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Lenten Bible Study and Eucharistic Adoration

March 7, 2019

This week at Holy Rosary-St. John Church:

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with Rosary
at Holy Rosary-St. John Church (corner of Ohio and Newton)
Friday, March 8th
7 pm – 8 pm
Exposition, Rosary, Silence, Benediction.

Lenten Bible Study: Biblical Basis for the Catholic Faith
Sunday, March 10th through Sunday, April 14th
11 am to 12:30 pm
GED Room (top floor of St. John Community Center, 640 S. Ohio) 


March Events at Holy Rosary-St. John

March 4, 2019

We have lots of great events in March at Holy Rosary-St. John:

– Friday, March 8th at 7 pm: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with Rosary.

– Sunday, March 10th after Mass: Lenten Bible Study begins (every Sunday from 11 am to 12:30 pm through April 14th – bring your Bibles).

– Sunday, March 17th after Mass: Sunday’s Kids & Youth Group.

– March 20th, 21st and 22nd at 6:30 pm: Revival at Holy Rosary-St. John sponsored by the Office of Catholic Ethnic Ministries; Frs. Charles and Chester Smith, SVD preaching.

– Thursday, March 21st from 1 to 2 pm: St. John Learning Center Diabetes Workshop taught by staff of LifeCare Alliance (call 614-547-2171 for info and to register).

Mark your calendars! Remember, you can always see the latest events on our online calendar, too:

Mardi Gras Fundraiser

February 20, 2019

HRSJ Mardi Gras Fundraiser
Sponsored by the HRSJ Women’s Group

Saturday, March 2, 2019
7 pm – 11 pm

St. John Community Center Campion Hall
640 South Ohio Ave., Columbus, OH

Cajun food, DJ, music, dancing, raffles, door prizes.

Tickets are $15 and will only be sold IN ADVANCE.

Email or call (614) 252-5926, ext. 7. 



February Events at Holy Rosary-St. John

February 8, 2019

There are lots of great things going on at Holy Rosary-St. John during the next month. Please join us!

February 10th:
Mass of Healing (during regular Mass) sponsored by Order of Malta

February 17th (after Mass):
Black Heritage Month Celebration

February 26th (noon to 1:30 pm):
St. John Learning Center Professional Development Workshop

March 2nd (7:00 pm):
Women’s Group Mardi Gras Fundraiser

Interview with Fr. Chester Smith

January 22, 2019

Thanks to all those who joined us for our Martin Luther King Day Celebration and to Fr. Chester Smith for his wonderful message.

Here’s an interview with Fr. Smith from The Dispatch: 

Martin Luther King Day Celebration on January 21, 2019

January 8, 2019

The Community of Holy Rosary & St. John the Evangelist is hosting its annual Martin Luther King Day celebration on Monday, January 21, 2019 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. Chester P. Smith, S.V.D. Everyone is welcome!

Fr. Chester Smith was ordained in 1988 in Chicago, making history by becoming, along with his brother Fr. Charles Smith, the first African American twin priests in the Roman Catholic Church. Fr. Smith is one of three missionary priests that make up the Bowman-Francis Ministry Project, which was founded in 1993 by the Society of the Divine Word to serve the Black Catholic diaspora.

Fr. Smith has served as president of the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus, and is the founder of Ambassadors of the Word, a peer group ministry that focuses on African American youth development. Fr. Chester Smith and his brother Fr. Charles Smith are co-authors of “Boyhood to Manhood,” a rite of passage manual for African American boys, and a manual for the African American Family Kwanzaa celebration, “My Family, Our Family.”

Holy Rosary-St. John has been celebrating Martin Luther King Day every year since the holiday was established in 1986. Community artists will also be displaying their art during the celebration, and there will be a reception after. For additional information, email or call (614) 252-5926, ext. 7.


Martin Luther King Day Celebration

January 3, 2019

Our Martin Luther King Day Celebration at Holy Rosary-St. John Church will be on Monday, January 21st at noon. 

Fr. Chester Smith, SVD, will be our speaker. 

Everyone is welcome!