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Starting Your Own Business Workshop at St. John Learning Center

January 24, 2020

FREE Starting Your Own Business Boot Camp
sponsored by the St. John Learning Center
Saturday, February 8th from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
St. John Community Center, 640 S. Ohio Ave., Columbus, OH

– Basics of Starting/Configuring your Business;
– Financial Management/Credit Scores;
– Grants and Loans;
– Tax Issues;
– Insurance Issues;
– Marketing and Social Media.

Our featured speakers include Columbus’ best and brightest business experts, including Susan Colbert, Ohio State University Cooperative Extension Service; Evelyn Cleveland, Columbus Urban League; keynote luncheon speaker John Igel, President, George J. Igel and Company; Ellen Harvey, Ohio Small Business Development Center, and many more.

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Martin Luther King Day at Holy Rosary-St. John

January 13, 2020

The Community of Holy Rosary & St. John the Evangelist is hosting its annual Martin Luther King Day celebration on Monday, January 20, 2020 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. Charles Smith, S.V.D. Everyone is welcome!

Fr. Charles Smith is co-director of the Bowman Francis Ministry, a ministry that provides religious education and evangelization to the African American Catholic community. Some of the programs offered include rites of passage, revivals, workshops, school rallies, lectures, counseling and specialized ministries of jail and hospital chaplaincy.

Fr. Smith is also co-founder and director of Ambassadors of the Word Ministries, an African American youth program that educates youth about how to share their knowledge, culture, faith and skills with other youth.

At present, Fr. Smith works full-time as a chaplain at the VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is also District Superior of the Midwest region for the Society of the Divine Word Missionaries. He has numerous awards in civic, religious, social justice, and education work.

Holy Rosary-St. John has been celebrating Martin Luther King Day every year since the holiday was established in 1986. Vernon Hairston will be directing the gospel choir during the celebration, and community artists will be displaying their art. For additional information, email or call (614) 252-5926, ext. 7.

Christmas at Holy Rosary-St. John

December 16, 2019

December 23rd from 11 am to 1 pm:
Community Kitchen Christmas Celebration

December 24th at 4 pm:
Christmas Eve Vigil at Holy Rosary-St. John with Bishop Robert J. Brennan

December 25th at 9:30 am:
Christmas Day Mass at Holy Rosary-St. John

Giving Tuesday is December 3rd

December 2, 2019

Holy Rosary-St. John will be participating in Giving Tuesday as part of the Columbus Diocese’s Give Catholic campaign.  Make your donation here:

Thanksgiving at St. John Community Center

November 27, 2019

The Community Kitchen will be hosting its annual Thanksgiving Day luncheon on Thursday, November 28th from 11 am to 1 pm.  A jazz musician will be playing and everyone is welcome.  

The Order of Malta Center of Care health clinic will also be open from 9 am to 1 pm on Thanksgiving Day.  Foot washing will be available.  

Both at the St. John Community Center, 640 South Ohio Ave., Columbus.  

Thanks be to God for all we have and all we are able to offer at Holy Rosary-St. John and the St. John Community Center.  Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Gardens Thanks

October 25, 2019

Thanks to all the gardens volunteers for their work during the Autumn Gardens Clean Up and for all their work over the summer, and thanks to Sherry for coordinating the clean up and other gardens events.


Autumn Gardens Clean Up on Saturday, October 19th

October 13, 2019

Autumn Gardens Clean Up
Saturday, October 19th from 8 am to noon
Holy Rosary-St. John Church
648 South Ohio Ave., Columbus
Email or call (614) 252-5926, ext 7 to sign up.
Breakfast and lunch items will be provided for volunteers.

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