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BETHLEHEM ON BROAD: We begin by thanking you for participating in the outreach to provide Christmas dinner and Christmas Day festivities for the homeless and less fortunate. Our parish has been involved with Bethlehem on Broad since we began 18 years ago by providing the turkeys, hams and desserts used for this dinner. Members of the Chri...

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SUPPORTING OUR SAFETY SERVICES: As is our tradition at Pope John XXII, we will once again provide Christmas dinner for our local police and fire    departments    on    Christmas.    Please    sign    up    in    the&nbs...

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COMMUNAL PENANCE SERVICE: The Season of Advent is a time to    prepare    for    the    coming    of    Christ.    We    prepare    for    the    final    comin...

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COME AND SING WITH THE CHILDREN AND FAMILY FOR CHRISTMAS EVE: This is an invitation for children and their parents (if they’d like) to join the Music Ministry at the 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass this year. The group leading music at this Christmas Eve Mass will include children or entire families who are interested in singing as a c...

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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; ...

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FIRST RECONCILIATION INTERVIEWS: Parents of children preparing for First Reconciliation, if you have not done, so please call for your child’s appointment. This week is the last chance before our Communal Penance Service on December 19. Please contact Regina for an appointment with Fr. O’Connor or Deacon Pry. 

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PREGNANCY DECISION HEALTH CENTER BABY BOTTLES: We will begin    collecting    the    bottles    back    for    PDHC.    We    still    have    some    bottles   &nbs...

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DECORATING FOR CHRISTMAS: The Christmas Season, with the beautiful colors of flowers and banners, is such a wonderful way to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with Mary and Joseph. We will decorate for the Christmas Season on Sunday, December 23, at 1:00 p.m. We can use all of the help available. Please contact Mary Francis at mefrancis...

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SUNDAY MISSALS – ADVENT and CHRISTMAS SEASON MATERIALS: We    have    the    Sunday    Missals    and    a    variety    of    Advent    and    Christmas   &nb...

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November 25 HS Youth meeting from 6:00-8:00 p.m. December 2 HS Youth meeting from 6:00-8:00 p.m. (More Details to follow.) December 8 (Saturday) Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo (We will be leaving church at 4:00 p.m. once we get back from the Ronald McDonald House.) December 8/9  Baking at the Ronald McDonald House on Saturda...

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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 ne...

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

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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 servi...

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KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS POSTER CONCERT – The Knights of Columbus Council #16561 is hosting a “Keep Christ in Christmas” poster contest.  There are 3 divisions for children ages 5-14 (age as of November 1st) that will be broken down in the following categories: K-Grade 2, 3-5, and 6-8. Winners from each division wil...

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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 G...

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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 mee...

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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: 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 Confe...

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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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