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Trunk or Treat:  October 31 | 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
TRUNK OR TREAT: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Clean out your trunks and mark your calendars! As a safe alternative to trick or treating, the Knights of Columbus will be hosting Trunk or Treat again this year on Sunday, October 31. Volunteers are needed to decorate their trunks and pass out candy (set-up at...

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Walking with Purpose

Posted on October 09, 2021 in: General Parish News

Please join us for “Fearless and Free”! This is a six-week prayer group. If you have done “Walking with Purpose” before or you are new to the group, please feel free to come. Meetings will be Thursday afternoons, 12:30-2:30 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Please contact Marie Raynes a...

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SAVE THE DATE | FAMILY GAME NIGHT Mark your calendars for SJXXIII Family Game Night on Saturday, November 13th, following the 5:00 p.m. Mass! Reserve a table and bring your favorite game for a night of fellowship and family fun! Pizza and salad will be served – just bring your game, bever...

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ALTUS

Posted on October 04, 2021 in: General Parish News

ALTUS Come to Altus! We want to gather and discuss our faith in person! Altus will be a time to get together and discuss aspects of our Catholic faith twice a month. We will have a morning meeting on Wednesdays after 8:30 a.m. Mass and evening session following Holy Hour. We want an opportunity...

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PARISH CONSULTATION COMING

Posted on October 04, 2021 in: General Parish News

PARISH CONSULTATION COMING SOON – MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR OCTOBER 26 OR OCTOBER 28 The Parish Consultation Sessions are a vital part of the planning process that encourages parishioners to offer insights and perspectives on the future planning of our parish. The feedback provided during ...

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The Platinum Club will be traveling to see the stage production of “Queen Esther” at the Sight and Sound Theater in Ronks, PA. The cost for the November 16-18 trip is about $455.00 per single or about $622.00 per double. That cost includes: vans, gas money, a family-style dinner for ...

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GAFFORD FAMILY September 26, 2021, Sarah Lynn Gafford was tonsured as a Stavrophore Nun, at Christ the Bridegroom Monastery, where she made her life profession as Mother Petra. She is the daughter of Meredith and Donna Jean Gafford. At a later date, we will have a Mass of...

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The Bereavement Committee serves the families grieving the loss of a loved one by providing a luncheon. If you would like to be part of this committee, please call Heather at 614-920-1563 or email her at office@sjxxiiiparish.org.

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KEYBOARD PLAYER NEEDED FOR WEEKEND MASSES The Music Ministry at St. John XXIII Parish is in need of a substitute piano or organ musician who would be available to come at short notice to play for weekend Masses when the music director is either ill or unavailable. The range could be as small a...

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Parents in Faith Group

Posted on September 27, 2021 in: General Parish News

PARENTS IN FAITH GROUP Do you have little ones at home? Would you like time with other parents to discuss raising children in the Catholic faith? If you are interested, please go to https://forms.gle/8Y3fR7yv61JCfUoF8 to get on our email list.

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IS SOMEONE YOU KNOW HOMEBOUND? Is someone you love not able to attend Mass in-person but wishes to participate in Mass? The Columbus Diocese website has several links to different live stream Masses. Go to https:// columbuscatholic.org/livestream to search for available live stream Masses. If you kn...

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Sacristans Needed

Posted on September 21, 2021 in: General Parish News

SACRISTANS NEEDED: If you are interested in being a Sacristan at any of the three Masses, please call Heather in the Parish Office at 614-920-1563 or email office@sjxxiiiparish.org that you are interested and we will return the call. Father O’Connor will then contact you regarding duties invol...

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Liturgical Ministers

Posted on September 21, 2021 in: General Parish News

LITURGICAL MINISTERS: Please see the sign-up sheets on the table in the Gathering Space. If you were on the schedule before and want to continue serving, please sign up so we will know to keep you on the schedule; and if you were involved with a different ministry, please sign up for a new one if yo...

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Baptismal Preparation

Posted on September 21, 2021 in: General Parish News

BAPTISMS: Baptismal Preparation is needed 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 at 614-920-1563 or office@sjxxiiiparish.org for details. Baptisms can be scheduled at Noon for the second, thi...

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Youth Ministry Program

Posted on September 01, 2021 in: General Parish News

YOUTH MINISTRY PROGRAM: Have a child in High School? Want them involved in a Youth Ministry program? We invite you to come for a parent meeting about the Youth Ministry program at SJXXIII. We want to discuss objectives, ideas, activities that we would like our young people of the parish to be involv...

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Music Ministry

Posted on September 01, 2021 in: General Parish News

MUSIC MINISTRY: Still time to join the St. John XXIII Music Ministry! If you missed the general sessions for joining our music ministry back in early August, and would like to help lead the music at Mass or play the piano for Wednesday Holy Hour we still have room for you. Please send an email to Ci...

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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, weari...

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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...

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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....

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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 Gatherin...

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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 wi...

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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 hea...

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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, a...

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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. aft...

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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 ...

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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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