Join the Racial Justice Ministry on October 22 for a Screening of “Stand and Deliver”

Join the Racial Justice Ministry for a showing of the groundbreaking film, Stand and Deliver on Friday, October 22, at 7:00pm. via Zoom. Based on the true story of high school math teacher Jaime Escalante, this 1988 movie depicts how a group of Hispanic high school students from East Los Angeles overcome poverty and prejudice to master AP Calculus. Would the teacher’s innovative methods and attitude work for disadvantaged adolescents in today’s schools? This and other questions will be covered during our follow-on discussion on Sunday, October 24, also at 7 p.m. via Zoom. To register, click here  by October 21. To learn more about this dedicated educator, click here.

Únase al Ministerio de Justicia Racial para la proyección de la innovadora película Stand and Deliver el viernes 22 de octubre a las 7:00pm. vía Zoom. Basada en la historia real del profesor de matemáticas de la escuela secundaria Jaime Escalante, esta película de 1988 describe cómo un grupo de estudiantes hispanos de la escuela secundaria del este de Los Ángeles superan la pobreza y los prejuicios para dominar el cálculo AP. ¿Funcionarían los innovadores métodos y la actitud del profesor para los adolescentes desfavorecidos en las escuelas de hoy en día? Esta y otras cuestiones se tratarán en nuestro debate posterior, el domingo 24 de octubre, también a las 19 horas a través de Zoom. Para inscribirse, haga clic aquí antes del 21 de octubre. Para saber más sobre este dedicado educador, haga clic aquí.


Upcoming Knights of Columbus Event

Have Breakfast With the Knights of Columbus Sunday, October 3

Join the Knights of Columbus Family of Man Council for their charity breakfast on Sunday, October 3. The Knights will begin serving breakfast after the 7:30am Mass and will continue serving until the start of the 11:30am Mass. The proceeds from your free-will offering will be sent to the Immigrant and Refugee Services of the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington, especially in their work to assist the relocation of Afghan refugees to our area. Why not join the Knights for breakfast, have some good food, good conversation, and a fun time all while helping a great cause? See you there!

Knights of Columbus Catholic Education (K)Night—October 14

The Knights of Columbus’ Family of Man Council invites all adult parishioners to attend Catholic Education (K)Night (CEK) on Thursday, October 14, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm in the Parish Auditorium. CEK will feature the Word on Fire Institute video presentation by Bishop Robert Barron on the life of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Born in the Basque region about the time Columbus discovered the New World, Ignatius sought to serve the Spanish king, but eventually sought to serve only his Lord, The Church, and the Pontiff, by founding the Society of Jesus. Bishop Barron’s talks are always educational and insightful and this promises to be an enjoyable evening.  Refreshments will be provided.




Knights of Columbus Blood Drive – September 25

The Knights of Columbus Family of Man Council’s quarterly Red Cross Blood Drive at Saint John Neumann will be Saturday, September 25th, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Brown-McCarthy Auditorium. Donors can register online at using the sponsor code STJOHNNEUMANNVA. You can also call the Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 to register or get answers to eligibility questions.  You may contact John Owens of the Knights at if you need help with the process. You can accelerate your check-in by going online on September 25th before you come and using the RapidPass function to do your pre-readings and questionnaire.


Have Dinner on The Knights on September 21

The Knights of Columbus Family of Man Council is hosting an Italian Dinner on September 21, 2021, in the SJN Brown-McCarthy Auditorium. The price is a free-will offering and all proceeds from the dinner will be donated to Fr. Tom Hagen’s Hands Together – Haiti, providing dignity and hope to the poorest of the poor in Haiti.

Dinner will be served from 5:00pm to 8:00pm PM. Please join the Knights and your fellow parishioners for a delicious dinner and to support this very worthy cause.


St. John Neumann Pre-School Seeks Assistant Teachers

St. John Neumann Pre-School is in need of three Assistant Teachers. The available positions are:

  • 2 ½ year old Assistant Teacher, Tuesday/Thursday 9:15am – 12:45pm
  • 3 and 4 year old combination class Assistant Teacher, Monday – Thursday 12:30 – 4:00pm
  • Pre-k Assistant Teacher, Monday – Friday 9:00am – 12:30pm


General job description:

We are a half-day Catholic Preschool seeking three part-time Assistant Teachers.  Must love working with young children and have several years of experience doing so. Assistant Teachers must have a High School Diploma and be at least 18 years old. Early Childhood Education college coursework preferred. Responsible for: supporting Lead Teacher in implementing creative activities based on curriculum; working with young children to promote social-emotional development as well working on learning objectives; maintaining a neat, clean classroom environment; and attending meetings, training and other Preschool events.

Please send your resume to



Join the Knights of Columbus at St. John Neumann

After all Masses on the weekend of September 11 and 12 members of SJN’s Family of Man Council of the Knights of Columbus will be available to answer your questions about becoming a Knight!

  • Be part of a community.
  • Help those in need in your community.
  • Participate in a variety of events for you and your family.
  • Feel the confidence of having the support of your brother Knights.
  • Improve the world and yourself!

For more information on the Family of Man Council #7566 of the Knights of Columbus, visit their homepage here.

Preparing for the US Naturalization Test and Interview? We Can Help

St John Neumann is now offering classes to help people prepare for the U.S. Naturalization Test and Interview. If you have submitted your Form N-400 “Application for Citizenship” and would like help to prepare for the interview and test, please send an email to John Dister at
• Classes are planned for weekdays, weeknights, and weekends.
• Participants must be able to speak English, scoring at the “Intermediate” or higher level on our English assessment instrument.
• Participants must have submitted their N-400 or be ready to submit it.
• Participants will be asked to pay $50 to cover the cost of books and course materials.
• We will also offer tutoring to people who have a USCIS interview already scheduled.
• We cannot offer advice on any individual case, but we can refer participants to legal advisors.

Third Annual Virginia March for Life – September 17

Pro Life Ministry invites all parishioners to participate in the Third Annual Virginia March for Life at the State Capitol  in Richmond on Friday, September 17 to affirm the dignity of all human persons and protest Virginia’s extreme abortion legislation. The March begins at 11 A.M.  (See for details.)  If you are unable to join us in person we ask for your prayers. Pray and work as well to persuade our state legislators, who must stand for election in November, to repeal the horrific abortion laws that violate the most basic of human rights, fall most heavily on communities already suffering from discrimination, and epitomize the throw-away culture that as Christians we must reject.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on September 12, 2021

St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 11900 Lawyers Road in Reston, VA,  will host a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic for the community on Sunday, September 12 from 3:30pm to 6:30pm. The clinic will dispense first and second shots of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The clinic will not dispense “booster,” or third, shots. The clinic will be held in the Brown-McCarthy Auditorium. You must be 12 years of age or older to receive the vaccine.

    • The COVID-19-19 vaccine is FREE!
    • Photo identification is not required for vaccination. However, it is important to have some way to confirm your identity (i.e. name, date of birth) so that we are vaccinating the right person. Proof of Virginia residency is not required!
    • Anyone 12 years of age or older who lives in the United States, regardless of how long, is eligible for vaccination. Proof of U.S. citizenship is not required.
    • The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) recommends that vaccine providers refrain from enforcing any residency requirements by asking individuals for identification or documentation

COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ

~ The age group 12 to 15 years has been cleared by the FDA and recommended by the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

~ COVID-19 vaccination should be offered to those who previously had a COVID infection. Provided the individual is not symptomatic, and also outside of the isolation period,

~ CDC recommends that persons two years of age or older who are not fully vaccinated use a when they are in indoor public places or when they are around people who do not live in their household.

If you have any questions, or would like to register, please contact Susan Infeld RN, Parish Nurse, at or at 703-390-2349.

Clínica de Vacunación COVID-19

John Neumann Catholic Church, 11900 Lawyers Road en Reston, VA, será el anfitrión de una clínica de vacunación COVID-19 gratuita para la comunidad el domingo 12 de septiembre de 3:30pm a 6:30pm. La clínica dispensará la primera y segunda inyección de la vacuna Pfizer COVID-19. La clínica no dispensará “refuerzos”, o terceras vacunas. La clínica se llevará a cabo en el Auditorio Brown-McCarthy. Debe tener 12 años de edad o más para recibir la vacuna.

¡La vacuna COVID-19-19 es GRATIS!
No se requiere una identificación con foto para la vacunación. Sin embargo, es importante tener alguna forma de confirmar su identidad (es decir, nombre, fecha de nacimiento) para que estemos vacunando a la persona correcta. No se requiere una prueba de residencia en Virginia.
Cualquier persona de 12 años o más que viva en los Estados Unidos, sin importar el tiempo, es elegible para la vacunación. No se requiere una prueba de ciudadanía estadounidense.
El Departamento de Salud de Virginia (VDH) recomienda que los proveedores de vacunas se abstengan de hacer cumplir cualquier requisito de residencia pidiendo a las personas una identificación o documentación

Preguntas frecuentes sobre la vacuna COVID-19

~ El grupo de edad de 12 a 15 años ha sido autorizado por la FDA y recomendado por el Comité Asesor sobre Prácticas de Inmunización (ACIP) de los CDC para recibir la vacuna COVID-19 de Pfizer-BioNTech.

~ La vacuna COVID-19 debe ofrecerse a quienes hayan tenido previamente una infección por COVID. Siempre que el individuo no sea sintomático, y también fuera del periodo de aislamiento,

~ Los CDC recomiendan que las personas de dos años o más que no estén totalmente vacunadas utilicen una cuando estén en lugares públicos cerrados o cuando estén cerca de personas que no vivan en su casa.
Si tiene alguna pregunta o desea inscribirse, póngase en contacto con Celia Sandoval, Coordinadora Hispana, en csandavol@saintjn

Parish Wide Bible Study – Angels in the Bible

Parish Wide Bible Study – Angels in the Bible

Join other parishioners this Fall for a 6 -week study on the role of Angels and how they are sent to accomplish God’s will. Using study materials from the premier Catholic Bible study program, Little Rock Scripture Study, we are able to get a fuller understanding of how to bring the joy of the Gospels into our daily lives.

All are welcome to join one of multiple small groups that meet at various times throughout the week.  Registration forms will be on the parish website soon. Alternatively, paper registration forms are available in the office and at the Welcome Desk.

Tuition is $15 and scholarships are available. Registration is open until Monday, September 13.  Contact Janet Broderick at for questions.