St. John Neumann Parish - .153 - 2 Gail Baselics Pauline Bell Deborah Bowe Mary Grace Brown

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February 3, 2019 St. John Neumann Parish


Sunday Mass Schedule Saturday Vigil: 5:15 pm Sunday: 7:30 , 9:00, 10:30, 12 noon and 5:15 pm

Daily Mass Schedule Monday Friday: 6:45 am and 8:00 am Saturday: 8:00 am

Holy Day Schedule (Except Christmas and New Years Day) 5:15 pm Vigil 6:45 am, 8:00 am and 7:00 pm


Eucharisc Adoraon Every Thursday aer the 8:00 am Mass

Rosary Monday evening, 7:00 pm Thursdays aer the 8:00 am Mass


Reconciliaon Saturdays, 3:45 pm or by appointment

Bapsms 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. Please call the Rectory to make arrangements.

Weddings Those preparing for marriage, please call the Rec-tory to schedule an appointment with Msgr. Matz.


Please call the Rectory for an appointment with Msgr. Matz to register to become a member.

Parish Rectory

610-525-3100 380 Highland Lane Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Ss. Colman-John Neumann Catholic School

610-525-3266 372 Highland Lane Bryn Mawr, PA 19010


Pastor: Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Matz In Residence: Rev. Robert J. Chapman Permanent Deacon: Deacon David Schaffer Parish Services Director: Sr. Carol Kelly, SSJ Sunday Assistance:

Rev. Robert Murray, OSA Rev. Jack Deegan, OSA

Business Manager: Mrs. Joy Falcone Administrave Assistants:

Mrs. Chris Cutrufello Mrs. Terri Giangiulio Mrs. Mary Ann Keenan

School Principal: Mrs. Cathleen Lamberto PREP Coordinator: Mrs. Debbie Andes Music Ministry: Mrs. Isabel Momenee COORDINATORS OF PARISH MINISTRY

Please visit Our Ministries & Service at Acve Adults Group: Bill Haines Adult Faith Formaon: Deacon David Schaffer Aid for Friends: Cheryl Calnan Altar Decoraon: Terri Sullivan Altar Guild: Nora Saraceni CYO Athlecs: Darin McMullen Garage Sale: Mary Ann Macciocca Good Samaritan: Craig Callaghan H.O.P.E. Program: Sr. Carol Kelly Hospitality: Honor Jones Interfaith Hospitality Network: Mary Beth Wolanin Lectors: Jack McNamara Lile Church School: Janet Baffa Pre-Cana: Sr. Carol Kelly Respect Life: Clare Frissora

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Gail Baselics Pauline Bell Deborah Bowe Mary Grace Brown Nancy Cannon Kay Carlin Diana Caron JP Castillo Janice Cleary Mary M. Coleman Mary F. Corr Blaise Davis Louis DeSanctis Noel DeSantis Alice Doyle Joe Dzwonczyk Joan Finelli Baby Landon J Gavio Regina Hershey Bill Layberger

Brenda Logan Jean Mayoue Maria Merlitti Paul Morrison Kendra Mushrush James MyersKathleen OConnor Ida Marie (Skip) Quigley Jim Quigley Emily Rinnier Joel Rivera Lindsey Roberts John RobinsonJoseph Robinson Randi Rogers Patricia Schoeniger Nell Schrek David Lefty Snyder Joseph Sweeney, Sr. Gina Weinmann

Please Pray for Those Who Are Sick

This Week at St. John Neumann

Sunday Little Church School10:30 am Monday Rosary for Peace7 pm Adult Bible Study7 pm Tuesday Prayer & Scripture9:30 am Walking With Purpose7 pm Thursday Adoration & Rosary after 8 am Mass

Today is Hospitality Sunday. Please join us in the Gathering Room after all the morning Mass-es.

We will meet new friends, enjoy a cup of coffee, and celebrate St. John Neumann Parish!

Please consider donating Flowers for the Sanctuary

in memory of a loved one or for a special occasion

Respect Life Bake Sale this weekend after every


Please stop by and support these three worthy organizations! Each, in their area of expertise, bring fact-based information, free pregnancy test-ing & ultrasounds and/or life skills programs along with friendship and love to those in need:

Pennsylvanians for Human Life (education on life-related matters)

Legacy of Life (unplanned pregnancy support from pregnancy to 3 years after birth)

Emmaus Home (housing and programs for men with significant mental health issues)

Sweet and also savory items are on sale this


Not so hungry? Please consider making a free-will donation we can disperse to each organization or you can tell us

how to direct it. Thank you!

Please pray for our Deceased

Albert Martino John McLaughlin

May their souls, and all the souls of the faithful

departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

AID FOR FRIENDS Please continue to share a meal with our homebound neighbors at Aid for Friends during the winter months. Meals are always needed and appreciated. Stews and soups are especially welcome during the cold weather months. Trays and soup con-tainers are available in the back of the church and Life Center. Thank you!

IHN (Interfaith Hospitality Network) returns Sunday, February 17th. Volunteer sheets are posted on the Bulletin Board in Church.

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Did you ever try to help someone out who was having a problem? And even though the issues are as plain as day to

you, the person just can't see it for themselves? Even worse, the person really doesn't want to hear anything about it. In their view, the problem lies with others, not with themselves. So, they just ig-nore you. In the Gospel passage about Jesus in the synagogue at Nazareth, He opens the scroll and then reads:

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.

then says, in so many words, "So, I'm that guy, I have come to save you, to forgive your sins, to help you". The next part of the story in the gospel (which we didn't hear) tells us that the people rose up and chased him out of the place!! They were having none of that. Did any one of these people even think for a moment that they actually needed his help? Probably not. This encounter with Christ requires some-thing. It requires a decision---from us. We have to decide whether or not we really need Christ in our life. That's the starting point. It's everything in get-ting to know who Christ is and having a relation-ship with him. There's a great little story about the Pope. When he was elected, he accepted the election with these words: "I am a sinner, but I trust in the infinite mercy and patience of our Lord Jesus Christ." And then several months after the elec-tion, a reporter asked him: "So who is Pope Fran-cis?" And he replied: "I am a sinner. This is the most accurate definition. It is not a figure of speech, a literary genre. I am a sinner."

Then he uses this image to drive home his point: It's one thing when people tell us a story about someone's risking his own life to save a boy drowning in a river. It's something else when I'm the one drowning, and someone gives his life to save me!" So, you see how Francis sees his relation-ship with Christ. We have to first acknowledge that we need Christ in our life---that's the im-portant first step. Sometimes we might think in our deepest thoughts, that we really don't need Christ. That we're really not sinners---or at least "serious" sinners: I'm not as bad as some other people I know. Or better yet, the person who says that all those who go to church are hypocrites. Actually, if you see yourself as a sinner, the best place to be is at Mass. That's the reason for the liturgy---really! Christ died for you so that you could be saved. Don't say to Him, "you were wasting your time, I don't need that---that death of yours is for someone else in worse shape than me. So, are we the ones who refuse to listen be-cause we don't think we have a problem, or don't need Christ? Is what Jesus is saying too much for us, like those in that ancient synagogue? Jesus wants us to need Him. Here's a great little prayer that we can say throughout the day: "Jesus, Son of the Living God, have mercy on me a sinner." But this won't mean anything unless we make that first decision---to say, yes, I am a sinner, I need your help..

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Super Bowl Block Pool

and SCJN Home & School


Registration & Payment Deadline, Sunday, February 3rd @ 12 Noon

Heres a fun way to enjoy the Super Bowl even more by selecting a block on our grid of 100 blocks and seeing if your numbers match the score at the end of each of the quarters of the game. You can purchase as many blocks as youd like for $30 per block. This fundraiser supports SCJN Home & School through a portion of the proceeds. Please ask your friends, co-workers, and neighbors to join.

Payouts by Quarter 1st Quarter$300. Halftime$400;

3rd Quarter$300; 4th Quarter or Final Score, if overtime$500.

Registration Website You will need to enter the information below to join. You will create a User ID and Password for your account or use your same ID/Password from the NFL Survivor Pool of last year.

Our Pools name is SCJN Super Bowl Block Pool.

Pool ID82195 Pool PasswordSCJN2019SB

Please contact Jerry Dowd at with any questions.



Sunday, February 24th,

to support Pennsylvanians for Human Lifes Annual Dinner Fundraiser

The guest speaker is Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life of America (SFLA).