Pastoral Care

“Like good Stewards of the manifold of the grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.” Peter 4:10

Pastoral ministry at Saint John Neumann supports people on their journey during times of transition, loss, pain, anxiety and grief. We offer listening, compassion, and guidance to help meet the spiritual and emotional needs of our parishioners and their families. If you or a loved one is in need of pastoral support or a home visit, please contact Lori.Hannasch@sjn.org at 651-209-8590.

Saint John Neumann offers many care ministries to meet the needs of our parishioners and the greater community.

We welcome volunteers to serve our parish community. Please contact our parish office at 651-454-2079 or contact our pastoral care staff directly.

Funeral Ministry

We are never prepared for the loss of a loved one and we understand how this can turn your life upside down. Our pastoral care staff offers emotional support, funeral planning and guidance for the bereaved. If you experience the loss of a loved one, please contact our parish office at 651-454-2079.

To receive information about funeral pre-planning, please contact us.

You also may wish to download our Funeral Planning Guide:

SJN Funeral Planning Guide 2021

Funeral Luncheon Ministry volunteers are always needed.

Please contact Lori.Hannasch@sjn.org at 651-209-8590 if you need assistance regarding coping with a loss, planning a funeral, or are interested in serving as a Funeral Luncheon Volunteer.

“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galations 6:2

Support Groups

Saint John Neumann hosts a variety of support groups to meet the needs of our parishioners and the community. Our support groups include:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Al-Anon
  • Depression Support Coalition
  • Growing Through Loss

Alcoholics Anonymous meets on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9:00 pm via Zoom.

Al-Anon is a support group for the families and friends of alcoholics. Our chapter meets Monday evenings from 7:00-8:30 pm. Saturday mornings from 9:30-11:00 am via Zoom.

Growing Through Loss is an interdenominational coalition of south suburban churches that offers free support for adults experiencing loss, grief, transition, or relationship and health challenges. Evening meetings include speakers and facilitated, small group discussions. Click here for more information.

Prayer Shawl

The Prayer Shawl ministry is made up of a group of caring knitters who craft shawls laden with prayers. The prayer shawl is a loving reminder of God’s presence. The quiet prayers and the busy needles of this group create prayer shawls that bring physical warmth and spiritual comfort.

Prayer Shawl ministry meets at Saint John Neumann at 10:00 am on the first Wednesday of the month. This ministry is open to everyone who enjoys knitting, crocheting, prayers and community. Join us!

For more information about prayer shawl ministry, please contact Cindy Sobczak at 952.894.0575 or papagucci@aol.com.

If you or a loved one would like to receive a prayer shawl, please contact Lori Hannasch at 651-209-8590.

Click below to download our testimonials from prayer shawl recipients:

Prayer shawl testimonials

Click below to download our donation form:

Knit One Pray Two Donation Form

Click Below to download our brochure:

Prayer Shawl Brochure

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ… who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Parish Health Ministry

"Everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." John 13:35

Saint John Neumann’s Parish Health Ministry provides education, support, and guidance to foster health, healing, and wellness to meet the needs of our parishioners and community.


  • Educational Information and Seminars
  • Family Caregivers Support Program
  • File for Life
  • Monthly Blood Pressure Screenings

Annual Bloodmobile is offered on March 11, 2021 from 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Social Hall.

Aging Eyes Initiative is a program available from the State Services for the Blind that serves individuals 55+ experiencing various degrees of vision loss. For more information, please contact Lori Hannasch at 651-209-8590 or Lori.Hannasch@sjn.org.

Blood Pressure Screenings are temporarily discontinued due to COVID-19.

CourAGEous Women is a support group for women, 55 and over, as they journey through both joyful and challenging life experiences. Meets last Tuesday of every month from 6:30 - 8:00 pm in the Social Hall.

CPR/AED training will resume when Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted. Offered in the spring and fall. Watch for upcoming dates.

Educational Information is offered monthly through bulletin boards that address specific health related information.

Educational Seminar Series are designed to support and meet the needs of our parish community. Presentations are on topics beneficial to family caregivers. Upcoming events:

  • Compassion to Care Series: Palliative and Hospice Care: Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 3:00 - 4:30 pm in Social Hall A Living and Dying Well At Home: Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 3:00 - 4:30 pm in Social Hall A
  • Sacrament of the Sick and Funeral Planning: Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 3:00 - 4:45 pm in Social Hall A
  • Catholic Health Care Directives: 2022 Date TBD

Please contact Lori Hannasch at 651-209-8590 or Lori.Hannasch@sjn.org for more information.

Family Caregivers Support Program is an information and referral service for those in a caregiver role. The program is staffed by volunteer nurses and social workers experienced and knowledgeable in caregiving and its challenges. Meetings with caregivers are private and are offered at a location convenient to you. For more information or to make an appointment, please contact Lori Hannasch at 651-209-8590 or Lori.Hannasch@sjn.org.

File for Life is an information kit designed to document your key medical information and treatment directives in the event you are unable to speak for yourself during a medical emergency. To obtain a kit, or for more information, please contact Lori Hannasch at 651-209-8590 or Lori.Hannasch@sjn.org.

Parish Health Ministry meets on the third Tuesday of every month from 7:00-8:00 pm. For more information about the care and support we offer or to attend a meeting, contact Terry Jurek at jurek4@comcast.net, or Fran Laufle at fklaufle@gmail.com

Seniors in the Know is a series of presentations offered on a variety of topics of interest to senior citizens.

  • Health Care Fraud - Preventing Medicare Fraud and Scams" presented by the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging on Saturday, May 15, 2021 from 10:00 - 11:30 am via Zoom.
  • Topic TBD - Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Topic TBD - Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Care Center Ministry

Many of our Saint John Neumann parishioners have moved into care facilities but still want to receive communion on a regular basis. We currently visit and bring weekly communion to residents of Brookdale Care Center, The Commons on Marice, and Eagan Point.

If you or a member of your family is a resident in one of these care centers and would like to receive communion from our pastoral care team, please contact Lori.Hannasch@sjn.org at 651-209-8590.

Care Center service schedules are:

Brookdale Care Center of Eagan

  • Liturgy of the Word and communion is held every Sunday after the 10:00 am Mass

The Commons on Marice

  • Word and Communion Liturgy is held at 10:30 am on the first and third Wednesday of the month.
  • Mass is held at 10:30 am on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

Eagan Pointe

  • Mass is held at 10:00 am on the first Wednesday of the month.
  • Liturgy of the Word and communion is held at 10:00 am on the second Wednesday of the month.
Currently suspended due to COVID-19

Lay presiders are always needed. If you would like to serve, please contact Lori.Hannasch@sjn.org at 651-209-8590.

“All of you have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for one another, a tender heart, and a humble mind.” Peter 3:8

Communion to the Homebound

Many of our Saint John Neumann parishioners are homebound, hospitalized, or have moved into care facilities. If you or a member of your family is unable to attend Mass but would like to receive communion please contact us.

We rely on the generous spirit of our parish members to visit and bring communion to members of our extended community. If you would like to serve as a communion minister to the homebound or those living at a care facility please contact us.

To receive communion at home or to volunteer as communion minister to the homebound please contact:

Lori.Hannasch@sjn.org

651-209-8590

“Let us live the Eucharist with the spirit of faith, of prayer, of forgiveness, of repentance, of communal joy, of concern for the needy and for the needs of so many brothers and sisters.” Pope Francis

Prayer Line

The Saint John Neumann prayer line is supported by a group of parishioners who volunteer to pray for the specific intentions of others. The prayer line provides a confidential way to have your special needs addressed in prayer (only first names are used), while at the same time, allowing the volunteers the opportunity to support their fellow parishioners.

Click Here to submit a prayer request to the Saint John Neumann Prayer Line.

“Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore, love is the fulfilling of the law.” Romans 13:10