St. John Neumann Women's Organization

                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                               
All women, eighteen years of age and older, are invited to become members of the St. John Neumann Women's Organization. But whether or not you decide to join the Organization, all women are welcome to attend meetings and to use the services provided by the SJNWO.

The purpose of the SJNWO is to minister to the people of the parish, to create community, to promote self-development, and to direct spiritual growth among women. This purpose is accomplished in many ways: from providing casseroles to families in need to special speakers at the' monthly meetings, from community activities such as dances and events for children to special liturgies and retreats for women.  

SJNWO 2017-2018 Officers
President: Gena Sheets
V.President:  Gail Ulanski
Secretary:  Tricia Spears
Treasurer:  Julie Sheets


Meetings are held in Daniel Hall on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. In May and December a Mass will be held at 7:00 p.m. in Our Lady's Chapel followed by our meeting, unless otherwise noted in the church bulletin.

Committees and Events

MINISTRY...
Christmas Baskets Christmas Baskets of food and presents for needy families and their children Christmas. Food items are donated by all members of the parish and presents are bought by those who take tags from special Christmas trees set up in the church.

Liturgy Committee This committee selects Eucharistic Ministers, gift bearers, lector and cantor for the Mass that precedes the SJNWO meeting and the meditation to be used at the opening of each meeting.

Nursing Home Outreach This event in held in the first part of December at a chosen Nursing Home for those clients who would otherwise not receive any gifts, or possibly not be able to attend any other festivities during Advent.

COMMUNITY...
Welcome Committee This committee sends out letters or calls new women of the parish inviting them to SJNWO meetings, makes visitors at meetings feel welcome, and writes follow-up notes inviting members to return.

Hospitality Sees that there are snacks and drinks, and organizes the CHRISTMAS DINNER and INSTALLATION DINNER for members.

Sunshine Committee This committee will minister to our members by sending cards to those who are sick and arranging masses for the deceased. Cards will also be sent to those members who have new babies.

Heartline This is the SJNWO newsletter which is distributed bi-monthly and is sent to all dues paying members.

Family Breakfast Plans and carries out a parish family breakfast or a breakfast for women of the Parish and following Mass.

Easter Event We have an Easter Egg Scramble for the children on the Saturday before Holy Week.  If the past we have handed out a small gift and sweet treat to all children attending the masses on Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday.

Summer Outing This early summer event previously is another fun outing for the women of the parish.

WAY AND MEANS...
Game Night This is a night out for ladies to play games, cards or just gab. It is usually held in January or February and is open to all women.

Surveys/Taste Tests These are held periodically to raise funds for our various activities.

House of Santa Mouse This is the SJNWO main fund raiser. It consists of a craft show put on by crafters in Daniel Hall for three days. The SJNWO provides a Wine and Cheese Preview Night, lunches and dinners, baked items, and a Raffle.

Organizational Goal Committee This committee gathers ideas for wants and needs for the parish from the pastor and council, then investigates the possibilities, finances and man-power needed to get the job done.

Dance Committee Arranges for entertainment, ticket sales, decorations, publicity, refreshments, and reserves Daniel Hall for the event.

SELF-DEVELOPMENT & SPIRITUAL GROWTIH...
Women's Retreat This retreat is for all women and can either be a Day of Reflection at Daniel Hall or one of the local Retreat Houses or an overnight retreat away from home.