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Entries for December 2017

BAKING EVENT - THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE: We will be taking groups of youth and families, if desired, down to the Ronald McDonald House to bake for the residents. This has been a quarterly ongoing service project since March, and the events have been such a success that our youth have asked if this could be placed as an ongoing service project. The youth of St. John XXIII will be volunteering two times every quarter. This gives many the opportunity to volunteer. It is a great way to earn some service hours for Confirmation, NHS or other organizations. We are limiting the groups to 8-10, so sign up early if interes...

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COLUMBUS CATHOLIC WOMEN & MEN’S CONFERENCES: If you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done. Are you ready to reignite your faith? Want to grow closer to Jesus, but you’re not sure how to do it? Want to get involved and meet other men and women of the parish? We have the solution for you! Please save the dates to attend the upcoming Columbus Catholic Women’s and Men’s Conferences. Discounted pricing ends January 21, 2018. Makes a great Christmas gift! Women’s Conference: February 17, 2018, from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Ohio Expo Center-Car...

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CHRISTMAS “GIVING TREE”: A special thank-you to the generosity of our parishioners. We were able to help eight families, which included 32 children in our area through the Canal Winchester Human Services. That means we collected 224 gifts plus $1,800.00 in gift certificates. Also a big thank-you for all the volunteers. What gifts you are from God!

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CHRISTMAS CAROLING: Join our parish family and friends for CHRISTMAS CAROLING on December 16. We will be gathering at 9:50 a.m., and will be done before 11:00. Children enjoy shaking jingle bells and passing out cards to the residents. Sponsored by the Christian Service/ Social Concerns Commission’s Respect Life Sub-Committee on Saturday, December 16, to bring the joy of Christ’s birth to the residents. For any questions, please call Maureen Cobb at 614-834-5154.

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ALPINE EXPLORER AND THE GLACIER EXPRESS TRAIN WITH OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY 2020: Experience the spectacular Alpine vistas and enjoy a performance of the famed Oberammergau Passion Play on this journey through Italy, Switzerland. Austria, and Germany, which includes an unforgettable train ride through the Alpine scenery of majestic mountains, glistening glaciers and snow-capped peaks. The highlight of this trip is witnessing a performance of the worldrenowned Passion Play, whose origins date back to 1634. To discover more about this remarkable journey, please join us this Monday, December 4, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. for a speci...

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