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THE ART WORK SAINT JOHN XXIII WORSHIP SPACE St. John XXIII Phase One Worship Space includes several original oil paintings done by local artist, and members of our parish: Jim Gerkin, Teresa Satola, and Todd Brausch. The Iconographic program (choice of subjects, locations and themes for these paintings), was put together by Msgr. Fr...

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MUSIC MINISTRY: If you are currently in or have an interest in possibly joining the Choir, Instrumental Ensembles, Funeral Choir, Cantoring at Mass, or Cantoring for Weddings/Funerals, have interest in playing an instrument, or being a substitute pianist or organist, THIS EVENT IS FOR YOU! You don’t have to be a trained musician...

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FALL 2017 ADULT BIBLE STUDY “WILD GOOSE”: The Wild Goose is a Bible Study that focuses on the power of the Holy Spirit. This study is on the Formed website and is hosted by Father Dave Pivonka, who teaches how to call on the Holy Spirit to guide us through our daily lives. The study will begin on Thursday, September 21, at...

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ANNUAL PARISH PICNIC: It’s that time of year again! Mark your calendars! Our Parish Picnic is Sunday, August 27, immediately following the 11:00 a.m. Mass. Please bring a dish or dessert to share and a 2-liter of pop. Meat will be provided! Also, you may want to bring a lawn chair. There will be a face painter for the kids to en...

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PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION REGISTRATION: A letter and registration form were mailed to families with children in preschool thru 8th grade. If you did not receive a mailing, please let the parish office know so we can make any correction needed. The forms are available on the table in the Gathering Space. Preschool children must be 4 y...

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LITURGICAL MINISTERS: Soon we will be preparing the schedule for Liturgical Ministers for September, October, November and December. If you are considering changing ministries, Mass time, or will not be able to serve due to travel etc., please notify the parish office so we can make the adjustments in the schedule. Thank you very much...

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ALTAR SERVERS NEEDED: If you are interested in becoming an Altar Server, you are invited to a training session to be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. All of our young people who are entering fourth grade are eligible to be servers. Any server who is already schedule, please feel free to attend for a refresher course. Wh...

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ST. JOHN XXIII WOMEN OF CATHOLIC FAITH: The Women’s Group will begin the weekly Bible Study, Opening Your Heart-a 22- week course divided into two sessions. The first one begins Tuesday September 5 through November 21; the second runs January 9 through March 20, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. This study is open to all women of the parish. ...

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LITURGICAL MINISTERS: Soon we will be preparing the schedule for Liturgical Ministers for September, October, November and December. If you are considering changing ministries, Mass time, or will not be able to serve due to travel, etc. Please notify the parish office (popejohn@sjxxiiiparish.org or 614-920-1563) so we can make the ad...

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UPDATING YOUTH MINISTRY EVENTS FALL KICKOFF PARTY!! The Middle School and High School Youth Group will start the new school year off with an outdoor event on Sunday, August 20th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. We will begin with a potluck dinner following by games, activities and more. This event is open to all students in 6th-12th grade. We...

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LITURGICAL MINISTERS: Please pick up a copy of the Liturgical Ministers Schedule for the next two months. We will mail the next one out in September. So we are asking your help with taking one.
SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE – It seems as if we have just completed another school year, and we have. However, in order to get the best value for your money, please be on the lookout for retailers preparing for the upcoming school year that begins in six short weeks. Presales often begin in July and items on school supply lists can be p...

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PLATINUM CLUB TRIP: On October 9-11, 2017, the Platinum Club is planning a bus trip to Lancaster, Gettysburg and Shanksville, PA. Cost is $430.00 per person/double occupancy, which includes most meals and all hotel expenses. In Lancaster, we will enjoy the presentation of “Jonah” (included in cost) at the Sight and Sound T...

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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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  Attention, all new members and visitors with children 5 years and under...we have Nursery Service during both of our Sunday Masses!! Your little ones can be taken care of while you attend Mass. We are available every Sunday, except Christmas and Easter. Please stop in and see the nursery, so your children can see all of the toys!...

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  Beginning on May 6, we will have Eucharistic Adoration on the First Friday of each month after morning Mass and conclude with evening prayer and Benediction at 5:00 p.m. A priest will be available for Confession during this time. Come when you can; leave when you have to... You can also sign up for a time slot in the vestibule.

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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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