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Neumann Neuz, September 2014

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All Aboard for the Sarduccis Express!! Fab 55 Seniors Group

Our Fab 55 seniors group will be taking the train to Sarduccis for lunch on Monday, Oct 20th. Please meet at SJN at 11am and we will carpool to the train station. The senior fare for the train is $6.50. The lunch will be a special menu just for us. It will include half a sandwich with soup or a salad and a beverage (soda or tea) for $14. This should be a fun afternoon. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Newton 949-857-7933. All aboard for a fun adventure!

Oct 24 - Catholic Charities Auxiliary Chapter III Fall Fashion Festival

Everyone is invited 
Friday, October 24 10:30am
SEAS Hall Fashion Collection by The Yearsley Company  
Fashions · Accessories · Jewelry Silent Auction and Prizes 
Luncheon Artistry by Savory Tastes 
 $35 per person 
RSVP on or before Friday, October 17 
Your support provides care 
for more than 140,000 needy 
in Orange County 
Annamarie Nagy

Click here for invitational flyer


Blessings for Expectant Parents


SAVE THE DATE - Altar Servers & Their Families


Saturday, November 15th, 2014, 10:00 A.M.
St. Columban Church, Garden Grove
Presiding Celebrant - Bishop Kevin W. Vann

Following the Mass, there will be a reception in the parish hall for the Altar Servers and their families. For further information, contact your parish director of Altar Servers, or call the Dio- cese of Orange Vocations Office at (714) 282-3036.


SYMBOLON - Neighborhood Spirituality Campaign

There’s a saying that all Catholics have a “coming home story” – recalling a time in our lives when the rigors of the world caused our spiritual life to stall out in a kind of “arrested development”, which sometimes lasts for years!  It often takes a time of great suffering or an experience of great love to move us to change.

Many of us go to a gym to get our bodies back into shape. We purchase memberships and we add workout routines to our schedules because we know that we need that exercise to keep our muscles growing. Spiritual fitness, like physical fitness, requires some form of ongoing routine to renew our faith and keep growing.

We have just the gift for you to keep building your spiritual muscles.  It’s a membership that’s open 24/7 on your home computer or mobile device.  Really!  St. John Neumann Parish has purchased a membership for every one of our registered households to help us pump up our relationships with The Lord!
  • Symbolon is a beautiful, high definition video series of the Word of God and the Catholic Faith.  Available 24/7 in your home on your own PC, you can select from many 10-20 minute topics about living your life with Jesus in today's world and building up your relationship with Christ!
  • You get a video for every Sunday of the year with the scriptures discussed and insights shared. View them to prepare for the next Sunday Mass or to review past readings.
  • Use Symbolon for your own private work out, and to help build up family and friends!
  • Also available in a downloadable app that can be used on your mobile device. Here is the link for the app:
To access the Symbolon package on your home computer, follow these steps:
  1. Go to the website: 
  2. Enter username: stjohnneumann and password: irvine

As you continue to grow, SJN has many resources to help you along your path. Contact John Gremer at or John Erdag at for more information.

Shop Smart !!! Ralph's Rewards - Renew your registration

It’s that time again!!



There is no pre-registration! This means that the first day you can register for the new term is September 1, 2014 or after.

1.    All of your members who are currently enrolled in the Ralphs Community Contribution Program will remain active until August 31,  2014.
2.    Participants will be required to register or re-register for the new term at or by using the scanbar letter at the register starting September 1, 2014.
3.    There are two ways to enroll:
       a.    Online registration (see instructions below)
       b.    Scan-Bar letter
4.    If you received a scan-bar letter last year, it is still good and can be used this year. If you would like to receive a scan-bar letter, please contact us and one will be mailed to you.
5.    Even if your participants registered as recently as June, July or August 2014, they will be required to register again, on or after September 1, 2014.
6.    This notice does not apply to participants of the Food 4 Less/Foods Co Community Rewards program.

Ralph’s Rewards Program Linked to St. John Neumann

All you have to do is register your Ralph’s Rewards card to St. John Neumann’s account. It’s simple and easy. There are two ways to do it:
1)  You may print out a page with a bar code (click here), take it to a Ralph's store and have the bar code scanned along with the bar code on your Ralph's Reward card.
2)  You may follow the directions below.

Please note, you will continue to build your own rewards points just as you do today. The contributions to St. John Neumann do not affect your own points.

1.      Log in to
2.      Click on ‘Create an Account’
3.      Follow the 5 easy steps to create an online account
4.      You will be instructed to go to your email inbox to confirm your account
5.      After you confirm your online account by clicking on the link in your email, return to and click on ‘my account’ (you may have to sign in again first).
6.      View all your information and edit as necessary
7.      Link your card to your organization by clicking on:
a.      Community Rewards
b.      Edit my community contribution and follow the instructions
c.      Remember to click on the circle to the left of your organizations’ name
1.      Log in to
2.      Click Sign In
3.      Enter your email address and password
4.      Click on ‘My Account’ (In the top right hand corner)
5.      Click on Account Settings
6.      View all your information and edit as necessary
7.      Link your card to your organization by clicking on:
a.      Community Rewards
b.      Edit my community contribution and follow the instructions
c.      Remember to click on the circle to the left of your organizations’ name