Les digo a ustedes que esta viuda ha contribuido mucho más que todos ustedes. Pues todos contribuyen parte de su abundancia; pero ella lo hace desde su pobreza y ha puesto todo lo que tiene, para vivir. 
(Marcos 12:43-44)

Jesús fue directo al punto–todos somos llamados a contribuir monetariamente a la misión de la Iglesia sin importar nuestras circunstancias. No hay donación pequeña o insignificante, colaborar para apoyar a la misión de la Iglesia local es parte de nuestra responsabilidad como fieles, como lo es orar y participar de los ministerios.

Grupo de Boy Scouts en SJN

Grupo de Boy Scouts en SJN ahora empiezan a aceptar niñas en su grupo:

La misión de los Boy Scouts es preparar a los jóvenes a tomar decisiones éticas y morales en su vida, por medio de instalar en ellos los valores de las promesas que se hacen cuando se hacen parte del grupo. Al principio sólo se aceptaban barones, pero ahora están aceptando niñas también tratando de expandir las oportunidades.  La tropa 124 es activa, cada lunes se reúnen para hacer actividades tales como: campamentos para niños de 4 a 6 años, campamentos de verano, oportunidades de promoción, cena anual del grupo, fin de semana para esquiar, escalar montañas etc…

Si usted quiere más información puede mandar un email a leaders.reston124@troopmaster.email.

Volunteer Opportunities

Newcomers’ Welcome Committee Members Needed:
Are you interested in helping us welcome new members to our Parish? We are looking for people for our Newcomers’ Committee to perform one of the following tasks:

  • Make phone calls welcoming the new member(s) and possibly inviting them to meet you at mass.
  • Help wrap new member gifts and prepare welcome packets
  • Assist with set-up and clean-up for the welcome receptions
  • Attend reception and welcome attendees

Assists at The Closet Needed:

St. John Neumann is assigned two days a month when we are responsible to help sort and manage donations dropped off at The Closet in Herndon. Contact Jo-Ann Duggan, Director of
Outreach at jduggan@saintjn.org.

Oblates of St. Francis de Sales

Are You Familiar With the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales Web Site?

If not, you are missing out on a very good thing! The Spirituality section of the site contains a wealth of resources that can be used privately or in groups.  Take a moment to explore and then
bookmark your favorite sections, so you can find them when you need a spiritual boost! Just start here:  http://www.oblates.org/

Stewardship Reflection

“I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the other contributors to the treasury. For they all contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, her whole living.”
(Mark 12:43-44)

Jesus gets right to the point—we are all called to give money to support the mission of the Church, regardless of our circumstance. No gift is too small or insignificant! Giving money to support the mission of our local parish is a matter of our faith, just like praying and participating in parish ministries. When you make a financial offering, is it from your first fruits or from what is left over?

Another Car Donation!

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington has informed us that another parishioner, Mildred Edwards, recently made a donation to their Cars for Families program. Her car is already helping a young seminarian carry out his duties during the last few years of his studies, which includes service in several locations outside the seminary. With the great need within the Church for new clergy, Ms. Edwards and the St. John Neumann parish can be proud to be helping enable a young man to complete his studies to become a priest!

Leaving a Legacy

Your generosity during your lifetime has enabled St. John Neumann to serve the people of God in our community. Continue to be a part of the strength of this community by making a bequest in your will to our parish. For more information, call the Diocesan Planned Giving Office at 703-841-3819 or visit arlingtondiocese.planyourlegacy.org.

A Prayer for Veterans Day

God of peace, we pray for those who have served our nation and who laid down their lives to protect and defend our freedom. We pray for those who have fought, whose spirits and bodies are scarred by war, whose nights are haunted by memories too painful for the light of day. We pray for those who serve us now, especially for those in harm’s way. Shield them from danger and bring them home. Turn the hearts and minds of our leaders and our enemies to the work of justice and a harvest of peace. Let the peace you left us, the peace you gave us, be the peace that sustains, the peace that saves us. Christ Jesus, hear us! Lord Jesus, hear our prayer!