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School Supplies Giveaway Donations Needed

July 21, 2014

Book bags and school supplies are needed for the Holy Rosary/St. John Book Bag and School Supplies Giveaway. Please bring donations in between now and August 11th, and leave them in the back of the church. If you want to drop them off during the week, the Bakhita Center is open from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays. Volunteers are needed between Thursday, August 6th and Wednesday, August 13th to sort items and prepare for the School Supplies Giveaway which will be held on August 13th. For more information, talk to our Director of Religious Education, Brooke.



Youth and Young Adult Ministry Focus

June 27, 2014

This next week (June 30th to July 4th), we will have our Life in the City! summer program for youth.  You can still donate to support the program:  $45 will cover the costs for one participant.  Go to to sponsor a participant.

Also, the HRSJ young adult group is getting started again.  If you are between the ages of 21 to 35, please join them after Mass this Sunday, June 29th  at Scrambler Marie’s on Livingston.  


Fr. Wagner’s Anniversary of Ordination

June 24, 2014

This summer marks two big reasons to celebrate! Father Wagner will have his 10th Anniversary of Ordination on June 26th! The month of July is just as joyous, as Father Wagner will mark 5 years here at HRSJ.

A lunch is being planned at the end off the summer to celebrate both occasions. If you want to make a donation for the special gift we are purchasing for Father, Violet Jackson and Brooke Gaberle are collecting funds after Mass during the rest of June and July. Checks written out to HRSJ can be mailed to 648 S. Ohio Avenue, Columbus, OH 43205, with “Fr. Wagner’s Gift” in the memo.

See future bulletins for more specifics on the date and time of the celebration, and be sure to thank Father Wagner personally for all the things he does for us!

Church Mass and Picnic in the Park this Sunday

June 12, 2014

The Holy Rosary/St. John Annual Mass in the Park and Picnic will be held on Sunday, June 15th at the Jeffrey Park Shelter House, 165 North Parkview Avenue (just behind the Jeffrey Mansion) in Bexley.

The Mass will start at 9:30am. The picnic follows immediately after Mass. Bring your family and friends and join us for fun, food, and fellowship. You are welcome to bring a dish.

Youth Leaders Needed for HRSJ Summer Camp

June 7, 2014

Do you want to make a difference with Columbus youth this summer?  

Apply for a Youth Leader position at Holy Rosary/St. John’s Life in The City! Summer Camp.

Go to

and click Youth Leaders, fill out the information requested, and you will get an email telling you the next easy step to apply.

The deadline to apply is Monday, June 9th.  There are 35 service hours available for high school juniors and seniors.

Only ten applicants will be chosen.

Spring Planting on May 17th

May 12, 2014

Join us on Saturday, May 17th at 11am as we lay mulch and plant flowers around the church, the rectory, and the St. John Center. Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Old Oaks Civic Association have once again included HRSJ in the flower distribution.

Bring your garden implements and gloves and roll up your sleeves. Let’s make our parish grounds a beautiful sight to behold. Bring family and friends and enjoy a lunch of hot dogs and chips.

First Communion and Mother’s Day this Sunday

May 7, 2014

Join us this Sunday, May 11th as we celebrate both Mother’s Day and First Communion.


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