Lent is a 40-day season (not counting Sundays) marked by repentance, fasting, reflection, and ultimately celebration.

The 40-day period represents Christ’s time of temptation in the wilderness, where he fasted and where Satan tempted him. Lent asks believers to set aside a time each year for similar fasting, marking an intentional season of focus on Christ’s life, ministry, sacrifice, and resurrection.

Ash Wednesday, February 26 Mass Times: 7:00 am 8:30 am 12:00 noon and 6:00 pm in English and 8:00 pm Spanish.

Have you ever thought, “What is fasting and what is its purpose?” or “How can my fasting benefit another person?” Come learn how fasting will help you grow in your personal relationship with God.

Join “Purposeful Fasting: A journey and practice towards spiritual growth!”.

We will meet Friday mornings during Lent beginning February 28 at 9:00 am in Room AE-100 and all Wednesdays of Lent at 7:30 pm in Room AE-201.

Presentation of Ministries at all weekend Masses During Our 40th Anniversary Year.

This year, in lieu of our Ministry Fair, we will be featuring one of our 100+ ministries every Sunday. Members from this ministry will share a little bit about the Ministry how they serve the community and how you might get involved in it.

Next week, February 29 & March 1 we will be featuring Parish Pastoral Institute

Contacts for these ministries are:

  • Msgr. Pablo A. Navarro 305-255-6652 Ext. 301

For more information on these ministries and many more please check our Ministry Book online.

El taller para las buenas relaciones

Usted ha sido invitado(a) a participar de una experiencia única y enriquecedora. Cualquiera que sea su situación (joven, viejo, rico, pobre, etc.), hay una cosa que es cierta sobre usted: Cada momento de cada día, usted está en movimiento, acercándose o alejándose de la persona la cual Dios sabe que usted puede llegar a ser.

“Su vida es como una moneda,” decía la escritora Lillian Dickenson. “Puedes gastarla como quieras, pero puedes gastarla solo una vez.”

“Esencia & Personalidad” es un taller que reúne la sabiduría de la psicología moderna y la espiritualidad Cristiana, para ayudarle a usted a conocerse mejor y a verse con los ojos de Dios.

  • Le ayuda inmensamente a mejorar las relaciones con los demás.
  • Un Tesoro de información del cual usted y sus seres queridos se beneficiarán.
  • Le propicia herramientas prácticas para darle frente a las dificultades de la vida y le muestra un camino claro para el crecimiento espiritual.

“Esencia & Personalidad”, será ofrecido en: St. John Neumann Salones E&F.

Viernes 28 de Febrero Salones E&F 7:15 pm- 9:45 pm y Sábado, Febrero 29, 2020 8:15 am - 5:45 pm.

Inversión de $20.00 por persona.

Para inscribirse puede llamar por teléfono o enviarnos un texto: (786) 316-3336

Espacio limitado Reservacion Requerida.

Have you ever given any thought to what your family Legacy will be? What exactly does it mean to leave a Legacy? What do you value most, who do you love, what message of love and hope will you pass on to your children? What message or traditions will they pass to their children?

As we celebrate our 40th year together as a parish we would like to reflect on these and other questions throughout this Jubilee year. Every few months you will find short reflections or questions displayed as you enter the sanctuary.

We pray that you will take a few moments to reflect on these and contemplate what will your family’s legacy be and what will you share with them, our community and church for the years to come.

March 9th at 7:00 pm in Room 202

Guest Speaker: Marissa Leichter, Training and Engagement Manager HHH is recruiting case review panelists for Florida Foster Care Review's Citizen Review Panels that meet to review the status of children in the foster care system here in Miami-Dade. To introduce this program, we are pleased to have Marissa Leichter join us and walk us through the requirements, the on-boarding process, and what exactly you'll be asked to do.

The Citizen Review Panel (CRP) is a panel of volunteers that conduct case review hearings to assess the safety, permanency and well-being of abused, neglected and abandoned children that have been placed in foster care. Each case that is reviewed is an hour-long and the CRP will ask questions regarding the child’s education, living environment, visits with their biological parents and family. They will also examine mental, physical, dental and visual health documentation and make recommendations which are then sent to a Judge who will sign off on the recommended findings/orders and those recommendations become binding orders of the court.

The first step to becoming a volunteer is having you observe firsthand the work of our volunteers/panel. However, there are a few requirements we’d like you to know:

There is a minimum age requirement of 25

You must have a High School Diploma or something equivalent. A criminal background screening is required (Fingerprints will be done during training)

You must be able to commit to one 8 hour weekday each month for at least one year All volunteers must also complete 25 hours of pre-service training which consists of

24 hours of interactive classroom instruction:

5 hours of Online Learning Lessons

4 hours of Citizen Review Panel Observation/Dependency Court Observation. An additional 10 hours of continuing education is also necessary every year in order for our volunteers to stay up to date on changes in laws, agency policies & also to enhance your skills and knowledge. We offer 25 to 30 hours of continuing education which are all approved by us.

If you are interested in learning more about serving on these Review Panels, please plan to join us on Monday, March 9th at 7:00 pm in Room 102.
Contact HHH Liaison to the Florida Foster Care Review and a former panelist: Ada Avallone at: adadavallone@bellsouth.net

Alfonso and Aymee are the quintessential Miami family trying to thrive in The United States. Originally from Cuba, Alfonso, Aymee and their 15-year-old son currently live in a cramped apartment.

The family is most excited about working on the construction of their own home. They feel well equipped to handle homeowner projects... even in their own rental apartment, they just changed the carpets themselves!

Alfonso currently works part time at a local grocery store and part time at a security firm, while Aymee works at a local dollar store. The dream of homeownership was never an option in Cuba and they feel so blessed to be able to own a home after years of working hard. The couple is thrilled to be able to host family gatherings, and above all else, finally feel the security of owning their own house.

St. John Neumann Catholic Church will once again be partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami to help another deserving family. We need volunteers to help build from March 28th through June 20th.

Come join us!!! Great relationships start while doing God's work. Sign up outside after mass.

For more information please call Linda Azan at 305-793-6376

Nursing Home Ministry needs yarn to knit blankets for the elderly at St. Anne’s and other Nursing homes.

If you have any extra yarn or would like to purchase some to donate please call Gladys Gallo at 305-200-5399. Thank you!

Yes Lent! Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 26 and ends on Holy Thursday, April 9th.

We will publish simple Lenten family activities which you can do with your families at home. In addition, you will also be able to join us for three special Family Lenten Activities after Masses.

We urge you to stop by our tables after Mass on February 29 and March 1st, March 7th & 8th, and March 21 & 22 for some quick hands on lent activities that will help you prepare and grow this Lenten Season.

We hope you can join us! It’s Free and Fun! See you after Mass!

South Florida Columbiettes Invite to BINGO

To benefit Nicklaus Children's Hospital & Dr. Moises Simpser VACC CAMP.

Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm).

St. Louis Church; Fellowship Center 7270 SW 120 St. Pinecrest, FL 33156.

  • $20 to play 5 Bingo rounds.

Food/Soda/Beer/Wine available for purchase Chinese Auction.

Make checks payable to: St. Louis Columbiettes.

For tickets Contact:
Rosie Carballo: 305-510-4691 | Kristen Quinn: 305-773-5319
Esta llevando a cabo su evento de Sopa y Pan el sábado 29 de Febrero a las 6:30 pm en Resurrection Hall.

Mons. Navarro preparara todas las sopas.

Los tickets están a la venta después de misa.$15.00 por adultos y 10 para niños menores de 12.

Dinero recaudado será para ayudar a los necesitados. Espacio Limitado!

Saturday, February 29 at 6:30 pm.

The Homeless Ministry invites you to join us for our 8th Soup and Bread Fundraiser featuring Cleveland Bell, Executive Director Riverside House and Arvida Middle School String Orchestra.

The soups will be prepared by Chef Monsignor Navarro.

The event will take place on Saturday, February 29 at 6:30 p.m. in Resurrection Hall. THERE IS LIMITED SPACE so please purchase your tickets early. We will be selling tickets after masses, the weekends of February 15 and 16 and 22 and 23 or you may call Amanda La Gra at (305) 936-6281 or write to alagra@aol.com , we will be accepting checks or cash.

  • Tickets will be $15 per person
  • $10 for children under 12.

It will be an event not to be missed – get your tickets early!! Proceeds of the event will be used to help the needy.

February 29th, 7:30 pm, E-201

Young Adults (18 -25) join us in celebrating our Parish’s 40th anniversary for Conversations over Coffee with Fr. Matthew. This will be a once a month meeting to have a formally informal conversation. Bring your own Mug! Hope to see you there.

This month’s topic: The Good News about Sex.

Sábado 29 de Febrero, 12 Del Mediodia a 5:00 pm Kendall Indian Hammocks Park - En la Terraza 11395 SW 79 St. Miami FL. 33176.

Adultos: $10.00, Ninos: $5.00

Musica, Rifas, Juegos Diversion Al Aire Libre para Toda La Familia.

Mas información 305-710-2715.

Faith - Fellowship - Service

Join us for our John Sullivan St. Patrick's Day Celebration with our very special guest Archbishop Thomas Wenski

Monday, March 2nd at 6:30 pm, SJN Resurrection Hall, 12125 SW 107 Avenue, Kendall.

Don't miss a relaxed and informal evening with our Archbishop - Thomas Wenski - as he makes another return visit to the SJN Men's Club. Archbishop Wenski always brings us a very special message and looks forward to meeting and connecting with each of our members. Don't miss this unique opportunity.

Share a traditional St. Patrick's Day dinner, with our "homemade" Irish meal prepared by our superb chefs and kitchen team.

Your ticket cost includes your meal and refreshments - all for just $15 for current dues-paid members, or $20 for non-members/guests.

To reserve your ticket, call President Paul Banaszak at 786-295-7717 or email him at: pmbanasz@yahoo.com, Seating is Limited - Dont's Miss Out Reserve your Ticket www.sjnmensclub.com

If you’ve completed your Emmaus Retreat and feel like you’d like to get back on the road - join us at A Living Emmaus. The retreat is held on the grounds of Saint John Neumann Parish each day (no sleepover).

  • Friday, March 6th - 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm
  • Saturday, March 7th - 8:00 am to 10:30 pm
  • Sunday, March 8th - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

If interested in attending, please contact us to reserve you spot now: mensemmaussjn@gmail.com.

Favio Laverde 305-338-1509 | Manny Jinesta 305-498-3366 | Vince Urrutia 305-433-1750 | George Wittz 305-308-6381

Retreat cost $150 - Worry not - Scholarships available.

Save The Date

March 6th, 7th, 8th SJN Resurrection Hall.

All men of the parish that have done the Emmaus Retreat are invited to attend.

Jesus Christ is Risen!!!

A Weekend Retreat for Men that are Law Enforcement & Firefighters (past and present).

What is the Men’s Law Enforcement & Firefighter Emmaus?

It is a retreat put on by men of the law enforcement and fire fighting community, based on the appearance of Jesus to the disciples walking along the Road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35).

Why a Men’s Law Enforcement & Firefighter Emmaus?

Because every emergency first responder could use some time away from the hustle and bustle of today’s busy world; allowing his Christian brothers in the law enforcement & fire fighting community to serve him.

What happens during the weekend?

You will hear a few talks given by different men from different parishes. Still, no lectured or assignments.

When?

From Friday evening, May 1st, through Sunday afternoon, May 3rd, 2020.

Where?

From Friday evening, May 1st, through Sunday afternoon, May 3rd, 2020.

Is there a donation required?

Yes, a donation of $150.00. However, do not let this prevent you from attending. If you need any assistance, speak to anyone of the below listed brothers.

If I have any questions, whom should I contact?

Enrique Rios Sr. (Retired PO) 305-218-4392
Abe Cruz (LEO) 786-380-3421
Eric Frundora (Fireman) 786-300-2750

Este Programa es para aquellas Mujeres que han hecho el Retiro de Emaus y quieran comenzar una jornada espiritual que les permita encontrar la respuesta a la pregunta: - Para queeestoy aqui en la tierra? Por otra parte, profundizar Nuestra Fe Catolica.

Es un Compromiso de 12 Semanas y un Sabado: del 16 de Enero del 2020 al 02 de Abril del 2020.

Mas informacion llamar a Isabel 305-0301-8947 o Maria 305-386-6216.

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 a.m., 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 11:00am. 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!!

El Sacramento De Reconciliacion Se Celebra Todos Los Sabados A Las 4:00 pm En La Capilla Y En La Sacristia De Los Padres.

Get the most out of Sunday Mass! February 23

  • 1st Reading: Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18
  • 2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 3:16-23
  • Gospel: Matthew 5:38 -48

Be prepared for next week March 1

  • 1st Reading: Genesis 2:7-9; 3:1-7
  • 2nd Reading: Romans 5:12-19
  • Gospel: Matthew 4:1-11