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.

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Bro. Mickey McGrath Mural

Need something to brighten your day?

Watch how the beautiful mural in SJN's Faith Formation hallway was made! Designed by Bro. Mickey McGrath, OSFS, and then painted by parishioners, as well as our Hypothermia Shelter guests, back in January.

A beautiful idea that we hope our SJN community will participate in!

What if everyone on Sunday April 5 in the morning, puts a branch on the door of their house or on the window, to celebrate Palm Sunday.

It could be any green branch you can get. This would help, despite the social distancing, to be connected as we enter into the Holiest of Weeks.

Want to join?

We may be physically isolated, but not separated. We are united as the members of the body of Christ. We are the Church.


Some #MondayMotivation from our wonderful parish nurse, Susan Infeld, RN.
Coronavirus Anxiety: Tolerating uncertainty is hard. By nature, we are comforted by predictability and stability. In the midst of the current pandemic (which seems to daily increase unease), we need practical strategies to help self-manage anxiety. Routines and schedules can be calming with their rhythm and provide psychological relief from anxiety. So here are a few strategies for you to consider:

1. Implement a daily schedule which includes specified times for personal hygiene and getting dressed (no PJ's during the day), meals, and for one or two "human distancing" walks during the day.

2. In the morning, get up at the same scheduled time and before your feet hit the ground, thank God for this day! Enjoy 15 minutes of prayer or meditation with your cup of coffee.

3. Attend "Mass on Line" daily. It is so comforting. There are several places that offer it including Bishop Robert Barron's "Word on Fire" media ministry, (, and on Facebook with our friend Michael Newman OSFS, at Holy Family Parish in Adrian MI, where Fr. Tom Murphy spent time there as Pastor. The universal church is here for and with us!

4. Increase your social contact via phone or internet with those you care about. I hate using the phone but am committed to making 5 calls a day.

5. Limit on line/TV news. This is very important. In addition, establish a defined "worry time" for yourself. ("Worry time" should be limited to 15 minutes, once or twice a day but not at the end of the day). This is a time for you to process information and concerns. Journal your uneasiness, and then "turn them over" to God. In your journal, also list things that you are grateful for. We want to balance apprehensions with joy.
"Do not fear what may happen tomorrow; the same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you then and every day. He will either shield you from suffering, or will give you unfailing strength to bear it.Be at peace, then, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imagination". St. Francis de Sales

6. And finally, establish a pre-bedtime routine that is calming such as saying the rosary, reading, sewing, knitting, working a jig saw puzzle with quiet music in the background, etc.

In our nightly prayers, remember that God is our hope and strength, and that " The peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus". Phil 4:7

Take care and God bless you all!

Susan Infeld

SJN Parish Nurse

[If you are experiencing significant anxiety and feel you need to speak with a mental health professional, please reach out to the Parish Nurse at [email protected] for a referral.]

Father Brennan Message March 29

A special video message from SJN pastor, Fr. Joe Brennan.

Sunday Mass Recording – Saint John Neumann

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March 29 2020

Readings for the fifth Sunday of Lent:

One option for Mass tomorrow!

Join Bishop Burbidge this Sunday at 11a.m. for live-stream Mass at Cathedral of St. Thomas More:

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Arlington

How can you help during COVID-19? Our Migration and Refugee program staff are delivering to our client refugee families diapers, toiletries and food – safely.They also need English books, cleaning supplies. #Welcome #COVID-19
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Lenten Reflections 5

Happy Friday!
We hope you enjoy this Lenten Reflection from our priest in residence, Fr. Bill Dougherty!

Pope's universal prayer streamed also in sign language - Vatican News

Watch at 1pm today! A streaming channel in sign language for the hearing impaired is activated by Vatican News on the occasion of Pope Francis’ Extraordinary Universal ...

Lenten Reflections 4

Fr. Heet continues our Lenten Reflection series.

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SJN Lenten Reflections 3

Fr. DeLillio gives us some #WednesdayWisdom with this next Lenten Reflection video!

Happy Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord!

Today, in this uncertain time, let us remember the pure trust and faith in the Lord that Mary had!

Bro. Mickey O'Neill Mcgrath, OSFS

Join Brother Mickey McGrath in a 45 minute Art & Faith Chat, "We Are All in This Together: The Healing Power of the Creative Spirit," this Thursday March 26, at 12 noon Pacific Time/3pm Eastern.
Use this link from your online device to join the live presentation -

SJN Lenten Reflections 2

We continue our Lenten Reflection series with a reflection from our pastor, Fr. Joe!

Arlington Catholic Herald

Pope Francis is also asking Christians from all denominations to pray the Lord's Prayer at noon on March 25, the feast of the Annunciation.

The "urbi et orbi" formal blessing — usually given only immediately after a new pope's election and on Christmas and Easter — carries with it a plenary indulgence for all who follow by television, internet or radio, are sorry for their sins, recite a few prescribed prayers and promise to go to confession and to receive the Eucharist as soon as possible.

SJN Lenten Reflections 1

Start your week off with a Lenten Reflection by our very own Fr. Don Heet!

Catholic Diocese of Arlington

There are many options to view livestream Mass today, we’ve created a page to make it easy for you to pick one/find your parish!

Bishop Burbidge will say Mass with St. James today as part of their livestream:


Until further notice, SJN staff will be working remotely and responding to emails and voice mails.

As always, our parish nurse is also available for questions or concerns regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, but does not take the place of your health care provider. She can be reached at [email protected] or 703-390-2349

March 22 2020

Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Lent:

Bro. Mickey O'Neill Mcgrath, OSFS

Let's not lose our basic human drive towards kindness in these worrisome days. St. Francis de Sales reminds us that no matter what anxieties we may have in our hearts, we must try be kind and gentle with ourselves first, and then with others.

Confessions are still ON at St. John Neumann, Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings. It will be slightly modified to follow social distancing protocol. Come experience the grace of the Sacrament!

Bishop Robert Barron

Friends, in an effort to continue the practice of our faith in these trying times, when many parishes have closed due to restrictions around the coronavirus, we invite you to join us online for daily Mass from my chapel. The celebrant will either be myself or Fr. Steve Grunow, the CEO at Word on Fire Catholic Ministries. You can find all the videos at


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"The greatest male Saint who ever lived was not deacon, not a priest, not a bishop, not a pope, not a hermit, not a monk... he was a husband, a father, and a worker." -St. Josemaria Escriva

Happy Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary!

[03/18/20]   From the SJN Parish Nurse:

Social Stigma often accompanies new and scary medical situations. We must ALL do our part to STOP this from happening with Covid-19. The World Health Organization gives more information here:

Info on Covid-19 testing:

During these difficult times, let us remember to be kind to one another.

#WednesdayWisdom #SalesianSpirituality

May The Road Rise Up (An Irish Blessing) by Tom Kendzia

We hope this brings you some peace and light in these stressful times. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

To purchase: (this is the simple arrangement that appears in the OCP Breaking Bread book. There's ...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

St. Patrick was a great evangelizer, bringing the faith to Ireland. He states, “Our way to repay God is to exalt him and confess his wonders before every nation under heaven.” (St. Patrick, Confession, no. 3)

Here are six ways you can participate in evangelization this Lent:

Arlington Catholic Herald

The Diocese of Arlington has suspended all public Masses beginning Tuesday, March 17th.

While Masses are suspended, SJN's de Sales chapel will remain open until 5pm each day for our community to come and pray.

Bishop Burbidge has announced the suspension of all public Masses in the diocese until further notice.

Please join us in praying this prayer of healing and guidance during this epidemic. Let us cast our worries and fears onto God, the Divine Healer.

During this difficult time for our community, and for our country, many are asking 'how can I help?'

Some in our SJN family and community may not have access to basic needs such as food, medications or transportation to the doctor. If you (and your family) are healthy, under the age of 60, have access and can utilize hand sanitizer, and are willing to help serve those in need, please e- mail Jo-Ann Duggan at [email protected] to volunteer.


If you, or someone you know is ill, > the age of 60, higher risk for complication, immunocompromised or homebound, and have basic needs such as food, medications or transportation to your health care provider, please call the Parish Office at 703-860-8510. We will do our best to help coordinate services or resources to help.
Fairfax County residents affected by Covid-19 can also call 703-222-0880, TTY 711, for safety net items such as food and financial assistance.

Daily Holy Mass live online

UPDATED 3/16: All public Masses throughout the Diocese have been suspended until further notice. For more information, visit

Please pray for the end of this pandemic, for all those who are ill, and for all effected by the widespread closures throughout the country.

A message from Fr. Joe Brennan, SJN Pastor:

"Bishop Burbidge has granted dispensation from the Sunday Mass obligation for those in the community who are vulnerable, those 60 years or older, those who are sick, those with chronic illness, those with immune system deficiencies, those who are caregivers, and those who have concerns about being in public gatherings at this time. Please take this seriously.

We also ask that if you are showing common symptoms of illness to not come to Mass at this time."

If you would like to live stream Sunday Mass, you can go to:

If you would like to watch the 9am Sunday Mass at SJN (recorded, not live streamed), find it on our website the following day: Daily catholic Holy Mass live online If you want to watch the online broadcast of the Holy Mass click in the church name in the calendar below.

March 15 2020

Readings for the Third Sunday of Lent:

Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Vienna, VA

Live Jesus for March 21st has been POSTPONED until March 13, 2021. Your support for the ministries of the Oblates of St Francis de Sales is greatly appreciated! See you next year. If you have any questions, please contact Rev. William McCandless, OSFS 302-656-8529.

[03/13/20]   Soup and Stations is CANCELLED for tonight.

Even though we are unable to come together as a community this evening, we will be praying for all of you! Will you offer up a prayer for each other today?

Prevention & Response to the Coronavirus – Saint John Neumann

St. John Neumann is taking extra precaution with the Coronavirus outbreak. Visit our website for up-to-date information about event cancellations and what we are doing to limit the spread of the illness. With cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) now found in Northern Virginia, St. John Neumann is taking extra precaution in order to limit the spread of the illness. In accordance with the guidelines put forth by the Diocese of Arlington, SJN is taking the following measures: Receiving from the common c...

The Light is On for You this Lent at St. John Neumann, every Wednesday during Lent, 6:30-8:00pm. Come experience the joy of the Sacrament of Reconciliation!

"Let us not forget the maxims of the saints, who teach us to advance a little further each day on the road to perfection. This thought should encourage us not to be surprised or to feel miserable whenever we have something to correct. Each day we must begin again with renewed courage." -St. Francis de Sales

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March 08 2020

Readings for the Second Sunday in Lent:

Let us all learn to love a little deeper this Lent.


Taizé prayer finds following at St. John Neumann Church in Reston During Lent and beyond, devotees say mixing song and silence helps deepen their prayer life.

March 01 2020

Readings for the First Sunday in Lent:


A gentle suggestion for Lent: instead of (or in addition to)giving something up, enjoy fifteen intentional minutes of silence each day. No phones. No texts. Maybe soft music, crayons, and a journal. Do it faithfully for Lent, and I PROMISE you will be a new and improved person.

"Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return."

While Ash Wednesday is not a Holy Day of Obligation, we hope you join us as we begin the Lenten Journey.

SJN Branching Out - Trampoline Lock-In - February 2020

At SJN, faith and fun go hand-in-hand!

Want to learn more about Branching Out, SJN's middle school youth ministry? Check out our website: or contact Angela Davis, our fearless Middle School Coordinator!

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SJN Branching Out - Trampoline Lock-In - February 2020
Family Program Faith in Action





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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