St. John Neumann Catholic Community - Reston, Va

We, the faithful of SJN, commit ourselves to celebrating & giving witness to the presence of God in our midst by living the Gospel to its fullest.

As of yesterday our Mask Making Warrior Volunteers of the "Salesian Protection Project" have COMPLETED 3,080 masks and DISTRIBUTED 1,024 to SJN parishioners! Our expected final total is around 3,300.

We’ve had an amazing response total of 68 Volunteer sewers, 3 drivers and 2 “constructionists” helping to put kits together.

After SJN Masses resume and all parishioners have had an opportunity to receive a mask, we will donate any residual masks and materials to a charitable organization.

Haven't gotten your mask yet? Pick one up Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, or Saturday-Sunday 8am-3pm in the SJN narthex.

This week marks the 5th anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si: On Care for Our Common Home!
Visit for more information.

Visit to learn more about SJN's Care for Our Common Home group.


Join us online for a virtual Taize service, tomorrow, Tuesday May 19th at 7:30pm.

Have you seen Taize previously advertised and wondered what it's all about? Watch this one minute video clip, filmed at SJN on March 3 at the last in-person Taize service:

Arlington Catholic Herald

Happy Birthday Saint Pope John Paul II! Here's a beautiful tribute:

6 domingo de pascua

Únete a nosotros en adoración mientras celebramos el sexto Domingo de Pascua.
Las lecturas pueden encontrarse aquí:

Easter 6A

Join us in worship on this 6th Sunday of Easter!

Readings can be found here:


Dear Parishioners,

On Wednesday, May 13, Governor Northam announced that the earliest Northern Virginia would begin Phase One of his “Forward Virginia” reopening plan would be Friday, May 29. St. John Neumann, like the Diocese, has formed a Reintegration Committee to develop its plan to provide public Mass while observing the essential need to adhere to safe practices.

The SJN Re-Integration Committee consists of the Department Heads; the Parish Administrator; Parish Nurse; Deacon Atanacio Sandoval and Deacon John Wagner; Chair of the Pastoral Council; Chair of the Finance Council, Fr. Heet and Fr. Brennan.

Please be patient as we communicate new guidelines for Mass attendance and community gatherings. The bishop has clearly stated that each parish will need to assess what will work best for their parish to determine how and when they can safely and responsibly open. The committee will be working closely with the diocesan directives and guidelines, while recognizing the needs and limitations of our own particular parish. With this in mind, we encourage you to check periodically the SJN website ( and our page for updates. I would also suggest you check the Diocesan Website (

I cannot emphasize enough that the safety and health of everyone are of utmost importance. Please remember:

• All the faithful of the Diocese of Arlington are dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation until further notice.

• We will continue to have Mass available on-line.

Live Jesus,
Fr. Joe

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Arlington

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Catholic Diocese of Arlington

"Brothers and sisters in Christ, on May 14, the Church will begin a nine-day global campaign to mark the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home. In this beautiful work, Pope Francis builds upon the teaching legacy of his predecessors Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI to urge Catholics and people of good will to care for all of God's creation.

Pope Francis reminds us that God's act of creation was an act of love, and that throughout salvation history and above all in the Incarnation God has called us to care for his gift. The pope teaches us about the need for an “integral ecology,” which unites our concerns for the environment and our concerns for human life, which is the pinnacle of God's creation. Pope Francis reaffirms our need to protect all human life, from conception until natural death, and he also emphasizes that without care for all of creation, the poor and vulnerable suffer most. Finally, the Holy Father urges us to an ecological conversion grounded in spiritual conversion. Only by turning back to God can we see our failings, seek God's mercy, and extend his mercy to all of our brothers and sisters with whom we share our common home.

It is especially poignant that this anniversary comes as the world struggles together against a pandemic that has ravaged families, communities and livelihoods. During this time, we ask God to help us live in a right relationship with him and one another and to bless us with his healing love." - Bishop Michael F. Burbidge

Arlington Catholic Herald

SJN is working on a plan to provide the public celebration of Mass again while observing the need for safe practices. As of right now, Northern Virginia is still in Phase 0, and will continue the suspension of public Mass. Stay tuned for more updates!


SJN está trabajando en un plan para proveer la celebración de la Misa nuevamente al pueblo mientras observa la necesidad de prácticas de seguridad. Por ahora, el Norte de Virginia aún está el la face 0, y continuará la suspensión de Misas publicas. Manténgase pendiente para más información!!

UPDATE from Bishop Burbidge: While most of Virginia begins Phase 1 on May 15, Northern Virginia jurisdictions will stay in Phase 0 to allow more time to meet health metrics.

In a letter issued by Bishop Burbidge regarding the return to normal diocesan operations, he stated: “Reinstituting the public celebration of the Mass at each parish depends on proper social distancing and the ability of parish clergy and staff to safely accommodate parishioners. This ability may vary from one parish to another.” Read the entire letter here:

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

#PopeFrancis asks all Christians to pray, fast, and perform a work of charity for the good of all humanity tomorrow, May 14, and an end to the #coronavirus pandemic.

Happy Mother's Day to mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, and all the mother figures in our lives! Let's all pray a Hail Mary for them today.

el quinto domingo de pascua

El quinto domingo de Pascua

easter 5 amovie

Join us for the 5th Sunday of Easter!

Readings can be found here:

Catholic Diocese of Arlington

We do not know what phase 1 will look like yet at SJN, but we will keep you updated on new developments from the Diocese and our parish.

In a video message released today, Bishop Burbidge announces the Diocese will begin phase 1 of reintegration beginning on May 15, allowing for churches to operate at a maximum of 50% capacity.

"Reinstituting the public celebration of the Mass at each parish depends on proper social distancing and the ability of parish clergy and staff to safely accommodate parishioners. This ability may vary from one parish to another." - Bishop Burbidge

Full video message here:

Join us for Children’s Liturgy of the Word on Sunday mornings at 10:00am beginning May 10. We will be using Zoom to connect our online community. If you are interested please email Mickie Abatemarco at [email protected] for further details.

More of our wonderful mask makers! A huge THANK YOU to ALL the volunteers working on this incredible project.

Have you gotten your mask from SJN yet? Masks are available daily from 10am-2pm in the narthex (limit 2 per family while supplies lasts).

For more info, go to:

Be Not Afraid by Catholic Artists from Home

We hope this brings you some joy and comfort today!
#BeNotAfraid #HopefromHome

During this time of crisis, English-speaking Catholic artists have come together with this message of hope. We hope you enjoy this Salt + Light Media present...

Jane de Chantal, Bubonic Plague and Covid-19

Did you know that St. Jane de Chantal lived during the Bubonic Plague? Fr. Don Heet gives us some insight on how she and her order responded to this disease, and the example it gives for us during our current pandemic.

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Let us join (virtually) as a community for the 4th Sunday of Easter.

Readings can be found here:

Do you have a special place in your home where you worship? Share it with our community! Send your picture to [email protected]

El quarto domingo de pascua

El cuarto domingo de paseua

Registration for Faith Formation Classes for the 2020/2021 school year is now open! Visit our website to register:

Interested in volunteering? Contact Megan Gibson ([email protected]) or Angela Davis ([email protected]) today!

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Let's pray together this Friday, May 1st! Join Archbishop Gomez the bishops of the United States, and Canada, in reconsecrating our nations to the Blessed Virgin Mary. More information including worship aids available here:

Natalie Rose, SJN Parishioner, has turned mask making for SJN into a full family project! Her husband John, daughter Alex (13) and son Justin (11) are all helping with this great community effort.

We are so grateful to the over 50 volunteers working to keep SJN parishioners healthy!

Masks are available 10-2 daily while supplies last. Protect yourself, protect others!

Registration for 2020-2021 Faith Formation Classes begins this Friday, May 1st! All registration is done online through Realm.

Questions about registration or classes for next year? Email [email protected]

III Domingo de Pascua

Join us this morning in worship!

Third Sunday of Easter

Join us this morning in worship!

You can find the readings for the 3rd Sunday of Easter here:

Got Masks? YES WE DO! We have over 600 masks ready for distribution to parishioners starting Monday 4/27/2020. Masks will be available daily from 10am-2pm in the SJN Narthex and are limited to TWO masks PER FAMILY (while supplies last).

Thank you to one generous seed donation in honor of a loved one (and others that have followed) and over 34 amazing and dedicated volunteers sewing, assembling and delivering masks, plus the coordinating efforts of Marianne Stana, Susan Infeld, Jo-Ann Duggan and Patty Kwapniewski. The SJN Parish Family is always ready to step up and help! #safeandstrong #kathieskits #SJNCovid19army

The Cornerstones Van will be in the SJN parking lot this weekend, starting tomorrow (Friday) afternoon!

The pantry is in most need of the following items:
- canned green beans, corn, carrots, and peas
- cereal
- dry beans and lentils
- canned soups

Thank you for your generosity!

St. James Catholic Church

Please pray for Father Richard Carr at Holy Trinity Parish in Gainesville. He has been diagnosed with COVID-19

Cultivating a Domestic Church (during a Pandemic) ...Holy Water (2 of many-to-come)

Looking for ways to make your home more Christ-centered, especially during these uncertain times? Check out this blog series on Cultivating a Domestic Church (During a Pandemic) by our middle school coordinator/youth minister, Angela Davis! Come Holy Spirit! Guide our steps, DEEPEN our ROOTS! Before I begin this post, I again want to ask that you, the reader, join me in prayer as we make the Sign of the Cross and take a moment to breathe deeply…. God, our creator, we humbly thank You for all that we are given and called to. Please se...

2nd Sunday of Easter

Happy Divine Mercy Sunday!

The readings for the Second Sunday of Easter can be found here:

This Sunday is Divine Mercy Sunday and the St. John Neumann staff wants to pray for YOU!

We have committed to praying a Divine Mercy Chaplet this Sunday at 3pm for all parishioners. Comment below with a specific prayer request (even if you are not a parishioner)!

[Don’t feel comfortable commenting publicly with your prayer request? PM this page or just write ‘special intention’ below!]

Reflection 18

An Easter Reflection from Fr. Joe!

Find all Easter reading reflections by SJN Oblates, updated daily, at

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ETA: we are especially in need of elastic, bias tape, and 1/4" cloth ribbon for this project!!

Contact Jo-Ann Duggan at [email protected] if you can help with supplies or are interested in sewing masks for the SJN community!

Our parish nurse, Susan Infeld, going to drop off materials to our 20 mask-makers for The Salesian Care Project.

We are blessed to have such generous and loving parishioners here at SJN. Thank you to all who are helping with this project!

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11900 Lawyers Rd
Reston, VA

General information

St. John Neumann, Reston is a Roman Catholic parish in the Diocese of Arlington staffed by the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales. Mass Schedule: Saturday 5 PM Sunday 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM (Spanish); 5 PM Weekdays Monday-Friday: 9 AM; Wednesdays: 7PM Reconciliation: Saturday: 10-10:30 AM; Sundays: 12PM (Spanish) also by appt. Parish Mission Statement: We, the faithful of Saint John Neumann Catholic Community, commit oursleves to celebrating and giving witness to the presence of God in our midst by living the Gospel to its fullest.
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