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COLLECTION ON HOLY THURSDAY

Posted on March 30, 2015

  We do not pass the basket on Holy Thursday. The collection of food, rice bowls, loose cash and envelopes are to be brought forward during Mass on Holy Thursday and put in the containers provided. This collection benefits three charities. All food items will go to the Community Food Pantry, the Rice Bowls will go to the Diocese for foreign missions, and the loose cash will go to the Bloom Township Crisis Fund. Our High School and Junior High Youth Group members volunteer to sort and deliver the food to the Food Pantry each year. Please be as generous as possible, as many of our brothers and sisters are in need.

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  All donations received at our Good Friday Liturgy go to care for the religious places of the Holy Land.

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HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

Posted on March 20, 2015

EASTER TRIDUUM HOLY THURSDAY 7:30 p.m.     Mass of the Last Supper  - Private Adoration after Mass 10:00 p.m.   Night Prayer GOOD FRIDAY 9:00 a.m.     Morning Prayer 7:30 p.m.     Good Friday Liturgy HOLY SATURDAY 9:00 a.m.     Morning Prayer 9:00 p.m.     Easter Vigil EASTER SUNDAY 9:00 a.m.     Easter Sunday Mass 11:00 a.m.   Easter Sunday Mass    

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Sandwich Saturday

Posted on March 20, 2015

  Want to do a little more during Lent this year? Help us feed the hungry of our community by joining us this Saturday, March 28, 2015, from 8:00-9:00 a.m., to prepare sandwiches. All are welcome to make sandwiches. The display in the Gathering Space has the needed supplies. If you are able to bring more, that is greatly appreciated.

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Litergical Ministers For Holy Week

Posted on March 20, 2015

  We are in need of the following for the Easter Triduum: Holy Thursday we need 4 Greeter/Ushers; Good Friday – 2 or 3 Greeter/Ushers; Easter Vigil – 2 Eucharistic Ministers, 3 Lectors and 1 Greeter/Usher. If you are able to help, please call or stop in the parish office to let Regina know. Our number is 614-920-1563. Thank you.

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Communal Penance Service

Posted on March 20, 2015

  Our Parish will have our Lenten Penance Service this Thursday, March 26, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. We will have several priests available for Reconciliation. Please plan now to join us at that time for a joyful celebration of God’s love and mercy. What a beautiful time of year to ask for forgiveness of our sins and celebrate the great Sacrament of Reconciliation.

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Parking Lot Update

Posted on March 20, 2015

  Our parking lot expansion is still on schedule. The civil engineer has completed his work, the village of Lithopolis has signed off on the drawings, the project is now going out for bids from the contractors (one of which will be chosen by the end of this month), and the work will hopefully be completed by July 1st. The cost estimated by the engineer is under our budget, but we have yet to see the actual bid cost from the contractors.

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  The Diocese of Columbus has received many inquiries from people interested in attending events associated with the visit of Pope Francis to the United States in September. The Diocese has limited information thus far about attendance at these events. As further information becomes available, it will be passed along to clergy and published in the Catholic Times.

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St. John XXIII Chili Cook-Off

Posted on March 04, 2015

  Laetare Sunday, March 15, 2015, from 2:00-4:30 p.m. We are looking for: Anyone who can make a mean chili and anyone who enjoys eating chili; everything else will be provided by the Parish Activities Commission, including Hot Dogs, side dishes and desserts. Just bring your chili or your appetite. Prizes given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place. Admission is free, but we are accepting donations for the Community Food Pantry. There will be a sign-up sheet in the lobby for anyone who wishes to compete. Any questions, feel free to contact Vicky Burns at vb1004@gmail. com or 614-554-8988.

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Platinum March Meeting Change

Posted on March 04, 2015

  Attention, Seniors aka “Platinum Club Members.” It appears that “Old Man Winter” is going to be here awhile and even the horses have asked us to postpone our event for March; therefore, our function “The Annual Day at the Races” has been moved to April 12, 2015. We will have full details in a future bulletin announcement.

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LENT

Posted on March 04, 2015

  There are three Traditional Lenten observances: 1. Prayer: Person at home prepares by reading the scripture prior to Sunday Mass, in addition to other personal prayer such as meditation, Rosary, spiritual readings, etc. 2. Fasting: The following regulations of fast and abstinence for Catholics provide an opportunity for us to be united with the entire Church in offering this form of prayer: All Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence. On fast days, one full meal is permitted along with two meals of lesser quantity the same day. On days of abstinence...

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