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Mass Time Change

January 23, 2023

Beginning on January 29, 2023, Mass time at Holy Rosary-St. John will be Sundays at 9:30 am. All are welcome!

Mardi Gras Fundraiser at Holy Rosary-St. John

January 18, 2023

HRSJ Women’s Group Presents
Mardi Gras Celebration at Holy Rosary-St. John

Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 7 pm
St. John Community Center Campion Hall
640 S. Ohio Ave., Columbus, Ohio

- Food, music, door prizes, raffle, dance contest, Mardi Gras costume contest

This is an adult event only. No childcare available.

No ticket sales at the door.

Proceeds to be split between the Janice Davis College Scholarship and the HRSJ Building Fund.

Call (614) 547-2171 for more details.

Go to for tickets.



Martin Luther King Day Thanks

January 17, 2023

Thank you to all those who participated in our Martin Luther King Day Celebration:

– Bishop Fernandes for leading Mass and offering the message;
– Fr. Ramon Owera, our pastor, who concelebrated Mass with Bishop Fernandes;
– Deacon Frank Iannarino;
– music minister and choir director, Vernon Hairston;
– all the choir members (from various choirs);
– all the other musicians and artists who participated;
– all those who participated in the Mass in any way;
– the event co-sponsors (Catholic Foundation; Ethnic Ministries of the Columbus Diocese; Heartland Bank; Mobile Notary; and all our individual donors);
– the committee chair, Fern Upshaw;
– facilities staff, Gary Rhoades;
– all the other committee members and volunteers who worked on this event;
– all the students who came out to assist us from various schools;
– the Catholic Times and other media that helped us publicize it;
– of course, we thank Dr. King for his life and ministry, which continues to inspire us all;
– and, as is the case every day, we thank God!!!

Thanks again to everyone and see you next year! This event takes place at Holy Rosary-St. John every Martin Luther King Day at noon.


Martin Luther King Day Celebration on Monday, January 16th at Noon

January 4, 2023

Please join us on Monday, January 16, 2023 from noon to 1:30 pm for our Martin Luther King Day Celebration at Holy Rosary-St. John Church, 660 S. Ohio Ave. (corner of Ohio and Newton), Columbus.

The Most Reverend Earl K. Fernandes, Bishop of the Diocese of Columbus, will be leading Mass and offering the message. Fr. Ramon Owera will be the concelebrant. Vernon Hairston will be leading the gospel choir.

Go to for more information.

Thank you to the Catholic Times for their wonderful article on our event:

All are welcome! We hope persons from churches around Columbus, neighborhood residents, and community members beyond the neighborhood will all attend. Holy Rosary-St. John has been hosting a Martin Luther King Day event since the year it first became a holiday.

Please feel free to share this event. Go to to download the flyer and other materials.


Mourning Pope Benedict XVI

January 4, 2023

With Catholics around the world, we mourn the passing of Pope Benedict XVI:

Your Help Allows Us to Continue All of Our Great Work at HRSJ

December 29, 2022

Are you still interested in making a year-end donation to Holy Rosary-St. John?

Read our year-end letter here:

Donate here:

We are part of various donation platforms, so if you prefer to donate through one not listed, please contact us through the contact form at our website:

Thanks and have a blessed New Year!


Christmas Schedule at Holy Rosary-St. John

December 14, 2022

Christmas at Holy Rosary-St. John

Christmas Vigil Mass
Saturday, December 24, 2022 at 5 pm

Christmas Day Mass
Sunday, December 25, 2022 at 9 am

New Year’s Day Mass (Mary, Mother of God)
Sunday, January 1, 2023 at 9 am

Holy Rosary-St. John Church
660 S. Ohio Ave. (corner of Ohio and Newton)
Columbus, OH 43205

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!


Save the Date!
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration on Monday, January 16, 2023 at noon with Bishop Earl K. Fernandes leading Mass. Fr. Ramon Owera concelebrating Mass.


Simbang Gabi 2022

December 14, 2022

Please join Fr. Ramon Owera as he celebrates Mass for Simbang Gabi 2022.

Day 1-8 (12/15-12/22)
6:30 pm Mass
Holy Cross
204 S. 5th St., Columbus, OH 43215

Day 9 (12/23)
6 pm Mass
St. Peter Church
6899 Smoky Row Rd., Columbus, OH 43235

12/23: Bishop Earl Fernandes and Fr. Ramon Owera concelebrating Mass.


Bake Sale on December 11th

December 6, 2022

Bake Sale at Holy Rosary-St. John Church after 9 am Mass on Sunday, December 11, 2022 (approx. 10 am to noon). Funds will go toward our new roof for the church.

Cookies, cupcakes, muffins, pies, etc. Stop by and get ready for the holidays!

Holy Rosary-St. John
660 S. Ohio Ave. (between Main and Livingston)
Columbus, OH 43205

Save the Date: Martin Luther King Day Celebration on January 16, 2023 at Noon

December 6, 2022

Join us for our annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration at Holy Rosary-St. John Church

Monday, January 16, 2023

Noon to 1:30 pm

Bishop Earl Fernandes celebrating Mass and preaching.

Gospel Choir and other music.

And more (more details to be posted soon)…

The Community of Holy Rosary and St. John the Evangelist
660 South Ohio Ave. (corner of Ohio and Newton)
Columbus, OH 43205