Lent 2019

"Maybe This Time"

During the season of Lent, we recognize, with author Alice Camille, that "it's time to shift the focus of our spiritual life from us to God."  This year, St. John Neumann Parish's Lenten theme is "Maybe This Time." Our parish's Lenten practices are meant to bring us into a deeper, closer relationship with our merciful God in Jesus.

Online Resources
Explore these websites for additional spiritual reflections on the season of Lent and our journey of Christian discipleship:

Pray with the Jesuits in the tradition of St. Ignatius: www.jesuitprayer.org
Meditate on the thoughts of beloved spiritual writer, Henri Nouwen: www.henrinouwen.org/.
Contemplate God's presence in the world around us with Fr. Richard Rohr: www.cac.org.
Sign up for Fr. Ron Rolheiser's scriptural reflections: http: www.ronrolheiser.com/

Sacrament of Reconciliation 
Every Monday, from 5:30 - 7:00pm, we "Leave the Light On" at our parish to celebrate the sacrament of God's mercy.

Reconciliation will also be offered:
-Sunday, March 31 (5-6pm) for Faith Formation students & parents
-Wednesday, April 3 (5:30-6:30pm) for Faith Formation students & parents 
-Friday, April 5 (after our 12 noon Stations of the Cross)
-Wednesday, April 17, (7:00pm): Parish Reconciliation Service

Road to Resurrection Series   
Together, as the one Catholic Church in Scranton, we celebrate together with Word and Eucharist at different parish sites.
This year, Fr. Joe Sica will be preaching at each "Road to Resurrection" liturgy, every Thursday, beginning at 7:00pm.

Thursday, March 7:     St. Ann's Parish (West Scranton)
Thursday, March 14:   St. Patrick's Parish (West Scranton)
Thursday, March 21:   Mary, Mother of God (North Scranton)
Thursday, March 28:   St. Paul's Parish (Greenridge)
Thursday, April 4:        Immaculate Conception (Hill Section)
Thursday, April 11:      St. Peter's Cathedral (Downtown)*
                                   * social to follow after Mass

Faith Sharing Groups 
The members of our Parish Ministry Team (Fr. Michael, Sr. Suzie, Fr. Ryan, & Deacon Al) will be leading groups to break open the upcoming Sunday gospel during the holy season of Lent. Reserve your spot by calling the Parish Office: (570)-344-6159.

Monday: 7:15-8:15pm for All, with Fr. Michael or Sr. Suzie
Wednesday: 7:15-8:15pm in Spanish with Fr. Ryan
Thursday: 6:30am-7:30am for Men, with Fr. Ryan
Thursday: 11:00am-12 noon with Deacon Al or Sr. Suzie

Women of Faith
Tea and prayer for women of all ages!
Join Sister Suzie on March 20th and April 17th, from 12:30-1:30, in the rectory.
Contact the Parish Office to make reservations.


Click here for information about our "Living Your Strengths" Workshop on March 30th.
Click here for information about our Spanish language "Come Dine with the Lord" Retreat on April 6.a19s97q4e9u5prk9ntp3bn0e8rl.JPG

Service Opportunities
Call our parish office (570)-344-6159 to learn how you can serve Christ in our sisters and brothers at:

Community Intervention Center (CIC)
St. Francis Soup Kitchen
CSS Food Pantry at St. John Neumann
Brown Bag Ministry
Prayer Shawls Ministry
United Neighborhood Center
St. Joseph's Center Baby Pantry
Keystone Mission 
Ronald McDonald House

Luncheon for Seniors 
Share community and social life together (for all 55+)!
Wed., March 13 (11:30am): Fratelli's Restaurant 
Wed., April 10 (11:30am): Sacco's Restaurant