Service & Outreach

Family Support

Always Our Children

Contact

Barbara Abdella
T: (305) 613-0801
happysoul46@yahoo.com

The purpose of this ministry is to reach out to parents trying to cope with the discovery of homosexuality in their adolescent or adult child. It urges families to draw upon the reservoirs of faith, hope, and love as they face uncharted futures.

It asks them to recognize that the Church offers enormous spiritual resources to strengthen and support them at this moment in their family's life and in the days to come. -A Statement of the Bishops' Committee on Marriage and Family

Annulments

Contact

Pam Lawson
T: (305) 255-6642 x305

To assist those seeking annulments, the advocates are trained by the Archdiocese.

Bereavement

Contact

Jackie Biscoito
T: (305) 596-9508
Maria Annone
T: (305) 794-0332

Offers a support system for those experiencing a death in their circle of family or friends.

Caring, Sharing & Grieving Together

Contact

Jackie Biscoito
T: (305) 596-9508

(Bereavement)

Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesdays. Offers a support system for those experiencing a death in their circle of family or friends.

Clamor de Vida y Esperanza

Contact

Jacqueline Guillen
T: (305) 302-9436
clamordevida@aim.com

Un ministerio creado con la ayuda de Dios; para dar consuelo y soporte espiritual a todo hombre o mujer que haya pasado por el infortunio de un aborto. ¡Siempre hay una esperanza de vida y es el camino hacia el Señor! “Estrictamente Confidencial”.

Family Matters

Contact

Cecilia Paz
T: (305) 479-4465
Adriana Fonseca
Marta Alvarado
sjnfamilymatters@yahoo.com

Provides opportunities for families to participate in events that encourage a sense of community and spiritual development within our church family.

Gabriel Project

Contact

Tammy Garcia
T: (305) 458-9737

The Gabriel Project is a caring outreach to women in crisis pregnancies. The ministry provides practical help to women who might otherwise not choose life for their unborn babies. Gabriel angels support the mother’s choice for life through prayer, ongoing friendship, and encouragement.

Marriage Counseling

Contact

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To help couples who are having trouble in their marriage. It is a ministry, and therefore free of charge. Prayers are needed for all marriages in our community for the grace to remain faithful to their commitment and to resolve to make Jesus the third member of their marriage.

Project Rachel

Contact

Kathy Weissinger
English
T: (305) 273-8507

To present a spiritual program of healing for men and women who have experienced or been affected by abortion.

Respect Life

Contact

Kathy Weissinger
English
T: (305) 273-8507

To educate our parishioners on abortion, euthanasia, and other life issues to enable them to become articulate witnesses for life. To provide a peaceful, pro-life witness at local abortion facilities. To initiate letter- and email-writing campaigns to legislators. To assist and support the Respect Life Office.

Respect Life Office, 3410 SW 107 Ave, Miami, FL 33165

Separated and Divorced

Contact

Liz Murphy
T: (305) 385-9818
Gladys Barrio
T: (305) 812-8423

To help men and women of the parish and their families deal with separation / divorce. To provide a safe place to explore one’s feelings while listening to a series of talks and discussions on personal growth. Social activities are held periodically. For further information see www.divorcecare.org

Soul Food

Contact

Daina Squires Daniel
T: (305) 255-6642

Providing periodic meals made with love for individuals who can’t prepare their own because they’re transitioning through a period of illness, grief, or other forms of incapacitation.

Until We Meet Again

Contact

Beverly Loftus
T: (305) 613-4964
Irene Bergmann
T: (305) 454-3245

Strives to bring together the widows and widowers of the community to develop deeper friendships based on faith, fellowship and understanding of the continuing sense of loss from the death of a beloved spouse. Monthly meetings include social activities and speakers on coping with loss and other relevant issues.

Illnesses and Special Needs

AIDS - Reach Out Touch Faith

Contact

Rick & Cecilia Alvarez
T: (305) 336-1778

Offers a referral service for those who give care to AIDS patients. To help those members of a patient’s family or friends who need support.

Autism

Contact

James Searle
T: (305) 316-0399
Patricia Rodriguez
T: (305) 303-0254
Corrado and Alessandra Mion
T: (786) 547-4178

To assist the parents, families and friends of special needs children or adults to seek early intervention and provide them spiritual support.

Cancer Support

Contact

Bob Linfors
T: (786) 493-6436
blinfors@mindspring.com
Alfonso Dominguez
Español
T: (786) 458-4869
Luz Marina Gomez Barco
Español
T: (786) 458-1194

To provide support to all of us who are suffering or have suffered from cancer. The group is open to anyone whose life has been affected by cancer whether it is through personal suffering or the suffering of a loved one.

Eating Disorder Support

Contact

Maria Henao
T: (786) 263-2956
henaome@gmail.com

A free open, confidential support group for anyone that is struggling with anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating. Friends, loved ones or family who wish to support are welcome too.

Families with Special Needs Children

Contact

Nicole Attong
LMHC
T: (305) 773-9042

Support is available for parents looking to better acquaint themselves with ways to cope with and assist with the needs of their children. Parents of children with any type of handicap often find themselves in need to seek assistance to better help their children to adjust and thrive in the home, school, and play. The support group for families with special-needs children is willing to give this loving support to our parish families.

Good Samaritan (Hospital Aftercare)

Contact

Maria Eugenia (Maru) Carmona
T: (786) 587-3347
sjnbsamaritano@gmail.com

A partnering home visitation program and Care Team ministry that provides follow-up practical support to post-hospitalization partners. The ministry also assists parishioners that are homebound, and provides additional services as needed.

Substance Support Group Ministries

Contact

Parish Office
T: (305) 255-6642
County Hotline
T: (305) 265-9555
www.namiami.org

To reach out and support individuals addicted to alcohol or drugs through regular substance abuse meetings and support to family members. This includes support groups for AA on Sunday nights and Alanon on Thursday Nights. Call for further information.

Groups and Gatherings

Ascending Life

Contact

John Adessi
T: (305) 596-4944
Denyse Dawson
Founder
Hugh Clear
Spiritual Director
T: (305) 279-8455

To provide a Christian movement for active seniors in today’s society. Provides spiritual, social and service opportunities. Meets the second and fourth Fridays of each month.

Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus

Contact

Monsignor Bryan O. Walsh
Council
T: #13369
Bernie Torra
Grand Knight
T: (305) 804-7302
grandknight@kofc13369.org

The Knights of Columbus is a men’s Catholic, family, fraternal service organization, whose primary function is based on the founding principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. The Knights is a non-profit organization that supports many charitable projects and are advocates for the culture of life, promotion of vocations and foster family life.

Knights are men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith.

Knights of Columbus - Assembly 3155

Contact

Thomas Vizney
T: (305) 898-2235
faithfulnavigator@kfcassembly3155.org

The primary purpose of membership in the Fourth Degree of the Order is to foster the spirit of patriotism in members and the community at large and encourage active Catholic citizenship. Meetings are held every third Tuesday of the month.

Knights of Columbus - Columbiettes

Contact

Monsignor Bryan O. Walsh
Auxiliary
T: #13369
Manuela Graells
President
T: (786) 355-5527
Kate Pierson
Past President
T: (305) 773-5319
mbowcolumbiettes@gmail.com

We are a unified body of Catholic women who work side-by-side with the Knights of Columbus Councils of which we are affiliated.

To our founders, we dedicate ourselves to do God's work on earth, promoting Unity, Christ's Love for each of us, and zeal to serve God through Faith, Hope and Charity.

Men’s Club

Contact

Thomas Vizney

Founded in 1981, the St. John Neumann Men’s Club is a Catholic men's group dedicated to promoting faith development, camaraderie, forming enduring friendships, and service to build a better Parish community at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Miami, FL.

Our monthly dinner meetings provide an opportunity for men of our Parish to enrich our faith, build friendships, hear informative and uplifting speaker presentations, and take action through service to support the work of the Parish, its ministries, and the wider community-at-large.

www.sjnmensclub.com

Mommie and Me

Contact

Angie Balaguer
T: (305) 484-3087

A group for moms of young children, meets during the day. Take time for yourself and meet other moms who share the same experiences with you, find support and company while your children play or attend school.

On The Road Again: An Emmaus Reflection

Contact

Lino Diaz
T: (786) 256-1857
linodiaz52@gmail.com
Al Robles
T: (305) 992-7732

This is a weekly meeting for men that have experienced the Emmaus Retreat, which has been started with the hopes of encouraging meaningful and deep sharing of personal reflections and feelings either through the Holy Scriptures or from personal experiences. Our guide and ultimate authority is our Lord Jesus Christ.

Scouts

Contact

James Dundorf
Scout Master
T: (305) 342-2872

To afford the youth of the parish the opportunity to participate weekly in scouting activities.

Sisters in Christ

Contact

Lori Farag
T: (305) 255-4348
Maria Bello
bellomaria@hotmail.com

Sisters in the Lord come together to provide an opportunity for women in the parish to grow. Offers monthly community celebrations of the rosary and meetings to offer spiritual, social and civic support through community work. Provides women a channel to help guide them to hear and accept the Lord’s call.

Spiritual Companions

Contact

Christine Bernt
English
T: (305) 385-6709
Chuck Caldwell
English
T: (305) 301-6761
Pierre Etcheverry
English, Español & Français
T: (305) 281-6807
Lorna Fyffe
English
T: (305) 934-0709
Stella Kessler
T: (305) 975-8559
Carlos Lastra
English & Español
T: (305) 255-1589
Mariana Lopez
T: (305) 772-5650
Jim Loretta
English & Español
T: (305) 968-8010
Jacqueline Mafiol
Español
T: (305) 283-3161
Sandy Mesa
English
T: (305) 775-5333
Jenny Murillo
T: (305) 252-0591
Judith Pasos
Español
T: (786) 258-3654
Luis Pasos
English & Español
T: (305) 279-7759
Mary Jo Robles
English & Español
T: (305) 255-6642
Kathy Saunders
English
T: (305) 253-1792
Lola Sendler
English / Español
T: (305) 385-3702
Margann Wilhelm
English
T: (305) 345-9600
Pat Triche
English
T: (786) 339-2555
Lupita Aragon
T: (305) 775-5902
Paul Tirney
English
T: (305) 596-9745

To provide spiritual direction or companionship for all parishioners requesting it. Each companion has successfully completed the full three-year training program at St. Thomas University.

Those interested in deepening their spiritual life or who need help finding God’s presence and peace in the midst of the struggles of daily life are invited to call any director for an appointment.

Third Act Ministry

Contact

Elena Suarez
T: (305) 607-1032
Roberto Estades-Garcia
T: (305) 775-7364

The Third Act Ministry for semi-retired and retired adults is a community of people living a vibrant and purpose filled Christian life.

Our mission is to enable this community to deepen their Christcentered faith life, develop new relationships by participating in activities, enhance their stage of life through continuous learning, and put their experience and talents to the service of the community. Meets monthly on a Friday. Call for more information.

Women’s Club

Contact

Ileana Minervino
T: (786) 546-6999

Our Mission is to offer faith, fellowship and fun to all women and to provide loving service in our community as needed. Meets the 3rd Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m..

Youth Ministry

Contact

Armando & Elena De Zayas
Youth Ministers
T: (305) 255-6642 x311
youthdirector@sjn-miami.org

Youth Ministries are available for High School aged students (Confirmation group and Post-Confirmation group).

All groups meet weekly to minister to the youth of the parish through prayer, meetings, retreats, service projects, social justice outreach, sports and games as well as social activities. All young people are welcome to participate in these groups.

Outreach and Donations

Blood Bank Drive

Contact

Frank Sioli
T: (305) 232-2405

To provide blood credits for the benefit of parishioners, family members, and the community at large. The drive takes place every other month.

Detention Ministry

Contact

Deacon Ralph Gazitua
T: (305) 903-5295

An Archdiocesan ministry that provides a religious presence to the prison population on a weekly basis to the Correctional Center at NW 33 St. and Everglades Correctional Center.

Habitat for Humanity

Contact

Linda Azan
T: (305) 793-6376
lindaazan@gmail.com

To sponsor building homes in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, for families that need a helping hand to improve their living conditions. Parishioners are needed to work on the actual construction of the homes. No experience is necessary.

Homeless

Contact

sjnhomeless@bellsouth.net
Amanda La Gra
Ministry Lead
T: (305) 936-6281
alagra@aol.com
Abraham Arellano
Chapel Lead
T: (786) 374-8207
Tucker Lopez
Sunday Lead
T: (305) 606-9385

Homeless Ministry goes out to do God’s work by feeding, clothing, praying and caring for the homeless men and women in our community.

Nursing Home (Español)

Contact

Loly Sowers
Español
T: (305) 562-2651
Luis & Martha Bustamante
Español
T: (786) 208-9357

Visitamos, rezamos, cantamos y especialmente les damos mucho amor a los ancianitos de St. Anne’s Home, ya que muchos de ellos están solos y olvidados. Visitamos el asilo St. Anne’s Home todos los miércoles de 11:00 a.m. a 1:00 p.m.

S.O.S. (SJN Outreach Services)

Contact

Outreach services that focus on mission work to the poor and needy. Collaborates with various organizations that provide a wide range of services to the underprivileged.

Sacred Heart Outreach

Contact

Jim Wilhelm
T: (305) 775-7888
Sacred Heart Outreach center
SHOC
T: (305) 245-0022
shocdonation@gmail.com

St. John Neumann coordinates with Sacred Heart Parish in Homestead to help our needy brothers and sisters in Christ. We also operate the SHOC at 20 SE 2nd Road, Homestead, FL. Volunteers are definitely needed to help sort clothes and work at the outreach center.

SJN Outreach to the Poor

Contact

Joe Montesinos
T: (305) 271-3877
Abraham Arellano
T: (786) 374-8207
Paul Kleponis
T: (305) 609-6407
Miriam Estrada
T: (305) 255-6642
Marco Fernandez
T: (305) 255-6642 x307

To serve the poor and needy by interviewing and assessing their conditions. Provides food certificates and other necessities.

Art and Music

Christmas Pageant for Children / Gift of Bethlehem

Contact

Peter & Damis Gonzalez
Christmas Pageant
T: (305) 975-3295
sjnchristmaspageant@gmail.com
Pedro Garcia
Gift of Bethlehem
T: (305) 785-4390
Rene Cruz
Gift of Bethlehem
T: (786) 376-9358

Christmas Pageant
The children of the parish re-enact the Nativity in song and drama. The play is based on sacred scripture and Christian music.

Gift of Bethlehem
Parish ministries and parishioners re-create the experience of the birth of our Savior.