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St. John XXIII parish, along with a number of others in the Diocese of Columbus, is pleased to announce that we will resume offering the Sacrament of Penance, starting May 1st. These will be by appointment only, so as to limit the number of people present at the parish, and to allow for safe social distancing. Therefore, walk-ins cannot be accommodated at this time. Initially, appointments will be available at St. John XXIII on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Please call 614-271-2005 for an appointment. When making an appointment, you do not need to give your name, simply the number of people you are making yo...

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RICE BOWL UPDATE

Posted on April 27, 2020 in: General Parish News

We will collect the RiceBowls when we return to our regular Mass schedule but in the meantime the Catholic Relief Services can accept donations at Catholic Relief Services,  1-877-435-7277, or Catholic Relief Services, CRS Rice Bowl, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, Maryland 21297-0303.  25% of all donations provide grant funds for local food pantries. Thanks so much.

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The St. John XXIII Knights of Columbus will be holding a DRIVE-THRU collection on Sunday, May 24, 2020 from 10:00AM - 2:00PM of canned/dry packaged foods and hygiene products for the Canal Winchester Food Pantry as well as disposable baby diapers and wipes for the Women's Care Center of Columbus. If you are already planning to go grocery shopping this week feel free to pick up some extra items to help. DO NOT NEEDLESSLY GO TO THE STORE. PLEASE STAY HOME IF YOU ARE CONSIDERED ESPECIALLY AT RISK FOR COVID-19 TO DONATE: We ask that you place all items you intend to donate in the TRUNK of you...

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LENT 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 abst...

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Here are 4 free resources that can help you and your families (of all ages) creatively prepare for and celebrate Holy Week: HOLY THURSDAY REFLECTION - Click Here GOOD FRIDAY REFLECTION - Click Here HOLY SATURDAY REFLECTION - Click Here Don't forget, there are even more FREE resources available for families of all ages on our website: View children's resources View teen resources We know that there is a lot on your mind as each day goes by. We want to assure you that we are here for you, to help you and your community in any way we can. Please do not hesitate to reach out to ...

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