Pastoral Plan Survey Results

In March, we asked you to share your opinions about St. John Neumann’s to help us develop objectives that reflect our community as we construct our 2021-2024 Pastoral Plan. We received over 700 responses to the survey, and here are the results from the multiple-choice answers we received. We sincerely thank all who took the time to fill out the survey! Your help has been indispensable to the formulation of our new Pastoral Plan.

Please Pray with Pope Francis for the People of Afghanistan and Haiti

Click here to listen to Pope Francis’ remarks on both Afghanistan and Haiti.

Please join with Pope Francis in prayer for two intentions of critical importance.

Let us pray for the people of Afghanistan at this dark hour, that their hope for better days remains strong and that this burden of oppression will be lifted from them.

Let us also pray with our Blessed Mother for the people of Haiti as they start to recover from Saturday’s devastating earthquake, especially for our Oblates there at St. Francis de Sales Parish and for their parishioners who are currently struggling with the physical damage that the earthquake has caused. Let us also remember Oblate Father Tom Hagan and all those who minister with him at Hands Together. May all of the people of Haiti be blessed.


Volunteer Opportunities at St. John Neumann

Two of our ministries are seek volunteers to help them fulfill their mission to the parish. Thank you for your prayerful consideration of joining these ministries in their service to our community.

Meals Ministry Needs Volunteers
The St. John Neumann Meal Ministry is looking for folks who can help
provide meals for parish families at times of crisis or when in need. This Ministry makes a critical difference to families following a hospital stay or illness. Please prayerfully consider joining the Meals Ministry to make a difference in the lives of others. To learn more about the Ministry, contact Diane F. Trentacoste at 703-868-1380 or, or click here.

SJN Dishwashing Ministry Needs Volunteers
The Care for our Common Home Ministry would like to grow the list of volunteers who are on call to help wash dishware at SJN events. When
a person or group schedules an event with food at SJN, we will notify the dishwashing list. Typically, a group of five, including a trained leader, can complete the task in about 1 1/2 hours using the industrial dishwasher in the kitchen. You would only respond to the sign-up request if the time and date
are convenient for you. Please email us at if you would like to add your name to our list of potential dishwashers. Everything tastes better on china, and reducing plastic and paper waste at the parish is a great way to care for our common home.

Clínica de vacunación COVID-19 gratis En St. John Neumann el 15 de agosto y el 12 de septiembre

St. John Neumann organizará una clínica de vacunación COVID-19 gratis para la comunidad hispana el domingo 15 de agosto para la primera dosis y el domingo 12 de septiembre para la segunda. La clínica será en el auditorio de la Iglesia Católica St. John Neumann, 11900 Lawyers Road in Reston, en cada día, de 3:30pm a 6:30pm, después de la misa en español de las 2:00pm. Hay que tener 12 años o más para recibir la vacuna.

Vacuna contra el COVID-19 y estatus migratorio

¡La vacuna contra el COVID-19-19 es GRATIS!

No se requiere identificación con foto para la vacunación. Sin embargo, es importante tener alguna manera de confirmar su identidad (es decir, nombre, fecha de nacimiento) para que estamos vacunando a la persona adecuada. ¡No se requiere prueba de residencia en Virginia!

Cualquier persona de 12 años o más que viva en los Estados Unidos, independientemente de cuánto tiempo, es elegible para vacunarse. No se requiere prueba de ciudadanía estadounidense.

El Departamento de Salud de Virginia (VDH) recomienda que los proveedores de vacunas se abstengan de hacer cumplir cualquier requisitos de residencia pidiendo identificación o documentación a individuos.

VDH alienta a los proveedores de vacunas a vacunar a las personas independientemente de su residencia en el estado o en el lugar.
Preguntas frecuentes adicionales sobre la vacuna contra el COVID-19

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

~ La vacunación contra el COVID-19-debe ofrecerse a aquellos que anteriormente tuvieron una infección por COVID. Siempre y cuando el individuo no sea sintomático, y también fuera del período de aislamiento,

~ Los CDC recomiendan que las personas de dos años de edad o más que no están completamente vacunadas usen un cuando están en lugares públicos interiores o cuando están cerca de personas que no viven en su hogar.

Cornerstones Backpack Drive August 9-13

Help to prepare young minds for another successful school year

Cornerstones will once again host its annual Back-to-School Drive to support under-resourced students in Herndon and Reston schools. Your support will help us to provide 14 local schools with backpacks for kids to start their 2021-22 school year. We will also be accepting $25 gift cards for Target and Walmart to allow over 300 children to buy new shoes for the school year.

Backpacks can also be dropped off at the hallway counter by August 10, or at Cornerstones’ Main Office, 11150 Sunset Hills Road, Suite 210, Reston, VA 20190 on the following schedule:

Monday, August 9 through Friday, August 13
9:00 AM – 4:45 PM

Please note that all backpacks must be brand new and should not include wheels or corporate logos.

We need backpacks for children in all grades. Please use the following guidelines for your contribution:

  • Elementary School Backpacks – 13” H x 9” W x 7” D
  • Middle School Backpacks – 16” H x 11” W x 8” D
  • High School Backpacks– 19” H x 12” W x 9” D (our greatest need!)

Questions about our Back-to-School Drive? Contact Nate King, Donations and Drives Coordinator, at 571-323-9569.

You may also purchase backpacks online using our Amazon wish list.

ESL Class Registration at St. John Neumann

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

The parish will continue to offer English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, with a new session beginning in September. Registration will be after Masses on the weekends of 22 and 29 August.  Students will be placed in classes according to their skill level. If you have questions about the program contact John Dister at

    • Most classes will be over Zoom and in small groups.
    • We will match student schedules to teacher availability.
    • There is a $20 fee for supplies and books. Books will be ordered after registration and will be handed out in early September.

Clases de inglés como segunda lengua (ESL)

La parroquia seguirá ofreciendo clases de inglés como segunda lengua (ESL), con una nueva sesión que comenzará en septiembre. La inscripción será después de las misas de los fines de semana del 22 y 29 de agosto.  Los estudiantes serán colocados en clases de acuerdo a su nivel de habilidad.

    • La mayoría de las clases serán a través de Zoom y en pequeños grupos.
    • Los horarios de los estudiantes se ajustarán a la disponibilidad de los profesores.
    • Hay una cuota de 20 dólares para materiales y libros. Los libros se pedirán después de la inscripción y se entregarán a principios de septiembre.





Branching Out Week 2021

From Monday, July 12 to Friday, July 16, St. John Neumann’s Faith Formation Department hosted the first-ever “Branching Out Week” for our middle-school faith formation students. The week was a combination of day-camp and work-camp. Students had a lot of fun, performed many service projects for the parish, and got more in touch with their Catholic faith. Highlights of the week included picking over 400 pounds of potatoes to benefit local shelters and food pantries, and visiting the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, Maryland. On Friday, July 16, the students enjoyed a cook
-out lunch, whipped up by Father Joe Brennan, Pastor, and Nelson Alvarez our Head of Facilities—both talented grill masters! To learn more about Branching Out Week, contact Angela Davis in our Faith Formation Office at