Directory of Ministries and Organizations

Altar Servers assist at Mass and other liturgical celebrations to help promote a prayerful, inviting gathering of worshipers. Young persons who serve are in grades 4 and above and need the ability to assist various liturgical ministers prayerfully an...

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The Bereavement Committee is a group of parishioners who help in the planning and serving of funeral luncheons following the funeral Mass and interment of the deceased loved one.  The parish provides the funds to pay for the main course, tablewa...

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This annual activity takes place just prior to Christmas and involves the donation of cooked turkeys, (pans are provided by the church).  The cooked turkeys are then delivered to the church at a specified date and time.  The turkeys are ...

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The Bloom Township Crisis Fund was started after the blizzard of 1978, when a group of volunteers came together to help their neighbors who were stranded at Wagnalls Memorial. Membership is made up of participating churches in the area, and any inter...

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Canal Winchester Human Services The Canal Winchester “Welfare Corporation” was established in 1955 by a group of friends and neighbors who wanted to assist with emergency needs and provide holiday assistance to the residents of the Can...

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In every celebration of the Eucharist, there should be a sufficient number of ministers of Holy Communion so that it may be distributed in a reverent and orderly manner. Bishops, priests and deacons distribute Holy Communion in virtue of their office...

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Our Mission Statement: The Faith Formation is committed to providing opportunities for spiritual growth through education, instruction and training on diverse topics from a faith perspective and utilizing a wide variety of media. Faith Formation ...

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More information to follow Primary Contact: Regina Hrytzik Phone: 614-920-1563 Email: rhrytzik@pjxxiiiparish.org Volunteers Needed: Yes Meets on: 

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Greeters and Ushers are"ministers of hospitality" that welcome all those who come for Mass and gather as a community to give Glory and Praise to God. Members are outgoing and welcoming, ready to greet parishioners in the gathering area, ass...

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Several parishioners work to keep the flower beds weeded and trimmed thru the year.  Each person on the committee is assigned to a bed.  They care for that bed on their own schedule.  We often have a parish work day in the spring to mu...

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In the fall of 2009 and spring of 2010 volunteers from Pope John XXIII Parish built a house in Fairfield County for Habitat for Humanity. Over 30 volunteers worked Saturdays building the house from the basement up including the rough framing, roofing...

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It is our desire that any parishioner, who is homebound, either temporarily or permanently, receive Holy Communion on a regular basis. If you are in need of this ministry or know of someone who would like to receive Holy Communion in their home, plea...

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Ministers who serve the needs of those unable to attend Mass during illness or infirmity by providing a spiritual and physical connection to those unable to take part in our parish life.   Primary Contact: Deacon Charlie Miller...

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Knight of Columbus Countil 16561 - Saint Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli was founded in October 2016 establishing a council to serve the communities of Canal Winchester, Lithopolis, and surrounding areas. Please visit their site at https://www.kof...

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"In the celebration of the Eucharist, the lector has his own proper function (cf. nos. 194-198), which he himself must carry out." The lector is instituted to proclaim the readings from Sacred Scripture, with the exception of the Gospel....

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More information to follow Primary Contact: Deacon Roger Pry Phone: 614-833-1817 Email: rpry@pjxxiiiparish.org Volunteers Needed: No Meets on: 

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The original Campus Planning Committee (2002) recommended that facilities be constructed in a phase-by-phase plan to address present and future needs.  The proposed Master Plan includes three phases of Campus Development that provide specific de...

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We have a warm and welcoming group of committed music ministers, who are always willing to learn, grow and welcome new members.  We lead music at all weekend liturgies, with varied styles of music at each Mass.  The Saturday evening Mass at...

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Winchester Place: Holy Communion is brought to the Catholic residents at Winchester Place nursing home weekly. In addition, Anointing of the Sick is celebrated several times a year, or whenever a resident requests this Sacrament. On the First F...

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 PERSONAL CREED REGARDING PARISH FINANCES I believe that as Pastor I should talk about money as little as is absolutely necessary.  (I will not nickel and dime you to death but, when I do address finances I hope you pay close attentio...

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Jesus said to them, “Come, have breakfast.”     John 21:12 Parish Activities Commission coordinates Parish social and recreational activities for all ages.  The Commission plans Parish dances, dinners, parties,...

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GENERAL BACKGROUND The spiritual needs of our sick, homebound, hospitalized, and institutionalized parishioners are very important to us here at Pope John XXIII parish.  We want very much to keep them in prayer, provide pastoral visits, and m...

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The Platinum Club is open to all members of the Parish 55 years of age and over, male or female. Our goal is to have fun, take trips and do interesting things. We occasionally have speakers to discuss issues pertinent to people 55 and over. The club ...

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Pope John XIII Parish Prayer Line has been in operation for over 10 years. It is made up of parishioners who are dedicated to pray daily for anyone who requests prayers for themselves or others with their permission. Prayers are requested for many di...

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Protecting God’s Children is a mandatory program for all who work or volunteer with children (in any capacity) in our diocese. Parents and other interested parishioners are invited and encouraged to attend as well. For any questions regarding t...

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The Respect Life Committee at Pope John XXIII is a group of parishioners dedicated to the sanctity of all human life from conception to natural death.  We bring attention to the parish on pro-life issues and coordinate activities and community o...

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The sacristan is a lay person who “diligently arranges the liturgical books, the vestments, and other things that are necessary for the celebration of Mass” (GIRM, no. 105a). Working from the sacristy, he or she should be welltrained in t...

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The people of Pope John XXIII provide a meal to the fire and police personnel for Bloom Township and Madison Township on Christmas Eve.  It's the parish's way to thank those individuals who give time and talent to keep everyone safe.&nbs...

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The 4th Saturday of each month is Sandwich Saturday. Starting at 8:00 AM volunteers come together in the lower level of Pope John XXIII Catholic Church to make sandwiches for St. Lawrence Haven in Columbus. The volunteers bring bread, bologna, che...

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The parishoners of Pope John XXIII annually support this activity by bringing school supplies to the gathering space during the month of August.  The school supplies are then divided evenly between Bloom Elementary and Indian Trail Elementar...

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Sunday Morning Nursery: Volunteers are needed during the 9AM and 11AM Mass to care for children ages 6 months through 4 yrs. of age in the nursery located in the lower level of the Church. All volunteers are required to complete the Protecting G...

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The ministerial association is an interdenominational group of pastors from the communities of Lithopolis and Canal Winchester.  More than just a monthly gathering of peers, this association is an active ecumenical group of community leaders. Th...

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What is the Vocation Committee? The Vocation Committee is a sub-committee within the Faith Formation Commission.  It is composed of five to seven volunteers interested in providing an environment of discernment for those whom Jesus may be c...

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Pope John XXIII’s Youth Ministry is open to any youth from grades 6 to 12. Our activities will vary with each meeting, from bonfires to faith sharing. Some of our activities will be at our parish and some will off site. A permission slip for ea...

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