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DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION St. John XXIII Parish is hiring a Director of Religious Education for the upcoming year. This person will have responsibility for all that pertains to the ministry of catechesis in the Parish, oversee and offer policies and catechetical programs for children, youth, young adults, and adults of the Parish. This position is expected to use personal judgment in carrying out routine duties and responsibilities of the Parish. The job description reflects management’s assignment of essential job responsibilities; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. All the duties an...

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AN EXCERPT FROM THE LETTER OF THE BISHOPS OF OHIO CONCERNING THE VACCINES In our shared hope of eradicating this virus and encouraging ongoing return of the faithful to Holy Mass and the Sacraments each week, you are invited to continue to follow all the essential protocols of hand sanitizing, wearing masks and social distancing. These efforts are working to the point that we are in a much more hopeful place than we were even a few months ago. At the same time, you are encouraged to receive a vaccine. To reiterate the teaching of the Church with regard to the vaccine options: if you have the opportunity to choose a vaccine...

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SUBSCRIBING TO THE CATHOLIC TIMES: The annual collection began in February for The Catholic Times newspaper, the official news source for the Diocese of Columbus. The Catholic Times feature insightful commentary from a Catholic’s perspective and focuses on news around the diocese from parishes, schools, events and Bishop Robert Brennan. Subscribe to the print edition and the paper will be delivered to your home through the mail. This year, you are strongly encouraged to go online to sign up as a new subscriber or to renew your subscription to The Catholic Times at columbuscatholic.org/catholictimes. Access the subscr...

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FIRST COMMUNION & CONFIRMATION INFORMATION: Parents/Guardians of Second Grade and Eighth Grade Students, the dates have been made for the workshop sessions for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation. The date for First Communion is Saturday, May 15, 2021, at 11:00 a.m.; and for Confirmation, it is May 28, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. We sent a letter to the families with the details of the First Reconciliation Workshop on March 20 at 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; the First Eucharist Workshop on May 1 at 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The Confirmation Workshops are on March 27, April 17 and 24 at 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. The workbo...

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Baptism New Policy

Posted on January 12, 2021 in: General Parish News

BAPTISMS We have a new program in place for Baptismal Preparation if you are expecting or have had your first child. Also, if you need to schedule your child’s baptism, please call or email the parish office for details at 614-920-1563 or popejohn@sjxxiiiparish.org. Baptisms can be schedule at 12:00 noon for the second, third and fourth Sundays of the month.

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THE SCAMMERS ARE AT IT AGAIN Please know that Fr. O’Connor nor any staff person will send you an email or text message asking you to purchase something for them. These are scammers and use the priest’s names to get items purchased. Please do not answer or give them anything; just delete. We have had this going on for several years at different times so please do not buy anything. If we need something from anyone we will only talk with you personally. I (Regina) just received one from Fr. O’Connor as I was typing this for the bulletin. WARNING FROM THE COLUMBUS DIOCESE It appears that there are individu...

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Lectors

Posted on November 04, 2020 in: General Parish News

LECTORS We are now permitting any Lector who is over 70 years old and in good health to Lector at one of the Sunday Masses. Please call or email the Parish Office at 614-920-1563 or popejohn@sjxxiiiparish.org to put your name on the schedule. We thank you for your understanding. The diocesan recommendation remains for those under 70, but Fr. O’Connor said that we can permit anyone older to Lector as long as they know the conditions.

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Community Food Pantry

Posted on November 04, 2020 in: General Parish News

COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY You will see a new receptacle in the Gathering Space for the nonperishable food items needed at the Community Food Pantry. Each month, there will be a list of items needed for that month and also a list of items that are always needed. The lists are on the table in the Gathering Space. Thank you for your generosity for our brothers and sisters in need.

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INDEFINITE DISPENSATION FROM BISHOP BRENNAN To say these are trying times is kind of an understatement. In conjunction with the other Bishops of Ohio, Bishop Brennan has given us an indefinite dispensation from the obligation of attendance of Sunday Mass due to the continual upswing of the COVID-19 virus. Please take care of yourselves and others. We ask our savior Jesus Christ, as always, to help us through these unprecedented times.

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COVID-19:The Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has played havoc on all of our regularly scheduled Sacramental Celebration of Confirmation. Bishop Brennan had to cancel approximately 60 Confirmations in the diocese in the months of March, April and May. We have not been notified about any rescheduling but will keep everyone posted. Thank you so much for your understanding and patience as we adjust to the new normal. Our office hours until September will be from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Tuesday thru Friday. The diocese has asked us to work from home as much as possible to keep everyone as healthy as possible. We are answering all calls...

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God of justice, In Your wisdom, You create all people in Your image, without exception. Through Your goodness, open our eyes to see the dignity, beauty, and worth of every human being. Open our minds to understand that all Your children are brothers and sisters in the same human family. Open our hearts to repent of racist attitudes, behaviors, and speech which demean others. Open our ears to hear the cries of those wounded by racial discrimination, and their passionate appeals for change. Strengthen our resolve to make amends for past injustices and to right the wrongs of history. And fill us with courage that we might see...

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Pope Francis’ Prayer to Our Lady O Mary, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you,  Health of the Sick, who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm. You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need, and we are sure you will provide so that, as in Cana of Galilee, we may return to joy and to feasting after this time of trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform to the will of the Father and to do as we are told by Jesus, who has taken upon Himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows to lead us, through the cross, to...

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Bishop's Annual Appeal

Posted on June 11, 2020 in: General Parish News

BISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL: The Bishop’s Annual Appeal usually takes place during the month of May. This year, it will be taking place in July, so we thought we would give you a little notice that it will be coming.

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Welcome Back!

Posted on June 11, 2020 in: General Parish News

WELCOME BACK! Thank you for taking care to keep yourself and those around you safe. Please wear a mask; if you need one, let one of the Ushers know. We have a limited number available. We are trying to keep everything as germ free as possible. We are wiping down all of the pews and doorways,etc. after each Mass. We have closed off the bathrooms and are leaving the multi-generational bathroom open for emergencies and family use in order to keep everything as clean as possible for the safety of everyone. For the next several months, we will have changes in seating, social distancing and no stopping to chat in The Gathering S...

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First Friday Adoration

Posted on June 11, 2020 in: General Parish News

FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION: As we begin our Liturgical celebrations, our First Friday Adoration will be after the 8:30 a.m. Mass until 10:00 a.m. for July, August and September. God willing, we will be back to a more normal schedule after that. 

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RICE BOWL UPDATE

Posted on April 27, 2020 in: General Parish News

We will collect the RiceBowls when we return to our regular Mass schedule but in the meantime the Catholic Relief Services can accept donations at Catholic Relief Services,  1-877-435-7277, or Catholic Relief Services, CRS Rice Bowl, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, Maryland 21297-0303.  25% of all donations provide grant funds for local food pantries. Thanks so much.

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Wednesday Holy Hour

Posted on April 22, 2019 in: General Parish News

WEDNESDAY HOLY HOUR: We have a Holy Hour with Confessions at 6:00 p.m. every Wednesday evening. Fr. O’Connor and sometimes a visiting priest will be available for Confession during the hour. Please know that you can come for all or a short period of time to pray before the Eucharist.  

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