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Entries for September 2013

St. Vincent DePaul Society

Posted on September 22, 2013

  With football season well underway now, some people find themselves needing to clear space in their garage or basement to host a football party. Not hosting a party you say? Well if you’re like me, you could still stand to clear some space in various areas of your house. So I have some good news for you! The St. Vincent DePaul truck will be happy to take the stuff you need to clear out of your house! The truck will be at our Parish for all Masses the weekend of October 12-13! They can take any clothing, non-consumable household goods, small appliances, etc. that you are willing to part with. All donated item...

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Contest to Rename the Parish - Winner

Posted on September 22, 2013

Saint John XXIII Catholic Church won the parish vote!  Thank you to all who took the time to vote!

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Protecting God's Children

Posted on September 15, 2013

  In collaboration with the diocesan effort to prevent child sexual abuse, our parish will be hosting a “Protecting God’s Children” awareness session on Saturday, November 9, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. until Noon, with a continental breakfast at 8:15 a.m. The session will be held in the Social Hall. Protecting God’s Children is a mandatory program for all who work or volunteer with children (in any capacity) in our diocese. Parents and other interested parishioners are invited and encouraged to attend as well. For any questions regarding the program or registration, please stop in the parish office...

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Movie Night!

Posted on September 15, 2013

  For Respect Life Month this year, we will be showing the movie October Baby. October Baby is about a young woman named Hannah who discovers she was almost aborted as a baby. She then embarks on a road trip to understand the circumstances of her birth. This is a movie about forgiveness and the beauty of life. We will be showing it on Saturday, October 26th, at 6:10 p.m. This movie is rated PG-13. Pizza and salad will be served. All are welcome!

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Feast Day Celebration & Bonfire

Posted on September 15, 2013

  FEAST DAY CELEBRATION AND BONFIRE – Please plan to join us for a Feast Day Celebration on Saturday, October 12, and Sunday, October 13. We will be celebrating the Solemnity of our Patron at all three Masses. There will also be a booklet about Pope John XXIII for each family in the Gathering Space. There will also be a special “Coffee and Donuts” (yes! Real donuts, not cookies) after both Sunday Masses. As well as a great party and bonfire on Saturday, October 12, 2013, being held at the shelter house. The Celebration will begin immediately after 5:00 p.m. Mass. Please bring a lawn chair to sit by...

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  In preparation for the wonderful sacrament of Reconciliation, all parents/guardians of children in the second grade or older who have not received this sacrament are expected to attend a meeting on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. At this meeting, workbooks for the children as well as a family guide for the workbook will be distributed to the parents. Please mark your calendars for this important meeting.

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Blessing of Animals

Posted on September 08, 2013

  Bring your pets to the church parking lot honoring the Feast of St. Francis, Sunday, October 6, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. There will be a short prayer service and blessing of animals. Please make sure your pets are on leashes or otherwise under control. See you there...rain or shine.

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  Please help raise awareness and increase prayer efforts this Respect Life Month by grabbing a baby bottle after Mass the weekend of October 5 & 6. Filling it with your loose change, cash or check will directly support the free, life-saving programs offered at the six area Pregnancy Decision Health Centers. The bottles will be collected the weekend of October 26 and 27. The Bottle Program is a great way to get the entire family involved. Thank you for your participation.

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CONFIRMATION INFORMATIONAL MEETING

Posted on September 08, 2013

  On Tuesday, September 24, 2013, we will have an Informational Meeting for all candidates and parents. This meeting will be held in the Social Hall at 7:00 p.m. and Sponsors are encouraged to attend if possible.

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October is Respect Life Month

Posted on September 08, 2013

  To celebrate, the Respect Life subcommittee is hosting a baby shower to benefit Pregnancy Decision Health Centers and Kinder Women’s Healthcare. Both of these organizations provide loving support and practical assistance to women and their families to enable them to choose life for their unborn baby. Cake and punch will be served on the fourth Sunday, October 27, 2013, and everyone is invited to participate. The baby shower will be on Sunday, October, 27 after the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m Masses. Also, we will be doing a collection for new or gently used baby items or maternity clothes for the clients of the ...

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Youth Ministry Volunteers Needed

Posted on September 08, 2013

  Middle School and High School Youth Ministry is in need of parent volunteers. We are looking for parents who can volunteer one Sunday evening each quarter. We do not need a huge time commitment, just once every 3 months. Middle School youth meets the 1st and 3rd Sunday each month, while High School meets the 2nd Sunday. We are in need of parents who can help set up or put away, who can help with food, and we occasionally are in need of drivers. We have many jobs in need of adult volunteers. There is a sign-up sheet in the Gathering Space with the dates if you can help out. You will need Protecting God’s Chil...

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