We call each other to a prayerful sacramental life of loving Jesus Christ by serving others through generosity, worship, formation, and justice.

Daily Masses
Monday: 12:00pm
Tuesday: 6:30pm
Wednesday: 7:00am
Thursday: 7:00am
Friday: 12:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am
Tuesday: 7:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am
Sunday Masses
Saturday: 5:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am, 10:00am,
12:00pm, 6:00pm
Office Hours
8:30am - 4:30pm
Monday, - Friday

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Catechesis? Faith Formation? Religious Education? What is the distinction? Does it really make any difference what we call it?

At St. John Neumann, our programs are called  "faith formation" because we believe that the term includes all the elements of catechesis: knowledge of the faith, liturgical education, moral formation, teaching to pray, community life and missionary spirit. The end result of faith formation should be a mature adult faith. That means that faith formation does not end at Confirmation but continues through our life.

Sometimes we tend to think of faith formation as just "knowledge of the faith." It is so much more than that! A Catholic with mature adult faith is not one what can just recite the marks of the Church or name the seven sacraments. That adult is a person who:

  • is formed by the liturgy – readings, homilies, songs, prayers, community, and especially the Eucharist;
  • makes moral decisions prayerfully and with the teachings of the Church as part of the process of decision making;
  • prays on a regular basis, alone and in community;
  • participates in the life of the community through social activities and/or education activities;
  • carries out the mission of the church by serving in the local and global communities;
  • and who continues growing in knowledge of faith.

The essence of the word "catechesis" means to resound or echo. In our faith formation we resound the faith given first to the Jewish people chosen by God, then echoed to the first Christians through the first disciples, and now passed between us at St. John Neumann, from generation to generation.