, Room AE-201.

“Jesus I Trust In You”.

May 4th — 6th

Dear Emmaus Brothers, how are you continuing to live your Emmaus experience?

The Men's Emmaus Ministry is offering a Living Emmaus Retreat to continue our spiritual growth and walk in the footsteps of the Lord. The retreat will take place on May 4th - 6th at SJN.

  • We ask for a contribution of $75.00.

Please see any Brother in a White Emmaus Shirt after any English Mass in order to sign up or receive the registration flyer.

Should you have any questions please feel free to contact:

  • Vince Urrutia at 305-433-1750, 
  • Sam De La Rosa at 305-796-0693, 
  • or George Wiltz at 305-308-6381.
Jesus Christ Is Risen......

Friday, May 4th, 8:00 pm to
Saturday, May 5th, 7:45 am

During the HOLY HOUR our souls are fed in two faculties of the spirit- the mind and the will.

In the mind we need light; in the will we need strength . Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament has His hands full of graces and He is ready to bestow them on anyone who asks for them. Come and give thanks and praise to our Lord and find peace in His presence.

Eucharistic adorers are needed, especially for the hours of the early morning 1:00 am to 5:00 am Commit for an hour.

Let Us Reverently Adore Him.

Could you not watch with me one hour? Mat. 26:40

A Special celebration recognizing the first recipients of the Peter Mccullagh merit scholarships for eighth graders & Thomas Aguilu merit scholarships for high school seniors.

Featuring remarks by Monsignor Pablo Navarro.

Monday, May 7, 2018, SJN Resurrection Hall A & B.

Festivities begin at 6:30 pm.

Enjoy freshly prepared Mexican food created by own chefs!

Cinco de Mayo - Unmistakable Mexican Fare

Yellow Corn and Black Bean Salsa, Spicy Mexican Tomato Salsa with chips, Potato skins with Mexican cheeses. Baked Lemon/Lime Marinated Chicken Breast served with Mexican Rice and Plantains. "Icecream and Churros Spectacular" Dessert.

Refreshments Served

  • Meal & Refreshments (Current Year Dues Paid Members): $14.00.
  • Meal & Refreshments (Non-Dues Paid Members/Guests): $18.00.
  • Raffle Tickets: $1.0 for one or $6.00 for 8.

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Mark your calendars

Sunday, May 13th at Resurrection Hall.

Everyone is invited to a brunch fit for a Queen on Mothers day after 7:30, 9:00 & 11:00 am Masses.

Mother’s Day Novena

We are offering a Novena of Masses for Mothers both living and deceased. The first mass will be on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 13 and will continue to for eight consecutive days.

If you wish to have your mother, sister, daughter, wife ... remembered during this Novena of Masses you may wish to pick up a remembrance card at the Book Store on the weekends or in the Parish Office during the week.

To Benefit Respect Life
Saturday, May 19th, 2018 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

St. John Neumann Church - Rooms E & F

Cost: $15 and a small baby gift listed below (new, unwrapped)
  • Baby Clothes 3 months to 24 months,
  • Baby Bottles,
  • Nipples,
  • Pacifiers,
  • Baby Shampoo,
  • Baby Wash,
  • Diapers-Sizes Newborn, 2, 3 & 4,
  • Baby Lotion or Oil,
  • Diaper Rash Ointment.

Monetary Donations for the Purchase of Mattresses and Car Seats Needed.

There will be games, prizes, 50/50 & Chinese Auction.

For tickets please call: Kate Pierson: 305-773-5319 Manuela Graells: 786-355-5527

Saturday, May 19th

Crandon Park in Key Biscayne

The Golf Tournament Committee invites all to participate in the Tom Rhodes III Memorial Golf Tournament on May 19 at Crandon Golf Club on Key Biscayne.

The rate available to our member is $150.00 per golfer This event sells out each year!!!

If you have any questions please contact Mike Mesa at 305-979-0767 or email Fred Zinobile –

Join the SJN Women’s Club for its Year-End Mass and Pot Luck Dinner

6:30 pm, Monday, May 21, 2018.

Mass in the Chapel Celebrant Father Tomasz

Dinner to follow in Rooms A and B, Resurrection Hall Bring a dish to share!

Please e-mail your RSVP

You are Cordially invited to a Shared Open House to learn more about two active ministries.

Tuesday, May 22nd at 7:30 pm at Rooms E & F.

The knights of Columbus, A Brotherhood of Catholic Men & The Columbiettes, A Catholic Woman's Organization.

The Affiliated Auxiliaries of The Knights of Columbus.

We have been informed that we should be receiving the Parish Picture Directories by mid May!! ! As soon as we receive them we will set up a date to distribute them after all masses or you can pick yours up in the Parish Office when they arrive.

We also have many portraits in the Parish office that have not been picked up. If you have not received your picture please stop by the office and pick up your picture.

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

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

Be still and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10.

“In the teachings of Jesus, there are prayers, and then there is prayer— the silent, loving communion with the divine, beyond words or ritual.”

Discover the transformative power of Centering Prayer as a form of Christian meditation on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm in AE-101.

Explore the profound depths of this practice, making it easier to deepen your connection with God.

If you want to join our Parish Family, please attend one of our orientation meetings which are held one Sunday a month at 9:30 am, Rooms E&F.

For dates please call the Parish Office or speak to someone at the Information Booth in the Loggia after Masses on Sundays. Everyone interested in joining is welcome to the meeting!

We have coffee, donuts and juice for the little ones - and you will be out in time for the 11:00 a.m. Mass. CURRENT PARISHIONERS, please inform us of any name, address or phone changes; this will assist in keeping your records up to date. Thank You!!

One Minute Answers to Questions About the Catholic Faith


Many Catholics today choose to have their remains cremated rather than full body burial. What does the Church say about this?

Cremation for Catholics is a relatively new practice. It wasn’t until May of 1963 that the Holy See lifted the prohibition forbidding Catholics to choose cremation. In paragraph 2301, the Catechism states, “The Church permits cremation, provided that it does not demonstrate a denial of faith in the resurrection of the body.”

Burial of the body is still preferred. The Catechism of the Catholic Church in paragraph 2300 says, “The bodies of the dead must be treated with respect and charity, in faith and hope of the Resurrection. The burial of the dead is a corporal work of mercy.”

What about what to do with the ashes of the deceased? The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, in the Order of Christian Funerals Appendix on Cremation says this: “The cremated remains should be buried in a grave or entombed in a mausoleum or columbarium. The practice of scattering cremated remains on the sea, from the air, or on the ground, or keeping cremated remains in the home of a relative or friend of the deceased are not the reverent disposition the Church requires.”

El grupo de oración Ágape los invita a su Próximo Seminario de Vida en dl Espíritu El cual se realizará Abril 26, 27 y 28 están todos invitados!

Mayor información al salir de la misa.

Get the most out of Sunday Mass!

Today’s Readings

  • 1st Reading: Acts of the Apo9:26-31
  • 2nd Reading: 1 John 3:18 –24
  • Gospel: John 15:1 –8

The Passionists Welcome All The Men Of St. John Neumann To Our Lady Of Florida Men’s Retreat.

June 1st, 2nd, & 3rd.

Theme: “By His wounds You are Healed”

Our Lady of Florida Spiritual Center is situated on 20 acres. It overlooks Lake Worth and the Intercoastal Waterways.

  • Individual rooms for everyone.
  • Registration is open.
  • $50.00 deposit reserves your room.

We take 75 Men from St. John Neumann every year to this Retreat. (Scholarships are available if needed.)

Coach Bill Segale (305) 255-5439 Tom Visney (305) 898-2235.

Tuesday Morning Bible Class.

Join us as we study and reflect upon the readings for next Sunday’s mass.

Every Tuesday at 9:15 am Room AE-100.

No registration and no fees.

Just your desire to know God’s Word.

Mercy opens the doors of the heart because it makes us feel like we are all children of one Father.