"How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings glad tidings..." - Isaiah 52:7
November 15, 2022
Greetings and God Bless in this Holy Season,
It is glad tidings indeed that the Christmas season always brings: that Jesus Christ is born!
The past year has been a hopeful time for us at Holy Rosary-St. John. We have a busy year planned for 2023, including a Martin Luther King Day celebration on January 16, 2023 at noon, and the 125th Church Anniversary Celebration on October 29, 2023. Bishop Earl Fernandes will be leading Mass at both events! Please celebrate with us. Everyone is welcome!
We are also so happy to see that Holy Rosary-St. John is on the stay OPEN list in the final set of recommendations for the Real Presence, Real Future process that has been taking place in the Diocese for the past two years.
Our social service ministries continued to serve large numbers of people in 2022. The St. John Food Pantry serves families from around Franklin County. The St. John Learning Center offers a wide range of educational opportunities for adults, including business classes, health and mental health classes, parenting classes, and more. Both are programs of the parish.
Other organizations in the St. John Community Center include the Community Kitchen, Inc., and the Order of Malta Center of Care (health and dental clinics).
Please take the time to learn more about all that our parish offers to the Columbus community. Go to hrsjchurch.org/service for links to all our ministries, programs, and partner organizations. While there, sign up for our email newsletter and follow our social media.
We are grateful for all the progress this year. Mass attendance is up again. Events are planned again. Hope is in the air. But, it is still a challenge for our small parish to do it all ourselves, so we are asking for your help.
Please consider a donation. We do so much with so little. Every donation is a huge blessing to us, and helps us to serve God and our neighbors every day.
To donate by check, simply send a check made out to “Holy Rosary-St. John” to 648 S. Ohio Ave., Columbus, OH 43205.
To donate online, go to hrsjchurch.org/donate for information about how to donate through our secure online donation system or through PayPal. If there is another way you would like to donate, please get in touch. We are part of a variety of donation networks, and can work with you.
We also have a related organization that grew out of the church and is now a separate nonprofit, the Community Kitchen. You may donate to the Community Kitchen by making your check payable to “Community Kitchen, Inc.” You can also send that to 648 S. Ohio Ave., Columbus, OH 43205, and we will pass it on.
With God’s help, we will move forward in hope. With your help, we will continue our ministry in the neighborhood we are called to serve. Your support makes such a difference. If you have any questions, please call 614-252-5926, x. 7. God bless you and thank you.
In Christ, Rev. Ramon Owera
Our mailing address is:
Holy Rosary-St. John Church 648 S. Ohio Ave. Columbus, OH 43205