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Entries for February 2020

PLATINUM CLUB: The Platinum Club will be getting together in Lancaster to watch the Lancaster Playhouse production “Crimes of the Heart.” Twenty tickets have been reserved for the Saturday, March 14 show at 2:00 p.m., price is $18.00 pp. We also have reservations at Maria’s after the play.   Show and dinner are in the same venue, the Old Lodge, 129 E. Main Street, Lancaster. Park in the Fairfield Federal lot next door. Contact Sheryl Gerkin at 740-653-3840 if interested. Come to the Horse Races on Sunday, March 22 in the Social Hall. Pizza and drinks provided! Remember: April 15 gettogether is ...

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Palms from Prior Years

Posted on February 24, 2020 in: General Parish News

PALMS FROM PRIOR YEARS: If you have old palms at home from prior years, please bring them and deposit in the tub in the Gathering Space. We will either use them for ashes for next year or burn them in the Easter Vigil fire. 

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Totus Tuus is coming again!

Posted on February 24, 2020 in: General Parish News

TOTUS TUUS IS COMING AGAIN! MARK YOUR CALENDARS TOTUS TUUS (Totally Yours), a parish mission for youth, is coming to St. John XXIII parish the week of June 8-12. Students going into Grades 1-6 next fall are invited to participate in the Children’s Program Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day for catechesis, games, Mass, songs, Reconciliation, and a chance to build a stronger relationship with Christ. Teens entering grades 7-12 are invited to come to a Teen Program each evening, Sunday through Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The mission is led by a team of young adults who are on fire for our faith and s...

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DO YOU KNOW THE STORY OF THE RICE BOWLS FOR CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES: Each year our Catholic Relief Services is working in 101 countries around the world utilizing 600 million dollars to help 85 million of our brothers and sisters for agricultural projects, health and nutrition services, safe water to communities, micro-financing, and educational opportunities. Catholic Relief Services is one of the largest and most respected international relief agencies in the world. 93 cents of every dollar goes directly to programs that benefit poor men, women and children, meaning only 7 cents of every dollar goes to administrative an...

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CATHOLIC TIMES ANNUAL COLLECTION: This week begins our parish collection for The Catholic Times weekly newspaper. This donation helps to provide The Catholic Times to you and many of our parishioners. Donation envelopes for this collection are included in your February collection packet. For a minimum donation of $17.00 per year, readers receive a Catholic perspective on the world around us: local, national, worldwide, and Vatican news; diocesan, parish, and school stories; articles, regular columns, editorials, and events. As an evangelization tool, Bishop Campbell encourages every Catholic family to receive The Catholic ...

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ASH WEDNESDAY COLLECTION FOR JOIN, CRISIS FUND & FOOD PANTRY: The Ash Wednesday collection will benefit the Joint Organization for Inner-city Needs (JOIN). JOIN operates under Catholic Charities of the Columbus Diocese. Located at 578 E. Main Street, JOIN provides emergency assistance to the poor and vulnerable throughout the diocese. This assistance may be in the form of food, life sustaining medications, utilities, infant needs, birth certificates, transportation, personal care/household items and more. Feel free to email Lisa Keita, lkeita@columbuscatholic.org, with questions or for further information. 

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UPCOMING YOUTH HS EVENT – DCYC, March 8 from 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The    Diocesan    Catholic    Youth    Conference    (DCYC)    is    a    one-day    high    school    conference    in    the    Diocese    of    Columbus,    for    youth    in    grades    9-12.    This    yea...

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UPCOMING YOUTH MS EVENT – BOSCO BASH, March 7 from 2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. The    Annual    Bosco    Bash    Middle    School    Youth    Rally    will    be    held at Bishop Hartley High School on Saturday, March 7th. This is open for all    students    in    Grades    6-8.    Sign-ups    are    now    open    for    the&nbs...

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First Penance

Posted on February 03, 2020 in: General Parish News

FIRST PENANCE: Next Saturday, February, 8, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., our children    in    the    second    grade    will    receive    their    First    Penance    Sacrament.    We    will    have    several    priests    here    to    help    Fr.    O’Connor    with    this    wonde...

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