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Entries for November 2016

Communal Penance Service

Posted on November 28, 2016

COMMUNAL PENANCE SERVICE: The Season of Advent is a time to prepare for the coming of Christ. We prepare for the final coming at the end of time and the historical coming 2,016 years ago, but most of all we prepare our hearts to receive Christ as he comes to us anew at this particular time and place. This preparation calls us to examine our conscience, identify our sinfulness, confess these failures, express our contrition, and to celebrate the forgiveness and love that God has for us. In our Catholic tradition, the great Sacrament of Reconciliation gives us a visible, tangible way to enter into this celebration. O...

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The Giving Tree

Posted on November 28, 2016

THE GIVING TREE: Just a reminder: All gifts and gift certificates are due back on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11th. We are also accepting new and gently used coats. Any questions, contact Kathy Buckland at 614-595- 3740 or ralphkathy2@gmail.com.

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SJXXIII MUSIC MINISTRY TO PERFORM AT HOLIDAY CONCERT BENEFIT ON DECEMBER! St. John XXIII Catholic Church’s Music Ministry (an all-inclusive group that represents our entire music ministry family of singers and instrumentalists) has been invited to participate in the annual Holiday Concert to benefit Adopt-A-Family in Canal Winchester. Each year, the Senior Center board, along with Canal Winchester Human Services, puts on a holiday concert to help with this cause. Our Music Ministry will be featured, and will sing three special Advent and Christmas songs. The concert will be held on Sunday, December 4, 2016, a...

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Decorating for the Christmas Season

Posted on November 28, 2016

DECORATING FOR THE CHRISTMAS SEASON: If you have an hour to spare this holiday season...please join us to decorate the church for Christmas on Friday, December 23; please arrive between 2:00-3:00 p.m. We need and welcome all adults and teens! Service hours are available for those who need them. Please contact Renee Bergman if you can help at 614-836-3746 or rabergman@insight.rr.com. Many hands make lighter work and what a fabulous way to show our love for God.

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THANK You - PDHC BABY BOTTLE COMPAIGN

Posted on November 28, 2016

SMALL CHANGE, BIG IMPACT – PDHC’S BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN: Thank you to the parishioners of Saint St. John XXIII! You have gone above and beyond! Your filled baby bottles totaled $787.94! We praise God for the way He is providing for individuals in need through your financial support. May God bless you in abundance for your generosity

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First Reconciliation Interviews

Posted on November 28, 2016

FIRST RECONCILATION INTERVIEWS: Fr. Denis and Deacon Roger will be conducting interviews for second graders and above who have not received their First Reconciliation. Please call the parish office at 614- 920-1563 to schedule your child/children’s appointment.

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COMMUNION SERVICE/EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS AT ALTERCARE NEEDED: We are in need of one to two members of the community who are interested in leading a Communion Service and/or distribution of Communion to permanent/temporary residents at Altercare Rehabilitation Center in Canal Winchester. Commitment is for approximately one hour (depending on number of residents) on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. weekly or if more than one person volunteers on a scheduled basis. Please contact Deacon Charlie Miller for more details if you are interested in participating in this ministry at the parish office or via email at jjmiller970@ gmai...

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Rosary Leaders at Altercare Needed

Posted on November 28, 2016

ROSARY LEADERS AT ALTERCARE NEEDED: We are in need of one to two members from St. John XXIII to lead the rosary on Saturday mornings at 11:00 a.m. at Altercare Rehabilitation Center in Canal Winchester. Commitment is for approximately one hour once a month. Please contact Deacon Charlie Miller for more details if you are interested in participating in this ministry at the parish office or via email at jjmiller970@gmail.com. Thank you for considering this ministry.

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Platinum Club Christmas Potluck

Posted on November 28, 2016

PLATINUM CLUB: The Platinum Club will have its Christmas potluck and gift exchange on Sunday, December 11, at 2:00 p.m. in the lower level of the church. The church is providing the meat and we are to take a side dish or dessert to share with the group. Also, each person is asked to bring a wrapped gift, appropriate for either a man or woman, not to exceed $20.00 (no gift cards, please) to take part in the gift exchange. If you need a ride to this event or if you have any questions, please call or email Anita Hippler (614-833-3938 or jimanitah@aol.com). The Platinum Club is open to all parishioners age 55 and above...

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OHIO DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY CHORUS CHRISTMAS CONCERT “AND THE ANGELS SANG” St. John XXIII Parish will host the Ohio Dominican University Chorus again this Advent Season. Under the direction of Sheila Cafmeyer, this concert features 30 university musicians, accompanist Doug Hare, and local harpist, Tiffany Envid. This 75-minute concert of lullabies and songs of praise to the newborn King is sure to lift your heart and prepare you to receive Him once again. Please join us on December 7, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. for our Advent Concert sponsored by the Faith Formation Commission.

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FIRST FRIDAY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Next Friday, December 2, 2016, we will have Eucharistic Adoration following morning Mass. We will conclude with evening prayer and Benediction at 5:00 p.m. Come when you can; leave when you have to… You can also sign up for a time slot on the table in the Gathering Space.

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Thanksgiving Day Mass

Posted on November 12, 2016

  THANKSGIVING DAY MASS – Mass will be celebrated on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24 at 10:00 a.m. The office is closed on Friday, November 25 and there will not be a Mass.

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Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service

Posted on November 12, 2016

  The annual ecumenical Thanksgiving Service sponsored by the Canal Winchester/Lithopolis Ministerial Association will be held this year at David’s United Church of Christ, 85 West Columbus Street on Sunday, November 20 at 7:00 p.m. There will be fellowship time in the Social Hall after the service. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend to thank God for all our blessings.

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  We have the Sunday Missals and a variety of Advent and Christmas Season booklets to enjoy and pray with your family. An Advent and Christmas Season Spiritual opportunity for all who would like to participate. It is a daily reflection for Advent and Christmas Season, there is a basket for a donation for the booklets.

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Parish Organist Needed

Posted on November 12, 2016

  The Saint John XXIII Parish music ministry is in need of a part-time organist to accompany the choir at the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday. This position would also include occasional substituting for other weekend Masses and substituting for occasional weddings and/or funerals may also be required. This is a paid position and the individual must meet all requirements of the Diocese of Columbus for employment. Please forward your letter/rèsumè of interest to the parish email popejohn@sjxxiiiparish. org or by mail, 5170 Winchester Southern Road NW, Canal Winchester OH 43110-7917

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Knights of Columbus

Posted on November 12, 2016

  The second organizational meeting of the new Knights of Columbus Council #16561 will be held on Monday November 14 at 7:00 p.m. All current Knights and those who have taken their first degree are welcome. The new council will take its next steps toward electing officers and planning future meetings and activities. If you would like to be a Knight or would like to transfer to the new council, or for more information on the meeting, contact Rob de Santos, District Deputy, at rdesantos@afana.com or 614-571-8986. The Parish Family of St. John XXIII have as a gift for our new Knights of Columbus Council #16561, a Unite...

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Annual Christmas Raffle Tickets

Posted on November 12, 2016

  Our annual fund raiser is for the little extra things that we do here at the parish. Previous years provided the benches and flower pots in the piazzas, etc. We appreciate everyone’s participation in our Annual Christmas Raffle and hope that it is a wonderful success. The winning tickets will be drawn after the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, November 20. Just drop off your completed tickets in the basket on the table in the Gathering Space or stop in the parish office to drop them off. We appreciate your support very much.

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Christmas Giving Tree Meeting

Posted on November 12, 2016

  CHRISTMAS “GIVING TREE” – A reminder for volunteers for the “Giving Tree,” we will be meeting on Tuesday, November 22 at 6:00 p.m. TEENS are welcomed. We have boxes to wrap, tags to fill out, a tree to put up and tags to hang on the tree. The “GIVING TREE” will be up the weekend of Thanksgiving, November 26-27. Call Kathy Buckland for information 614- 595-3740 or email ralphkathy2@gmail.com.

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First Reconciliation

Posted on November 12, 2016

  FIRST RECONCILATION – Preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation is a wonderful privilege we Catholics have. First Reconciliation for our second grade and older students who have not received this sacrament is very important. Deacon Pry has in his office the books needed for the children to work on with their parents. If you did not attend the meeting and have not done so yet, please stop in to see him and pick up your child’s copy to prepare for their First Reconciliation on December 14. Fr. Denis and Deacon Pry will be available for interviews so please call the parish office 614-920-1563 to arran...

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