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Entries for August 2017

SEPTEMBER 7 – EVENING OF REFLECTION FOR MINISTERS: On September 7, 2017, we will have an Evening of Reflection and renewal of all ministries here at St. John XXIII. All Altar Servers, Lectors, Ministers of Communion, Greeter/Usher, Sacristans and Choir/Musicians are asked to please attend. Please join Fr. Denis and our deacons for an evening of praying and reflection on our ministries – how each minister is a vital part of our celebration of Mass.

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First Saturday Rosary

Posted on August 29, 2017 in: General Parish News

FIRST SATURDAY ROSARY: Please join fellow members of the parish in praying the Rosary on the first Saturday of the each month. The Rosary will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the church. Everyone is welcome to join in this beautiful prayer for the intercession of our Blessed Mother.

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Do you know someone who is interested in the Catholic Faith? Is God urging you to get answers? RCIA Sessions (Inquiry) begins September 10 after the 9:00 a.m. Mass in Room E. RCIA (Rite of Initiation of Adults) is the process through which adults are initiated as members of the Roman Catholic Church. It is for any adult interested in learning about the Church and/or becoming a Catholic Christian. Those just starting the process are called Inquirers. They are welcomed and invited to share their search for God and have their questions about the Church answered. Once they feel called to commit to the Church, they ente...

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THE ART WORK SAINT JOHN XXIII WORSHIP SPACE St. John XXIII Phase One Worship Space includes several original oil paintings done by local artist, and members of our parish: Jim Gerkin, Teresa Satola, and Todd Brausch. The Iconographic program (choice of subjects, locations and themes for these paintings), was put together by Msgr. Frecker in dialogue with Mr. James McCrery, the architect for our facility. The art, along with the architectural design, materials, finishes, and furnishings in a Catholic Church building, must all merge into one sacred space, providing an environment for worship. The integration of the...

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Music Ministry

Posted on August 16, 2017 in: General Parish News

MUSIC MINISTRY: If you are currently in or have an interest in possibly joining the Choir, Instrumental Ensembles, Funeral Choir, Cantoring at Mass, or Cantoring for Weddings/Funerals, have interest in playing an instrument, or being a substitute pianist or organist, THIS EVENT IS FOR YOU! You don’t have to be a trained musician to join, and you don’t have to commit if you attend this meeting. All are welcome to come and hear what the Music Ministry is all about. An evening of reflection and education. The purpose of this program of song, prayer, and reflection is to share the vision and set the tone fo...

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FALL 2017 ADULT BIBLE STUDY “WILD GOOSE”: The Wild Goose is a Bible Study that focuses on the power of the Holy Spirit. This study is on the Formed website and is hosted by Father Dave Pivonka, who teaches how to call on the Holy Spirit to guide us through our daily lives. The study will begin on Thursday, September 21, at 7:00 p.m., and Tuesday, September 26, at 1:00 p.m. This is a 14-week course and that will end in February. There will be a break for the holidays. Registration will begin Sunday, September 3. There will be a $10.00 fee for the study journal. If you have any questions, please contact A...

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Annual Parish Picnic

Posted on August 16, 2017 in: General Parish News

ANNUAL PARISH PICNIC: It’s that time of year again! Mark your calendars! Our Parish Picnic is Sunday, August 27, immediately following the 11:00 a.m. Mass. Please bring a dish or dessert to share and a 2-liter of pop. Meat will be provided! Also, you may want to bring a lawn chair. There will be a face painter for the kids to enjoy and a few other things. We will also have music provided for us by Cindy Goldhaber & Friends! If you have a tent/canopy we can borrow, please let us know. There will be a sign-up sheet in the Gathering Space for anyone who would like to volunteer. Any questions, please contact ...

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PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION REGISTRATION: A letter and registration form were mailed to families with children in preschool thru 8th grade. If you did not receive a mailing, please let the parish office know so we can make any correction needed. The forms are available on the table in the Gathering Space. Preschool children must be 4 years of age by August 1. Registration is now through August 20, 2017. Tuition for PSR is $50.00 per child with a maximum of $150.00 per family, if you register by August 20. To register, you need to be a member of the parish, have your child’s baptismal certificate on file, fill ...

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Liturgical Ministers

Posted on August 16, 2017 in: General Parish News

LITURGICAL MINISTERS: Soon we will be preparing the schedule for Liturgical Ministers for September, October, November and December. If you are considering changing ministries, Mass time, or will not be able to serve due to travel etc., please notify the parish office so we can make the adjustments in the schedule. Thank you very much for all of your service to our parish brothers and sisters. popejohn@ sjxxiiiparish.org or 614-920-1563.

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Altar Servers Needed

Posted on August 16, 2017 in: General Parish News

ALTAR SERVERS NEEDED: If you are interested in becoming an Altar Server, you are invited to a training session to be held on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. All of our young people who are entering fourth grade are eligible to be servers. Any server who is already schedule, please feel free to attend for a refresher course. What a super ministry to serve God and our parishioners. We are so blessed to have you serve.

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