Racial Justice Ministry Presenting
“Summer of Soul” on Saturday, August 26

6:30 p.m. in the Brown-McCarthy Auditorium

This film is rated PG-13.
2022 Academy Award for Best Documentary
2022 Grammy Award for Best Music Film
BAFTA Award for Best Documentary
Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award

It’s the summer of 1969, best known for Woodstock, but not far from Woodstock, the Harlem Cultural Festival was also making history. Over several weekends, and attended by audiences reaching tens of thousands, the Harlem Cultural Festival featured some of the greatest musicians of that time including Stevie Wonder, the Fifth Dimension, Nina Simone, Sly and the Family Stone, Mahalia Jackson, Gladys Knight and the Pips, B.B. King, the Edwin Hawkins Singers, and many more.

This film highlights how the powerful expression of music and social culture in the late 1960s shaped a new identity for Black Americans. “Summer of Soul” contains never-before used footage of musical performances and interviews with those who attended and remember the festival, as well as commentary from social and political leaders, then and now.

View the official trailer for “Summer of Soul” below.

Join us to watch this vibrant and important film. Light refreshments and adult beverages will be served, and there will be opportunities for discussion of the film. RSVP is not required, but will help us plan for the event.

2023 Thanksgiving Food Drive

Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for the least of my brothers, you did for me. ” (Matthew 25:40)

Feed the Hungry is the first Corporal Works of Mercy. Based upon Jesus’ teachings, works of mercy guide us in responding to the basic physical and spiritual needs of our neighbors.
In Matthew, Chapter 25, Jesus teaches that what we do for the least of our neighbors, we do for Him. Let us come together this Thanksgiving to care for our neighbors. SJN will be provide food for the Thanksgiving tables of 170 families in our community.
The 2023 Thanksgiving Food Drive will be collecting food October 22-November 12.
The following items are needed for this year’s Thanksgiving Food Drive:
  • Canned vegetables (please no green beans)
  • Canned fruit
  • 24 oz plastic bottles of olive or canola oil
  • Instant potatoes, macaroni & cheese, stuffing
  • 2–5 lb. bags of rice
  • Boxed biscuit or muffin mix
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Snack items— pretzels, Ritz crackers, Triscuits, etc.
  • Boxed dessert mix — brownies, cookies, cake and icing, etc.
Food donations will be collected in clearly marked bins near the hallway counters
We are also accepting monetary donations to support the Thanksgiving Food Drive. You may choose to donate online using the link below, drop off a donation to the SJN parish office, or place a donation in the Mass collection basket (please clearly mark checks as designated for the Thanksgiving Food Drive).

Faith Formation Information

Each student in our Faith Formation program is asked to donate $3, which will be used to purchase Thanksgiving turkeys, and the grade-level food item as directed on the flyer below.
Faith Formation donations will be collected in clearly marked bins in the Faith Formation classrooms. Any questions may be directed to Phil Prinzivalli (K-5) or Angela Davis (6-8) as noted on the following flyer.
Thank you for your support!

SJN ACTION Committee Presenting
the Highly Acclaimed Film
“By the Grace of God” on August 25

On Friday, August 25, at 7 p.m., our SJN ACTION Committee will present the highly acclaimed 2019 film “By the Grace of God,” in the Brown-McCarthy auditorium. 

“By the Grace of God” tells the story of  how three men, abused by the same priest in their childhoods, embark on a fight for justice that will expose their personal lives and bring into question the relationships they have with family and colleagues.

Please find the official movie trailer and an RSVP for number of attendees below. Thank you!

The true story, upon which the film is based, is a scandal that happened in France with Philippe Barbarin, Cardinal of Lyon and Father Bermard Preynat.

The film is only suitable for adults (18+).

The film is presented in French with English subtitles.

Please join us for this important film. There will be an intermission and light refreshments.