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THE FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY: The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is August 15, 2018. The Vigil Mass will be Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

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PLATINUM CLUB: The Platinum Club will meet for dinner at Westie’s Gastropub, 940 S. Front Street, Columbus, on Wednesday, August 22, at 6:00 p.m. If you plan to join us, please call or email Anita Hippler at 614-833-3938 or jimanitah@aol.com with your reservation by Monday, August 20. The Platinum Club is open to all parishioners ag...

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PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION VOLUNTEER STAFF NEEDED: Being part of the Parish School of Religion (better known as PSR) Staff in the fall is a gift from God to share your talent. The areas include Teaching, Teaching Assistant, Substitute Teaching, and Parking Safety Staff. For any questions, please contact Regina in the Parish Office at stjoh...

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This fall, the Women’s Group will continue the Walking with Purpose Bible Study, “Keeping in Balance.” If you are interested in attending, please see the registration forms on the table in the Gathering Space or by contacting Vicky Burns at vickyb10458@gmail.com or 614-554-8988 by July 27. The cost of the book is $45.00 ...

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HELP!!! I am in need of your help. If you have given me a new phone number or email address in the last year or so, would you be so kind as to send it to me at rhrytzik@sjxxiiiparish.org. We have had some problems this past week and a half with our computer server and I would like to make sure I have everything up to date. My apology for ...

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ANNUAL SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE: Did you know that the St. John XXIII Parish Community have students in a wide area of schools: Canal Winchester, Bloom Carroll, Teays Valley, Groveport and Columbus Schools. The cost of school supplies has risen over the past years and families with two, three and four or more children in school find it extreme...

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Youth Group Event YOUTH GROUP EVENT Ultimate Frisbee Tournament Wednesday, August 8, 7:00-9:00 p.m. The St. John XXII Youth Group has been invited to participate in an Ultimate Frisbee Tournament on Wednesday, August 8, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. We will be competing against other Youth Groups in the Columbus Diocese. Check-in for the tourn...

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THANK YOU! My Dear Brothers and Sisters of St. John XXIII,   This move was nowhere in my plans! Three years only! But, like they say, “Tell God your plans…” Nevertheless, what a blessed existence you, the family of St. John XXIII, have offered me these past three years. Thank You Very Much.   The ...

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PLATINUM TRIP TO THE LACOMEDIA DINNER THEATER – On Thursday, October 18, the Platinum Club will travel to the LaComedia Dinner Theater in Springboro, OH, for a matinee performance of “Clue,” a musical t...

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2018 FIRST COMMUNION CLASS – How wonderful to see 24 of our young people receive their First Communion on Saturday, May 19, at 11:00 a.m. Please offer congratulations to these children: Daniel Barousse, Hayden Brunney, Jack Cosgrove, Jett Craycraft, Molly Daron, Brianna Fearon, Jacob Fracassi, Mia Fracassi, Ga...

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Please do not park on the grass. We have additional parking at TriCounty Medical Center. Thank you!
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – JUST AROUND THE CORNER This year, the VBS will be held Sunday, July 15-Wednesday, July 18, in the evening at David Lutheran Church, 300 Groveport Street, Canal Winchester. Experience God though music, games, and activities. Adult and teen volunteers are needed. Those currently in 7th Grade can earn volunte...

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NURSERY SERVICE DURING SUNDAY MASSES – SEARCHING FOR A REWARDING MINISTRY? Volunteers are always welcome! Parents, grandparents, single adults and high school students can always help. High School Students who may need service hours, this is a perfect change to get them and help your parish family as well. If you are interested ...

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BAKING EVENT - THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE: We will be taking groups of youth and families, if desired, down to the Ronald McDonald House to bake for the residents. This has been a quarterly ongoing service project since March, and the events have been such a success that our youth have asked if this could be placed as an ongoing servi...

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KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS POSTER CONCERT – The Knights of Columbus Council #16561 is hosting a “Keep Christ in Christmas” poster contest.  There are 3 divisions for children ages 5-14 (age as of November 1st) that will be broken down in the following categories: K-Grade 2, 3-5, and 6-8. Winners from each division wil...

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NURSERY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We are looking for adults and youth, 6th grade or older. The commitment is only one hour each month, during the 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. Masses. This is a very rewarding ministry, you get to play with the children and give their parents the opportunity to attend Mass. Adults will need to complete Protecting G...

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WALKING WITH PURPOSE “OPENING YOUR HEART” SCRIPTURE STUDY – ST. JOHN XXIII PARISH WOMEN OF CATHOLIC FAITH: Our new Scripture Study begins this Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the lower level of the church. We are excited to begin our new journey of faith and fellowship! Please bring your Bible to the mee...

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FIRST SATURDAY ROSARY: Please join fellow members of the parish in praying the Rosary on the first Saturday of the each month. The Rosary will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the church. Everyone is welcome to join in this beautiful prayer for the intercession of our Blessed Mother.

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PRAYER LINE PETITIONS: If you have a prayer request or would like to join the Prayer Line, please contact Anne Brunney at 614-837-3445. Please include in your daily prayers all those on our Prayer Line and those in most need of prayer in our parish and throughout the world  

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EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: The first Friday of each month, we have Eucharistic Adoration after the 8:30 a.m. Mass and concluding at 5:00 p.m. with Evening Prayer and Benediction. There is a sign-up sheet is in the Gathering Space with 1-hour times. Please come when you can and leave when you have to. Fr. Denis will be available for Confe...

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  When traveling this spring and summer, please remember that our Sunday obligation does not stop when we are on vacation. For a list of churches and Mass times in the area you will be traveling to, call 1-410-676-6000 or check out their web site at www.masstimes.org.

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  WANT TO SING OR PLAY IN ANY OF OUR MUSIC MINISTRIES? If you are currently in or would like to join the Adult Choir, Instrumental Ensemble, Funeral Choir, Cantor for Saturday night Mass, Cantor for Weddings, Funerals, or have interest in playing an instrument, or being a substitute pianist or organist, THIS EVENT IS FOR YOU! You d...

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  Each year, beginning in May, in order to continue to participate in the fund raising for churches and schools, Kroger Corp. requires that you reregister your Shopper’s Card online. Our five-digit code number for Kroger Community Rewards Program is 81017. Please take a few minutes to register. There is information on the tab...

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  The Diocese of Columbus has received many inquiries from people interested in attending events associated with the visit of Pope Francis to the United States in September. The Diocese has limited information thus far about attendance at these events. As further information becomes available, it will be passed along to clergy and ...

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  Spiritual Adoption is praying for an unborn baby every day for nine months. Archbishop Fulton Sheen suggested we pray this prayer; “Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of the unborn baby that I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion.” There are Holy Family prayer c...

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  PICTORIAL DIRECTORY – If you did not receive a free Directory for having your photo taken for the Parish Pictorial Directory, we have made arrangements to sell the directories for $5.00 each (on the honor system). If you would like to purchase one, please see the display on the table in the Gathering Space.

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The weekend of October 13 and 14 the parish celebrated not only our patron Blessed Pope John XXIII’s feast day but also the 50th Anniversary of the beginning of the Second Vatican Council. Our Masses had special readings and our Worship and Gathering Spaces were decorated with a Papal theme remembering Pope John XXIII. The yellow ...

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Don't forget to shop with the businesses in our Parish Pages Business Directory who support the Parish.   Their sponsorship pays for our web services for the church and school. Thank you sponsors! View the Business Directory Here 

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We have a lot of exciting things to share, so please browse through the many pages of our new website. Some points of interest for first time users are as follows: Parish Ministries and Organizations. A listing of all Ministries and Organizations with their current contact information. Current Events. You will now be able to vi...

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