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Parish News for St. John XXIII Parish

News from The Parish Office

Rice Bowl and St. Vincent DePaul: For all the refugees fleeing violence and hardship in search of safety and security. We will be tithing a portion of the collection from now until Palm Sunday for the Rice Bowl and also to our St. Vincent DePaul Society so they can help our neighbors in need.

Lenten Prayer Schedule:
      Wednesdays (February 21 to March 28) at St. John XXIII Church:

                Adoration follows the 8:00 a.m. Mass
                Confessions from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
                Holy Hour with Music at 6:00 p.m.
                Stations at 7:00 p.m. followed by Benediction

Adult Ministry: “Just 4 Lent” Message of Hope
      Adult Small Groups
                Sunday Evenings following the 5:00 p.m. Mass to 7:30 p.m. in SS. Peter & Paul Hall
                Mondays from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the Parish Center

      Bible Study
                Wednesdays, February 21 to March 21, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the Parish Center

                Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m in the Parish Center

Youth Ministry:     
Kids Small Groups
                Grades 1 to 7 will meet after the 10:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, February 25.

      Confirmation Workshop
                For Candidates and their Sponsors Sunday, March 4, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at SS. Peter & Paul Hall

      High School Alpha
                Grades 9 to 12 Sundays, February 18 to March 25, following the 5:00 p.m. Mass to 8:00 p.m. in SS. Peter & Paul — Great Food, Short Video and Peer Discussion!

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Administrative Assessment Bulletin and Newsletter Announcement

The tradition of a quality Catholic education in the Diocese of Allentown is based upon the collaborative partnership between parents/guardians and the school.  As part of the routine Diocesan Administrative Assessment Process, a random sample of school families will be selected to complete a parent/guardian component of the Administrator Assessment. 
The input from this assessment will be kept confidential and will only be reviewed by the Diocesan Office of Education.  In order to insure a more thorough assessment this process is taking place in a three year cycle: 2015-2016 Catholic Schools in Berks County; 2016-2017 Catholic Schools in Northampton and Carbon Counties; 2017-2018 Catholic Schools in Lehigh, Schuylkill Counties

 Thank you.

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Click on the Catholic Media Center tab under Parish Life to go to the page.

Online Giving (Click here to sign up for Online Giving)

Our Online Giving system now offers an App for both Apple and Android products. You can download it free in the App Store, Google Play Store or OLGapp.com. If you are new to Online Giving, you can register by entering our Church ID: 1418.

Our Technical Support phone options have expanded.  Technical support continues to be available for administrators and donors at 800-348-2886 Option 4. Specific inquiries will be routed based on donor or administrator type questions, just listen to the prompts to address your specific question. Email support is always available at onlinegiving@osv.com.

Make your life easy, sign up for Online Giving! After you sign up for Online Giving do not forget to activate your account (check Spam or Inbox for the Activation Email). For questions, please contact Technical Support at (800) 348-2886 - Option 4.

Tip: You will receive an email notification prior to each contribution date and also a confirmation email that your gift has been processed.

Tip: Online Giving now enables mobile functionality. Users are now able to create new gifts, update or change gifts and manage the system from hand-held and tablet devices in addition to
their laptop or desktop personal computer. Any Online Giving questions, please contact Tech
Support at (800) 348-2886 - Option 4.

Tip: “Quick Give” is an easy-to-use feature that provides visitors to our website a quick means of
contributing a one–time gift - without the need for setting up an account! These "Quick” Gifts are
processed immediately and users can always be assured that all payment information entered will not be stored by Online Giving. For questions, contact Technical Support at (800) 348-2886 - Option 4.

Tip: The Online Giving system provides you the ability to select the date you would like your contribution to occur. You will receive an email notification prior to each contribution date and your account will be debited on the date you specify.