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Entries for July 2015

  All women of our parish are invited to join us for our meeting on Thursday, August 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Social Hall. We will be making rosaries and planning for the Family Rosary and Ice Cream Social in September. (Watch the bulletin for further details on this event.) Come join other women of your parish in the sharing of faith, fellowship and fun!

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  G-FORCE: Explore how to put your faith into action! Ages 4 thru 5th grade! Join us July 26- 30, 6:00-8:15 p.m. for crafts, science, stories, games, and music. We need shepherds, teacher leaders (for games, crafts, or science), help decorating and serving dinner. Saint John XXIII is in charge of dinner for Monday, July 27. Register online at http://2015.cokesburyvbs.com/CWVBS or pick up a registration form in the Gathering Space. Volunteers are still needed to shepherd and to decorate. Please contact Jen Messerly (614-507-4021 or email jennymess2000@gmail.com) if you are able to help.

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  The Guardian Angel Program, GAP, is the Pregnancy Decision Health Centers’ new mentoring program. GAP is looking for compassionate mentors (Angels) who are willing to be matched with a single woman who is facing an unexpected pregnancy. The goal of GAP is to provide emotional support, spiritual guidance, and positive role modeling as she transitions into motherhood. As an Angel, you will walk beside her and fill the gap in her life so she doesn’t have to feel alone. If you can’t be an Angel, but still have the desire to support and love these single mothers, the Choir of Angels is for you. You an...

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Pregnancy Decision Health Center

Posted on July 17, 2015

  As PDHC grows and continues to serve more young women in central Ohio, we are in need of more volunteers to minister to these dear women and guide them towards a life decision. If you are interested in more information about volunteering with PDHC, please contact Sara Nass at saran@pdhc.org or 614-888-8774, ext. 6115. She would be happy to get you connected as a volunteer to serve these women who so deeply need your care and support. Please contact Sara today! ALL life belongs to GOD... It is HE who made us, and we are HIS. – Psalm 100:3

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Holy Land Pilgramage

Posted on July 17, 2015

  Join Fr. Denis Kigozi, along with hosts Aimee and Dave Walton, on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in Israel. We will visit the places where Jesus walked, taught, performed miracles, was crucified and raised from the dead. This experience of a lifetime is scheduled for November 11-20, 2015. Please contact Aimee or Dave at Israelpilgrimage2015@gmail.com or call 740-225-6136 for more information. Seats are limited.

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WELCOME FATHER DENIS KIGOZI

Posted on July 17, 2015

  THIS weekend, July 18 and 19, Fr. Denis Kigozi will celebrate his first weekend Masses here. Please give him the true St. John XXIII welcome. How blessed we are to have him here.

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Back-To-School Expenses

Posted on July 17, 2015

  Are you struggling to meet back-to-school expenses? Parents, you are not imagining it. School supplies are more expensive than ever. Some parish families are faced with choosing between getting that graphing calculator and paying the electric bill. We don’t want you to face that choice. If your family could use help with back-to-school supplies, please contact Elizabeth James of the St. John XXIII Christian Service and Social Concerns Commission at ElizabethJames13@gmail.com or 614- 395-8924 (text/call) by July 23rd to see how we can help fill your supply list for any grade at any school. We want every child...

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School Supply Drive

Posted on July 17, 2015

  It’s that time again! While school is still nearly two months away, local stores will soon be offering back-to- school sales. That’s a great time to pick up a few items to donate to the annual Back-to-School Drive here at St. John XXIII. We want every child and teacher in our community to start school with the right supplies. That goal is getting more and more expensive every year – far faster than the rate of inflation. Last year, our bulletin announcement said an average family spends $635.00 on back-to- school shopping, including supplies, backpack and clothing. That number this year is $669.0...

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