Encountering Christ, Serving Others

As the Pastor of St. John Neumann Parish here in Strongsville, I want to thank you for seeking us out.  As you browse through our site, you will see that it is our mission to ultimately challenge ourselves to, “Encounter Christ while serving others.”

While we celebrate the gift of our Lord’s body, blood, soul and divinity daily at Holy Mass, you will notice that we also offer various other ministries, both spiritual and relational, which seek to foster and deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ.

We certainly are in challenging times.  Now more than ever we need to practice our Catholic faith in a lively and meaningful way.  Hopefully after perusing our website you will feel encouraged to join us at a weekend Mass.

Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.


Fr. Barry Gearing

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Upcoming Events


August 20 @ 9:00 am - August 29 @ 5:00 pm

Sale Dates Aug. 24—28 Drop Off Dates  Aug 20, 21 & 22  9am -1pm  Sale Hours BEST SELECTION: Wed. August 24 6-8:30p.m. $5 admission REGULAR SALE: Thurs. August 25  9am-3pm No admission fee Friday  August 26 9am-3pm   No admission fee Sat.   August 27 9am-12noon  No admission fee BIG BAG [...]

Family Faith Formation (FFF) is for children in grades 1-5. Sessions are on Wednesday evenings from 6:45 pm-8:00 pm from September-May. Twice a month children and parents will attend sessions at St. John Neumann. Children will meet with grade-level Catechists. Parents will attend a session with Fr Barry on [...]

EDGE and /or Confirmation Registration

September 1, 2022 - May 9, 2023

Welcome to the Edge Program! Edge meets on Monday evenings here at SJN Church from 6:30 until 8:00 and is open to all current 6th, 7th and 8th graders. We welcome your presence and participation! We will begin meeting in September and conclude in May. Once we get closer [...]

Interested in becoming Catholic?

September 1, 2022 @ 8:00 am - April 11, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

The RCIA is a journey of conversion supported in prayer and example by the whole Catholic Community. Those seeking the sacraments join with other “inquirers” accompanied by a team of supporters who help them to learn the teachings of the Catholic Church and how to apply these teachings to [...]

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is an approach to the religious formation of the child. It is rooted in Sacred Scripture, liturgy and the educational philosophy, and method of Maria Montessori. Each week the children, ages 3-6 gather in a room prepared for them called the "atrium". This specially [...]


October 8 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Save the Date, Oktoberfest 2022 is October 8th  5pm-10pm.  Details to follow. Oktoberfest Menu

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Mass Times

Weekend Mass
Saturday 4:00pm
Sunday  9:00am & 11:00am
Life Teen 5:00pm

Weekday Mass
Mon. Tues. Th. & Fri. 9:00am
Wed. 6pm

Holy Day
9:00am and 6:30pm, Vigil 6:30pm

Saturday  9am-10am
Monday & Friday 5:15pm – 6:00pm

Online Giving

To make it easier for you to support our parish and the important ministries we provide, St. John Neumann partnered with Faith Direct – the leading eGiving program for Catholic churches all across the country.  Please take the time to sign up today.

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God sees every one of us,
He creates every soul . . .
He needs, He deigns to need, every one of us.
He has an end for each of us.
We are all equal in His sight and we are placed
in our different ranks and stations,
not to get what we can out of them for ourselves
but to labor in them for Him.
As Christ has His work, we too have ours –
as He rejoiced to do His work,
we must rejoice in ours also.”


Should you go to Mass in a pandemic? 5 rules for discerning a hard question.
1. If you are in a good spiritual place and the desire is peaceful, go for it.
2. If you are in a not-so-good spiritual place and your conscience is pricking you, Mass might help.
3. If the idea struck you out of the blue, it might be from God.
4. Are you practicing patience and taking precautions? Or making excuses?
5. Is your fervor self-motivated?



In the celebration of the Eucharist, bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.  Come and be nourished.



Our community unites us and gives us opportunities to connect with others. As we serve one another, we come to know we are a part of something greater than ourselves.



Praying is a way for us to communicate with God. He asks us to pray without ceasing in all things we do, in every moment of our lives. Talk to God through prayer.