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Entries for August 2019

PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION INFORMATION: We are in need of Teachers for the Sixth Grade. Also needed are Teaching Assistant and Substitute Teachers. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Regina in the parish office at stjohn@sjxxiiiparish.org or 614-920-1563.  

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PLATINUM CLUB: On Wednesday, September 18, 6:00 p.m., the Platinum Club will have a picnic at Slate Run State Park on Route 674. We will meet in the shelter house to the left, after passing through the guard house. Signs will be posted. The meat and table service will be provided by the parish. Please bring a dish and drinks to share. Those who wish, can walk the trails or visit in the shelter house. The Platinum Club is open to all parishioners 55 and older and their spouses. 

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INQUIRY INTO THE CATHOLIC FAITH: Interested in the Catholic Faith? Do you know someone who may be interested? Come learn more and share your questions at an Information meeting on Thursday, August 29, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in Room E in the lower level of the church. Please call Midge Pry at 614-833-1817 with any questions or for more information. 

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RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2019: The need is great! You can help by donating blood. Sign-up sheet for the September 7 Blood Drive is in the Gathering Space. Hours are from 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. For more information, please call Andy Hunyady at 614-5791152 or Ken Higdon at 614-218-3390. The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give Blood. 

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PSR Help Still Needed

Posted on August 27, 2019 in: General Parish News

PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION INFORMATION: We are in need of Teachers for the Kindergarten, First Grade and Sixth Grade. Also needed are Teaching Assistant, Substitute Teachers, and Parking Safety Staff. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Regina in the Parish Office at stjohn@sjxxiiiparish.org or 614-920-1563. 

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Litergical Ministers

Posted on August 27, 2019 in: General Parish News

LITURGICAL MINISTERS: With the change in the Parish School of Religion times, people may want to change the Mass time that they minister at. Please either call or email Regina at rhrytzik@sjxxiiiparish.org or 614-9201563 and let her know what Mass you prefer when the next schedule comes out in September. Thank you for your help with this. Also Lectors, Greeters/Ushers, Extraordinary Ministers and Altar Servers, please check with the Sacristan on duty to see if they need any help for the Mass you are attending. It makes it difficult for the Sacristans to know all Ministers here at the parish and what ministry they do, so pl...

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – SAVE THE DATE: Knights of Columbus Council 16561 has partnered with Lithopolis United Methodist Church this year to host a Habitat for Humanity Wall Build on September 14, 2019. We will be constructing two homes this year that will go to families in the Fairfield County area. There are no experience or age requirements – all are welcome! Please keep an eye out in the bulletin for more information in the coming weeks! If you are interested in participating, please contact Andrew Ortiz via phone/text at 614-286-2405 or email at andrew@agortiz. com as soon as possible. 

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 40 DAYS FOR LIFE: The Knights of Columbus will be participating in the 40 Days for Life program on September 25, from 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and is asking for help. This is a coordinated, national campaign to bring continuous prayer to local abortion clinics in more than 500 cities across the world. In Columbus, the program is sponsored by Greater Columbus Right to Life. The vigil will be held at Founders Abortion Pill Clinic, 1243 East Broad, Columbus, from 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. See the sign-up sheet in the Gathering Space or contact Mike Redmon at 419-3066192 to sign up/get more information. In addition t...

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All Commissions Meeting

Posted on August 19, 2019 in: General Parish News

ALL COMMISSIONS MEETING: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., we will begin the new All Commissions meetings for the 2019-2020 year. This will be an exciting year for our St. John XXIII Parish. We have sent an email to all members of the Faith Formation, Christian Service and Parish Activities Commissions about the meeting. If you did not receive it, please contact Regina (rhrytzik@sjxxiiiparish.org or 614-920-1563) in the office to make sure we have your current email address. Look forward to seeing everyone on September 11! 

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YOUTH MINISTRY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The St. John XXIII Youth Ministry Team is looking for individuals to assist with our programing. There are several opportunities with varied time commitments, so there are options for all. If you enjoy working with the youth of our parish and would like the chance to mentor them, this would be a great way to do so. We have two programs within the parish: a middle school program (grades 6-8) and a high school program (grades 9-12), and we need help with both. We will be hosting an information meeting discussing these opportunities on Tuesday, August 27, at 6:00 p.m. Father O’Connor wi...

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Workday

Posted on August 18, 2019 in: General Parish News

WORKDAY: St.    John    XXIII    has    not    had    a    workday    in    a    very    long    time and is way overdue! Please join us on Saturday, August 17, at 9:00 a.m. in the morning to help get the lower level ready for Parish School of Religion this year. We will be wiping down the walls and baseboards, as well as cleaning the tables and chairs. We will provide all the cleaning supplies needed. Please bring your gloves to save your &...

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RCIA is beginning!

Posted on August 12, 2019 in: General Parish News

RCIA IS BEGINNING! Interested in the Catholic Faith? Know someone who may be interested? Come learn more and share your questions at an Information session, Thursday, August 22, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in Room E in the lower level of the church. Call Midge Pry at 614-833-1817 for more information. 

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – SAVE THE DATE: Knights of Columbus Council 16561 has partnered with Lithopolis United Methodist Church this year to host a Habitat for Humanity Wall Build on September 14, 2019. We will be constructing two homes this year that will go to families in the Fairfield County area. There are no experience or age requirements – all are welcome! Please keep an eye out in the bulletin for more information in the coming weeks! If you are interested in participating, please contact Andrew Ortiz via phone/text at 614-286-2405 or email at andrew@agortiz. com as soon as possible. 

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PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION PARENT ORIENTATION: The Parish School of Religion Parent/Guardian meeting will be August 25 at 10:15 a.m. We encourage all parents/guardians to attend, but if you are unable, please stop or call the Parish Office (614-920-1563). 

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PSR Registration

Posted on August 02, 2019 in: General Parish News

PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION REGISTRATION: The letter, registration form and schedule for our Parish School of Religion 2019-2020 have been sent to all families who had children registered in the PSR program last year. If you did not receive the information and have a child or children who are school age, please look on the table in the Gathering Space for this information.

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SECOND COLLECTION FOR THE VINCENTIANS, MARY MARTHA PROVINCE: Fr. Varghese (Sajan) Srambickal, V.C., a Vincentian Missionary Priest from India, will be here next weekend, August 10 and 11, to participate in our Annual Missionary Cooperation Plan. He will share his missionary experience at all the Masses and will make an appeal on behalf of the Vincentian Missions. The Vincentian Congregation (V.C.), a Religious Congregation, was founded in Kerala, India, in 1904, modeled after the Congregation of the Mission founded by St. Vincent de Paul. Members of this flourishing Religious Congregation are engaged in Mission Work in all...

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