Prayer Vigil for Peace

Please join us on Saturday, June 3, for our monthly parish Prayer Vigil for Peace, Life, and Justice. We’ll mark Torture Awareness Month by praying “that the international community may commit in a concrete way to ensuring the abolition of torture and guarantee support to victims and their families,” Pope Francis’s prayer intention for June. We’ll pray the Scriptural Rosary for Justice and Peace, reflect on God’s Word in Scripture, and offer our intentions to our merciful Savior. The vigil is from 4 to 4:45 p.m. in Rooms A2/A3 and via Zoom. For more information or the Zoom link, contact Ken Fredgren at or Bob More at

Celebrate Fr. Joe’s 25th Jubilee
Celebración del 25º aniversario del P. Joe

Fr. Joe is celebrating his 25th Jubilee this year as an Oblate priest, and we are making a big deal about that! Join us on Sunday, June 11, after the 5:00pm Mass to celebrate Fr Joe and all he has done for us here at St. John Neumann. Our Knights will be cooking hotdogs and sausage and providing sides. You need only bring yourselves, nothing more. If you want to join in the fun, please register using the form below.

We look forward to having you with us for an evening of celebration!

El P. Joe celebra este año su 25º Jubileo como sacerdote oblato, ¡y lo celebramos por todo lo alto! Acompáñenos el domingo 11 de junio después de la misa de las 5:00pm para celebrar al Padre Joe y todo lo que ha hecho por nosotros aquí en San Juan Neumann. Nuestros Caballeros cocinarán hotdogs y salchichas y proveerán acompañamientos. Solo necesitan traer a ustedes mismos, nada mas. Si desea unirse a la diversión, por favor regístrese utilizando el formulario de abajo.

Esperamos contar con su presencia en una alegre velada de celebración.

ESOL Student Registration

Student Information and Registration for Winter/Spring 2024 Classes

Student Registration and Placement Testing

The St. John Neumann English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program will be registering and testing for placement of new students for Winter/Spring 2024 classes on Sunday, December 3rd and Sunday, December 10th after the 2 p.m. Mass. 
Prospective students need to complete the registration form on this page, test to determine their appropriate level of English learning (Testing will be in a separate classroom and only takes 30 minutes) and pay the $20 registration fee at placement testing.

Registration Fee

The $20 Registration Fee covers the Winter/Spring 2024 academic year and the textbook/workbook.
**Current online students continuing with online classes do not need to pay the fee.**

Class Details

All new English classes will be taught in-person at St. John Neumann on Thursday mornings and evenings beginning January 11, 2024. Current online students can continue their online classes with their current teachers or switch to an appropriate-level, in-person class. 
Student orientation will be on the first day of classes. Teacher availability will determine final class times, and students will be notified.

ESOL Program Winter/Spring 2024 New Student Registration

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ESOL Teacher Registration

Teacher Information and Registration Form

The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program at St. John Neumann is looking for additional volunteer teachers for the Fall Semester of 2023. Currently, the program has 14 teachers working with 24 students, both online, using the ZOOM program, and in-person in classes held at St. John Neumann. Since Fall 2022, our new classes have all been in-person classes on Thursday mornings and evenings. 


Teaching English to speakers of other languages requires only a true interest in helping students learn English and patience since English is a difficult language to learn. Being fluent or knowledgeable in the native language of the students (mostly, but not exclusively, Spanish) is helpful, but not required. 

Textbooks and Curriculum

We are using the Oxford University Press’ Step Forward textbooks and workbooks for these classes, so there is a curriculum to follow for each one of the five levels of English proficiency. Each teacher is provided with a hard copy of the textbook and workbook for their teaching level, a digital copy of the textbook, and access to the online Teacher Resource Center (provided by OUP for each teaching level) that provides additional teaching resources and a method for measuring student progress throughout the year. We have a teacher orientation meeting in September, prior to the start of the Fall Semester.


We have reserved classrooms for English classes on Thursday mornings (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.) and Thursday evenings (7 p.m. – 9 p.m.). Volunteer teachers should indicate their preference and availability to teach during one (or both) of these two periods each Thursday. Class size varies each semester, but generally, the Level 1 classes attract the largest number of students. If there are more than five students in a class, we try to assign two teachers (subject to availability) to that class to teach as a team. Historically, our courses have the highest student attendance early in the semester. Our students are busy, working adults, and most have families and the many obligations and uncertainties that go along with both. Consequently, we lose some students over a semester or full academic year. Nonetheless, many students are able to persevere and continue to learn English throughout the full academic year, and this is the opportunity that we strive to present to each student.   
If you are interested in serving others as an ESOL program teacher, please complete the below registration. Any additional questions can be directed to

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Fr. John Crossin, OSFS Funeral and Interment Information

Today, the SJN community mourns the passing of Fr. John Crossin, OSFS, who died earlier this morning (May 12) after a short illness.

Fr. Crossin’s funeral will be at St. John Neumann on Wednesday, May 17.

The schedule is as follows:

Visitation: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Funeral Mass: 3:00pm

Fr. Crossin will be interred on Thursday, May 18, at Our Lady of Light Chapel, 1120 Blue Ball Rd, Elkton, MD 21921.

The schedule is as follows:

Visitation: 10:00am to 11:30am
Prayer Service: 11:30am
Interment: 11:45am

If you plan to attend the Internment, please contact Mary Steen at

We will include information in the funeral program regarding where you may send condolences.

Fr. John Crossin, OSFS
May 17, 1947 – May 12, 2023