Help us to reach our goal of feeding 40,000 people this year. We need volunteers to help spread awareness, see below for a link to sign-up! And... LASER TAG (see below in the Branching Out section for more information)
Parent Newsletter
Here is the latest information pertaining to the Rooted program!
Donate to Support our Service Project

As stated below, we are looking to raise enough money to be able to create 40,000 meals at our closing retreat. There are a few ways to support us and they are listed on our fund raising website (link below). One way that you can support this cause, is by shopping via the link below through Boon Supply. We earn 50% of all money spent through this link. Another way is to make a straight donation using the button found on the bottom right of SJN's homepage. You can also sponsor an ad on the back of our event t-shirts. So please share these options on your social media and encourage others to shop or donate to help us feed the hungry. You can share the FB post made by "St. John Neumann, Reston".

We will also have two nights where your family's dinner will help to raise money for the hungry:
  • MARCH 3rd - 4:00pm-10:00pm - Dine-in or carry-out from Lucia's in the Fox Mill Shopping Center. Make sure to show them the flyer which will be available soon and we will receive 15%.
  • MARCH 11th - 5:00pm-8:00pm - Dine-in or drive-through from the Chick-fil-A on Sunset Hills Road (Near Target). Make sure to show them the flyer which will be available soon and we will receive 25%.
Service Opportunity:
Fund Raising for Rooted Service Projects

At the Rooted closing retreat in March, we will be doing a service project of packing meals to feed 40,000 people! We need help raising awareness in the parish. We need help stuffing bulletins this weekend and help after all Masses next weekend. We even need a few kids to volunteer to speak at Masses. There will be two kids to speak at each Mass and they will be given a script. See the link below to sign-up for one or many of these opportunities. (This can count as service hours.) Parents and older siblings can help too!!!

Service Opportunity:
Set-Up Help Needed

Participants, teens, and parents, we need your help to set-up for each Rooted session. Please sign-up at the link below (additional dates have been added). (This can count as service hours.)

2018/2019 Calendar

The Rooted Calendar is available on the website.

Parent Newsletter
Here is the latest information pertaining to the Branching Out program!
Save the Date:
Laser Tag Lock-In

Join us on April 4th-5th for an overnight lock-in at Ultrazone. We will meet there at 9:00pm for an overnight of unlimited laser tag, pizza, snacks, movies, games, and some down time. Friends (must be 6th, 7th, or 8th graders) are welcome. Registration will be $35 and will be available soon so keep a look out for an email in the next week or so with instructions to register. Space will be limited and chaperones are greatly needed (for all or for part of the evening). Please sign-up to be a chaperone here .
Service Opportunity:
Pancake Breakfast Volunteers Needed

Every month the Knights of Columbus hosts a breakfast for the parish to help raise money for a charity. Their next breakfast will be held on March 2nd . They need some volunteers for setting-up, serving breakfast, and cleaning-up. Please sign up at the link below and come help out! (This event can count as service hours.)

Save the Date:

Join us on May 11th for BASH, a diocesan event for middle schoolers. We will meet at SJN around 2:00pm (exact time still TBD) and will return around 10:00pm. We'll take a bus to Bishop O'Connell High School for an afternoon/evening full of speakers, music, workshops, inflatables, climbing walls, games, pizza, and fun. More information regarding registration will be available in March or April. As usual, friends are welcome and chaperones will be needed!
Join Scouting

The scouting troop at SJN is accepting new members (both male and female ages 11-17). Join them for an open house on Feb 25 at 7pm at SJN or contact them for more information at .
Branching Out T-Shirts

We now have Branching Out t-shirts on sale for $10. They are available for purchase, however there will be a supply on hand in the Faith Formation Office for off-site Branching Out events where all participants will be required to wear one to assist with better supervision and accountability. Participants may purchase one to own or may choose to just wear one of the extras when attending off-site events. Shirts can be purchased during Rooted sessions or any other time that staff is available in the Faith Formation Office.
2018/2019 Calendar

The Branching Out Calendar is available on the website. There will likely be additional activities and events scheduled, but these are some to save the date for!

Thank you for all you do to make your children's faith formation a priority and for inviting us to support you in this wonderful journey.

Angela Davis
Coordinator of Middle School Faith Formation
St. John Neumann Church
Reston, VA
[703-390-2345]  []  []