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FLU SEASON

Posted on December 28, 2012

In anticipation of flu season, we are taking some precautions during our celebration of the Liturgy. First of all, there will be hand sanitizer available on the table in the Gathering Space, and we encourage all of our parishioners to use it before Mass. Also, hand sanitizer will be on the credence table in the sanctuary, and all Eucharistic Ministers will use it immediately before distribution of communion. We will continue the Sign of Peace, but if you choose not to shake hands, simply fold your hands and say to the person next to you, “Peace be with you.” All should understand the reason for this and not see...

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Strength and Support of Sandy Hook Victims

Posted on December 18, 2012

As we mourn the deaths of the victims of the Sandy Hook Massacre and pray for the strength and support of their families, Monsignor Frecker would like to share some resources that you might find helpful.     While many of these resources are geared toward children the same principles also apply to working with adults: stay calm, listen, and reassure those you minister to of God's providential care even in the midst of tragedy. Please feel free to pass these on to others who might benefit: USCCB Tips for Talking to Children After a Crisis How to help children cope with a crisis--10 Tips Tips f...

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Christmas Novena

Posted on December 17, 2012

Our parish will celebrate the Christmas Novena from December 17 through December 23, 2012. This Novena includes Evening Prayer with the O Antiphons. On Thursday, December 20, Evening Prayer will be incorporated into the Penance service. On Saturday, December 22, Evening Prayer will be coupled with the 5:00 p.m. Mass. The Novena will begin at 7:00 p.m. on the remaining days. Please join us in this time of prayer in preparation for Christmas.

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YEAR OF FAITH

Posted on December 03, 2012

  October 11, 2012 through November 24, 2013, Pope Benedict XVI has proclaimed a Year of Faith. Please click on the Year of Faith logo on our Home page at the website or click HERE.  There is also a display table in the Gathering Space for information and resources about the Year of Faith.

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BETHLEHEM ON BROAD STREET

Posted on December 03, 2012

  The Christian Services/ Social Concern Commission along with the churches in the greater Columbus area need help feeding approximately 800 homeless people on Christmas Day. Volunteers are needed to cook turkeys, hams, cakes, cookies, and pies. Pans will be provided by the parish and will be available the weekends of December 8/9 and 15/16. Volunteers are also needed to deliver the food to the First Congregational Church on Broad Street (next to the Columbus Art Museum), on Saturday, December 22. All donations need to be dropped off at Pope John XXIII on Friday, December 21, from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., or 8:00-...

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THANK YOU

Posted on December 03, 2012

  What a marvelous and generous parish family we have with their time and talent. On November 11, we had a group of approximately 20 parishioners with various tools, equipment, and muscles of course, clean up the brush and tree area east of the shelter house. On behalf of the Administrative Council and Pope John XXIII Parish Family, thank you for your service to the parish. You are our blessing from God.   Click here to view photos.

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