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 citizenship.sjn@gmail.com.
• 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 marchforlife.org 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 sinfeld@saintjn.org 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 broderickjmb@gmail.com for questions.

 

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 dftbiz@gmail.com, 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 saintjn.cc@gmail.com 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.