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Entries for March 2016

  The Women’s Group will meet Thursday, April 7, at 7:00 in the lower level Social Hall. We will be having a “Canvas Painting Party” and the cost is $20.00 per lady. All ladies of the parish are welcome! If you have any questions, please contact Donna Jean Gafford at 740-571-1484 or email her at djgafford@gmail.com.

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Holy Week Schedule

Posted on March 23, 2016

  HOLY THURSDAY Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7:00 p.m. GOOD FRIDAY Morning Prayer, 9:00 a.m. Ecumenical Cross Walk at noon. All gather at railroad station and process to David’s United Church of Christ. Father Denis will preach. Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, 3:00 p.m. HOLY SATURDAY Morning Prayer, 9:00 a.m., followed by server practice. Easter Vigil, 8:30 p.m. EASTER SUNDAY 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. (regular Mass schedule)

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  QUOTE USED BY FR. ANDY O’REILLY DURING MISSION: There were many other worlds I could have created. Yes, I could have created a world without you. But don’t you realize I did not want a world without you. A world without you would have been incomplete for me. You are the child of my thoughts, the apple of my eye. Of course, I could have made you different – taller, shorter, born of a different culture, endowed with a different set of gifts. But I did not want a different you. It is this you that I love. Just as every grain of sand on the seashore and every snowflake that falls in the wintertime ...

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THANK YOU FROM FR. ANDY O'REILLY

Posted on March 20, 2016

  THANK YOU FROM FR. ANDY O’REILLY: I really enjoyed the opportunity to be with you for your parish mission. Thank you to Fr. Denis for his very kind hospitality. Thank you to Regina Hrytzik for organizing the details of the mission and making sure everything went smoothly. Thank you to the choir, the readers, the ushers and everyone who helped in any way. I am grateful to all who participated in the mission and for your generous support of my ministry. I hope you all have a very joy filled Easter season. You will be in my prayers. Please keep me in yours. Fr. Andy O’Reilly, C.PP.S.

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PLATINUM CLUB COME TO THE RACES

Posted on March 20, 2016

  PLATINUM CLUB: COME TO THE RACES! On Sunday, April 10, 2:00 p.m., the Platinum Club will be going to the horse races in the lower level of the church. Post time is 2:30 p.m. sharp. BYOB. Snacks will be provided. Admission is $5.00. Come join the fun! The Platinum Club is open to all parishioners 55 years of age and above.

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ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY

Posted on March 20, 2016

  ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY: Here we are in the Lenten Season during the year that our Holy Father has declared the Year of Mercy. Does anything else need to be said to convince you of the importance and wisdom of donating to the St. Vincent de Paul Society? The need of people in our area and around the state is real and you can do something to help. It is as simple as gathering up some of the things around your house that you no longer need, and donating them! The St. Vincent de Paul truck will be at our Parish for all the Masses the weekend of April 2nd and 3rd (the weekend after Easter.....what timing!) accepti...

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ST. JOHN XXIII SPRING BENEFIT AUCTION

Posted on March 20, 2016

  SAINT JOHN XXIII SPRING BENEFIT AUCTION: On Friday, May 13, 2016, Saint John XXIII Parish will have a Spring Benefit Auction to raise money for site improvements. Please check the table in the Gathering Space for Donation Forms for the Auction of Homemade Goods and Services. Forms should be in by April 13. Tickets for this event will go on sale April 9/10, 2016. The ticket includes an opportunity to bid on all items as well as enjoy fancy hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee, and dessert. The Silent Auction will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the Live Auction begins at 8:00 p.m.

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DECORATING FOR EASTER

Posted on March 20, 2016

  If you have an hour – WE NEED YOU...Please join us at all or any of the following times to decorate the church for the Easter season: Holy Thursday, March 24 – 2:00 p.m.; Good Friday, March 25 – 10:00 a.m.; and Holy Saturday, March 26 – 10:00 a.m. All are welcome. Many hands make light work. Please contact Renee Bergman if you have questions at 614-836-3746 or rabergman@insight.rr.com.

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HOLY LAND COLLECTION

Posted on March 20, 2016

  HOLY LAND COLLECTION: Remember, the Good Friday collection is for the Holy Land.

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  The collection of food items at the Holy Thursday Liturgy will benefit the Community Food Pantry. The food will be delivered by members of the Youth Ministry. We will also collect the Rice Bowls at this liturgy for Catholic Relief Services, and the Holy Thursday Envelopes and loose cash will go to the Bloom Township Crisis Fund. Please be as generous as possible to our brothers and sisters who are less fortunate.

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OUR FIRST PARISH MISSION

Posted on March 01, 2016

  Fr. Andy O’Reilly, C.PP.S., will preach our first Parish Mission: “The Holy Year of Mercy” on March 14, 15 and 16, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Fr. Andy will be here to preach at all the Masses the weekend of March 12 and 13 in preparation for our Mission. As we celebrate the Holy Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis and prepare to celebrate Easter, rediscover how faith enables us to face everyday life with the strength that comes from the unconditional love of God. We will have the opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation following the Wednesday evening session. There will be an opportunity to...

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Chili Cook-Off

Posted on March 01, 2016

  Get cooking!! Sunday, March 6 from 2:00-4:30 p.m. will be our second Chili Cook-Off! There will be a sign-up sheet in the Gathering Space for those who wish to enter their chili. There will be voting and prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place! Please plan to join us...we had a great time last year!!

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FORMED announcement

Posted on March 01, 2016

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