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Masses Suspended Through May 3rd and Social Service Updates

April 3, 2020

The temporary suspension of all publicly celebrated Masses continues through May 3rd.

From the Ohio Catholic Bishops: “Governor Mike DeWine extended the executive “Stay at Home Order” to continue to curb the spread of the Coronavirus in the State of Ohio. Out of deep concern for the common good, as well as the physical and spiritual well-being of all the people of Ohio, the Catholic Bishops of Ohio have agreed once again to cooperate with the governor’s direction. To that end, the Catholic Bishops of Ohio extend the temporary suspension of all publicly celebrated Masses/liturgies at least through and including Sunday, May 3rd. The Bishops of Ohio dispense the Catholic faithful who reside in their respective dioceses and all other Catholics currently in Ohio from the obligation of attending Sunday Mass during this time period.” 

You can watch Fr. Ramon Owera offer Mass online on Palm Sunday on the St. Dominic website at:

Resources for Holy Week are available on the Diocesan website:

Let’s keep everyone in prayer! Have a blessed Holy Week!


Updates from our social service programs and organizations in the St. John Community Center:

The Community Kitchen will return to providing sack lunches on Monday through Friday from 10:30 am to noon at the St. John Community Center (640 S. Ohio Ave., Columbus) and at St. Dominic Church (453 N. 20th St., Columbus). The Community Kitchen can be contacted at (614) 252-6428.

The St. John Food Pantry will be open on Thursdays. Pantry hours will be 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Outside walk up and drive through. They will bring the food outside where everyone can maintain social distancing. The St. John Food Pantry can be contacted at (614) 252-5926, ext. 3.

The Order of Malta Center of Care will be closed through April, but volunteers will be helping out and offering supplies at various times with the Community Kitchen and the St. John Food Pantry. They will be there during pantry hours on Holy Thursday.

St. John Learning Center adult education programs will continue to be suspended until further notice, but the Learning Center coordinator is working on programs for later in the year when things re-open.


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