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TOTUS TUUS We will have a team of four young adults working with the youth of the parish for Totus Tuus this June. We are in need of several families to host them for dinner each evening. Please call or email Regina in the office (rhrytzik@sjxxiiiparish.org or 614-920-1563) to let us know if yo...

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PLEDGE MONTH: Our Parish Pledge and the Bishop’s Annual Appeal began the first weekend in May. We ask 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 o...

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INTRODUCING OUR DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION: I am very excited to introduce St. John XXIII’s new Director of Faith Formation, Marie Raynes. Marie and her family have been longtime members of the parish. Marie brings 20 years of Catholic Education experience to our parish, having served as both...

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TOTUS TUUS: TOTUS TUUS (Totally Yours), a parish mission for youth, is coming to St. John XXIII Parish the week of June 13-18. Students going into grades 1-6 next fall are invited to participate in the Children’s Program MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day for catechesis, games,...

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LITURGICAL MINISTERS Beginning with the summer schedule, we will return to a more regular schedule for our Liturgical Ministers: Altar Servers, Lectors and Greeter/Ushers. Can you please send an email to businessofice@sjxxiiiparish.org or call 614-920- 1563 to let us know that you are available to s...

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PRAYING WITH FIRE Calling all men! Do you want to grow deeper in your understanding of our Catholic faith? Do you have questions about our beliefs and traditions? Have you ever wondered how you can actively put your faith into practice every day? Starting this May, join us to start discovering the a...

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ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY – STILL GOING STRONG! Well who would have thought that a year after the start of the pandemic that we’d still be dealing with it. Another thing that hasn’t changed in the last year is our need to serve the less fortunate. The St. Vincent de Paul Society ...

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DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION St. John XXIII Parish is hiring a Director of Religious Education for the upcoming year. This person will have responsibility for all that pertains to the ministry of catechesis in the Parish, oversee and offer policies and catechetical programs for children, youth, young...

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AN EXCERPT FROM THE LETTER OF THE BISHOPS OF OHIO CONCERNING THE VACCINES In our shared hope of eradicating this virus and encouraging ongoing return of the faithful to Holy Mass and the Sacraments each week, you are invited to continue to follow all the essential protocols of hand sanitizing, weari...

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Reconciliation Monday

Posted on March 28, 2021 in: General Parish News

RECONCILIATION MONDAY Monday, March 29, 2021, the Diocese of Columbus is asking all priests to offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Fr. O’Connor will hear Confessions from 4:00-7:00 p.m.

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Rice Bowls

Posted on March 14, 2021 in: General Parish News

RICE BOWLS: Due to COVID-19, the Rice Bowls we usually receive did not arrive this year, making it even more important for us to make an effort to support OUR Catholic Relief Program. If you can make your own container, marking it “RICE BOWL 2021,” that would be great. We have on the cab...

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The Men's Conference

Posted on February 12, 2021 in: General Parish News

THE MEN’S CONFERENCE: The Men’s Conference will be held on Saturday, February 27, from 9:00 a.m. until noon. It is a virtual conference and registration is only $10.00. To register, please go to https://www.catholicmensministry.com. Men who registered prior to February 8th will receive a...

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SUBSCRIBING TO THE CATHOLIC TIMES: The annual collection began in February for The Catholic Times newspaper, the official news source for the Diocese of Columbus. The Catholic Times feature insightful commentary from a Catholic’s perspective and focuses on news around the diocese from parishes...

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Lectors and Altar Servers

Posted on February 12, 2021 in: General Parish News

LECTORS AND ALTAR SERVERS: The Coronavirus has certainly created lots of problems in the last year. We would like to get a schedule in place for each Mass. We need one (1) Lector and (1) Altar Server for each Mass. If you are available to help, please call or email Regina in the Parish Office at 614...

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FIRST COMMUNION & CONFIRMATION INFORMATION: Parents/Guardians of Second Grade and Eighth Grade Students, the dates have been made for the workshop sessions for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation. The date for First Communion is Saturday, May 15, 2021, at 11:00 a.m.; and for C...

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ASH WEDNESDAY COLLECTION FOR JOIN AND BLOOM TOWNSHIP CRISIS FUND The Ash Wednesday collection is divided equally between the Joint Organization for Inner-city Needs (JOIN) and the Bloom Township Crisis Fund. JOIN operates under Catholic Charities of the Columbus Diocese. Located at 578 E. Main Stree...

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Blessing Box

Posted on January 26, 2021 in: General Parish News

BLESSING BOX The motto of the Blessing Box Project is “Take what you need, leave what you can.” This box is part of a network of numerous boxes around central Ohio as part of the Columbus Blessing Box Project. We are asking parishioners to leave items in the box for our neighbors in need...

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New For The Catholic Times

Posted on January 26, 2021 in: General Parish News

NEW FOR THE CATHOLIC TIMES Payments by check should be made out to the Diocese of Columbus-Catholic Times and mailed to us at Diocese of Columbus, Attn: Catholic Times Subscription Renewal 197 E. Gay St. Columbus, OH 43215. Payments by credit card should be directed to our website as follows: -Go to...

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Baptism New Policy

Posted on January 12, 2021 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. Baptisms can be schedule at...

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FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION The First Friday in January will be January 1. We will have Masses at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. We will not have Adoration that day but will return to our schedule in February.

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KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS – TREE ORNAMENTS Beginning this weekend, the Knights of Columbus will have complimentary tree ornaments on a table in the Gathering Space for those interested. The ornaments will be available before and after the 5:00 p.m. Mass and during the week while the supply they...

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The Giving Tree - Thank you

Posted on December 18, 2020 in: General Parish News

GIVING TREE The “Giving Tree” collected $2,500.00 in gift cards for the Adopt-AFamily program through Canal Winchester Services and families of the parish. Thank you for all who donated and as always everyone is most appreciative of your generosity

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Knights of Columbus is again having a Giant Pay at Pickup Jersey Mike’s Sub Sandwich Sale for the OSU vs Michigan game. Orders are accepted until December 6 and pick-up will be game day, December 12, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the parish parking lot. Order forms are available...

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Subscription Services

Posted on December 03, 2020 in: General Parish News

SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES There are subscription services that some of our parishioner have used over the years. These booklets are for each month with daily and Sunday Masses. Here is their information: The Magnificat (1-800-959-1676) – they have regular and large print available; Give Us This Da...

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BLESSING BOX

Posted on December 03, 2020 in: General Parish News

BLESSING BOX Girl Scout parishioners, Kendall Wild and Brianna Fearon (with the help of the Knights of Columbus), have built a Blessing Box for our parish. A Blessing Box allows people to access food without having to go to a designated food pantry. The motto of this project is “Take what you ...

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SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES There are subscription services that some of our parishioners have used over the years. Here is their information: The Magnificat, 1-800- 959-1676, they have regular and large print available; Give Us This Day, 1-888-259-8470, they also have regular and large print; Living With...

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Sunday Missals

Posted on November 07, 2020 in: General Parish News

SUNDAY MISSALS These last many months have brought lots of challenges to everyone. We are no longer permitted to keep the Sunday Missals to use. We will be ordering the paper Missals for anyone who would like to have one. There is a sign-up sheet on the table in the Gathering Space or you can call R...

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HELP PLEASE If your address, email or phone number has changed, will you please send me your correct information? So many families have done away with their landline and/or changed numbers. I appreciate all of your help. Please email rhrytzik@sjxxiiiparish.org or call 614-920-1563 Thanks for making ...

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Thanksgiving Day Mass

Posted on November 07, 2020 in: General Parish News

THANKSGIVING DAY MASS Mass will be celebrated on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26 at 8:30 a.m. The office is closed on Friday, November 27 but we will have Mass at 8:30 a.m.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR CONFIRMANDI We congratulate our young people who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on October 24 and October 31 by Fr. Brian O’Connor. We ask you to pray for these young men and women as they continue on their faith journey. Julian Amabile, Jack Bennett, Kendall Ben...

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Lector Workbooks

Posted on November 04, 2020 in: General Parish News

LECTOR WORKBOOKS: The Lector Workbooks for our 2021 Liturgical Year B are available for picking up, either on the weekend or during the week when the offices are open Tuesday through Friday. If you are a lector and do not see one for you please call or email Regina to get your copy at 614-920-1563 o...

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The 'Giving Tree' 2020

Posted on November 04, 2020 in: General Parish News

THE “GIVING TREE” 2020: Due to the challenges we are facing this year, the “Giving Tree” will be handled a little differently – to help all of us, to continue to stay safe and away from large groups. The “Giving Tree” will be accepting donations of gift card...

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ANNUAL CHRISTMAS RAFFLE TICKETS The holidays are drawing near and our Annual Christmas Raffle is underway. We appreciate everyone’s participation in our Annual Christmas Raffle and hope that it is a wonderful success. The winning tickets will be drawn after the 11:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday Novemb...

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THE SCAMMERS ARE AT IT AGAIN Please know that Fr. O’Connor nor any staff person will send you an email or text message asking you to purchase something for them. These are scammers and use the priest’s names to get items purchased. Please do not answer or give them anything; just delete....

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Lectors

Posted on November 04, 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 or email the Parish Office at 614-920-1563 or popejohn@sjxxiiiparish.org to put your name on the schedule. We thank you for your understanding. The diocesan recomme...

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BABY BOTTLES FOR PREGNANCY DECISION HEALTH CENTERS Once again, we are helping to raise awareness, and grabbing a baby bottle after Mass the weekends in October will be just the ticket. Filling it with your loose change, cash or check will directly support the free, lifesaving programs offered at the...

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Community Food Pantry

Posted on November 04, 2020 in: General Parish News

COMMUNITY 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 Gatherin...

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PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION (PSR): Parish School of Religion, although through Homeschooling this year, is so important for the faith life of our children. We know how trying these times are but please remember how important our Catholic faith and the teachings of the Catholic Church are. The Parish S...

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Office Hours

Posted on October 09, 2020 in: General Parish News

OFFICE HOURS The diocese has asked us to work from home as much as possible to keep everyone as healthy as possible. Our office hours indefinitely will be from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. We are answering all calls and emails, as well as getting the mail everyday. So please remembe...

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BABY BOTTLES FOR PREGNANCY DECISION HEALTH CENTER Once again, we are helping to raise awareness, and grabbing a baby bottle after Mass the weekends in October will be just the ticket. Filling it with your loose change, cash or check will directly support the free, lifesaving programs offered at the ...

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FEAST DAY OF POPE SAINT JOHN XXIII On Saturday, October 10, Bishop Robert Brennan will celebrate the Feast Day Mass of our patron Pope, St. John XXIII, at 5:00 p.m. Due to all the restrictions of the Coronavirus and social distancing, we will only be able to accommodate up to 125 people. This is the...

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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 614-920-156...

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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 recommendati...

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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 Gatherin...

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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 cit...

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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...

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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 ...

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Rescheduled Confirmation

Posted on August 31, 2020 in: General Parish News

We have 12 families that have not responded for the date wanted for the Confirmation of their child in 2020. Please call the Parish Office at 614-920-1563 or email popejohn@sjxxiiiparish.org to let us know if you are going to be confirmed this year or wait until 2021.

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ST. VINCENT DEPAUL SOCIETY – TO THE RESCUE! With everyone spending a lot more time at home these last six months, a lot of closets, basements, attics and garages have been cleaned out. The problem now is what to do with all the stuff you no longer need. Well, despite the pandemic, the St. Vinc...

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INDEFINITE DISPENSATION FROM BISHOP BRENNAN To say these are trying times is kind of an understatement. In conjunction with the other Bishops of Ohio, Bishop Brennan has given us an indefinite dispensation from the obligation of attendance of Sunday Mass due to the continual upswing of the COVID-19 ...

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PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION (PSR) Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been decided that, at the recommendation of the Diocese, we will not be able to offer in-class instruction as we have in years past. This is for a variety of reasons, both practical and pastoral. The health of all of our parishione...

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THANK YOU – THANK YOU – THANK YOU! Although the Coronavirus or COVID-19 has played havoc on all of our regularly scheduled programs, we thank you so much for your understanding and patience as we adjust to the new normal. The diocese has asked us to work from home as much as possible to ...

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Contributions to Offertory and Debt Reduction
CONTRIBUTIONS TO OFFERTORY AND DEBT REDUCTION We thank everyone who is sending in their contributions through the mail or dropping them off during the week when they attend weekday Mass. We want you to know how appreciative we are for your continued support of our parish. We have available EFT (e...

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FISHER CATHOLIC BID O LUCK UPDATE In the interest of reducing community risk of exposure during the ongoing pandemic, it has been decided to change the Bid O Luck format to an online-only bidding auction, slated for Saturday, August 22. Stay tuned for more details or contact Kellie Shonk at keshonk@...

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COVID-19:The Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has played havoc on all of our regularly scheduled Sacramental Celebration of Confirmation. Bishop Brennan had to cancel approximately 60 Confirmations in the diocese in the months of March, April and May. We have not been notified about any rescheduling but wi...

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All Are Welcome

Posted on June 27, 2020 in: General Parish News

ALL ARE WELCOME That has been the theme song of St. John XXIII Parish since the beginning almost 20 years ago. It certainly feels wonderful to be attending Sunday Mass together. We thank God for the TV Mass and the streaming of Mass still benefiting those who are not able to return yet. The Diocese ...

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MINISTERS NEEDED

Posted on June 22, 2020 in: General Parish News

MINISTERS NEEDED EACH WEEK: June through September, will find us with many challenges. Our Liturgical Ministers will have a completely different look. We need for each Mass 1 Lector, 1 Altar Server, and 4 Ushers. We are one parish family. If you are a choir member, Knights of Columbus, or an extraor...

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First Communion UPDATE

Posted on June 22, 2020 in: General Parish News

FIRST COMMUNION: We are finally able to confidently reschedule First Communion Masses for our children. Thank you for your patience and understanding. We did not want to reschedule First Communion until we were certain that we could safely and successfully have public Mass at the parish, therefore, ...

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YOU’VE DONE IT AGAIN!: Your Knights of Columbus, Saint Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli Council 16561, would like to thank you for the tremendous outpouring of generosity from our Parish community during our recently completed Food and Diaper Drive. For 10 weeks, while we were unable to have public Ma...

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God of justice, In Your wisdom, You create all people in Your image, without exception. Through Your goodness, open our eyes to see the dignity, beauty, and worth of every human being. Open our minds to understand that all Your children are brothers and sisters in the same human family. Open our hea...

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Pope Francis’ Prayer to Our Lady O Mary, you always shine on our path as a sign of salvation and of hope. We entrust ourselves to you,  Health of the Sick, who at the cross took part in Jesus’ pain, keeping your faith firm. You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need, a...

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Various Group Meetings

Posted on June 11, 2020 in: General Parish News

VARIOUS GROUP MEETINGS: There are various groups that meet either monthly or semi-monthly in the church building. These also have been put on a holding pattern until September when the Bishops of Ohio will decide if we can go back to normal activity or a different modified scheduled. 

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Bishop's Annual Appeal

Posted on June 11, 2020 in: General Parish News

BISHOP’S ANNUAL APPEAL: The Bishop’s Annual Appeal usually takes place during the month of May. This year, it will be taking place in July, so we thought we would give you a little notice that it will be coming.

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Baptisms

Posted on June 11, 2020 in: General Parish News

BAPTISMS: If you had a Baptism scheduled prior to the COVID-19 closure, please call the Parish Office to reschedule it. If you have had a new baby, we will not be scheduling Baptismal Preparation classes until September when thing get back to some normality. 

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Welcome Back!

Posted on June 11, 2020 in: General Parish News

WELCOME BACK! Thank you for taking care to keep yourself and those around you safe. Please wear a mask; if you need one, let one of the Ushers know. We have a limited number available. We are trying to keep everything as germ free as possible. We are wiping down all of the pews and doorways,etc. aft...

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First Friday Adoration

Posted on June 11, 2020 in: General Parish News

FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION: As we begin our Liturgical celebrations, our First Friday Adoration will be after the 8:30 a.m. Mass until 10:00 a.m. for July, August and September. God willing, we will be back to a more normal schedule after that. 

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St. John XXIII parish, along with a number of others in the Diocese of Columbus, is pleased to announce that we will resume offering the Sacrament of Penance, starting May 1st. These will be by appointment only, so as to limit the number of people present at the parish, and to allow for safe social ...

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RICE BOWL UPDATE

Posted on April 27, 2020 in: General Parish News

We will collect the RiceBowls when we return to our regular Mass schedule but in the meantime the Catholic Relief Services can accept donations at Catholic Relief Services,  1-877-435-7277, or Catholic Relief Services, CRS Rice Bowl, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, Maryland 21297-0303.  25% of ...

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The St. John XXIII Knights of Columbus will be holding a DRIVE-THRU collection on Sunday, May 24, 2020 from 10:00AM - 2:00PM of canned/dry packaged foods and hygiene products for the Canal Winchester Food Pantry as well as disposable baby diapers and wipes for the Women's Care Center o...

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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 ...

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Here are 4 free resources that can help you and your families (of all ages) creatively prepare for and celebrate Holy Week: HOLY THURSDAY REFLECTION - Click Here GOOD FRIDAY REFLECTION - Click Here HOLY SATURDAY REFLECTION - Click Here Don't forget, there are even mor...

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40 Days for Life

Posted on March 31, 2020 in: General Parish News

40 DAYS FOR LIFE: The Knights of Columbus will be participating in the 40 Days for Life program on March 30 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 Colu...

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40 Days for Life

Posted on March 31, 2020 in: General Parish News

40 DAYS FOR LIFE: The Knights of Columbus will be participating in the 40 Days for Life program on March 30, 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 Col...

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FOURTH ANNUAL BASKET OF HOPE 2020 – The Basket of Hope 2020, a project of the Canal Winchester/Lithopolis Ministerial Association, is a project with the Community Food Pantry to offer Easter baskets for 100 children ages 4-12. Our parish has been asked to donate Easter grass for the 100 basket...

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ST. GABRIEL CATHOLIC RADIO – St. Gabriel Catholic Radio welcomes Father Brian O’Connor next Thursday, March 19, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. for the AM 820 Spring Spirit Drive. Tune in and support Father O’Connor and AM 820. Call 614-459-4820 or go online to https://stgabrielradio.com/. ...

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6 STONE JARS AT SIX: Jesus’ first miracle was to turn 6 stone jars of water into wine at the wedding in Cana (John 2:1-11). 6 Stone Jars at Six is an opportunity for parishioners and guests to meet one another and socialize after the Saturday evening Mass. Wine and cheese will be served as wel...

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6 Stone Jars at Six

Posted on March 06, 2020 in: General Parish News

6 STONE JARS AT SIX ON SATURDAY, MARCH 7, FOLLOWING MASS: Jesus’ first miracle was to turn 6 stone jars of water into wine at the wedding in Cana (John 2:1-11). 6 Stone Jars at Six is an opportunity for parishioners and guests to meet one another and socialize after the Saturday evening Mass. ...

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COLLECTION OF USED AMERICAN FLAGS: No Greater Love. The term “no greater love” is derived from John 15: “Greater Love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” The American flag is our country’s most iconic symbol of freedom which has a long ...

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PLATINUM CLUB: The Platinum Club will be getting together in Lancaster to watch the Lancaster Playhouse production “Crimes of the Heart.” Twenty tickets have been reserved for the Saturday, March 14 show at 2:00 p.m., price is $18.00 pp. We also have reservations at Maria’s after t...

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Palms from Prior Years

Posted on February 24, 2020 in: General Parish News

PALMS FROM PRIOR YEARS: If you have old palms at home from prior years, please bring them and deposit in the tub in the Gathering Space. We will either use them for ashes for next year or burn them in the Easter Vigil fire. 

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Totus Tuus is coming again!

Posted on February 24, 2020 in: General Parish News

TOTUS TUUS IS COMING AGAIN! MARK YOUR CALENDARS TOTUS TUUS (Totally Yours), a parish mission for youth, is coming to St. John XXIII parish the week of June 8-12. Students going into Grades 1-6 next fall are invited to participate in the Children’s Program Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p...

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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 ...

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CATHOLIC TIMES ANNUAL COLLECTION: This week begins our parish collection for The Catholic Times weekly newspaper. This donation helps to provide The Catholic Times to you and many of our parishioners. Donation envelopes for this collection are included in your February collection packet. For a minim...

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ASH WEDNESDAY COLLECTION FOR JOIN, CRISIS FUND & FOOD PANTRY: The Ash Wednesday collection will benefit the Joint Organization for Inner-city Needs (JOIN). JOIN operates under Catholic Charities of the Columbus Diocese. Located at 578 E. Main Street, JOIN provides emergency assistance to the poo...

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UPCOMING YOUTH HS EVENT – DCYC, March 8 from 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. The    Diocesan    Catholic    Youth    Conference    (DCYC)    is    a    one-day    high&nb...

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UPCOMING YOUTH MS EVENT – BOSCO BASH, March 7 from 2:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. The    Annual    Bosco    Bash    Middle    School    Youth    Rally    will    be ...

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First Penance

Posted on February 03, 2020 in: General Parish News

FIRST PENANCE: Next Saturday, February, 8, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., our children    in    the    second    grade    will    receive    their    First    Penance &nbs...

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YOUTH MINISTRY: The St. John XXIII HS Youth Group prays for the special intentions of our parish during weekly meetings. If you have any special intentions that you would like to include, there is a box and slips of paper on the table in the gathering space for those requests. We would love to help ...

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Catholic School Fair

Posted on January 25, 2020 in: General Parish News

CATHOLIC SCHOOL FAIR: St. John XXIII Faith Formation Commission is hosting a Catholic School Fair next weekend, January 25/26, 2020.   Several schools, both elementary and high schools, will have information and representatives of their schools to answer any questions you may have. Tuitio...

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Take Down and Put Away

Posted on January 12, 2020 in: General Parish News

TAKE DOWN AND PUT AWAY: The Art and Environment Committee of the Parish is asking for anyone able to help on Monday, January 13 at 6:30 p.m., to take down and put away all of the Christmas decorations. Many hands make light work and it will be greatly appreciated by everybody. Any questions, email R...

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THE PLATINUM CLUB: The Platinum Club will have their monthly gettogether on Sunday, January 12, from 2:30-5:30 p.m. We will divide into teams to play “Family Feud,” while enjoying snacks, friendship and refreshments (BYOB/Snacks). The Platinum Club is open to parishioners ages 55+. Pleas...

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HELP WANTED: We are in need of one person to wash and iron Altar Linens every eight weeks. If you are able to volunteer, please call Regina in the Parish Office at 614-920-1563 to volunteer. Blessings.  

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Blood Drive - January 18

Posted on January 02, 2020 in: General Parish News

BLOOD DRIVE: The Knights of Columbus is proud to sponsor our next Blood    Drive    with    the    American    Red    Cross    on    January    18,    ...

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Formed with Friends

Posted on January 02, 2020 in: General Parish News

FORMED WITH FRIENDS: Coming    in    February    2020!    Join    a    small    group    (4-6)    of    fellow    parishioners &nb...

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CHRISTMAS “GIVING TREE” THANK-YOU: A special thank-you to the    generosity    of    our    parishioners.    We    were    able    to    help  ...

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FAMILIES TO SING AT THE 5:00 P.M. CHRISTMAS EVE MASS Children & Parents welcome to sing for the Christmas Eve Mass at 5:00 p.m. This    is    an    invitation    for    children    and    the...

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WINNERS OF OUR 2019 THANKSGIVING RAFFLE $1,000.00 Bernie Lang $ 500.00 Joe Jester $ 250.00 Jim Gerkin 

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JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF “LESSONS AND CAROLS”! Lessons and Carols is an Advent/Christmas program of scripture readings and sung carols dating back to the early 1900s, and is typically performed sometime within the last two weeks prior to Christmas. Our program will be presented on Sunda...

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Formed With Friends

Posted on December 10, 2019 in: General Parish News

FORMED WITH FRIENDS Coming    in    February    2020!    Join    a    small    group    (4-6)    of    fellow    parishioners &nbs...

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Commissions Fair

Posted on December 10, 2019 in: General Parish News

COMMISSIONS FAIR Have you ever wondered what our parish commissions do here at Saint John XXIII? Stop by our Commissions Fair after Masses, December 14 & 15    to    find    out    how    you    can &n...

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Youth Ministry Events

Posted on December 10, 2019 in: General Parish News

March    1        HS    Youth    will    meet    from    6:00-8:00    p.m.    We    will    continue    a...

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Eucharistic Adoration

Posted on December 04, 2019 in: General Parish News

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION On First Fridays of each month we will have Eucharistic Adoration after the 8:30 a.m. Mass, with confessions for one hour and concludes at Noon with Benediction. Please come when you can and leave when you have to. 

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THE PLATINUM CLUB CHRISTMAS POTLUCK The Platinum Club will have its Christmas potluck and gift exchange on Sunday, December 8, at 3:00 p.m., in the lower level of the church.  The Club is providing the meat, and we ask that you bring a side dish or dessert to share with the group.  Also, e...

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS POSTER CONTEST Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest - The Knights of Columbus Council 16561 is sponsoring a Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest.  Entry is open to Parishioners of all ages. The posters will be on display for public voting after the Music Ministry&rsquo...

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ANNUAL THANKSGIVING RAFFLE TICKETS: The annual fundraiser 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 ...

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HELP PLEASE: If your address, email or phone number has changed, will you please send me your correct information? So many families have done away with their landline and or changed numbers. I appreciate all of your help. Email rhrytzik@sjxxiiiparish.org or call 614-920-1563. Thanks for making life ...

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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 16/17 and November 23/24. The St. John XXIII MS and HS Youth Groups will be passing out flyers with items needed after Mass November 9/10. The...

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Platinum November

Posted on November 16, 2019 in: General Parish News

PLATINUM CLUB: The Platinum Club will meet at the Paddock, at the Groveport Links, on November 20, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. We have a maximum of 25 who can attend. Please call Danny Brobst at 614-205-5782 or Patty Brobst at 614-204-5043 by November 17 to make your reservation.

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Christmas Giving Tree

Posted on November 16, 2019 in: General Parish News

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 SATURDAY, November 23, at 9:00 a.m. – right after “Sandwich Saturday.” We have boxes to wrap, the tree...

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JERSEY MIKE’S SUB SANDWICH SALE – OSU VS MICHIGAN GAME: Knights    of    Columbus    is    again    having    a    Giant    Prepaid    Jersey  ...

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Fall Bible Study

Posted on October 26, 2019 in: General Parish News

FALL BIBLE STUDY: Jeff Cavins is back this fall. Learn to appreciate and    reflect    on    the    Psalms,    beautiful,    inspired    prayers,    which    are&nbs...

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PSR Staff Still Needed

Posted on October 26, 2019 in: General Parish News

PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION STAFF NEEDED: We are still in need of several teachers for PSR. As our time for PSR program has changed (same    time    commitment    as    before)    in    order    fo...

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PARENTS/GUARDIAN MEETING FOR FIRST RECONCILATION AND EUCHARIST: On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the church, Fr.    O’Connor    will    meet    with    the    parents/guardians   &...

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K OF C COUNCIL #16561 3RD ANNUAL TRUNK-OR-TREAT EVENT: The Knights of Columbus is hosting the 3rd Annual Trunk-or-Treat Event on October 27th, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in the parking lot and Social Hall of St. John XXIII. Trunk-or-Treat is an opportunity to provide a safe “trick-ortreat” expe...

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Platinum Club Dinner

Posted on October 01, 2019 in: General Parish News

THE PLATINUM CLUB: The Platinum Club will be gathering at Gant’s in Circleville, on Wednesday, October 9, at 5:30 p.m. If you are 55+, please join us for pizza, subs and refreshments. 

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Fall Bible Study

Posted on October 01, 2019 in: General Parish News

FALL BIBLE STUDY: Jeff Cavins is back this fall. Learn to appreciate and reflect on the Psalms, beautiful, inspired prayers, which are often not understood. The program will begin on Tuesday, October 8, from 1:003:00 p.m., and Thursday, October 10, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. There are 11 sessions which wil...

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Blessing of Animals

Posted on October 01, 2019 in: General Parish News

BLESSING OF ANIMALS: Fr. Brian O’Connor will be blessing all animals on Friday, October 4, 2019, at 6:00 p.m., the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of all animals. Please bring your pets for this special blessing. 

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MEN’S FAITH STUDY GROUP: The Knights of Columbus is still conducting a men’s faith study group that is open to ALL men in the community. It is a combination of fellowship and a discussion of topics affecting daily Christian life. Contact Mike Redmon at 419-306-6192 wi...

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KOC Euchre Party

Posted on October 01, 2019 in: General Parish News

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS EUCHRE PARTY: Save the date. On October 12, the Knights of Columbus will hold their 3rd annual Euchre Party, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level. Preregistration is required. Contact any Knight, or call Ernie Winnestaffer at 614-8344432. 

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Music Ministry Invitation

Posted on October 01, 2019 in: General Parish News

CAN YOU SING OR PLAY AN INSTRUMENT? JOIN US! If you would like to see what the Music Ministry is about without committing, please join us on Thursday evening, September 26, at 7:00 p.m., in the church. We will provide an overview of our music program and what it entails to volunteer in our Music Min...

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CORE TEAM MEMBERS STILL NEEDED FOR YOUTH MINISTRY TEAM: Are you interested in helping with Youth Ministry, but missed our informational meeting last month? No worries, we can always use your help. We are still looking for Core Team members for both the MS and HS program, and have various opportuniti...

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Nursery Volunteers Needed

Posted on September 15, 2019 in: General Parish News

NURSERY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Are you searching for a rewarding ministry? Parents, grandparents and single adults, we NEED you! It is a small commitment, just watching children during one or more Mass each month. It is such a great way to meet and help our parish families. Attending a Protecting God&rs...

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St. Vincent DePaul Society

Posted on September 15, 2019 in: General Parish News

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY – A CHILL IN THE AIR? Some leaves are starting to turn color, and football season is upon us. These are sure signs that Fall is coming, and with it, cooler weather. So as you change over to warmer clothes, it might be a good time to go through your closet, pull out ...

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RCIA Inquiry Sessions

Posted on September 04, 2019 in: General Parish News

R.C.I.A. INQUIRY BEGINS: Interested in the Catholic Faith? Do you know someone who may be interested? Come learn more and share your questions at the Inquiry Sessions each Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in Room E in the lower level of the church. Please call Midge Pry with any questions or for more informati...

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HELP PLEASE: If your phone number or email has changed since joining the parish, will you please send me your new phone number or email address. I appreciate all of your help. Email rhrytzik@sjxxiiiparish.org or call 614-920-1563. Thanks for making life a little easier in the office. Blessings! ...

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PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN

Posted on September 04, 2019 in: General Parish News

PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN: Advance notice… 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, September 28, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon, with a conti...

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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, to serve, and clean up as well a...

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ALTAR LINEN HELP

Posted on September 04, 2019 in: General Parish News

ALTAR LINENS: We are in need of one person to do the Altar Linens every other month. With eight volunteers we only have to commit to once every eight weeks. If you can help, please call or email Regina at rhrytzik@ sjxxiiiparish.org or 614-920-1563. Thanks so much. 

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WARNING FROM THE COLUMBUS DIOCESE: It appears that there are individuals who are contacting the staff and parishioners of St. John XXIII and other churches under our pastor’s name. If you should receive an email like this do not answer it, just delete it as it is a scam and/or virus. 

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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. Plea...

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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 614-833-181...

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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-...

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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 ...

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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 Septe...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 Activitie...

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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 t...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 a...

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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 Mas...

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PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION VOLUNTEER STAFF NEEDED: Next week, we will send out the letter, registration form and schedule for our Parish School of Religion 2019-2020. If you do not receive the information and have a child or children who are school age, please look on the table in the Gathering Space...

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School Supplies Drive

Posted on July 29, 2019 in: General Parish News

SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE: It’s that time again! While school is still nearly two months away, local stores will soon be offering back-toschool sales. That’s a great time to pick up a few items to donate to the annual Back-to-School Drive here at St. John XXIII. We want every child and teach...

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NATIONAL CATHOLIC YOUTH CONFERENCE (NCYC): 2019 National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) is November 21-24 in Indianapolis. Time is running out to register for the 2019 National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) and experience over 20,000 Catholic teenagers gathered for prayer, catechesis, community...

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St. John XXIII Catholic Church, Canal Winchester, is looking for an individual to clean the church, sanctuary, offices, and classrooms weekly plus light event preparation of social hall for events. Experience: A minimum of one year of prior experience is required. Job Related Skills: This posi...

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WATER PLANTS: We are looking for a volunteer to water the plants inside the church twice a week. Please call Regina (614-920-1563) after July 8 if you are able to help. Thank you for your consideration. 

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July Office Hours

Posted on July 14, 2019 in: General Parish News

OFFICE HOURS: During the month of July,    the    Parish    Office    will    close    at Noon on Fridays. 

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ST. JOHN XXIII WOMEN WALKING WITH PURPOSE FALL BIBLE STUDY: Do you desire to grow in your Catholic faith? Would you like to connect with other women in our parish community? Are you searching for something more in your life? We invite you to consider joining Walking with Purpose at St. John XXIII. W...

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HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURS

Posted on June 30, 2019 in: General Parish News

OFFICE HOURS: Due to the Independence Day Holiday and staff vacation, the parish office will be closed Thursday and Friday, July 4 & 5. We will have limited hours on Tuesday and Wednesday. During the month of July the parish office will close at Noon on Fridays. 

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Book Share

Posted on June 30, 2019 in: General Parish News

BOOK SHARE: Do you like to read books about our faith? Do you have any    around    your    house    that    you    are    finished    with    and    ...

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CONFIRMATION PICTURES: If anyone had individual pictures taken on June    1    at    Confirmation,    please    go    online    to    lornspotlerphotograhy.com to look at your pict...

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The Platinum Club is planning on attending the annual Diocesan Senior Citizens Celebration on Tuesday, June 18, at St. Mary Church in Chillicothe. Bishop Brennan will celebrate Mass at 10:30 a.m., followed by a luncheon. Registration forms are found in the Gathering Space. Send your form, with a $15...

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UPCOMING YOUTH HIGH SCHOOL & MIDDLE SCHOOL EVENTS Gospel Road – Blessed, BRoken and shaRed July 14/18, Sunday, 5:00 p.m. – Monday-Thursday at 6:00 p.m. seton paRish – pickeRinGton, oh *St. John XXIII will sponsor 10 young people from our parish grades 9-12 to attend this fiv...

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TWENTIETH ANNUAL PARISH PICNIC: It is so hard to believe that this will be our Twentieth Parish Picnic! Where has the time gone? Our Parish Picnic will be held June 9 in our shelter house, following the 11:00 a.m. Mass. We will have a sign-in list on the table in the Gathering Space for registration...

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PLATINUM CLUB TRIP: The Platinum Club will be attending the Otterbein Theater production of “Guys & Dolls” on July 11th. Tickets sell out quickly!! Everyone interested in joining us MUST send $30.00 for each ticket to Marcia Winnestaffer 2555 Burr Oak Drive, Canal Winchester 43110, b...

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THE PLATINUM CLUB PLANNING A TRIP TO SEE THE BILTMORE ESTATE: The Platinum Club, open to parishioners age 55+, is planning a great fall trip to the Biltmore Estate on Monday, October 14th, through Thursday,    October    17th.    A    flyer...

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Wednesday Holy Hour

Posted on April 22, 2019 in: General Parish News

WEDNESDAY HOLY HOUR: We have a Holy Hour with Confessions at 6:00 p.m. every Wednesday evening. Fr. O’Connor and sometimes a visiting priest will be available for Confession during the hour. Please know that you can come for all or a short period of time to pray before the Eucharist.  

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REGISTRATION FORMS FOR TOTUS TUUS: We begin registration for    this    summer’s    TOTUS    TUUS    at    St.    John    XXIII    Parish    thi...

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PLATINUM CLUB will tour the new Veterans Memorial and Museum on Wednesday, May 15, at 2:30 p.m., followed by dinner at the Spaghetti Warehouse. Cost is as follows: Adults (18-64), $13.50; Senior’s (65+), $12.00; veterans free. Parking is $5.00 per car (free for veterans). We will carpool to th...

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40 DAYS FOR LIFE: The Knights of Columbus will be participating in the 40 Days for Life program on April 2nd, from 9:00 a.m.-2:30 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 ac...

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL # 16561: The Knights of Columbus Council invites you to attend a tour of The Pontifical College Josephinum in Worthington on Saturday, March 30. The tour begins at 2:30 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. The cost is $10.00 per adult (kids are free) with all proceeds going to support ou...

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PLATINUM CLUB: The next activity of the Platinum Club will be held on Wednesday, April 17, at 5:30 p.m. We will meet for dinner at the Hidden Lakes Winery, 650 Winchester Pike. If you are interested in joining us for this event, please call or email Patsy Moore at 614-836-1337 or mpm1947p@gmail.com,...

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ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY: Spring has certainly taken its time showing up this year, but as the weather starts to warm up and you get into Spring cleaning. I suspect you will come across lots of things that you can part with that deserve a good home. But what can you do with all that good stuff? W...

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LIVING STATIONS OF THE CROSS – ST. JOHN XXII FRIDAY APRIL 5TH: HS and MS Youth will be hosting the Living Stations of the Cross on April 5th at 6:00 p.m. If you are interested in participating, we would love to include you. There are various parts available. We will be begin practicing and par...

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TOTUS TUUS: TOTUS    TUUS    (Totally    Yours),    a    Parish    Mission    for    youth,    is    coming to St. John XXIII parish the week of June ...

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PLATINUM CLUB: The next activity of the Platinum Club will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2:00 p.m., in the church Social Hall. This will be our annual    St.    Patrick’s    Day    potluck.    (Please    n...

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Stations of the Cross

Posted on March 12, 2019 in: General Parish News

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: We will have Stations of the Cross on Fridays in Lent at 6:00 p.m. Please plan to join your fellow parishioners and others for this traditional Lenten devotion. 

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Altar Server Practice

Posted on March 04, 2019 in: General Parish News

ALTAR SERVER PRACTICE: Young people in third to eighth grade and in high school, as well, have you ever thought of becoming an Altar Server and to serve God and your parish in this way? We will have Altar Server training at 12:15 p.m. on Sundays, March 17 and 24. All Altar Servers are asked to atten...

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Lenten Observances

Posted on February 25, 2019 in: General Parish News

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 Catho...

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YOUTH GROUP HS EVENT - DCYC

Posted on February 08, 2019 in: General Parish News

UPCOMING YOUTH HS EVENT – DCYC: March 10, 10:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. The Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference (DCYC) is a one-day high school conference in the Diocese of Columbus, for youth in grades 9th-12th. This year the conference will be held at Bishop Watterson High School. The gathering includ...

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UPCOMING YOUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL EVENTS UPCOMING YOUTH MS EVENT – BOSCO BASH: March 9, 2:30-8:00 p.m. Annual Bosco Bash Middle School Youth Rally will be held at Bishop Watterson High School on Saturday, March 9th. This is open for all students in Grades 6-8. Signups are now open...

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CATHOLIC TIMES ANNUAL COLLECTION: This week begins our parish collection for the Catholic Times weekly newspaper. This donation helps to provide the Catholic Times to you and many of our parishioners. Donation envelopes for this collection are included in your February collection packet. For a minim...

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6 Stone Jars at Six

Posted on February 04, 2019 in: General Parish News

6 STONE JARS AT SIX: Jesus’    first    miracle    was    to    turn    6    stone    jars    of    water into wine at the wedding in Cana (John...

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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 Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 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 ...

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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,  ...

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Platinum Club Meeting

Posted on January 31, 2019 in: General Parish News

PLATINUM CLUB: The Platinum Club will meet on Wednesday, February 20, 12:30 p.m., for a presentation by Cindi Goldhaber, our Parish Music Director. A catered lunch will be provided for members. Reservations must be made by Wednesday, February 13, by calling or emailing Carolyn Bohnlein at 614-837-90...

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OPPORTUNITY FOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST FOR ALTERCARE OR OTHERS WHO MAY BE INTERESTED: We have a need for an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist to distribute Holy Communion to the permanent and temporary residents of AlterCare on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Vis...

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Contributions Statements

Posted on January 31, 2019 in: General Parish News

CONTRIBUTIONS STATEMENTS: Due to the changes in the tax law, we will not be sending out contribution statements unless requested. If you would like an annual statement, please email Regina at rhrytzik@ sjxxiiiparish.org or call her at 614-920-1563. Thank you. 

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Old Palms

Posted on January 31, 2019 in: General Parish News

OLD PALMS: If you have old palms at home, please bring them in so our Youth Group will be able to make the ashes for Ash Wednesday. Thank you. 

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Protecting God's Children

Posted on January 31, 2019 in: General Parish News

PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN: Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon, our parish will be host a “Protecting God’s Children” awareness session. We will begin with a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. The session is held in the lower-level Social Hall. Protecti...

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Catholic Men's Conference

Posted on January 31, 2019 in: General Parish News

CATHOLIC MEN’S CONFERENCE: The Catholic Men’s Conference will be at the Ohio Expo Center – Kasich Hall (formerly Cardinal Hall), on February 23, 2019 from 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. For more information or registration, visit catholicmensministry.com/cmmcon19. 

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CATHOLIC WOMEN’S CONFERENCE: 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 women of the parish? We h...

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Prayer Intentions Needed

Posted on January 14, 2019 in: General Parish News

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 January 20. If you have any special intentions that you would like to include, there is a box and slips of paper on the table in the gathering space for...

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UPCOMING YOUTH HIGH SCHOOL EVENT Sunday, January 20 – HS Lock-In Event: St. John XXII Youth Group will be hosting a Lock-In for all HS students and 8th Graders beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 20. The event will conclude on Monday morning, January 21st, at 8:00 a.m. (This is the Marti...

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ST. JOHN XXII YOUTH GROUP NEEDS YOUNG ADULT VOLUNTEERS: The St. John XXIII Youth Group is looking for young adults who would be interested in helping with our MS or HS Youth Program. We have amazing youth within our parish community and they would love to have their faith enriched by the mentoring f...

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Catholic School Fair

Posted on January 14, 2019 in: General Parish News

CATHOLIC SCHOOL FAIR: St. John XXIII Faith Formation Commission is hosting a Catholic School Fair on January 26/27, 2019. Several schools, both elementary and high schools, will have information and representatives of their schools to answer any questions you may have. Tuition assistance is availabl...

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Knights of Columbus Council #16561:  Pro-Life March for Life in Columbus    is    January    22,    2019.    Your    local    Knights    of    Columbus &nb...

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“INTO THE BREACH”: The Knights of Columbus is still conducting an “Into the    Breach”    men’s    faith    study    group    that    is    open ...

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6 STONE JARS AT SIX : Jesus’ first miracle was to turn 6 stone jars of water into wine at the wedding in Cana (John 2:1-11). 6 Stone Jars at Six is an opportunity for parishioners and guests to meet one another and socialize after the Saturday evening Mass. Wine and cheese will be served as we...

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Platinum Club 'Come to the Races'! - On Sunday January 13, 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 paris...

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December Sandwich Saturday

Posted on December 18, 2018 in: General Parish News

SANDWICH SATURDAY: Sandwich Saturday will be the fifth Saturday, December 29, 2018. Due to the Christmas Holiday, St. Lawrence Haven is closed until January 2, 2019. Please check out the board in the Gathering Space for the needed supplies. All are welcome to come at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, D...

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CHRISTMAS “GIVING TREE”: A special thank-you to the generosity of our parishioners. We were able to help seven families, which included 32 children in our area through the Canal Winchester Human Services. That means we collected 224 gifts plus $3,000.00 in gift certificates. Also a big t...

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ALTAR LINEN LAUNDRY: We are in need of a volunteer to launder and iron the Altar Linens once every eight weeks. Please call Carol Lasko to let her know if you would be able to help with this ministry. Carol’s number is 1-740-654-1338 or you may call Regina at the parish office at 614-920-1563....

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Bethlehem on Broad

Posted on December 10, 2018 in: General Parish News

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 u...

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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 &...

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Communal Penance Service

Posted on December 10, 2018 in: General Parish News

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

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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 res...

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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 famil...

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Substance Abuse Help

Posted on December 04, 2018 in: General Parish News

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 c...

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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&rsquo...

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Christmas Giving Tree

Posted on November 25, 2018 in: General Parish News

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...

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Thanksgiving Raffle Winners

Posted on November 25, 2018 in: General Parish News

WINNERS OF OUR 2018 THANKSGIVING RAFFLE Nancy Ekwall $ 1,000.00 Leo Almeida $  500.00 Mike Yonnoti $  250.00

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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 th...

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PDHC Baby Bottles

Posted on November 20, 2018 in: General Parish News

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

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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  ...

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Ohio Dominican Choir Concert

Posted on November 20, 2018 in: General Parish News

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

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Decorating for Christmas

Posted on November 20, 2018 in: General Parish News

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. ...

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

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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...

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CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE

Posted on November 05, 2018 in: General Parish News

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 c...

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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. Mas...

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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 apprecia...

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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 ...

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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...

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Bonfire - October 21

Posted on October 15, 2018 in: General Parish News

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 b...

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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 ...

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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&r...

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Fall Bible Study 'The Mass'

Posted on September 30, 2018 in: General Parish News

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 en...

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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 ch...

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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 Win...

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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 mo...

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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, workb...

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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 woul...

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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 tho...

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St. Vincent De Paul Society

Posted on September 17, 2018 in: General Parish News

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 broth...

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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 ...

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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 revie...

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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 c...

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Blood Drive

Posted on August 24, 2018 in: General Parish News

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 ...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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 c...

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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 Plat...

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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 ...

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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,...

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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...

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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 hav...

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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...

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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 hav...

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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 year...

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Hospitality Sunday

Posted on June 25, 2018 in: General Parish News

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...

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Vacation Bible School

Posted on June 25, 2018 in: General Parish News

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 ...

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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 t...

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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 &ldquo...

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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.    Thursd...

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Pledge Sunday

Posted on May 29, 2018 in: General Parish News

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. Main...

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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 Nashvil...

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Pledge Weekend

Posted on May 29, 2018 in: General Parish News

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 ...

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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 ...

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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...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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!

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Vacation Bible School

Posted on April 30, 2018 in: General Parish News

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...

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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 paris...

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Ministry schedules are available on our website under the Resources menu.  Or you can click here.

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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 re...

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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...

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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...

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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 H...

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K of C - Soup Supper

Posted on March 12, 2018 in: General Parish News

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...

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Chili Cook-off

Posted on March 01, 2018 in: General Parish News

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, ...

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Baskets of Hope

Posted on March 01, 2018 in: General Parish News

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...

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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...

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LENT

Posted on February 17, 2018 in: General Parish News

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 Cath...

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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 boar...

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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 ...

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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 Ti...

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Ash Wednesday Collections

Posted on February 06, 2018 in: General Parish News

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 ...

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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 ...

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Ashes for Ash Wednesday

Posted on February 06, 2018 in: General Parish News

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.

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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...

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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 ou...

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Platinum Club Trip

Posted on January 24, 2018 in: General Parish News

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 ...

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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 b...

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Columbian Squires

Posted on January 16, 2018 in: General Parish News

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 im...

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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.&nb...

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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 ...

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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 (wal...

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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 ar...

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The new ministry schedules are available of the Ministry Schedule page of the website (or click here). 

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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 t...

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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 m...

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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 bi...

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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 Commissi...

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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 thro...

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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,...

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WWP - Christmas Break

Posted on November 24, 2017 in: General Parish News

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&nbs...

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Protecting God's Children

Posted on November 24, 2017 in: General Parish News

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 break...

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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 ...

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Ohio Dominican Choir Concert

Posted on November 24, 2017 in: General Parish News

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&nbs...

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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 11/1...

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Knights of Columbus Sub Sale

Posted on November 09, 2017 in: General Parish News

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 availabl...

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Christmas Giving Tree

Posted on November 09, 2017 in: General Parish News

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...

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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...

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World Mission Sunday

Posted on November 09, 2017 in: General Parish News

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 y...

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Fall Bonfire

Posted on October 10, 2017 in: General Parish News

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!...

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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 Pregnan...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 Clube - Bingo

Posted on October 06, 2017 in: General Parish News

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. Knigh...

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NURSERY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Posted on October 06, 2017 in: General Parish News

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. A...

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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 b...

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Italy Trip with Fr. Denis

Posted on October 06, 2017 in: General Parish News

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....

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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 ...

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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...

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St. Vincent De Paul Society

Posted on September 14, 2017 in: General Parish News

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 ...

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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 fellows...

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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 humanitari...

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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....

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First Saturday Rosary

Posted on August 29, 2017 in: General Parish News

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 Chu...

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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 p...

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Music Ministry

Posted on August 16, 2017 in: General Parish News

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 d...

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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 ...

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Annual Parish Picnic

Posted on August 16, 2017 in: General Parish News

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 w...

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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 Gatherin...

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Liturgical Ministers

Posted on August 16, 2017 in: General Parish News

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 adjustme...

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Altar Servers Needed

Posted on August 16, 2017 in: General Parish News

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 fr...

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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, giveaway...

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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 stu...

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Liturgical Ministers

Posted on July 28, 2017 in: General Parish News

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...

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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 6...

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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 “dis...

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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 collabora...

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Liturgical Ministers

Posted on July 09, 2017 in: General Parish News

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.

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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...

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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...

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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 o...

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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 t...

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School Suppy Drive

Posted on July 09, 2017 in: General Parish News

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 an...

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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 Sp...

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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...

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Pledge Weekend

Posted on June 19, 2017 in: General Parish News

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....

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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

Posted on June 03, 2017 in: General Parish News

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 me...

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Holy Land Carving Sale

Posted on June 03, 2017 in: General Parish News

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...

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Lay Leadership

Posted on June 03, 2017 in: General Parish News

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...

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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...

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Hospitality Sunday

Posted on June 03, 2017 in: General Parish News

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...

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Softball Sign-Up

Posted on June 03, 2017 in: General Parish News

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 ava...

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Pledge Weekend

Posted on May 12, 2017 in: General Parish News

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 jus...

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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...

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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 a...

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Platinum Club/Book Swap

Posted on April 14, 2017 in: General Parish News

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&rsqu...

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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 T...

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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 con...

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FORMED

Posted on March 20, 2017 in: General Parish News

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...

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Platinum Club March Meeting

Posted on February 24, 2017 in: General Parish News

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 Parishio...

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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 als...

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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 absti...

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First Saturday Rosary

Posted on February 24, 2017 in: General Parish News

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 wa...

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Help Needed for Altar Linens

Posted on February 24, 2017 in: General Parish News

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...

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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 r...

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FORMED

Posted on February 06, 2017 in: General Parish News

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 p...

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Catholic Times Collection

Posted on February 06, 2017 in: General Parish News

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 stori...

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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” (in...

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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 pa...

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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...

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Adult Winter Bible Study

Posted on January 28, 2017 in: General Parish News

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 ...

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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. ...

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Sandwich Saturday

Posted on January 26, 2017 in: General Parish News

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 ...

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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 b...

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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 Gaffo...

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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 no...

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Parking Reminder

Posted on January 26, 2017 in: General Parish News

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 g...

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Prayer Line Petitions

Posted on January 02, 2017 in: General Parish News

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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FEED OUR HUNGRY

Posted on June 02, 2016 in: General Parish News

  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 fla...

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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...

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MASS TIMES ON VACATION

Posted on September 26, 2015 in: General Parish News

  When traveling this spring and summer, please remember that our Sunday obligation does not stop when we are on vacation. For a list of churches and Mass times in the area you will be traveling to, call 1-410-676-6000 or check out their web site at www.masstimes.org.

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  WANT TO SING OR PLAY IN ANY OF OUR MUSIC MINISTRIES? If you are currently in or would like to join the Adult Choir, Instrumental Ensemble, Funeral Choir, Cantor for Saturday night Mass, Cantor for Weddings, Funerals, or have interest in playing an instrument, or being a substitute pianist ...

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  Each year, beginning in May, in order to continue to participate in the fund raising for churches and schools, Kroger Corp. requires that you reregister your Shopper’s Card online. Our five-digit code number for Kroger Community Rewards Program is 81017. Please take a few minutes to ...

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  The Diocese of Columbus has received many inquiries from people interested in attending events associated with the visit of Pope Francis to the United States in September. The Diocese has limited information thus far about attendance at these events. As further information becomes availabl...

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Spiritual Adoption

Posted on January 10, 2015 in: General Parish News

  Spiritual Adoption is praying for an unborn baby every day for nine months. Archbishop Fulton Sheen suggested we pray this prayer; “Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of the unborn baby that I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of aborti...

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Pictorial Directory

Posted on December 10, 2013 in: General Parish News

  PICTORIAL DIRECTORY – If you did not receive a free Directory for having your photo taken for the Parish Pictorial Directory, we have made arrangements to sell the directories for $5.00 each (on the honor system). If you would like to purchase one, please see the display on the table...

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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 businesse...

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The weekend of October 13 and 14 the parish celebrated not only our patron Blessed Pope John XXIII’s feast day but also the 50th Anniversary of the beginning of the Second Vatican Council. Our Masses had special readings and our Worship and Gathering Spaces were decorated with a Papal theme...

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Don't forget to shop with the businesses in our Parish Pages Business Directory who support the Parish.   Their sponsorship pays for our web services for the church and school. Thank you sponsors! View the Business Directory Here 

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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. Cu...

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