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BETHLEHEM ON BROAD: We begin by thanking you for participating in the outreach to provide Christmas dinner and Christmas Day festivities for the homeless and less fortunate. Our parish has been involved with Bethlehem on Broad since we began 18 years ago by providing the turkeys, hams and desserts used for this dinner. Members of the Chri...

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SUPPORTING OUR SAFETY SERVICES: As is our tradition at Pope John XXII, we will once again provide Christmas dinner for our local police and fire    departments    on    Christmas.    Please    sign    up    in    the&nbs...

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COMMUNAL PENANCE SERVICE: The Season of Advent is a time to    prepare    for    the    coming    of    Christ.    We    prepare    for    the    final    comin...

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Baking Event – The Ronald McDonald House December 8 (1:00-3:00 p.m.) or December 9 (1:00-3:00 p.m.) On December 8 (1:00-3:00 p.m.) and December 9th (1:00-3:00 p.m.), we will taking groups of youth (MS and HS) and their families, if desired, down to the Ronald McDonald House to bake for the residents. This has been a quarterly ongoin...

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COME AND SING WITH THE CHILDREN AND FAMILY FOR CHRISTMAS EVE: This is an invitation for children and their parents (if they’d like) to join the Music Ministry at the 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass this year. The group leading music at this Christmas Eve Mass will include children or entire families who are interested in singing as a c...

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SUBSTANCE ABUSE HELP: A majority of substance-free adolescents credit their parents for the decision not to use illegal substances. Keep family members informed about the dangers of substance abuse, as well as the opportunities for help. Visit www.starttalking.ohio.gov for tips on how to start the conversation. Alone we can do so little; ...

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FIRST RECONCILIATION INTERVIEWS: Parents of children preparing for First Reconciliation, if you have not done, so please call for your child’s appointment. This week is the last chance before our Communal Penance Service on December 19. Please contact Regina for an appointment with Fr. O’Connor or Deacon Pry. 

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CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE: We will have a sign-up sheet for tending the “Giving Tree” before and after each weekend Mass for November 24-25, December 1-2 and December 8-9. We especially need volunteers to cover before and after the Saturday evening Mass. Teens are always welcomed to help. If anyone is interested, please call Kathy...

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WINNERS OF OUR 2018 THANKSGIVING RAFFLE Nancy Ekwall $ 1,000.00 Leo Almeida $  500.00 Mike Yonnoti $  250.00
MINISTRIES RECOMMISSIONING: On Thursday, November 29 at 7:00 p.m., we will have our second Prayer Service with commissioning of all Liturgical Ministers: Sacristans, Altar Servers, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers and Greeter/Ushers. If you are still interested in remaining to be a minister, we ask that you please attend this meeting. If yo...

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PREGNANCY DECISION HEALTH CENTER BABY BOTTLES: We will begin    collecting    the    bottles    back    for    PDHC.    We    still    have    some    bottles   &nbs...

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UPCOMING COMMUNITY/OUTREACH OPPORTUNITY Baking Event – The Ronald McDonald House December 8 (1:00-3:00 p.m.) or December 9 (1:00-3:00 p.m.) On    December    8    and    December    9th,    we    will    taking&nbs...

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OHIO DOMINICAN CHOIR CONCERT: The    Ohio    Dominican    University    Chorus    will    make    a    return    this    Advent    to    perform   &nb...

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DECORATING FOR CHRISTMAS: The Christmas Season, with the beautiful colors of flowers and banners, is such a wonderful way to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ with Mary and Joseph. We will decorate for the Christmas Season on Sunday, December 23, at 1:00 p.m. We can use all of the help available. Please contact Mary Francis at mefrancis...

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SUNDAY MISSALS – ADVENT and CHRISTMAS SEASON MATERIALS: We    have    the    Sunday    Missals    and    a    variety    of    Advent    and    Christmas   &nb...

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AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE – NOVEMBER 10, 2018: On Saturday, November 10th, from 7:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., our parish will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive. To schedule a time, please sign up in the Gathering Space or call Bob Zeman at 920-2931. We also need volunteers to help with the canteen (serve drinks and snacks fo...

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CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE: The Christian Service and Social Concerns Committees are sponsoring the December “Giving Tree” for needy families in our area. We will be meeting on Tuesday, November 20th, at 6:00 p.m. If you can’t make it at 6:00 p.m. and still would like to help, you can come a little later. We have boxes to wra...

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ANNUAL THANKSGIVING RAFFLE TICKETS: This annual fund raiser is for the little extra things that we do here at the parish. We appreciate everyone’s participation in our Annual Thanksgiving Raffle and hope that it is a wonderful success. The winning tickets will be drawn after the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, November 18. The mailing we...

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HELP PLEASE: If your address or phone number has changed between April 2017 and July 2018, will you please send me your address/phone number. When we had our computer problem, we lost data for those 16 months. We have been recreating our data, but sometimes things fall through the cracks. I appreciate all of your help. Email rhrytzik@ sjx...

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November 25 HS Youth meeting from 6:00-8:00 p.m. December 2 HS Youth meeting from 6:00-8:00 p.m. (More Details to follow.) December 8 (Saturday) Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo (We will be leaving church at 4:00 p.m. once we get back from the Ronald McDonald House.) December 8/9  Baking at the Ronald McDonald House on Saturda...

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PREGNANCY DECISION HEALTH CENTER: The month of October is Respect Life month. PDHC has provided us with baby bottles to fill with our change.  Let the baby bottle remind you of the women wh...

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SECOND COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND: We have been asked by the USCCB (United States Council of Catholic Bishops) to have a second collection  next weekend November 3/4. This collection is for the victims&...

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BONFIRE – OCTOBER 21: Please plan to join us Sunday, October 21st, for our Fall Bonfire! We will begin at 5:00 p.m., following the Trunk-or-Treat event, and should conclude around 7:00 p.m. We will serve dinner and have marshmallows for roasting! As well as a game or two for the kids. Please bring lawn chairs. Everything else is pro...

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WORLD MISSION SUNDAY: In his message concerning World Mission Sunday, our Holy Father, Pope Francis, stated “Life is a mission, every man and woman is a mission; that is the reason for our life on this earth. To be attracted and to be sent are two movements that our hearts, especially when we are young, feel as interior forces of lo...

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2ND ANNUAL TRUNK-OR-TREAT EVENT: The Knights of Columbus is hosting the 2nd Annual Trunk-or-Treat Event on October 21st, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the parking lot and social hall of St. John XXIII. Trunkor-Treat is an opportunity to provide a safe “trick-or-treat” experience to our parish’s youth while providing fellowship ...

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FALL BIBLE STUDY “THE MASS”: The Faith Formation Commission would will be hosting a 6-week series to walk through the Liturgy with Bishop Robert Barron who is the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. This series includes 6 engaging episodes to address questions and...

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NURSERY AVAILABILITY DURING SUNDAY MASSES – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Without more help, we will not be able to have the Nursery open EVERY Sunday. We need one or two hours of your time each month. Parents, grandparents, single adults college and high school students are welcome. This is a perfect chance for High School students who may ne...

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS EUCHRE TOURNAMENT: Euchre Tournament – Our Knights of Columbus is holding their 2nd Annual Euchre Tournament on Saturday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. Preregistration is required. Participants are limited to 64 players. Fee is $10.00 per person. See any Knight, or call Ernie Winnestaffer at 614834-4432 to register.

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THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL #16561: The Knights of Columbus will be participating in the 40 Days for Life program on October 1st, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., and is asking for help from any parishioner. This is a coordinated, national campaign to bring continuous prayer to local abortion clinics in more than 500 cities across the world. In ...

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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 Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. At this meeting, workbooks for the children, as well as a fami...

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OCTOBER 4 IS THE FEAST OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI: Please join us on October 4, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, at 5:00 p.m. for the blessing of small animals. Cats, dogs, guinea pigs, birds, hamsters, etc. Something new beginning this year, Fr. O’Connor, Deacon Roger and Deacon Charlie would like to come and bless the larger farm...

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BEREAVEMENT COMMITTEE: Our St. John XXIII Bereavement Committee is a ministry to those who have lost their loved ones. We offer food, drink and a place to visit with their friends and family following the funeral. We are in need of individuals to help with the setup, service, cleanup, as well as those to provide desserts. If you are inter...

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ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY – CAN YOU LEND A HAND? As most of us are aware, football season is back in full swing and that’s a sure sign that fall is here. We use our hands when cheering on our favorite teams, but maybe you can spare some time for your hands to help out some of our brothers and sisters who are in need. To help...

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PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION VOLUNTEER STAFF NEEDED:Registration forms with the schedule are on the table in the Gathering Space. If you did not receive one in the mail please let Regina know in the office. We are in great need of a teacher for the Kindergarten and Eighth Grade Classes as well as High School or Adult volunteers as assistants...

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“INTO THE BREACH” OPEN TO ALL MEN: The Knights of Columbus is conducting an “Into the Breach” men’s faith study group. Generally held in the evenings during the week, 8:45-10:00 p.m. at the BrewDog Brewery. It is a combination of fellowship, open discussion, and a review of the “Into the Breach” p...

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Registration forms with the schedule are on the table in the Gathering Space. If you did not receive one in the mail please let Regina know in the office. We are in great need of a teacher for the Kindergarten and Eighth Grade Classes as well as High School or Adult volunteers as assistants in the classes. This is a great way to help our ...

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BLOOD DRIVE: On Saturday, September 8, 2018, our Parish will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive. Hours are 7:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. To schedule a time, please sign up in the Gathe...

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INTERESTED IN THE CATHOLIC FAITH? HAVE QUESTIONS? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Inquiry begins on September 9 after the 9:00 a.m. Mass in Room E. Please call or email Midge Pry at ...

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OUTREACH OPPORTUNITY Baking Event – The Ronald McDonald House September 8 (1:00-3:00 p.m.) or September 9 (1:00-3:00 p.m.) On September 8 (1:00-3:00 p.m.) and September 9 (1:00-3:00 p.m.), we will be taking groups of youth and families, if desired, down to the Ronald McDonald House to bake for the residents. This has been an ongoing...

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OUR MUSIC MINISTRY WANTS YOU! Music ministry provides beauty, joy, comfort, inspiration, and musical prayer for our communal liturgies and various parish celebrations. This is possible due to the generous sharing of time and talent of diverse and committed members. If you can carry a tune or play an instrument, and want to help us lead mu...

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PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION PARENT ORIENTATION: The Parish School of Religion Parent/Guardian meeting will be August 26 at 10:15 a.m. We encourage all parents/guardians to attend, but if you are unable, please stop in the office or call 614-920-1563 for the Handbook and schedule. You can contact the coordinators Ann Neu at 614-829-0299 or D...

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THE FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY: The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is August 15, 2018. The Vigil Mass will be Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

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PLATINUM CLUB: The Platinum Club will meet for dinner at Westie’s Gastropub, 940 S. Front Street, Columbus, on Wednesday, August 22, at 6:00 p.m. If you plan to join us, please call or email Anita Hippler at 614-833-3938 or jimanitah@aol.com with your reservation by Monday, August 20. The Platinum Club is open to all parishioners ag...

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This fall, the Women’s Group will continue the Walking with Purpose Bible Study, “Keeping in Balance.” If you are interested in attending, please see the registration forms on the table in the Gathering Space or by contacting Vicky Burns at vickyb10458@gmail.com or 614-554-8988 by July 27. The cost of the book is $45.00 ...

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PARISH PICNIC AUGUST 5 AFTER THE 11:00 A.M. MASS: Let us give our new pastor Fr. Brian O’Connor a rousing welcome on Sunday, August 5, at our Parish Picnic immediately following the 11:00 a.m. Mass. Please bring a dish and a 2-liter bottle of pop to share! If anyone has canopies we can borrow, please bring it anytime that morning be...

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR OUR ANNUAL PARISH PICNIC: Many hands make light work and many minds come up with great ideas for the parish picnic. If you are able to help in any way with the activities of the picnic setup, cleanup, kids games etc. or anything else that needs to be done, please sign up on the table in the Gathering Space or call th...

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HELP!!! I am in need of your help. If you have given me a new phone number or email address in the last year or so, would you be so kind as to send it to me at rhrytzik@sjxxiiiparish.org. We have had some problems this past week and a half with our computer server and I would like to make sure I have everything up to date. My apology for ...

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ANNUAL SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE: Did you know that the St. John XXIII Parish Community have students in a wide area of schools: Canal Winchester, Bloom Carroll, Teays Valley, Groveport and Columbus Schools. The cost of school supplies has risen over the past years and families with two, three and four or more children in school find it extreme...

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ANNUAL MISSION APPEAL NEXT WEKEND: Father Cesar Santa Crus will be speaking at all Masses next weekend, describing the work of and requesting support for his society, The Missionary Fraternity of Mary of Guatemala. The Mission Office of the Columbus Diocese has invited him to our parish. We will have a second collection next Sunday for ou...

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THANK YOU! My Dear Brothers and Sisters of St. John XXIII,   This move was nowhere in my plans! Three years only! But, like they say, “Tell God your plans…” Nevertheless, what a blessed existence you, the family of St. John XXIII, have offered me these past three years. Thank You Very Much.   The ...

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HOSPITALITY SUNDAY We will have Hospitality Sunday this weekend, June 24, after the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Masses. On July 7 and 8, after all the weekend Masses, we will have a farewell for Fr. Denis, as he leaves us for the Church of the Resurrection as their new Pastor. Please join us as we send him off with our love and admiration.

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: This year, VBS for St. John XXIII will be Sunday, July 15-Wednesday, July 18, in the evening, and held at David Lutheran Church in Canal Winchester. Experience God though music, games, and activities. Adult and teen volunteers are needed. Those currently in 7th Grade can earn volunteer hours for Confirmation. Please...

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ACKNOWLEDGMENT: POPE JOHN XXIII PARISH: The Serraglio Family wish to thank Pope John XXIII Parish for their prayers and support to Fr. Mario throughout his recent illness. He delighted in the “mail call,” which brought so many cards, letters, and texts. The visitation and the Mass were truly a celebration of his life. Special ...

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PLATINUM TRIP TO THE LACOMEDIA DINNER THEATER – On Thursday, October 18, the Platinum Club will travel to the LaComedia Dinner Theater in Springboro, OH, for a matinee performance of “Clue,” a musical t...

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With Msgr. Mario's passing last weekend, we would like to share the viewing and funeral plans with you.    Wednesday, May 30th @ ​St. John the Baptist   -  720 Hamlet Street, Columbus OH 43215-1534 ​from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. with Rosary at 7:30 p.m.    Thursday, May 31st @ St. John XXIII - Viewing ...

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PLEDGE SUNDAY: Pledge Sunday is again taking place this spring, in conjunction with the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. We are asking our parishioners to exercise proper stewardship by making a pledge to Parish Offertory, Parish Debt Reduction (Building Fund) and the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. Maintaining a proper share of our income for...

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PLATINUM CLUB TRIP – The Platinum Club is proposing a bus trip to Nashville, TN on September 24-28.  Highlights of the trip will include a tour of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Motherhouse in Nashville, tours of the Belle Meade Mansion and the Parthenon, tour of the City of Nashville, attending a Grand Ole Opry performan...

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PLEDGE WEEKEND – We have not been able to get the most recent figures for Pledge Sunday and the BAA. We will provide them in next week’s bulletin. We will begin the budget process in late July, and as we have done in the past and will continue to look at the amount pledged to govern our annual budget for year 2018-2019. Thank ...

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CATHOLIC SCHOOL SUBSIDY – We have contacted the Catholic Elementary Schools in our area to determine their tuition rates for the coming year. We will notify our parishioners who had children in Catholic School last year with a copy we send to the school. If you have children who will be going into Catholic School for the first time,...

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FORMED FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT – Please join the Faith Formation Commission as they host a family movie night featuring the movie Mother Theresa of Calcutta from the Formed website. Admission is free. The movie night will be held from 7:00-9:00 on Tuesday, June 19 and Tuesday, June 26 in the social hall of the church. The movie will be s...

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AN INTRODUCTION TO CENTERING PRAYER WORKSHOP – Please join Adele Sheffieck, MA on Saturday, June 16, from 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. for a Centering Prayer Workshop. Adele will introduce Centering Prayer which is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God’...

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2018 FIRST COMMUNION CLASS – How wonderful to see 24 of our young people receive their First Communion on Saturday, May 19, at 11:00 a.m. Please offer congratulations to these children: Daniel Barousse, Hayden Brunney, Jack Cosgrove, Jett Craycraft, Molly Daron, Brianna Fearon, Jacob Fracassi, Mia Fracassi, Ga...

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CONFIRMATION ON JUNE 2, 2018 – On Saturday, June 2, we welcome Bishop Frederick Campbell as he will Confirm 21 of our young people and 6 from Church of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. It will be a very crowded Mass!

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Please do not park on the grass. We have additional parking at TriCounty Medical Center. Thank you!
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – JUST AROUND THE CORNER This year, the VBS will be held Sunday, July 15-Wednesday, July 18, in the evening at David Lutheran Church, 300 Groveport Street, Canal Winchester. Experience God though music, games, and activities. Adult and teen volunteers are needed. Those currently in 7th Grade can earn volunte...

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NURSERY SERVICE DURING SUNDAY MASSES – SEARCHING FOR A REWARDING MINISTRY? Volunteers are always welcome! Parents, grandparents, single adults and high school students can always help. High School Students who may need service hours, this is a perfect change to get them and help your parish family as well. If you are interested ...

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Ministry schedules are available on our website under the Resources menu.  Or you can click here.
Baking at the Ronald McDonald House (Saturday, May 5th, from 1:00-3:00 p.m., and Sunday, May 6th, from 1:00-3:00 p.m.). We will be participating in our quarterly service project at the Ronald McDonald house during the weekend of May 5th-6th. During this event, we will be baking treats for the residents at the Ronald McDonald House ac...

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ST. JOHN XXIII PARISH BENEFIT AUCTION CAN YOU bake a pie...host a meal...give golf or music lessons... paint a room...babysit...do home repairs...host a pool party? DO YOU HAVE theater tickets...a cabin or cottage...a boat...a condo or timeshare...tickets to a sporting event...sports memorabilia...gift certificates? THEN THIS AUCTION...

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BOB HURD IS COMING TO ST. JOHN XXIII! The National Association of Pastoral Musicians Columbus Chapter is sponsoring a free concert by composer/performer Bob Hurd entitled “An Evening of Song and Prayer” at our parish on Friday, April 20, at 7:00 p.m. A freewill offering will be taken to benefit the Bloom Township Crisis F...

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HOLY THURSDAY FOOD COLLECTION AND RICE BOWLS: The collection of food items at the Holy Thursday Liturgy will benefit the Community Food Pantry. The food will be delivered by members of the Youth Ministry. We will also collect the Rice Bowls at this liturgy for Catholic Relief Services, and the Holy Thursday Envelopes and loose cash wi...

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL #16561 – SOUP SUPPER: Lenten Soup Supper on March 23, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Lent calls us to Pray, Fast and Give Alms. On Friday, March 23, the Knights of Columbus will sponsor a Simple Lenten Soup Supper right after the Stations of the Cross and Benediction. The Supper will begin at a...

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CHILI COOK-OFF: It’s that time again to dust off your favorite Chili recipe and whip up a batch to enter into the St. John XXIII Chili Cook-Off! The Cook-Off will be Sunday, March 18, 2018, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 vote getters! We will be servings hot dogs, etc., as well as the chili! So come out...

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BASKETS OF HOPE BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENT: St. John XXIII Parish is participating with other churches in our area in a program called Baskets of Hope. This program provides Easter baskets for children of needy families, and is run through the Canal Winchester Food Pantry. Knights of Columbus Council #16561 is coordinating our Parish part...

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UPCOMING HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH EVENT – DCYC – MARCH 3 The Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference (DCYC) is a one-day high school conference in the Diocese of Columbus, for youth in grades 9-12. The gathering includes workshops and activities geared towards high schoolers, as well as keynote speakers, Reconciliation, Adoration, p...

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LENT: There are three Traditional Lenten observances: 1. Prayer Person at home prepares by reading the Scripture prior to Sunday Mass, in addition to other personal prayers, such as meditation, Rosary, spiritual readings, etc. 2. Fasting The following regulations of fast and abstinence for Catholics provide an opportunity for us to b...

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SANDWICH SATURDAY IS SANDWICH FRIDAY THIS MONTH! This month, our Sandwich Saturday is Sandwich Friday on February 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m., after the Stations of the Cross. The sandwiches are delivered to St. Lawrence Haven in downtown Columbus to feed the homeless. Please take a slip from the board in the Gathering Space for the needed ...

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PARISH MISSION 2018 PROOFS FOR GOD: Please join us for this year’s Parish Mission titled “Proofs for God,” presented by Father Thomas Blau, OP. The mission will take place Sunday, March 4, 2018, through Wednesday, March 7, 2018, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. each night. Father Blau will be looking at the various proofs for God...

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TIME TO SUBSCRIBE/RE-SUBSCRIBE TO THE CATHOLIC TIMES: The Catholic Times weekly newspaper features insightful and informative news from a Catholic perspective around our diocese, our country and the world. Sign up TODAY or renew your subscription to the Catholic Times by placing your Catholic Times envelope with a minimum donation of ...

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ASH WEDNESDAY COLLECTIONS: Proceeds of the Ash Wednesday collection will be contributed to the Joint Organization for Inner-city Needs (J.O.I.N.). J.O.I.N. operates under Catholic Charities of the Columbus Diocese. J.O.I.N. provides emergency assistance to the poor and vulnerable throughout the diocese. This assistance may be in the f...

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LENTEN FRIDAY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION AND STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Each Friday in Lent, beginning February 16, 2018, we will have Eucharistic Adoration following morning Mass. We will conclude with Benediction and Stations of the Cross at 6:30 p.m. Come when you can; leave when you have to. You can also sign up for a time slot on the tabl...

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ASHES FOR ASH WEDNESDAY: If you are not using them in any special way, please return your old palms before Ash Wednesday. They will be burned by our Youth to create ashes for Ash Wednesday.
PLATINUM CLUB: On Wednesday, February 21, at 11:30 a.m., the Platinum Club will have lunch at Shade’s and then, at 1:00 p.m., meet at the studio of Todd Brausch, one of the artists for our church’s beautiful artwork, at 85 N. Walnut Street, Lithopolis. Todd will give a presentation on the kinds of work he does in the studi...

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VOLUNTEER NEEDED AND SERVICE OPPORTUNITY: Annual Bosco Bash Middle School Youth Rally will be held at St. Paul the Apostle in Westerville, OH, on Saturday, February 3rd. St. John XXII hosts the meal at the event, and we are looking for volunteers, HS students and/or adults, to assist. Many of our HS youth have assisted in previous yea...

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PLATINUM CLUB TRIP: The Platinum Club is proposing a bus trip to Our Lady of the Snows Shrine in Belleville, Illinois; the Passion Play in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, in the Ozark Mountains; and ending at the St. Louis Basilica in St. Louis, Missouri; to take place September 10-14, 2018. Cost for the trip will be about $600.00 per singl...

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NEW MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY IN CANAL WINCHESTER: A new facility for assisted living and rehabilitation is opening on January 18, 2018, on Gender Road in Canal Winchester. The parish has been asked to provide for the distribution of Holy Communion and to pray the Rosary with the residents. We will begin with the distribution of Holy Commu...

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COLUMBIAN SQUIRES: The Knights of Columbus Council #16561 is looking to sponsor a Columbian Squire circle if interest warrants it. The Squires is an international fraternity of Catholic young men, ages 10 to 18 that strives to provide “the spiritual, cultural, civic, social and physical improvement of its members and the develop...

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Our first meeting of 2018 was last week!  We were happy to see many of our ladies after our break for Advent and Christmas.  We hope to see more of our participants join us in the new year as we continue to meet at our normal time: Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the lower level of the church.  Please bring your study guide and bi...

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COLUMBUS CATHOLIC WOMEN AND MEN’S CONFERENCES: If you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done. Are you ready to reignite your faith? Want to grow closer to Jesus, but you’re not sure how to do it? Want to get involved and meet other men and women of the parish? We have the so...

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INFORMATION MEETING ABOUT THE ITALY TOUR: An informational meeting will be held after the 5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday, January 13, 2018, in the lower level Social Hall. Light refreshments will be served. If you are unable to attend but would like more information, please contact Aimee Walton (waltonitaly2018@gmail.com or 740-225-6136)....

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UPCOMING YOUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL EVENT – BOSCO BASH February 3 (Deadline to register is Friday, January 19th) Annual Bosco Bash Middle School Youth Rally will be held at St. Paul the Apostle in Westerville, OH, on Saturday, February 3rd. This is open for all students in Grades 6-8. Sign-ups are now open for the rally and we will be ...

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The new ministry schedules are available of the Ministry Schedule page of the website (or click here). 
BAKING EVENT - THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE: We will be taking groups of youth and families, if desired, down to the Ronald McDonald House to bake for the residents. This has been a quarterly ongoing service project since March, and the events have been such a success that our youth have asked if this could be placed as an ongoing servi...

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COLUMBUS CATHOLIC WOMEN & MEN’S CONFERENCES: If you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done. Are you ready to reignite your faith? Want to grow closer to Jesus, but you’re not sure how to do it? Want to get involved and meet other men and women of the parish? We have the ...

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CHRISTMAS “GIVING TREE”: A special thank-you to the generosity of our parishioners. We were able to help eight families, which included 32 children in our area through the Canal Winchester Human Services. That means we collected 224 gifts plus $1,800.00 in gift certificates. Also a big thank-you for all the volunteers. Wha...

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CHRISTMAS CAROLING: Join our parish family and friends for CHRISTMAS CAROLING on December 16. We will be gathering at 9:50 a.m., and will be done before 11:00. Children enjoy shaking jingle bells and passing out cards to the residents. Sponsored by the Christian Service/ Social Concerns Commission’s Respect Life Sub-Committee on...

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ALPINE EXPLORER AND THE GLACIER EXPRESS TRAIN WITH OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY 2020: Experience the spectacular Alpine vistas and enjoy a performance of the famed Oberammergau Passion Play on this journey through Italy, Switzerland. Austria, and Germany, which includes an unforgettable train ride through the Alpine scenery of majestic mount...

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KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS POSTER CONCERT – The Knights of Columbus Council #16561 is hosting a “Keep Christ in Christmas” poster contest.  There are 3 divisions for children ages 5-14 (age as of November 1st) that will be broken down in the following categories: K-Grade 2, 3-5, and 6-8. Winners from each division wil...

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ST. JOHN XXIII PARISH – WALKING WITH PURPOSE  CHRISTMAS BREAK: We will be on break from our study in December.  Our meetings will resume on Tuesday, January 9 at 7:00 p.m. We hope you have a bl...

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PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN: On December 2, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon our parish will host a “Protecting God’s Children” awareness session. We will begin with a  continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Th...

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COME AND SING WITH THE CHILDREN’S & FAMILY CHOIR FOR CHRISTMAS EVE 2017! This is an invitation for children and their parents (if they’d like), to join the 5:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass this year.  The group...

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OHIO DOMINICAN CHOIR CONCERT: The Ohio Dominican University Chorus will make a return this Advent to perform “The Stars Point the Way” Christmas concert, 7:00 p.m. in the church, on Sunday, December 10. Un...

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ST. JOHN XXIII RESPECT LIFE COMMITTEE: Thank you for supporting our Respect Life Month Baby Clothes Collection. Thanks to your generosity we were able to bring 18 bags of diapers, baby clothes and blankets to Columbus Women’s Care Centers.

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ANNUAL THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE: We are hosting our annual Food Drive to benefit the Community Food Pantry in Canal Winchester during the weekends of November 18/19 and November 25/26. The St. John XXIII MS and HS Youth Groups will be passing out flyers with items needed after Mass November 11/12. They will also be available to collec...

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KNIGHT OF COLUMBUS SUB SALE: The Knights of Columbus is having a Giant Pre-Paid Jersey Mike’s Sub Sandwich Sale for the OSU vs. Michigan game. Prepaid orders are accepted by November 19th. Delivery will be game day, November 25, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the parish. Order forms are available in the Gathering Space.

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CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE: The Christian Service and Social Concerns Committees are sponsoring the December “Giving Tree” for needy families in area. We will be meeting on Tuesday, November 21st at 6:00 p.m. If you can’t make it at 6:00, and still would like to help, you can come a little later. We have boxes to wrap, t...

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ANNUAL CHRISTMAS RAFFLE TICKETS: THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING FAST! Our annual fund raiser, the Holiday Raffle, is for the little extra things that we do here at the parish. Previous years it provided the benches and flower pots in the piazzas, etc. We appreciate everyone’s participation in our Annual Christmas Raffle and hope that ...

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WORLD MISSION SUNDAY: In announcing his decision to declare a Holy Year of Mercy, Pope Francis said, “Dear brothers and sisters, I have often thought about how the Church might make clear its mission of being a witness to mercy.” Support the young churches throughout the world with your prayers and generous gifts is indeed...

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PARISH ACTIVITIES COMMISSION PLANS A FALL BONFIRE: Please join us at the shelter house on Saturday, October 14th, immediately following the 5:00 p.m. Mass for our Fall Bonfire. We will have hot dogs, cider, hot chocolate and marshmallows for roasting over the fire. Please bring your lawn chairs!! Hope to see you there!!

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BABY BOTTLE FOR PREGNANCY DECISION HEALTH CENTERS: Once again, we are helping to raise awareness by grabbing a baby bottle after Mass this weekend, October 7/8. 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 ...

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OCTOBER IS RESPECT LIFE MONTH: October is the month set aside to reflect on life issues and pray for and promote greater respect for all human life. Pick up free literature at the gathering area table on building a culture that cherishes all life. You can help women facing an unplanned pregnancy get the support they need to choose lif...

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FIRST ANNUAL TRUNK-OR-TREAT EVENT: The Knights of Columbus is hosting the First Annual Trunk-or-Treat Event on October 29, from 2:30- 4:00 p.m. in the parking lot and social hall of St. John XXIII. Trunk-or- Treat is an opportunity to provide a safe “trick-or-treat” experience to our parish’s youth while providing fe...

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PROGRESSIVE EUCHRE PARTY: Please check your calendar! The Knights of Columbus will hold a Euchre Party on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. There will be Knights taking your preregistration next weekend, October 7/8 and after all Masses.

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PLATINUM CLUB: On Wednesday, October 18, 7:00 p.m., the Platinum Club will host a Bingo game for the members. Prizes will be awarded and snacks will be provided. Cost is $5.00 at the door. The Platinum Club is open to all parishioners 55 years and above.

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 16561 FIRST DEGREE: Catholic men, 18 years of age or older, mark your calendars for Monday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m. We will have a first degree exemplification for new members. We have had a good first year and want to do even more going forward. Please join us. Knights will be available before and after al...

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NURSERY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We are looking for adults and youth, 6th grade or older. The commitment is only one hour each month, during the 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. Masses. This is a very rewarding ministry, you get to play with the children and give their parents the opportunity to attend Mass. Adults will need to complete Protecting G...

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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 began on Thursday, September 21. The Tue...

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ITALY TRIP WITH FATHER DENIS: Travel to Italy with Fr. Denis and friends. You are invited to experience some of the religious and historical wonders, as well as culinary delights of many cities in Italy including Rome, Pompeii, Capri, Positano, Amalfi, Sorrento, Assisi, Florence, Pisa and Venice. This trip features a visit to the birt...

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PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON THE GRASS: Please do not park on the grass as it damages the grass and puts ruts in the ground. In addition to our parking lots, Tri-County Medical Center has graciously allowed us to use their lots for our Saturday and Sunday Masses, since 2004. There is a walkway between their lots and ours. We thank you for yo...

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PLATINUM CLUB: On Wednesday, September 20, at 5:30 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 shar...

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ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY – GET A WARM FEELING! It seems like the cooler weather of fall has arrived…….albeit a bit early this year. While fall is a wonderful time of year, sometimes the colder weather gets us to looking for a way to warm up. Well, one way to give yourself a warm feeling is to do something to hel...

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WALKING WITH PURPOSE “OPENING YOUR HEART” SCRIPTURE STUDY – ST. JOHN XXIII PARISH WOMEN OF CATHOLIC FAITH: Our new Scripture Study begins this Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the lower level of the church. We are excited to begin our new journey of faith and fellowship! Please bring your Bible to the mee...

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SECOND COLLECTION FOR HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF: A special collection for those affected by Hurricane Harvey will be held next weekend September 9/10, 2017. These funds will be used to support the efforts of Catholic Charities USA and other Catholic agencies as they reach out to provide humanitarian aid in Texas and other affected part...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. Fr...

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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...

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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...

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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 en...

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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 y...

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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...

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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. Wh...

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UPCOMING MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH EVENT THE FEST, WICKLIFFE, OH AUGUST 6: Come join us for The FEST, which is located at The Center for Pastoral Leadership in Wickliffe, OH. The fun begins at noon. This is a family friendly event and is absolutely FREE! There is music, games, giveaways, and many faith based activities. We ...

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ST. JOHN XXIII WOMEN OF CATHOLIC FAITH: The Women’s Group will begin the weekly Bible Study, Opening Your Heart-a 22- week course divided into two sessions. The first one begins Tuesday September 5 through November 21; the second runs January 9 through March 20, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. This study is open to all women of the parish. ...

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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 (popejohn@sjxxiiiparish.org or 614-920-1563) so we can make the ad...

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HELP NEEDED: We have multiple Peace Lilies, as well as some other plants in the church, that need watering each week, sometimes twice. We are looking for a couple of volunteers to help do this possibly on Tuesdays and Fridays. If you are able to help, please call Regina in the parish office at 614-920-1563 and let her know. Thank very...

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: The organizers of this year’s “Hero Central” Vacation Bible School would like to greatly thank everyone who volunteered to make VBS so much fun for the children of St. John XXIII and all the other community churches that were involved. The kids “discovered their strength in God” and...

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SECOND COLLECTION FOR THE SALESIAN MISSIONS: Next weekend, July 29 and 30, we will have a second collection as we welcome Fr. Sean McEwen of the Salesian Missions. Fr. Sean will speak to us about the work that the Salesian do and the history of the Salesian Order. The Salesian Missions collaborates with Salesian Missionaries in over ...

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LITURGICAL MINISTERS: Please pick up a copy of the Liturgical Ministers Schedule for the next two months. We will mail the next one out in September. So we are asking your help with taking one.
BISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We have reached our goal and beyond. We have 210 Pledges as of July 2 for a total of $60,045.00. We are over the goal. When all pledges are paid, in May 2018, the parish will receive a check for the amount over the goal. Thanks be to God.

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PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION NEEDS TEACHERS – Are you and anyone you know interested in helping with the Parish School of Religion? The children of St. John XXIII Parish would love to have you as part of this important ministry! What a perfect way to serve our Lord by forming his young people in the faith! We are looking for Teache...

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS – During our first year, we have received three awards from the Ohio State Council and one award from the National Council. Not only that, last weekend, we raised over $1,500.00 for people with developmental disabilities. Charitable works is one of the primary goals of the Knights of Co...

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PLATINUM CLUB – The Platinum Club will have lunch at the Brew Brothers Restaurant at Eldorado Scioto Downs on Wednesday, July 19, at 1:00 p.m. After lunch, you are free to stop in the Casino to try your luck. Call Anita Hippler at 614-833-3938 or email her at jimanitah@aol.com by July 12 to reserve your spot. The Platinum Club i...

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SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE – It seems as if we have just completed another school year, and we have. However, in order to get the best value for your money, please be on the lookout for retailers preparing for the upcoming school year that begins in six short weeks. Presales often begin in July and items on school supply lists can be p...

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CANAL WINCHESTER/LITHOPOLIS MINISTERIAL SOFTBALL GAMES: The season will begin Sunday, June 25. The schedule for the games is at 1:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. on Sundays. The schedule is on the table in the Gathering Space. Please take a copy. Please sign up on the sheet on the table in the Gathering Space if you are interested in playing. G...

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PETER’S PENCE COLLECTION JUNE 24/25, 2017: The Peter’s Pence Collection has ancient Christian roots, linking back to the New Testament times when people would provide material support to those preaching the Gospel to distribute to those in need (see Acts 4:34-35, 11:29). Next weekend, the collection is the way we as member...

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PLEDGE WEEKEND: We are coming up to the end of our Pledge Drive for this year at the end of June. We will begin working on the 2017-2018 Budget shortly after that. If you have not yet, please turn in your pledge card and/or BAA pledge envelope by June 30 so we will be ready to start the process. Thank you.

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PLATINUM CLUB FOR JUNE: The Platinum Club will be going to Hofbrauhaus, 800 Goodale Boulevard, on Wednesday, June 21, at 1:00 p.m., for lunch. Please RSVP to Jim and Carolyn Bohnlein at 614-837- 9024 or bohnlein7@wowway.com by June 19. The Platinum Club is open to any parishioner 55 or older.

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The Knights of Columbus will hold a Ladies/ Family Appreciation Meal this Sunday at 12:30 p.m. The Knights will prepare, serve and clean up after the event. The wives and children of the Knights of Columbus members will enjoy watching their husbands and fathers handle the meal. The potluck is open to the Knights a...

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HOLY LAND CARVINGS SALE: We are proud to introduce ourselves as the Holy Land Carvings group from the Holy Land. We have come to the United States representing the Christian wood carvers of Bethlehem who rely on the tourism to support their families. Due to the bad situation and the interruption of the tourist trade, thousands of fami...

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LAY LEADERSHIP: Have you heard the Lord calling you to lead and serve? Please consider your willingness to serve Saint John XXIII Parish by your involvement in Lay Leadership. By prayerful consideration of your leadership skills, you can volunteer to help with Faith Formation, Christian Services/Social Concerns or Parish Activities; t...

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RCIA: Bible Timeline by Jeff Cavins will be the focus of RCIA during June and July. This series will be open to ALL (some were unable to do the Bible Timeline before, some may like a review). It will be 8 sessions with 30 minutes of video, followed by discussion. Beginning June 11, after the 9:00 a.m. Mass in Classroom E and continuin...

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HOSPITALITY SUNDAY: We will have Hospitality Sunday on June 18, July 2, 16, 30 and August 13. Because we are unable to have Hospitality Sunday during the PSR school year, Pastoral Council has decided to have it during the summer months. Please join your parish brothers and sisters and guests for refreshments and fellowship after the 9...

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SOFTBALL SIGN-UP: The season will begin June 18 or the following Sunday, June 25. The games will begin either at 1:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m. on Sundays. I hope to have our first practice on June 7 at 7:00 p.m. I will pass along additional details to those interested, once more information is made available. Please sign up on the sheet on t...

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PLEDGE WEEKEND: St. John XXIII Pledge Weekend in conjunction with the Bishop’s Annual Appeal, begins this weekend May 6/7, 2017. If you did not receive the information in the mail, or have forgotten to bring it with you, we have forms and envelopes on the table in the Gathering Space or just bring it back next weekend and drop i...

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Our final Walking With Purpose Meeting will be Wednesday, May 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in the lower level of the church.  Please join us for this 'Coffee Connect' meeting to conclude our 'Living in the Father's Love' scripture study.  We hope to see you all there!

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The next outing for the Platinum Club will be on Wednesday, May 17, 1:00 p.m., at Diamond Jim’s Pizza, 111 N. Columbus Street, Lancaster. Please call (614-833-3938) or email (jimanitah@aol.com) Anita Hippler with your reservation by Tuesday, May 16. The Platinum Club is open to all persons age 55 and above.

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ST. JOHN XXIII PARISH WOMEN OF CATHOLIC FAITH – Our next Walking with Purpose Scripture Study meeting will be Thursday, April 20, at 7:00 p.m. in the lower level of the church. Please bring your study materials and Bible to the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Crow at crowlisam@gmail.com. Due to the Lente...

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PLATINUM CLUB/BOOK SWAP – The next gathering of the Platinum Club will be on Wednesday, April 19, at 7:00 p.m. Romance, mystery, biography, fantasy, suspense, politics, science fiction, history, how-to – what’s your reading pleasure? You’re sure to find something you’ll like at the Platinum Club’s B...

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HOLY THURSDAY FOOD COLLECTION AND RICE BOWLS: The collection of food items at the Holy Thursday Liturgy will benefit the Community Food Pantry. The food will be delivered by members of the Youth Ministry. We will also collect the Rice Bowls at this liturgy for Catholic Relief Services and the Holy Thursday Envelopes and loose cash will go...

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CASH BONANZA RAFFLE: Knights of Columbus Council 16561 will be selling raffle tickets for the Cash Bonanza after all of the Masses this weekend. Please help support our local Knights of Columbus in all the good work they do. 

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DECORATING FOR EASTER: If you have an hour – WE NEED YOU...Please join us at all or any of the following times to decorate the church for the Easter season: Friday, April 7 – 4:30 p.m.; and Holy Saturday, April 15 – 10:00 a.m. All are welcome. Many hands make light work. Please contact Renee Bergman if you have questions...

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FORMED – Remember to go to FORMED.org so you can enjoy great movies, audios, eBooks, bible studies and more. Here’s how easy it is to get started: Go to www.FORMED. org. Type our parish access code in the box KEV3JJ (all capital letters). When prompted enter your name, address, email and a password. You’re in ~ start wat...

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PLATINUM CLUB: The next meeting of the Platinum Club will be held on Wednesday, March 15, at 6:00 p.m. This will be a St. Patrick’s Day potluck, combined with a wine-tasting event. Please bring your favorite Irish dish to share. Cost for the wine-tasting event, which will be hosted by Parishioner Jim Bohnlein, will be $2.00 per pers...

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LENTEN FRIDAY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION AND STATIONS OF THE CROSS – Each Friday in Lent beginning March 3, 2017 we will have Eucharistic Adoration following morning Mass. We will conclude with Stations of the Cross and Benediction at 6:30 p.m. Come when you can; leave when you have to. You can also sign up for a time slot on the table i...

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LENT There are three Traditional Lenten observances: 1. Prayer – Person at home prepares by reading the scripture prior to Sunday Mass, in addition to other personal prayer such as meditation, Rosary, spiritual readings, etc. 2. Fasting – The following regulations of fast and abstinence for Catholics provide an opportuni...

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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 to our Blessed Mother.

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DO YOU KNOW THE STORY OF THE RICE BOWLS FOR CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES: Each year our Catholic Relief Services is working in 101 countries around the world utilizing 600 million dollars to help 85 million of our brothers and sisters for agricultural projects, health and nutrition services, safe water to communities, micro-financing, and...

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HELP NEEDED FOR ALTAR LINENS: We have volunteers who launder and iron the Altar Linens each week. They are scheduled approximately every other month or 8 weeks. Because of illness and moving, we need two volunteers. If you are able to help, please call Regina in the parish office at 614-920-1563 or email popejohn@sjxxiiiparish.org.

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PRAYER INTENTIONS NEEDED: The St. John XXIII High School Youth Group will be praying for the special intentions of our parish during our Lock In on February 17. If you have any special intentions that you would like to include, there is a box and slips of paper in the Gathering Space for those requests. The Youth will be spending time...

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FORMED: Remember to go to FORMED.org so you can enjoy great movies, audios, eBooks, bible studies and more. Here’s how easy it is to get started: Go to www.FORMED.org. Type our parish access code in the box KEV3JJ (all capital letters). When prompted enter your name, address, email and a password. You’re in ~ start watchin...

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CATHOLIC TIMES: Our parish collection for the Catholic Times weekly newspaper will be during the month of February. The annual price per year is $17.00. Readers receive a Catholic perspective on the world around us: local, national, worldwide, and Vatican news; diocesan, parish, and school stories; articles, regular columns, editorial...

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PLATINUM CLUB TRIP: On October 9-11, 2017, the Platinum Club is planning a bus trip to Lancaster, Gettysburg and Shanksville, PA. Cost is $430.00 per person/double occupancy, which includes most meals and all hotel expenses. In Lancaster, we will enjoy the presentation of “Jonah” (included in cost) at the Sight and Sound T...

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PLATINUM CLUB – COME TO THE RACES! On Sunday, February 12, 2:00 p.m., the Platinum Club will be going to the horse races in the lower level of the church. Post time is 2:30 p.m. sharp. BYOB. Snacks will be provided. Admission is $5.00. Come join the fun! The Platinum Club is open to all parishioners 55 years of age and above.

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FIRST EUCHARIST PARENT MEETING: All parents/guardians of children in the second grade or older who have not made their first Holy Communion, are invited to attend a meeting on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2017, 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 par...

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ADULT WINTER Bible Study LECTIO EUCHARIST: Saint John XXIII Faith Formation Commission is pleased to offer the winter Bible Study, LECTIO EUCHARIST. This ten-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 Bible Study begins on February 14 and 16 and ends on May 2 and 4. There wi...

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BAPTISMAL PREPARATION: On Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., we will have a meeting for all parents or expectant parents who will be preparing for the Baptism of their child. This meeting is necessary prior to the Baptism; please call Deacon Pry (614-920-1563) if you are able to attend. Baptismal Preperation is usually on the ...

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SANDWICH SATURDAY: This month, our Sandwich Saturday is January 28, 2017. The sandwiches we make are delivered to St. Lawrence Haven in downtown Columbus to feed the homeless. Please check the board in the Gathering Space for the needed supplies. All are welcome to come at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, January 28, 2017, to take care ...

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MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH EVENT – BOSCO BASH FEBRUARY 11, 2017: Annual Bosco Bash Middle School Youth Rally at St. Timothy’s Church. This is open for all students in Grades 6-8. Signups have begun for the rally. If interested, we will be taking the Middle School youth to the event, which begins at 2:30 p.m. It will conclude with...

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ST. JOHN XXIII PARISH WOMEN OF CATHOLIC FAITH: Our next Walking with Purpose Scripture Study meeting will be Wednesday, February 1 at 7:00 p.m. in the lower level of the church. Please bring your study materials and Bible to the meeting. If you have any questions, please contact Donna Jean Gafford (djgafford@gmail.com or 740-571-1484)...

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ALL LITURGICAL MINISTERS: May we ask all Liturgical Ministers, Lectors, Altar Servers, Ministers of Communion and Greeters/Ushers when you come into the church for Mass, if you are not scheduled, can you let the sacristan on duty know that you are available for your ministry. The sacristans do not know all the Ministers from all of th...

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A REMINDER: The Tri-County Medical Center parking lot is available to us on Sundays. We have a walkway connecting our two parking lots. If you can please use that area instead of the grass, it will be greatly appreciated. The grooves in the sod will make it difficult for mowing when the weather gets nice again.

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PRAYER LINE PETITIONS: If you have a prayer request or would like to join the Prayer Line, please contact Anne Brunney at 614-837-3445. Please include in your daily prayers all those on our Prayer Line and those in most need of prayer in our parish and throughout the world  

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  MONTH OF JUNE – “FEED OUR HUNGRY” Each month, the Christian Service and Social Concerns Commission has a theme for the “Feed Our Hungry” project. The month of June, we are focusing on Picnic and Summer Staples. Some suggestions are canned pie fillings (all flavors), canned pork and beans, tea bags, ...

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EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: The first Friday of each month, we have Eucharistic Adoration after the 8:30 a.m. Mass and concluding at 5:00 p.m. with Evening Prayer and Benediction. There is a sign-up sheet is in the Gathering Space with 1-hour times. Please come when you can and leave when you have to. Fr. Denis will be available for Confe...

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Special Thanks to Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home for sponsoring our new website ! Your support is greatly appreciated! You can learn more about their service at: http://www.spencefuneralhome.com/

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Special Thanks to Aire Serv of Greater Columbus for sponsoring our website for another year! Your support is greatly appreciated! You can learn more about Aire Serv of Greater Columbus at their website: www.aireserv.com/greatercolumbus   PLEASE READ: More local businesses are needed to cover the cost of this w...

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We have a lot of exciting things to share, so please browse through the many pages of our new website. Some points of interest for first time users are as follows: Parish Ministries and Organizations. A listing of all Ministries and Organizations with their current contact information. Current Events. You will now be able to vi...

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