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The November Men’s Club Board Meeting welcomed representatives of Encuentros Juveniles who made a presentation requesting support to sponsor six young people from our Parish to attend their upcoming retreat programs for high school girls in December and high school boys in February. The Board approved their request. Presenting the sponsorship check to Mark Gomez(r) of Encuentros Juveniles is President Paul Banaszak (L).
At its December monthly board meeting the Men's Club was pleased to again provide a donation in support of the SJN Parish Christmas Pageant on December 15th. President Paul Banaszak (L) presented the check to Christmas 🎄 Pageant Chairman Pete Gonzalez (R)
The St. John Neumann Men's Club is pleased to announce that our Thomas Rhodes III Golf Tournament, sponsored in part by Lexus, is now an associated local tournament of the 2019 Lexus Champions for Charity National Championship. Click on adjacent image for more information and watch for further details on our Golf Tournament Page about how you could be in Pebble Beach this December!
February Catholic Prayer Breakfast Speaker
This month's Catholic Prayer Breakfast at the Morningstar Renewal Center in Pinecrest was attended by many Men's Club members and heard from Father Dennis Lamey, Pastor of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada. Father Lamey spoke on his "later-in-life" journey to the priesthood. He was also our guest at the Men's Club February Cigar Night Dinner Meeting and offered the opening prayer and Grace. He is the brother of Past President Dan Lamey.
The Prayer Breakfast, held every month on the second Tuesday, attracts participants from parishes throughout our area and is organized by SJN Men's Club Member Gerry Pecknold. This month it was moderated by fellow Men's Club member and SJN Parish Organist Bill Van der Wyden. The next Prayer Breakfast will be held on Tuesday, March 12th at 7:15 AM. The cost is $7.00.
Men's Club Supported Hope, Heart & Home Ministry Takes Off
The initial class of Guardians ad Litem recruited through the Hope, Heart & Home Ministry take their oath in the Miami Dade Children's Courthouse. They are: Lourdes Andujas, Mary Andujas, Joselito Burgos, Martha Pomares-Candia, Maria Garcia Granados, Maddy Garcia, Thais Guevara, Taylor Hobbs, Carmen Lugo, Blanca Palomino, Louvenia Smith, Eric Schwindeman, and Cylena Stewart.
Volunteers from one of the Archdiocese of Miami's newest ministries, the Hope, Heart & Home Ministry joined to celebrate Thanksgiving with Monsignor Pablo Navarro and Voices For Children CEO Nelson Hincapie at the SJN Men's Club dinner on Monday, November 5th. Parishioners from all three Catholic Churches - St. Catherine of Sienna, St. Louis, and St John Neumann - came together, as part of this faith-based community coalition to hear Hincapie's inspirational address. The new ministry was organized and is chaired by our own past president Eric Schwindeman.
Catholic Prayer Breakfast Features Past President Eric Schwindeman
The June Catholic Prayer Breakfast at Morningstar, organized by our Member Gerry Packnold, featured Men's Club Past President Eric Schwindeman, who highlighted his spiritual growth as a result of the platform the SJN Men's Club provides all its Members. The men he met, the friends he has made, and the ministries he was
introduced to - were all attributable to God working through the friendly "entry-level ministry"
known as the Men's Club! All part of the Club's motto: Faith, Fellowship, and Service.
Pictured above (left to right): Elgin, Gerry Pecknold, Eric Schwindeman, Alexander Schwindeman, Stefan Schwindeman, Bill VanderWyden,
and DK Knox. Other Men's Club Members present but not pictured: Lou Confessore, John Gentile, and Tom Visney
Farewell To Father Tomascz Parsynski
The Men’s Club Board of Directors at its May 21st meeting said goodbye and presented a farewell gift to Father Tomasz Parzynski as he prepared to leave for a visit to Poland and then his new assignment at St Isidro Parish in Pompano Beach upon his return. We thank him for his friendship and ministry to all of us. St. John Neumann Catholic Church - Miami, FL.