Pray With Us
Do you want to become better at prayer? Do you feel called to grow closer to God? Are you in need of prayer? You will find below ways of growing in your relationship with God through various opportunities for prayer offered at St. John Neumann. We welcome you to participate in these opportunities whether you worship with us on a regular basis or not or are of a different faith tradition. Your continued prayer will not only benefit you in your relationship with God but will also assist our entire praying community in its growth. Thank you for your prayer!
Weekend celebration of the Eucharist
The greatest prayer we offer at Saint John Neumann is the celebration of God’s love and forgiveness at the Eucharist on the weekends and during the week. Here we gather to praise our God for his mercy in our lives. Of all that goes on at SJN our celebration of the Eucharist is the most important prayer we offer and participate in. Please see our mass schedule on our home page and join us in this powerful prayer of the church.
Cancer Prayer Group
The purpose of the SJN Cancer Prayer Group is to provide spiritual and emotional support not only for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers but for anyone who knows someone with cancer or has had cancer touch their lives in any way. This spiritual group provides an opportunity to come together as a faith community to focus on God’s love and His plan for us in this life. This group meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30PM in one of our meeting rooms. For more information contact the parish office.
The rosary is prayed Monday through Friday before the 9:00am Mass in the chapel. All are welcome.
Divine Mercy Chaplet
Parishioners gather every Friday morning after the 9:00am Mass to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet. The Mercy of God is and has been a theme of Pope Francis. Please feel free to join us on Fridays after the 9:00am Mass.
If you believe God is calling you to praying with others please contact Sandy Zorn at firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment, or with any questions about our Prayer Ministry. Members of our parish pray with others after the First Saturday of the month in our chapel following the 5:00PM Mass and on the second and fourth Sundays of the month after the 9:00 and 10:30AM Masses. An attendant at the door of the chapel will assist you or answer any questions.
Intercessory Prayer Group
This group meets the last Wednesday of the month from 8:00PM to 9:00PM in the chapel to pray before the Blessed Sacrament for the needs of the parish and parishioners as expressed in the petition books, prayer petition slips and our website. All are invited to come and pray.
Book of Blessings
Often the celebration of the Eucharist on weekends continues after mass as people meet others and share their lives. The Book of Blessings has a blessing for many of those moments in life, i.e., birth of a child, one who is sick, one who has become engaged, wedding anniversaries, etc., etc. Parishioners are encouraged to pray these occasions from the Book of Blessings either individually or with others. The Book of Blessings is located in the chapel next to the statue of Mary and in our foyer of the Activity Center and vestibule of the church.
Presently Saint John Neumann has adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Tuesdays from 10:00AM in the morning until 9:00PM. Feel free to join other parishioners in prayer during that time or to sign up for an hour yourself, or just stop in the Chapel at any time. Please contact the parish office for further information 440-28-1770.
Weeks of Prayer
St. John Neumann has two special “Weeks of Prayer” throughout the year. The first is the week of our patron saint’s feast day, January 5 and the second precedes the week of our parish picnic which is normally held on the third Sunday in August. During these “Weeks of Prayer”, parishioners sign up for an hour of prayer and pray for the intentions of parishioner’s who have written their intentions in a special book in the chapel. God’s power and the intercession of our patron saint has been very visible in these weeks.