ESOL Teacher Registration

Teacher Information and Registration Form

The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program at St. John Neumann is looking for additional volunteer teachers for the Fall Semester of 2023. Currently, the program has 14 teachers working with 24 students, both online, using the ZOOM program, and in-person in classes held at St. John Neumann. Since Fall 2022, our new classes have all been in-person classes on Thursday mornings and evenings. 


Teaching English to speakers of other languages requires only a true interest in helping students learn English and patience since English is a difficult language to learn. Being fluent or knowledgeable in the native language of the students (mostly, but not exclusively, Spanish) is helpful, but not required. 

Textbooks and Curriculum

We are using the Oxford University Press’ Step Forward textbooks and workbooks for these classes, so there is a curriculum to follow for each one of the five levels of English proficiency. Each teacher is provided with a hard copy of the textbook and workbook for their teaching level, a digital copy of the textbook, and access to the online Teacher Resource Center (provided by OUP for each teaching level) that provides additional teaching resources and a method for measuring student progress throughout the year. We have a teacher orientation meeting in September, prior to the start of the Fall Semester.


We have reserved classrooms for English classes on Thursday mornings (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.) and Thursday evenings (7 p.m. – 9 p.m.). Volunteer teachers should indicate their preference and availability to teach during one (or both) of these two periods each Thursday. Class size varies each semester, but generally, the Level 1 classes attract the largest number of students. If there are more than five students in a class, we try to assign two teachers (subject to availability) to that class to teach as a team. Historically, our courses have the highest student attendance early in the semester. Our students are busy, working adults, and most have families and the many obligations and uncertainties that go along with both. Consequently, we lose some students over a semester or full academic year. Nonetheless, many students are able to persevere and continue to learn English throughout the full academic year, and this is the opportunity that we strive to present to each student.   
If you are interested in serving others as an ESOL program teacher, please complete the below registration. Any additional questions can be directed to

ESOL Program Winter/Spring 2024 Teacher Registration

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Fr. John Crossin, OSFS Funeral and Interment Information

Today, the SJN community mourns the passing of Fr. John Crossin, OSFS, who died earlier this morning (May 12) after a short illness.

Fr. Crossin’s funeral will be at St. John Neumann on Wednesday, May 17.

The schedule is as follows:

Visitation: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Funeral Mass: 3:00pm

Fr. Crossin will be interred on Thursday, May 18, at Our Lady of Light Chapel, 1120 Blue Ball Rd, Elkton, MD 21921.

The schedule is as follows:

Visitation: 10:00am to 11:30am
Prayer Service: 11:30am
Interment: 11:45am

If you plan to attend the Internment, please contact Mary Steen at

We will include information in the funeral program regarding where you may send condolences.

Fr. John Crossin, OSFS
May 17, 1947 – May 12, 2023

2023 Family of Man Knights of Columbus Scholarship
2023 Beca de Caballeros de Colón Familia de Hombre2023 Family of Man Knights of Columbus Scholarship

The Knights of Columbus Family of Man Council #7566 of St John Neumann is offering scholarships for graduating high school seniors and students already in college to help defray the costs of higher education. The Knights offer three (3) One Thousand Dollar ($1,000) scholarships. The applicant must be a practicing Catholic. Decisions made by the Scholarship Committee are final, and notification of the scholarships granted will occur on or about June 30, 2023.

By submitting your application, you permit the Knights of Columbus to verify that you and/or your family are members of St. John Neumann parish and permission to use your name and photograph in any announcement regarding the award in the parish bulletin, local newspaper, web page or other media.
Applications are due to the Council by May 31, 2023. Please visit the Council’s web page at for further information, including submission instructions. Please note that late submissions will not be considered.

If you have any questions, please email the Scholarship Chairman, Michael Swiger, at or call 571-235-7090.

El Consejo #7566 de Caballeros de Colón de la Familia del Hombre de St John Neumann está ofreciendo becas para estudiantes que se gradúan de la escuela secundaria y estudiantes que ya están en la universidad para ayudar a sufragar los costos de la educación superior. Los Caballeros ofrecen tres (3) becas de mil dolares ($1,000). El solicitante debe ser católico practicante. Las decisiones tomadas por el Comité de Becas son definitivas, y la notificación de las becas otorgadas ocurrirá alrededor del 30 de junio de 2023.

Al enviar su solicitud, usted permite a los Caballeros de Colón verificar que usted y/o su familia son miembros de la parroquia de St. John Neumann y el permiso para utilizar su nombre y fotografía en cualquier anuncio sobre el premio en el boletín parroquial, periódico local, página web u otros medios de comunicación. Las solicitudes deben enviarse al Consejo antes del 31 de mayo de 2023. Visite la página web del Consejo en para obtener más información, incluidas las instrucciones de presentación. Tenga en cuenta que no se tendrán en cuenta las solicitudes presentadas fuera de plazo.
Si tiene alguna pregunta, envíe un correo electrónico al Presidente de Becas, Michael Swiger, a o llame al 571-235-7090.

Knights of Columbus Charity Breakfast May, 2023
Desayuno benéfico de los Caballeros de Colón Mayo, 2023

Family of Man Council Will Host a Charity Breakfast for Support of Residents of East Palestine, Ohio on Sunday, May 7 The Family of Man Council of the Knights of Columbus will hold their May charity breakfast on May 7, 2023, between the end of the 7:30am Mass and the start of the 11:30am Mass. The Council will provide the proceeds from your free-will donations to the Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Jude Parishes in their relief efforts for victims of the railway disaster in the community of East Palestine, Ohio ( Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Jude Parish Communities are supporting the local citizens in East Palestine in the aftermath of the train derailment fire in early February. Our Lady of Lourdes is serving as an emergency distribution center for donations of water and food. The Family of Man Council is dedicating our May charity breakfast to support the parishes’ efforts to assist their fellow citizens. Please join your fellow parishioners to enjoy a delicious breakfast and support the citizens of East Palestine as they recover from this disaster.

El Consejo de la Familia del Hombre celebrará un desayuno benéfico en apoyo de los residentes de East Palestine, Ohio, el domingo 7 de mayo El Consejo de la Familia del Hombre de los Caballeros de Colón celebrará su desayuno benéfico el 7 de mayo del 2023, entre el final de la Misa de las 7:30am y el comienzo de la Misa de las 11:30am. El Consejo entregará las ganancias de sus donaciones voluntarias a las parroquias Nuestra Señora de Lourdes y San Judas en sus esfuerzos de ayuda a las víctimas del desastre ferroviario en la comunidad de East Palestine, Ohio ( ololeastpalestinerailwa). Las comunidades parroquiales de Nuestra Señora de Lourdes y San Judas están apoyando a los ciudadanos locales de East Palestine tras el incendio provocado por el descarrilamiento del tren a principios de febrero. Nuestra Señora de Lourdes está sirviendo como centro de distribución de emergencia para las donaciones de agua y alimentos. El Consejo de la Familia del Hombre está dedicando nuestro desayuno benéfico de mayo a apoyar los esfuerzos de las parroquias para ayudar a sus conciudadanos. Por favor, únase a sus compañeros feligreses para disfrutar de un delicioso desayuno y apoyar a los ciudadanos de East Palestine mientras se recuperan de este desastre.

World Down Syndrome Day Celebration

On Tuesday, March 21, we celebrated World Down Syndrome Day. Our keynote speaker was SJN Parishioner and Eagle Scout Leo Weeks, an advocate for the Down’s community. Leo discussed his Eagle Scout project, the construction of a mini-library style box with 24 Rosaries and 24 copies of the “A Scout is Reverent” handbook. The day also featured a celebration walk and food trucks.