And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth. - John 1:14
November 20, 2019
“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” This is what we celebrate every Christmas. Sometimes the Christmas season is so busy that it is easy to forget what is supposed to be central to the celebration: the birth of Jesus Christ.
At Holy Rosary-St. John, we celebrate the birth of Jesus and try follow Jesus’ lead every day. We follow Jesus by offering Mass with our Gospel Choir. We follow Jesus by offering food through our St. John Food Pantry and community gardens. We follow Jesus by making it possible for area residents to further their education at the St. John Learning Center. We follow Jesus by working with other churches and organizations to offer school supplies and Christmas gifts to those in need. We depend on God’s grace to serve the surrounding community in so many ways, and we hope that you will partner with us as we live our commitment to Jesus and his ministry by offering these spiritual and corporal works of mercy.
Please partner with us by keeping us in your prayers. This is so important. We are a small parish trying to do so much. We depend on God for our continued existence and we ask that you pray for us.
Please take the time to learn more. Go to hrsjchurch.org/service for a list of all our ministries and for links to Holy Rosary-St. John programs and partner organizations. You can also sign up for our email newsletter and find links to our social media.
Please consider a donation. We do so much with so little. Every donation is a huge blessing to us and helps us to serve our Lord and our community.
• To donate by check, simply mail a check made out to “Holy Rosary-St. John” to: Holy Rosary-St. John, P.O. Box 83572, Columbus, OH 43203-0572; • To donate online, go to hrsjchurch.org/donate for information about how to donate through our secure online donation service or through PayPal.
We also have a “related organization” that grew out of the church and is now a separate nonprofit, the Community Kitchen. You may also donate to the Community Kitchen by making your check payable to “Community Kitchen, Inc.” and mailing it to the above P. O. Box.
In the midst of this busy season, I pray that we will all remember why we celebrate and that the emphasis will be on serving God and our neighbors. In Mark 12:31, Jesus reminded his followers that these are the two greatest commandments. It is what we try to live out seven days a week at Holy Rosary-St. John, and we hope you will help us to continue to do that.
Thank you for all you do. Your support makes such a difference. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (614) 252-5926, ext. 7.