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Entries for November 2014

Canal Winchester Human Services

Posted on November 10, 2014

  Again...Canal Winchester Human Services will be the recipient of this Meijer initiative through the end of the year. For every $10.00 card that is purchased, Meijer will match the donation with an additional $10.00, making the donation worth $20.00. On November 13 and 14, they will double the match, turning a $10.00 card purchase into a $30.00 donation. This opportunity is huge for us. By taking advantage of this opportunity, we will have gift cards to use to help fill the shelves in the coming months when food donations are slow at the Choice Pantry, we will be able to buy needed items to supplement the weekly fo...

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Lector Workbooks

Posted on November 10, 2014

  On the table in the Gathering Space, we have the Lector workbooks for the coming Liturgical Year. Names are on the books for our current Lectors. Anyone interested in becoming a Lector, please stop in the parish office.

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Christmas Giving Tree

Posted on November 10, 2014

  The Christian Service and Social Concerns Committees are sponsoring the December “Giving Tree” for needy families in the area. We will be meeting on Tuesday, November 25th at 6:00 p.m. If you can’t make it at 6:00 and still would like to help you can come a little later. We are going to try to do everything in one meeting. We have boxes to wrap, the tree to put up and tags to fill out. We will also have a sign-up sheet for tending the Christmas tree before and after each Mass on November 29/30, December 6/7 and December 13/14. We especially need volunteers to cover before and after the Saturday e...

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  At our December 1st meeting, please come CAROLING with St. John XXIII’s Women of Catholic Faith at 7:00 p.m. at Winchester Place Nursing Home, 36 Lehman Drive. Bring your family. We have the books, lead singers, and PSR Christmas cards to give the residents.

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RESPECT LIFE CHRISTMAS CAROLING

Posted on November 03, 2014

  Respect Life invites you to go Christmas Caroling with us at AlternaCare located at 6725 Thrush Drive on Saturday, December 13th at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is invited, we need all ages to join us. Many thanks to the PSR students and teachers for the Christmas Cards.

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YOUTH MINISTRY FOOD DRIVE

Posted on November 03, 2014

  The High School and Middle School Youth will be holding a Thanksgiving Food Drive the weekends of November 15th/16th and November 22nd/23rd that will benefit the Canal Winchester Food Pantry. The theme of the drive will be Thanksgiving Dinner. Any nonperishable Thanksgiving dinner item would be greatly appreciated. Other nonperishable items that are needed are toilet paper, shampoo, soap, toothpaste, etc. Youth Group members will be available after all Masses, November 8th/9th and November 15th/16th, with lists of needed items. Please show your continued generosity to those less fortunate. Look for more details to...

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THANK YOU TO DISHCLOTH CONTRIBUTORS

Posted on November 03, 2014

  THANK YOU to all of the generous parishioners who contributed dishcloths for Thanksgiving for the Saint Francis Center in McArthur. Saint John XXIII contributed 100 dishcloths; with contributions from other parishes and individuals, we anticipate that more than the 500 needed will be ready to distribute to families in Vinton County. Thank you for sharing your time and talent to make these families’ holidays brighter.

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SUNDAY MISSALS

Posted on November 03, 2014

  We are selling the St. Joseph Sunday Missals on the honor system for $5.00 per book. This is a great way to read the readings before Mass in preparation of the Good News. If you are unable to afford this, please let us know.

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MEALS ON WHEELS

Posted on November 03, 2014

  Saint John XXIII Parish has a group of parishioners who distribute Meals On Wheels from LifeCare Alliance each week. The delivery is always done with 2 people. We are in need of several groups of 2 who can either take turns every other week or who can fill in for others that are away for the winter or cannot do it due to unforeseen circumstances. Please call the parish office at 614-920-1563 if you are available to help.

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CHRISTMAS RAFFLE TICKETS

Posted on November 03, 2014

  Opportunity awaits! This year’s raffle is scheduled so that the prizes will be awarded in time for last-minute expenses associated with the holiday season. I’m sure we could all find ways to use a little extra cash at this time of year and we have an opportunity to win $1,000.00 as the first prize in our Pre Christmas Raffle. The second and third prizes aren’t bad either – $500.00 for second and $250.00 for third! All this for $5.00 a ticket and you can even buy a book of six tickets for $25.00. All returns must be made by 5:00 p.m. Friday, December 12, 2014. The winning tickets will be dra...

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