Saint John Neumann

Mission, Background, & History

Mission Statement

The distinctive purpose of St. John Neumann Regional School is to create Catholic-centered education enlivened by the Gospel spirit of love. The school community exists to maintain academic standards and to foster Catholic values in its children.

Background

St. John Neumann Regional School was established the year Bishop John Neumann of Philadelphia was canonized a saint of the Roman Catholic Church – 1977. The parishes of Assumption BVM, Sacred Heart, and St. Nicholas collaborated in a joint mission to bring Catholic Education to the youngsters and families of the area.  The school program was accredited by the State of Pennsylvania, the Diocese of Allentown, and later in 1993 by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

In 2007, SJNRS celebrated its 30th year of educating students and sharing the way of Jesus with them. The SJNRS Community is proud of the work it has achieved in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ!

Our Patron Saint

St. John Neumann, CSsR, is known for his work in establishing a Catholic School System in the northeastern area of the U.S.A.  He ministered to a mostly immigrant population and spoke several languages.  John Neumann worked endlessly in bringing God’s love to millions.

Timeline

1811  John Neumann was born in Bohemia
1836  John Neumann sailed to the U.S.
1836  Ordained a priest of New York
1842  Became a Redemptorist
1848  Became an American citizen
1852  Bishop Neumann became Fourth Bishop of Philadelphia
1860 John Neumann died
1977  Canonized a Saint by Pope Paul VI

“Whenever the opportunity presents itself, I will offer my services to my brethren.  Every time I meet one of them , I will treat him/her as I would Our Lord Himself.  I will defend and excuse them whenever I can possibly do so.”

– St. John Neumann

Saint John Neumann, Pray for Us!