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Martin Luther King Day Thank You

January 18, 2017

Thank you to everyone who participated in or attended our Martin Luther King Day Celebration:

  • Fr. Steven Bell, CSP, our guest preacher;

  • Fr. Joshua Wagner;

  • the combined gospel choirs of Holy Rosary-St. John, St. Dominic, and St. Thomas the Apostle;

  • the musicians, including Vernon Hairston (our music minister), Justin Thomas (drummer), and the incredible soloist, Shari Williams;

  • all the youth and adults who participated as readers and ushers;

  • Elizabeth Cary for designing the program;

  • and all who attended or participated in any way.

Thanks also to Black Catholic Ministries for sponsoring the reception and to Violet Jackson for planning it.

We had a faith-filled celebration and beautiful reception after, both well-attended. Thank you to everyone! 


Martin Luther King Day Celebration with Fr. Steven Bell

January 5, 2017

Holy Rosary-St. John Church Celebrates the Life of
Dr. Martin Luther King with Fr. Steven Bell, CSP

The Community of Holy Rosary & St. John the Evangelist is hosting its annual Martin Luther King Day celebration on Monday, January 16, 2017 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Holy Rosary-St. John Church, 660 South Ohio Avenue (between Main and Livingston), Columbus, Ohio. The guest preacher is Rev. Steven Bell, CSP. Everyone is welcome.

Fr. Steve Bell grew up in the Church of Christ and converted to Catholicism in 1994. A few years later, he decided to pursue ordination and became a Paulist priest in 2008. Fr. Bell’s work with the Paulist Fathers has been focused on youth and young adults. Soon after becoming a Paulist, he shared his passion for Christ through his work at Busted Halo, a Paulist outreach to spiritual seekers. Since 2014, Fr. Bell has been a Pastoral Associate at the St. Thomas More Newman Center at The Ohio State University.

Holy Rosary-St. John has been celebrating Martin Luther King Day every year since 1986, the first year the holiday was observed. This service is therefore one of the oldest Martin Luther King Day events in Columbus. For additional information, email or call (614) 252-5926, ext. 7.  


Have a Blessed New Year!

December 30, 2016

The January calendar is now up on the HRSJ “extras” website:

Happy New Year!

Are you thinking about making a final year-end donation?

You can do so at:

or mail a check to:

Holy Rosary-St. John
648 South Ohio Ave.
Columbus, OH 43205

Thank you to all who donated this year! Your donations allow us to continue to serve the community!


Christmas Vigil

December 23, 2016

Christmas Vigil at Holy Rosary-St. John

Saturday, December 24, 2016

6 pm




HRSJ Christmas Party

December 15, 2016

Holy Rosary-St. John Christmas Party

Sunday, December 18th 

After 9:30 am Mass 

St. John Community Center Campion Hall

Faith, food, fun, festivities…see you there!  


Advent Penance Service

December 12, 2016

Advent Penance Service

Sunday, December 18, 2016

6 pm

St. Dominic Church

Immaculate Conception

December 6, 2016

Immaculate Conception

Thursday, December 8, 2016
Mass at 7 pm

Holy Rosary-St. John
660 South Ohio Ave., Columbus

No RCIA due to evening Mass for Holy Day of Obligation.

Updated calendar with our December events at: