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Entries for December 2014

    Saint John XXIII Parish is the community it is because of all our wonderful ministers. As a token of our appreciation, we have a card with a picture of Pope Francis with his biography 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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  Our next meeting will be Monday, January 5, at 7:00 p.m., at the church. We will be discussing service and education ideas for the New Year. We will also have a replay of Sr. Louis Mary’s discussion about Mary. All women of our parish are welcome to join us. We hope to see you in the New Year!

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   A special thank-you to the generosity of our parishioners. We were able to help ten families, which included 36 children, in our area through the Canal Winchester Human Services. That means we collected 252 gifts plus $1,885.00 in gift certificates.

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  Our Administrative Council passed a proposal to expand our parking lot. Fr. Tony has met with the Diocesan Director of Facilities, who has approved the project. The Civil Engineer is currently drawing up the site plans. When he is finished, the job will go out for bids from the contractors and construction should begin in early s...

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  Next weekend is the collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious. This is your opportunity to help aging sisters, brothers, and religious order priests. “Each year the need to provide for our elderly (members) becomes more pressing, and we are ever more grateful for these providential funds,” writes a religious si...

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  Saint John XXIII Catholic Church has been involved with Bethlehem On Broad Street for 14 years. We thought you might like to know a little of its history. Started over 20 years ago at St. Lawrence Haven on Rich Street in response to a single request for dinner on Christmas, BOBS, as it is referred to now, has expanded through its...

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  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, ham, dressing, gravy, vegetable, potatoes, salad, coleslaw, pies, cakes and rolls. Please...

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  The Catholicism Series hosted by Father Robert Baron will be brought to you by the Faith Formation Commission. This is a ten part video series that takes us deeper into our Catholic Faith through fifty locations in fifteen countries. The Adult Study will be held on Tuesdays, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. and Thursdays, from 7:00-8:30 p.m.,...

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  The Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Our National Patron, is a holy day of obligation. Feast Day Masses – Monday, December 8 – 8:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
  YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS – FOOD DRIVE: The High School and Middle School Youth Ministry would like to send out a big THANK- YOU to all of the parishioners. We had a very successful food drive. The parish collected a total of 1,434 items, plus $410.00 for the Community Food Pantry. We appreciate your contributions. The Youth Mini...

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  This Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 7:00 pm, we will have a meeting for all parents or expectant parents who will be preparing for the Baptism of their child. This meeting is necessary prior to the Baptism; please call Deacon Pry if you are able to attend at 614-920-1563. Please note the Tuesday this month is an exception. Baptisma...

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  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 2,014 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, i...

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  Parents/guardians of children planning to make their First Reconciliation on Wednesday, December 18, 2014, it is time to schedule your child for an interview with Deacon Pry. The schedule is as follows: December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11, 2014. Please call Regina at the parish office (614-920-1563) to schedule your child.

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  THANK YOU – Thank you to the Columbus Chapter of National Pastoral Musicians for bringing St. Cecilia Sing to St. John XXIII this past weekend. The musicians and audience enjoyed the concert, and welcomed musicians from throughout the diocese to participate. Mr. Kevin Keil, guest conductor, has left a number of CDs from his...

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