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Entries for December 2013

Liturgical Minister Email Address Update

Posted on December 15, 2013

  EMAIL ADDRESSES – In an effort to get messages out to our Liturgical Ministers, we discovered that we had some outdated email addresses. We would like to update our email addresses in our data system for all parishioners. Please email us at popejohn@pjxxiiiparish.org with your email address so we can make sure we have it correctly. Thanks for your help.

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Ministry Appreciation Gift

Posted on December 15, 2013

  Pope John XXIII Parish is the community it is because of all our wonderful ministers. As a token of our appreciation, we have a pen with a picture of Pope John XXIII for anyone who volunteers in any way in the parish. This will be a reminder each day of how important you are to our parish. God bless.

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Thank you for a beautiful Advent Concert

Posted on December 15, 2013

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU – What a wonderful Choir and Instrumentalists we have at Pope John XXIII. Our Advent Concert on Thursday evening was absolutely beautiful. The work and dedication they have for their parish community is awesome. Thank you for giving us prelude to the Christmas Season. God bless you all.

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Supporting our Safety Services

Posted on December 10, 2013

  SUPPORTING OUR SAFETY SERVICES – As is our tradition at Pope John XXII, we will once again provide Christmas Eve dinner for the Bloom Township and Madison Township police and fire departments. Please sign up in the Gathering Space for what you would like to provide; turkey, dressing, gravy, vegetable, salad, coleslaw, pies, cakes & rolls. Please plan on dropping off the food in the church Gathering Space between 11:00 a.m. and Noon on Christmas Eve, December 24. We are so very fortunate to have these wonderful men and women provide for our safety, this is one small way to show our gratitude and thanks.

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Pictorial Directory

Posted on December 10, 2013

  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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FIRST RECONCILIATION INTERVIEWS

Posted on December 10, 2013

  FIRST RECONCILIATION INTERVIEWS – Parents of children preparing for First Reconciliation, it is time to schedule your child for an interview with Deacon Pry. Please contact Regina for an appointment. Time is running out for an appointment.

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Communal Penance Service - December 19

Posted on December 03, 2013

  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 2,013 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 celeb...

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