The church of St. John Neumann was established on August 25, 1988 by Bishop Thomas Grady to serve the Catholic population in the south Lakeland and Mulberry areas. The parish began with a membership of two hundred families. Mass was celebrated at Sikes Elementary School on the weekends and in private homes during the week beginning on Thanksgiving Day in 1988. In September of 1991 the current building was completed and dedicated by Bishop Norbert Dorsey.
The first Mass was celebrated on the undeveloped property on Thanksgiving Day in 1988. In September of 1991 the current building was completed and dedicated by Bishop Norbert Dorsey.
The Education Center was built in August of 1997. The building was dedicated on May 21, 2006 in honor of Roseann Vickers, who served as the Director of Religious Education for many years.
Our commitment to make St. John Neumann a family parish, able to provide for the needs of all, is realized when each member gives freely of his or her time, talent and treasure. To that end, called by our baptism, each parishioner is asked to make stewardship a way of life.