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Entries for September 2020

Blessing of Animals

Posted on September 28, 2020 in: General Parish News

BLESSING OF ANIMALS Fr. O’Connor will bless all animals on Sunday October 4, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of all animals. Please bring your pets for this special blessing. If you have large animals and/or livestock, please give us a call at 614-920-1563 or popejohn@ sjxxiiiparish.org to let us know. Fr. O’Connor will come to your home or farm to bless these animals.

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Lector Update

Posted on September 28, 2020 in: General Parish News

LECTORS We are now permitting any Lector who is over 70 years old and in good health to Lector at one of the Sunday Masses. Please call the parish office 614-920-1563 or email popejohn@sjxxiiiparish. org to put your name on the schedule. We thank you for your understanding. The diocesan recommendation remains for those under 70 but Fr. O’Connor said that we can permit anyone older to Lector as long as they know the conditions.

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Baptismal Preparation

Posted on September 28, 2020 in: General Parish News

BAPTISMS We have a new program in place for Baptismal Preparation if you are expecting or have had your first child. Also, if you need to schedule your child’s Baptism, please call or email the parish office for details at 614-920-1563 or popejohn@sjxxiiiparish. org.

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PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION (PSR) Our Parish School of Religion books are here and ready to be picked up, either on the weekend or Tuesday through Friday, when the building is open.

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Communion Food Pantry

Posted on September 28, 2020 in: General Parish News

COMMUNION FOOD PANTRY You will see a new receptacle in the Gathering Space for the nonperishable food items needed at the Community Food Pantry. Each month, there will be a list of items needed for that month and also a list of items that are always needed. The lists are on the table in the Gathering Space. Thank you for your generosity for our brothers and sisters in need.

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL #16561 The Knights of Columbus will be participating in the 40 Days for Life program on September 24th, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and is asking for your 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 the Planned Parenthood clinic on Main Street in Columbus. Contract Mike Redmon at 419-306-6192 to get more information or just show up

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PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION (PSR) Our Parish School of Religion books are here and ready to be picked up, either on the weekend or Tuesday through Friday when the building is open. For families with children who will be in second or eighth grade, we will plan to have a few in-class sessions as part of their particular preparation for the sacraments they will receive. There will only be a few of these sessions, and will meet in the social hall rather than the classroom to assure greater social distance. These classes will be scheduled in the future, and you will receive another letter with more information. The cost of the bo...

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BISHOP CALLS FOR DAY OF PRAYER, FASTING ON SEPTEMBER 24 Bishop Robert Brennan is calling for Thursday, September 24, the Feast of Our Lady of Mercy, to be a day of prayer and penance for healing and conversion in our community and our nation. “Images of Our Lady of Mercy, in the past known as Our Lady of Ransom, the patronal feast of the Mercedarians, often show Mary gathering people under her mantle,” Bishop Brennan said. “It is Mary that gathers God’s people together to bring them to her Son, to Divine Mercy. In these troubled and uncertain times, this is an important day for us to not only acknow...

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