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Entries for September 2016

HELP SARA LYNN GAFFORD TO ENTER THE MONASTERY – Sara Lynn, a parishioner, is entering Christ the Bridegroom Monastery in Burton, Ohio. Along with our prayers for her, she needs our help to follow this call to Monastic Life. You can learn more of her story and contribute to her financial preparation online at https://www.youcaring.com/saralynn-gafford-628534.

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BABY BOTTLE FOR PREGNANCY DECISION HEALTH CENTER – Once again, we are helping to raise awareness and grabbing a baby bottle after Mass the weekend of October 1 and 2. Filling it with your loose change, cash or check will directly support the free, life-saving programs offered at the seven area Pregnancy Decision Health Centers. The bottles will be collected during the month and the final pick-up will be after the weekend of October 29/30. The Bottle Program is a great way to get the entire family involved. Thank you for your participation. Please make checks payable to PDHC.

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ST. JOHN XXIII PARISH WOMEN OF CATHOLIC FAITH – WALKING WITH PURPOSE SCRIPTURE STUDY – We are very excited to begin our first Walking with Purpose program! Thank you to the ladies who have registered to participate. Our first meeting will be in the lower level of the church on Wednesday, October 5, at 7:00 p.m. We will distribute the Study Guides and begin our journey with Living in the Father’s Love at this gathering. If you have any questions, please contact Donna Jean Gafford at djgafford@gmail.com or 740-571-1484, or Lisa Crow at crowlisam@ gmail.com or 614-354-8362.

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The Knights of Columbus

Posted on September 30, 2016

BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS WITH THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Do you have a desire to improve our community? Do you wish to support the Catholic Church and grow in your faith? Do you have an interest in the welfare of young people? Do you believe in family values? Do you want to associate with people who share your beliefs and interests? Do you have concerns about financially protecting your loved ones? If you are a practicing Catholic man 18 years or older, and if you want to be a part of an organization that promotes all of these values, then we invite you and your family to attend our Open House, sponsored by the Knights o...

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Adult Fall Bible Study LECTIO PRAYER

Posted on September 30, 2016

ADULT FALL BIBLE STUDY LECTIO PRAYER – Saint John XXIII Faith Formation Commission is pleased to offer the fall Bible Studies series LECTIO PRAYER Finding Intimacy with GOD by Tim Gray. This six-week Bible Study will be offered on Tuesdays, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and Thursdays, from 7:00-9:00 p.m.. The Tuesday Bible Study begins on October 11, and ends on November 15th; and the Thursday Bible Study begins October 13, and ends on November 17. Sign-ups will be the weekends of September 24 and 25 and October 1 and 2. This Bible Series is featured on the parish subscription of the website Formed and is available to be vi...

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First Reconciliation Meeting for Parents

Posted on September 30, 2016

FIRST RECONCILIATION MEETING FOR PARENTS – 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 invited to attend a meeting on Thursday, October 6, 2016, 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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FR. DENIS – TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF ORDINATION: We will celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of ordination to the priesthood of Fr. Denis (October 5, 1991) at the Mass on Saturday, October 1, 2016, at 5:00 in the evening, followed by a reception (hors d’oeuvres will be served); and Mass on Sunday, October 2, 2016, at 9:00 in the morning, followed by a reception (a continental breakfast will be served); and the Mass on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 11:00 in the morning, followed by a reception (hors d’oeuvres will be served).

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Lighthouse Catholic Media Kiosk

Posted on September 19, 2016

LIGHTHOUSE CATHOLIC MEDIA KIOSK PRESENTS ANOTHER CD – AMAZING ANGELS AND SUPER SAINTS – Cat Chat is a Catholic Audio Show for kids ages 3-11 to help them learn and love their Faith like never before! Using prayer, great conversations, faith-filled stories, and catchy songs, each CD discusses the Catholic Faith while teaching kids powerful lessons for living out their Faith every day. Join Moses the Talking Cat, Papa, Josh, Hanna, and friends for an unforgettable experience!

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Adult Fall Bible Study LECTIO PRAYER

Posted on September 19, 2016

ADULT FALL BIBLE STUDY LECTIO PRAYER: Saint John XXIII Faith Formation Commission is pleased to offer the fall Bible Studies series LECTIO PRAYER: Finding Intimacy with GOD, by Tim Gray. This six-week Bible Study will be offered on Tuesdays, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and Thursdays, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Tuesday Bible Study begins on October 11 and ends on November 15, and the Thursday Bible Study begins October 13 and ends on November 17. Sign-ups are the weekends of September 24 and 25 and October 1 and 2. This Bible series is featured on the parish subscription of the website Formed and is available to be viewed at any time....

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FR. DENIS – TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF ORDINATION:  We will celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of ordination to the priesthood of Fr. Denis (October 5, 1991) at the Mass on Saturday, October 1, 2016, at 5:00 in the evening, followed by a reception (hors d’oeuvres will be served); and Mass on Sunday, October 2, 2016, at 9:00 in the morning, followed by a reception (a continental breakfast will be served); and the Mass on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 11:00 in the morning, followed by a reception (hors d’oeuvres will be served).

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St. Vincent DePaul Society

Posted on September 11, 2016

ST. VINCENT DEPAUL SOCIETY – GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK!  If you’re like me, you’re already tired of all the election analysis and political ads. Seems like you just can’t get away from them. Of course, you could just shut off the TV and radio, and set down your phones and tablets...but then what will you do? One good option for giving yourself a break from the election would be to go through your house and gather up clothes and other household items that you no longer need so you can donate them to someone who does!Coincidentally, the St. Vincent DePaul truck will be at our Parish for all the Masse...

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The Knights of Columbus Are Here

Posted on September 11, 2016

The next two weekends you will be greeted by members of the Knights of Columbus, who are conducting a parishwide Membership Drive to establish a Knights of Columbus Council here at St. John XXIII. All Catholic men, 18 years and older, and their families are invited to an Open House, Thursday, September 29, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the lower level Social Hall. Find out what The Knights of Columbus has to offer you and your family.  If you cannot attend, or need more information about the Knights of Columbus, please contact District Deputy Rob De Santos at 614-571-8986 or e-mail rdesantos@afana.com. Refreshments will follo...

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Alter Server Practice

Posted on September 11, 2016

Next Saturday, September 17, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., there will be an Altar Server refresher training for all Altar Servers with Father Denis, Deacon Roger and Deacon Charlie.  Pizza will be served after the training.

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Walking with Purpose Scripture Study

Posted on September 05, 2016

  ST. JOHN XXIII PARISH WOMEN OF CATHOLIC FAITH Walking with Purpose is coming to the Women’s Group this fall! Walking with Purpose is a women’s Catholic scripture program that aims to bring women to a deeper personal relationship with Christ. It accomplishes this through personal study and small group discussions that link our everyday challenges and struggles with the solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Catholic Church. The first study is Walking in the Father’s Love. To register, please fill out the registration form which can be found in the bulletin, click here for a ...

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