From Fr. Kitsmiller

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 

Just as the school year is well underway in most areas of Central Ohio, this is also a time when parishes begin their religious education programs for youth and Christian initiation programs for adults. St. John the Baptist parish begins its confirmation classes for their youth. Currently, there are eleven students enrolled. They will be preparing for this sacrament, administered by Bishop Campbell on May 13, 2018. Please keep them in your prayers. Also, if you know any adult from either Sacred Heart or St. John parish who is interested in becoming Catholic or a Catholic who has never received the sacraments of Confirmation or Holy Communion, please have them contact the parish office or email me at rkitsmiller@columbuscatholic. org. We will be happy to assist them on their journey towards full communion with the Catholic Church. 

The Columbus Italian Festival is only four weeks away. Volunteers are always welcome for the many booths and activities at the Festival and for the parking at Sacred Heart. This celebration of the Italian culture is a fun way to meet your fellow parishioners and also a way to financially support both parishes. I encourage you to attend. Have a blessed week. 

Fr. Kitsmiller
Associate Administrator
Sacred Heart and St. John the Baptist