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Thanks to the Catholic Times for a wonderful article about the St. John Community Center

July 15, 2020

The Catholic Times has a great article in the July 19th edition about all the service that goes on in the St. John Community Center. It both highlights all the social services in the community center and talks about our fundraising campaign for repairs. Thanks to the Catholic Times for running it!  

Here’s the GoFundMe page it mentions:





St. John Learning Center On Site Classes Postponed Until August

July 2, 2020

The on site computer classes and open lab that were to start again next week have now been postponed until August due to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in Columbus.  The new flyer is below.  Please help us spread the word.  Many of the summer classes will be taught on Zoom, so there is still a lot to participate in.  

St. John Learning Center Classes are Back

June 26, 2020

The St. John Learning Center is in the process of re-opening with some in person classes (mainly the computer classes) and lots of online classes (on Zoom).

See our new flyer (below) for information about our G.E.D. classes, computer classes, health classes, and Start Your Own Business workshop series.

Learn More About Juneteenth

June 19, 2020

To learn more about Juneteenth, read this article from the Archdiocese of Baltimore:

Thanks to all who stood with us and knelt with us

June 16, 2020

Thank you to all those who stood with us, knelt with us, and spread the word for us… 

St. John Community Center Social Services Update

June 12, 2020

St. John Community Center Social Services Update 

Information about the social services available in the St. John Community Center (640 S. Ohio Ave.) is changing regularly now as some programs re-open or expand their services. For updates on what is available, it is best to call the social service programs and organizations in the St. John Community Center at the numbers below…

Community Kitchen, Inc.
(614) 252-6428

St. John Food Pantry
(614) 252-5926, ext. 3

St. John Learning Center
(614) 547-2171

Order of Malta Center of Care (health clinic)
(614) 530-8643


Take a Knee on Sunday, June 14th

June 12, 2020

Remember, this Sunday, June 14th, we will be taking a knee after Mass to support justice and equality. Details below in the updated flyer.

Thank You

June 12, 2020

Thank you to all those who donated through The Big Give. We raised over $2,000 to go toward the replacement of the elevator in the St. John Community Center. Thanks to all who donated and to The Columbus Foundation! 


Big Give Still Active Until June 11th at 6 pm

June 11, 2020

Due to a glitch with their computer system, The Columbus Foundation has extended The Big Give through 6 pm tonight (Thursday, June 11th).  Thanks to those who have given, and if you have not given yet and still want to, you can until 6 pm on Thursday, June 11th.  Our profile is at:

The Big Give

June 9, 2020

The Big Give will take place on June 10th (starting at 10 am) and June 11th (ending at 11 am).

All donations to Holy Rosary-St. John through The Big Give will go toward a new elevator for the St. John Community Center (the former school that is now a community center and houses programs such as the St. John Food Pantry and the St. John Learning Center, and organizations such as the Community Kitchen and the Order of Malta Center of Care health center).

The Columbus Foundation also set aside $1.5 million in matching funds for The Big Give. More information about how matching funds will be allocated and the rules for The Big Give are available on The Columbus Foundation website.

To give, please go to our profile at:

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