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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 will receive $25.00 and will move on to district competition with further advancement from there. All entries must be submitted by Sunday, December 17th to be considered and the winners will be selected on Monday, December 18th. There are entry forms on the table in the gathering space along ...

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WWP - Christmas Break

Posted on November 24, 2017 in: General Parish News

ST. JOHN XXIII PARISH – WALKING WITH PURPOSE  CHRISTMAS BREAK: We will be on break from our study in December.  Our meetings will resume on Tuesday, January 9 at 7:00 p.m. We hope you have a blessed Christmas season and look forward to seeing you soon!  

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Protecting God's Children

Posted on November 24, 2017 in: General Parish News

PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN: On December 2, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon our parish will host a “Protecting God’s Children” awareness session. We will begin with a  continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. The session is held in the lower level Social Hall. Protecting  God’s Children is a mandatory program for all who work or volunteer with children in any&...

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COME AND SING WITH THE CHILDREN’S & FAMILY CHOIR FOR CHRISTMAS EVE 2017! This is an invitation for children and their parents (if they’d like), to join the 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass this year.  The group leading this Christmas Eve Mass will include children or entire families who are interested in singing as a  choir for the special celebration of Christmas. ...

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Ohio Dominican Choir Concert

Posted on November 24, 2017 in: General Parish News

OHIO DOMINICAN CHOIR CONCERT: The Ohio Dominican University Chorus will make a return this Advent to perform “The Stars Point the Way” Christmas concert, 7:00 p.m. in the church, on Sunday, December 10. Under the direction of Sheila Cafmeyer,  this concert features 25 university musicians and local harpist, Tiffany Envid. This 75 minute concert of lullabies and songs ...

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ST. JOHN XXIII RESPECT LIFE COMMITTEE: Thank you for supporting our Respect Life Month Baby Clothes Collection. Thanks to your generosity we were able to bring 18 bags of diapers, baby clothes and blankets to Columbus Women’s Care Centers.

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ANNUAL THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE: We are hosting our annual Food Drive to benefit the Community Food Pantry in Canal Winchester during the weekends of November 18/19 and November 25/26. The St. John XXIII MS and HS Youth Groups will be passing out flyers with items needed after Mass November 11/12. They will also be available to collect the food items before Mass on the weekends of November 18/19 and November 25/26. We appreciate the continued support of this program as it assists many needy families in our community.

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Knights of Columbus Sub Sale

Posted on November 09, 2017 in: General Parish News

KNIGHT OF COLUMBUS SUB SALE: The Knights of Columbus is having a Giant Pre-Paid Jersey Mike’s Sub Sandwich Sale for the OSU vs. Michigan game. Prepaid orders are accepted by November 19th. Delivery will be game day, November 25, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the parish. Order forms are available in the Gathering Space.

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Christmas Giving Tree

Posted on November 09, 2017 in: General Parish News

CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE: The Christian Service and Social Concerns Committees are sponsoring the December “Giving Tree” for needy families in area. We will be meeting on Tuesday, November 21st 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 have boxes to wrap, the tree to put up and tags to fill out. We will also have a signup sheet for tending the “Giving Tree” before and after each weekend Mass for November 25-26, December 2-3 and December 9-10. We especially need volunteers to cover before and after the Saturday evening Mass. T...

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ANNUAL CHRISTMAS RAFFLE TICKETS: THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING FAST! Our annual fund raiser, the Holiday Raffle, is for the little extra things that we do here at the parish. Previous years it 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 19. 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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World Mission Sunday

Posted on November 09, 2017 in: General Parish News

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY: In announcing his decision to declare a Holy Year of Mercy, Pope Francis said, “Dear brothers and sisters, I have often thought about how the Church might make clear its mission of being a witness to mercy.” Support the young churches throughout the world with your prayers and generous gifts is indeed a merciful witness of this mission. The collection today will help missionaries offer the poor of these areas practical help as they share the mercy of God. It will ensure the development of local dioceses, and support the work of priests, religious and lay leaders who serve those on ...

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