How Can I Help?

Some in our SJN family and community may not have access to basic needs such as food, medications or transportation to the MD. If you (and your family) are healthy, under the age of 60, have access and can utilize hand sanitizer, and are willing to help serve those in need, please e- mail Jo-Ann Duggan at jduggan@saintjn.org to volunteer.


Meals for the Embry Rucker Shelter

Saint John Neumann parishioners are joining together through Sign Up Genius to provide dinners from Lucia’s in Great Falls and Santini’s on Baron Cameron Rd. for 120 clients at the Embry Rucker Shelter. Meals are scheduled for Wednesdays: May 27, June 10 and June 24.
To join this effort you need only to sign up here and then call the indicated restaurant to make your contribution to the “SJN Wednesday Dinner Shelter Fund”. The sign up has complete details. For questions, contact Janet Broderick: broderick@jmb.com or Michele Costello: mgc742@hotmail.com

Herndon-Reston Cares

A new program has been launched to match local residents who need meals with local restaurants who need business. Those in need will fill out a form, which will be sent to a local restaurant, and then a pickup will be organized for the meal.

How can you help? A monetary gift can make a real difference – a donation of only $10 can provide one takeout meal to someone in need. Volunteers are also needed to serve in many ways: as a no-contact pickup and delivery drivers for individuals who cannot go to the restaurant themselves; to help translate information into other languages (primarily Spanish); to make phone calls to individuals who do not have email (in both English and Spanish); and to help with general administrative tasks.

To volunteer, click here.

To donate via GoFundMe, click here.

If you are in need of meals, scroll down for sign-up links.


Volunteer Sewers Needed!
A generous parishioner has donated funds to make face masks for SJN parishioners. We are now calling all sewers to help sew masks!
Kits will be provided to volunteer sewers which will include fabric, instructions, prayer cards with instructions on how to wear the mask on the reverse side, and zip lock bags in which to place the completed masks (1 to a bag). We are asking that volunteers complete 60 masks within 7-10 days from the date they pick up their kits.
We are also in search of supplies: elastic, bias tape, and 1/4″ cloth ribbon.
If you are interested in helping sew masks, or can donate any of the above supplies, please contact Jo-Ann Duggan at jduggan@saintjn.org

 


Need Help?

If you are ill, > the age of 60, higher risk for complication, immunocompromised or homebound, and have basic needs such as food, medications or transportation to your health care provider, please call the Parish Office at 703-860-8510. We will do our best to help coordinate services or resources to help.

Fairfax County residents affected by Covid-19 can also call 703-222-0880, TTY 711, for safety net items such as food and financial assistance.


Herndon-Reston Cares

Sign up to receive meals:

English Form

Spanish Form


If you can questions or concerns about Covid-19, you can contact SJN’s parish nurse at sinfeld@saintjn.org.

Salesian Protection Project

Masks are available in the Narthex from 8am-5pm Monday-Friday and from 8am-3pm Saturday-Sunday.

Masks are limited to TWO PER FAMILY (while supplies last).


The SJN “Salesian Protection Project” started with an April phone call from one generous parishioner; simply stating “I have an idea”. John Reichart, like all of us, was thinking about ways he could have a positive impact during this health crisis. John reached out to our Parish Nurse to suggest a “mask making project” that he would fund. From that conversation on, it was all about relationships (and coordination), volunteers (and coordination), and supplies (more coordination)!

John’s concept swiftly became a small business for the team of Marianne Stana, Susan Infeld RN, Jo-Ann Duggan and Patty Kwapniewski.

Daily Zoom calls keep the team up to date with the many moving parts of this effort. The name “Salesian Protection Project” was the brainchild of Mickie Abatemarco, Director of Faith Formation.

We wanted the project name to reflect our love of Salesian Spirituality and to honor our Oblate priests. But there was another person we wanted to honor; Kathie Reichart, John’s beloved wife of 50 years. Kathie died in 2019 after a long struggle with cancer. Nevertheless, amidst his grief, John has given birth to a benevolent project to help safeguard parishioners during the pandemic. “Kathie’s Kits” include a mask, instructions, and a prayer to end the pandemic. All are placed into zip lock bags awaiting delivery to SJN.

John receiving the first mask from “Kathie’s Kits”

 

“Do not worry about tomorrow. The same loving father who cares for you today will be there tomorrow and every day”. St. Francis de Sales

 

Help During Covid-19

How Can I Help?

Some in our SJN family and community may not have access to basic needs such as food, medications or transportation to the MD. If you (and your family) are healthy, under the age of 60, have access and can utilize hand sanitizer, and are willing to help serve those in need, please e- mail Jo-Ann Duggan at jduggan@saintjn.org to volunteer.


Herndon-Reston Cares

A new program has been launched to match local residents who need meals with local restaurants who need business. Those in need will fill out a form, which will be sent to a local restaurant, and then a pickup will be organized for the meal.

How can you help? A monetary gift can make a real difference – a donation of only $10 can provide one takeout meal to someone in need. Volunteers are also needed to serve in many ways: as a no-contact pickup and delivery drivers for individuals who cannot go to the restaurant themselves; to help translate information into other languages (primarily Spanish); to make phone calls to individuals who do not have email (in both English and Spanish); and to help with general administrative tasks.

To volunteer, click here.

To donate via GoFundMe, click here.

If you are in need of meals, scroll down for sign-up links.


Bagged Lunches and Casseroles for The Embry Rucker Shelter
Contact Adrian Chadwell at adrian.chadwell@cornerstones.org or 571-323-3675 for more information.
Drop off station around the back of the shelter; notify the front desk when dropping off any food: 703-437-1975

Volunteer Sewers Needed!
A generous parishioner has donated funds to make face masks for SJN parishioners. We are now calling all sewers to help sew masks!
Kits will be provided to volunteer sewers which will include fabric, instructions, prayer cards with instructions on how to wear the mask on the reverse side, and zip lock bags in which to place the completed masks (1 to a bag). We are asking that volunteers complete 60 masks within 7-10 days from the date they pick up their kits.
We are also in search of supplies: elastic, bias tape, and 1/4″ cloth ribbon.
If you are interested in helping sew masks, or can donate any of the above supplies, please contact Jo-Ann Duggan at jduggan@saintjn.org

 



Need Help?

If you are ill, > the age of 60, higher risk for complication, immunocompromised or homebound, and have basic needs such as food, medications or transportation to your health care provider, please call the Parish Office at 703-860-8510. We will do our best to help coordinate services or resources to help.

Fairfax County residents affected by Covid-19 can also call 703-222-0880, TTY 711, for safety net items such as food and financial assistance.


Herndon-Reston Cares

Sign up to receive meals:

English Form

Spanish Form


If you can questions or concerns about Covid-19, you can contact SJN’s parish nurse at sinfeld@saintjn.org.

Printing Your 2019 Contribution Statement

Contribution Statements for 2019 can now be printed using Realm (our parish database system). If you have not already signed into Realm since the conversion in October 2019, you can follow the instructions below to gain access. If you would prefer to pick up your statement or have it mailed or emailed to you, please contact Mary Steen at msteen@saintjn.org or call the front office at 703-860-8510 between 9-4, Monday through Friday.

In Realm:

  • Go to the Giving section
  • Click on the grey funnel button found to the left of the printer button
  • Select Last Year from the Gift Date Range drop down menu
  • Click on the blue Filter button

Once the information for 2019 appears, click the grey printer button to print your statement.

Gaining access for the first time

If you used the old system (Access ACS) to register children for Faith Formation classes, set up electronic contributions  or to print your annual contribution statement and have not yet accessed the new system, go to https://onrealm.org/StJohnNeumannCa/SignIn, enter your email address, and then click on Forgot Your Password?. Follow the instructions, which will give you an opportunity to reset your password. Once you have done this, you will have access to the new system.

If you have never accessed the system, you can request access to the new database by sending an email to Mary Steen at msteen@saintjn.org or by calling the main office at 703-860-8510 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Be sure to use the email account you want associated with your parishioner database account. You will receive an email inviting you to “Join our Online Community” with a link to create your account, which must be done within 24 hours.

 

Fr Tom Funeral, Burial & Reception

A viewing for Fr. Tom will be held at 4pm with a Funeral Mass following at 7pm on Monday, October 28 at St Hilary of Poitiers Church, 820 Susquehanna Rd, Rydal, PA 19046

The Burial and a Reception will begin at noon on the following day, Tuesday, 10/29, at 1120 Blue Ball Rd, Childs, MD

A bus will leave St John Neumann at noon on Monday for the viewing and the funeral in PA and will return to St John Neumann after the funeral. For a reservation on the bus, you must call the main office at St John Neumann, 703-860-8510.

There will be a Memorial Mass for Fr. Tom held at St John Neumann the week of November 4; stay tuned for more details.