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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – SAVE THE DATE: Knights of Columbus Council 16561 has partnered with Lithopolis United Methodist Church this year to host a Habitat for Humanity Wall Build on September 14, 2019. We will be constructing two homes this year that will go to families in the Fairfield County area. There are no experience or age requirements – all are welcome! Please keep an eye out in the bulletin for more information in the coming weeks! If you are interested in participating, please contact Andrew Ortiz via phone/text at 614-286-2405 or email at andrew@agortiz. com as soon as possible. 

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 40 DAYS FOR LIFE: The Knights of Columbus will be participating in the 40 Days for Life program on September 25, from 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and is asking for help. This is a coordinated, national campaign to bring continuous prayer to local abortion clinics in more than 500 cities across the world. In Columbus, the program is sponsored by Greater Columbus Right to Life. The vigil will be held at Founders Abortion Pill Clinic, 1243 East Broad, Columbus, from 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. See the sign-up sheet in the Gathering Space or contact Mike Redmon at 419-3066192 to sign up/get more information. In addition t...

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All Commissions Meeting

Posted on August 19, 2019 in: General Parish News

ALL COMMISSIONS MEETING: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., we will begin the new All Commissions meetings for the 2019-2020 year. This will be an exciting year for our St. John XXIII Parish. We have sent an email to all members of the Faith Formation, Christian Service and Parish Activities Commissions about the meeting. If you did not receive it, please contact Regina (rhrytzik@sjxxiiiparish.org or 614-920-1563) in the office to make sure we have your current email address. Look forward to seeing everyone on September 11! 

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YOUTH MINISTRY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The St. John XXIII Youth Ministry Team is looking for individuals to assist with our programing. There are several opportunities with varied time commitments, so there are options for all. If you enjoy working with the youth of our parish and would like the chance to mentor them, this would be a great way to do so. We have two programs within the parish: a middle school program (grades 6-8) and a high school program (grades 9-12), and we need help with both. We will be hosting an information meeting discussing these opportunities on Tuesday, August 27, at 6:00 p.m. Father O’Connor wi...

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Youth Ministry Events

Posted on August 14, 2019 in: General Parish News

YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS: Soon, we will be kicking off a new year for our youth ministry programs for both the MS and the HS youth. Keep an eye on the bulletin for more details, as we are still in the planning process. The kickoff event will be happening mid-September. All youth in grades 6-12 are welcome to join us. It is a great opportunity for faith, friends and fellowship. There is an informational meeting on Tuesday, August 27, at 6:00 p.m., for any adult interested in helping with the program. We need assistance with both the MS and HS program, and have various opportunities available. If you only have a few minutes to sp...

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RCIA is beginning!

Posted on August 12, 2019 in: General Parish News

RCIA IS BEGINNING! Interested in the Catholic Faith? Know someone who may be interested? Come learn more and share your questions at an Information session, Thursday, August 22, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in Room E in the lower level of the church. Call Midge Pry at 614-833-1817 for more information. 

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – SAVE THE DATE: Knights of Columbus Council 16561 has partnered with Lithopolis United Methodist Church this year to host a Habitat for Humanity Wall Build on September 14, 2019. We will be constructing two homes this year that will go to families in the Fairfield County area. There are no experience or age requirements – all are welcome! Please keep an eye out in the bulletin for more information in the coming weeks! If you are interested in participating, please contact Andrew Ortiz via phone/text at 614-286-2405 or email at andrew@agortiz. com as soon as possible. 

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PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION PARENT ORIENTATION: The Parish School of Religion Parent/Guardian meeting will be August 25 at 10:15 a.m. We encourage all parents/guardians to attend, but if you are unable, please stop or call the Parish Office (614-920-1563). 

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PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION STAFF: Being part of the Parish School of Religion Staff (better known as PSR Staff) in the fall is a gift from God to share your talent. The areas needed include Teaching, Teaching Assistant, Substitute Teaching, and Parking Safety Staff. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Regina in the Parish Office (stjohn@sjxxiiiparish.org or 614-920-1563). 

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PSR Registration

Posted on August 02, 2019 in: General Parish News

PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION REGISTRATION: The letter, registration form and schedule for our Parish School of Religion 2019-2020 have been sent to all families who had children registered in the PSR program last year. If you did not receive the information and have a child or children who are school age, please look on the table in the Gathering Space for this information.

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PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION VOLUNTEER STAFF NEEDED: Next week, we will send out the letter, registration form and schedule for our Parish School of Religion 2019-2020. If you do not receive the information and have a child or children who are school age, please look on the table in the Gathering Space for this information. Also, 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. If you have questions or would    like    more ...

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School Supplies Drive

Posted on July 29, 2019 in: General Parish News

SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE: It’s that time again! While school is still nearly two months away, local stores will soon be offering back-toschool sales. That’s a great time to pick up a few items to donate to the annual Back-to-School Drive here at St. John XXIII. We want every child and teacher in our community to start school with the right supplies. Local School Districts have counted on St. John XXIII to help meet some of this need for the past decade, and we hope to come through again this year. In the coming weeks, you’ll see supply lists in the Gathering Space and online. Any and all supplies are welcome...

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NATIONAL CATHOLIC YOUTH CONFERENCE (NCYC): 2019 National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is November 21-24 in Indianapolis. Time is running out to register for the 2019 National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) and experience over 20,000 Catholic teenagers gathered for prayer, catechesis, community, and discipleship. For more information and to register, contact Stacy Ewert at 614-565-2086 or ewertstacy@yahoo.com, or go to https:// columbuscatholic.org/ncyc. 

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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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Substance Abuse Help

Posted on December 04, 2018 in: General Parish News

SUBSTANCE ABUSE HELP: A majority of substance-free adolescents credit their parents for the decision not to use illegal substances. Keep family members informed about the dangers of substance abuse, as well as the opportunities for help. Visit www.starttalking.ohio.gov for tips on how to start the conversation. Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. Helen Keller 

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NURSERY AVAILABILITY DURING SUNDAY MASSES – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Without more help, we will not be able to have the Nursery open EVERY Sunday. We need one or two hours of your time each month. Parents, grandparents, single adults college and high school students are welcome. This is a perfect chance for High School students who may need service hours to help our parish family, as well. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Paula Maier by email (ithirstforu@gmail.com) or at 614-8620340, or Regina in the Parish Office at 614-920-1563.

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Please do not park on the grass. We have additional parking at TriCounty Medical Center. Thank you!

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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 or have any questions, please contact Paula Maier at ithirstforu@gmail.com or 614-862-0340 or Regina in the Parish Office at 614-920-1563.

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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 service project. The youth of St. John XXIII will be volunteering two times every quarter. This gives many the opportunity to volunteer. It is a great way to earn some service hours for Confirmation, NHS or other organizations. We are limiting the groups to 8-10, so sign up early if interes...

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NURSERY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Posted on October 06, 2017 in: General Parish News

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 God’s Children, which is held at our parish. If you have an interest or want more details, please contact Paula Maier at ithirstforu@gmail.com or 614-862-0340. Thank you for your prayerful consideration.

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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 meeting and we will be distributing the books at this meeting. While our initial book order has been placed, all ladies of the parish are welcome to join at any time. If you choose to join the study, please order your book/study guide from wwpstore.com and please let us know if you will b...

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First Saturday Rosary

Posted on August 29, 2017 in: General Parish News

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

Posted on January 02, 2017 in: General Parish News

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 Confession during this time.

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MASS TIMES ON VACATION

Posted on September 26, 2015

  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 don’t have to be a trained musician to join, we will train you! A worship and music-making event for ALL music ministers who have interest in leading music for weekly Masses, Funerals, Weddings, and special events. The purpose of this program of song, prayer, and reflection is to set ...

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Grocery Store Fund Raising

Posted on May 26, 2015

  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 table in the Gathering Space explaining the programs at Kroger, Meijer and Gordon Food Service.

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Papal Visit to the United States

Posted on March 04, 2015

  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 published in the Catholic Times.

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Spiritual Adoption

Posted on January 10, 2015

  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 cards and models of a 12-week-old baby that you may take from the table in the Gathering Space as a reminder of your commitment. Literature and bumper magnets supporting life are also available on the table.

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Pictorial Directory

Posted on December 10, 2013

  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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SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL REFERENCES

Posted on October 20, 2012

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 and white bunting at the church entrance signaled to all this is an important celebration. We furthered our understanding of the impact our patron had on our practice of the Faith with a participatory panel discussion focusing on the Second Vatican Council which began October 11, 1962. O...

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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 view the Parish Calendar and retrieve helpful information so you never miss another Parish event! Current Parish Bulletin. The Parish Bulletins are readily available for viewing via the Parish Links of the site. Church Images. A collection of pictures, recent events and other wonderf...

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