Watch Unprotected with us 10/18

Film Screening: Unprotected

7:30pm Thursday, October 18th

AMC Easton Town Center 30 (275 Easton Station, Columbus, OH 43219)

Cost: $13 online

Please join us for a one-night special showing of Don Johnson’s newest documentary, Unprotected, a film that explores the fallout from the widespread use of contraception starting with the sexual
revolution.
If you’re able to, please purchase tickets before 10/11 so our showing doesn’t get canceled. If it does end up getting canceled, you’ll be refunded by Tugg.

 

Buy Tickets Here before October 11th: https://www.tugg.com/events/unprotected-xbjt

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September Events

Hello All,

We have another great month planned!  We’re double booked one weekend, so you’re given the tough choice of running/walking/volunteering at the Josephinum 4-miler on 9/15 or backpacking with Reed and Mario 9/14-9/16.  And don’t miss the chance to see what might be one of the last Crew games in our city!  We’ve purchased 8 tickets for only $16.25 apiece!  Take a look below for even more ways to join us this month:

Backpacking “Practice” Hike
8:30am Saturday, September 1st
Highbanks Metro Park (9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, OH 43035)

We’re meeting up at the Oak Coves picnic area at Highbanks Metro Park this Saturday for a hike.  All are welcome, but this hike is especially aimed at anyone thinking about backpacking with us 9/14-9/16 at Zaleski State Forest.  If you’re considering backpacking with us and want to break in your gear a little or if you just enjoy hiking with good company, please join us!

First Friday Mass at Holy Cross
7:30pm Friday, September 7th
Holy Cross Church (204 S. 5th St., Columbus, OH 43215)
Mass is at 7:30 PM followed by Eucharistic Adoration until 11:45 PM. The sacrament of Reconciliation will also be available after Mass.
 
Weekend Backpacking Trip 
5pm Friday, September 14th to 5pm Sunday, September 16th
Zaleski State Forest
Cost: – (food and gear)

Did you know Pier Giorgio Frassati, our group patron, was an avid outdoorsman? He loved rock climbing, camping, hiking, and encouraging others to spend time in God’s beautiful creation. 
Join us for a weekend hiking and camping in the tranquility of Zaleski State Forest. Whether you’re an experienced backpacker or have just entertained the idea, this will be fun and doable for all. We will be hiking 10-15 miles over the course of 3 days. The plan is to get there Friday evening and camp close to the trailhead. Saturday will be our main hiking day (~10 miles), and Sunday will be around 7. We plan on getting back to Columbus in time for an evening Mass, 4:30 or 5pm. Experienced hikers will most likely have extra gear that can go around to others (if willing to share, please let us know), and we will be providing a list of equipment needed, along with provisions. 
Reed and Mario have over 300 backpacking miles under their feet on trail. 
If you have any questions at all, contact Reed (reed.b.thompson@hotmail.com) or Mario (mtraina9@gmail.com). 
 
Josephinum 4-Miler and Brunch
9am Saturday, September 15th
Glacier Ridge Metro Park (9801 Hyland-McCroy Rd., Plain City, OH 43064) and Sunny Street Café (7042 Hospital Dr, Dublin, OH 43016)
Cost: $45 August 2 through Race Day (or until Sold Out) on imathlete.com
Run or walk with us and support scholarships and financial needs of Pontifical College Josephinum seminarians! Register with the link under tickets and run with us or come to the race to cheer on our Frassati runners and walkers before we go to Sunny Street Cafe for brunch!
When you register, use our team name: Columbus Frassati Society
 
Columbus Crew Soccer Game
7:30pm Saturday, September 22nd
MAPFRE Stadium (1 Black and Gold Blvd., Columbus, OH 43211)
Cost: $16.25 Cash/PayPal/Venmo
We’ve gotten a great discount on tickets to watch the Crew take on the Colorado Rapids!  If you’d like to join us, be one of the first 8 to sign up on the google doc and reimburse Sarah $16.25 for your ticket (cash / paypal sarahsfrassatiwallet@gmail.com / venmo @sarahsfrassatiwallet). 
 
10:30 Mass, Brunch and Art
10:30am Sunday, September 23rd
St. Patrick Church (280 N. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215) and Columbus Museum of Art (480 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215)
Cost: FREE Admission to Art Museum!
Meet up with us by the Grant Ave. entrance after 10:30 Mass at St. Patrick, and we’ll walk over to the Columbus Museum of Art to enjoy brunch and the exhibits.  The museum is FREE on Sundays!

Christ in the City
7pm Thursday, September 27th
St. Patrick Church (280 N. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215)
Come for Eucharistic adoration, confessions, beautiful Taize chant and Dominican Compline (night prayer), followed by fellowship and drinks at Claddagh Irish Pub.
 
Service Event: Nursing Home Visit
2pm Saturday, September 29th
Worthington Christian Village (165 Highbluffs Blvd., Columbus, OH 43235)
Join us at Worthington Christian Village (a local retirement community) to spend time with elderly residents!
Directions: 165 Highbluffs Blvd is off of US-23. When you turn into the facility just head back to the 7-story building. There is a volunteer sign in desk to your left as you enter where we can put on name badges. Please take the elevator to the sixth floor, and turn to your right when you get off.  The Activities Assistant will meet us there and let us know what all we will be doing.

Backpacking “Practice” this Saturday

We’re meeting up at the Oak Coves picnic area at Highbanks Metro Park (9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, OH 43035) this Saturday 9/1/18 at 8:30am for a hike.  All are welcome, but this hike is especially aimed at anyone thinking about backpacking with us 9/14-9/16 at Zaleski State Forest.  If you’re considering backpacking with us and want to break in your gear a little or if you just enjoy hiking with good company, please join us!

Mass and Dinner Tonight + Cards for Fr. Jerome

Hello All,

We were glad to see so many turn out for the trash clean up service event on 8/5!  All who went agreed that the ice cream was well worth the work beautifying our city, and it felt so good to make a difference in Hilltop!  If you’d like to go back or missed our outing this month, Rachel from Cream and Sugar is taking volunteers again at noon on 9/2 to clean up litter. Let us know if you need more information about what to expect or want to be connected with others who may return.

Please join us for more events this month!  We’ve added more detail to the board game night at Tabletop Game Cafe and the swing dance night, and we’re looking forward to trying out Pat and Gracie’s dinner menu after Mass for the Solemnity of the Assumption this Wednesday.

Cards for Fr. Jerome:

Fr. Jerome, a Dominican friar from St. Patrick’s and our former Frassati chaplain, is in need of some written sunshine. With the recent passing of his mother and his own personal health in the healing process, we wanted to send him some kind thoughts and well wishes. Write an encouraging Bible quote, a short, thoughtful message, or even draw him a big smiley face on a notecard, and we’ll send him out a positive notecard package! You can give your card to Mary Dannemiller or any other core team member at any Frassati event this month or make one when we go to Table Top (supplies will be provided)! It’s such a simple way to show we care.

6:30 Mass and Dinner (Solemnity of the Assumption)

6:30pm Wednesday, August 15th

St. Patrick Church (280 N. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215) and Pat and Gracie’s (340 E. Gay St., Columbus, OH 43215)

We’ll attend Mass at St. Patrick before walking together to Pat and Gracie’s (340 E. Gay St., Columbus, OH 43215) for dinner. Meet up outside the church entrance on Grant Ave. before we walk, or catch up with us at the restaurant. We hope to see you around 7:45pm for dinner even if you are planning on attending a different Mass!

Christ in the City

7pm Thursday, August 23rd

St. Patrick Church (280 N. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215)

Come for Eucharistic adoration, confessions, beautiful Taize chant and Dominican Compline (night prayer), followed by fellowship and drinks at Claddagh Irish Pub.

Board Game Night

6:30pm Friday, August 24th

Tabletop Game Café (4316 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214)

Cost: $6

Do you enjoy games? Join Frassati at Table Top, a game cafe! Just spend $6 on food or drinks and we can enjoy their extensive game library together! You are welcome to come for one game, but you’ll most likely stay for more!

Swing Dance Night

7:30pm Lesson, 8pm Open Dancing – Tuesday, August 28th

Trinity Lutheran Evangelical Church (404 S. 3rd St., Columbus, OH 43215)

Cost: $10 at the door

Come on out for an evening of swing dancing on Tuesday August 28!  We’re meeting up for Swingin’ Tuesday, the weekly dance held by Swing Columbus. Don’t know how to dance? No problem! Dancing kicks off with a lesson perfect for beginners from 7:30-8, no partner needed. Open dancing is from 8-10:15, though you can drop in for any period of time that works for you! Dress: Casual, closed-toe shoes Contact: Paula Harting 614.327.5956 For more information, check out the Swing Columbus website. Can’t wait to see you there!

Weekend Backpacking Trip

5pm Friday, September 14th to 5pm Sunday, September 16th
Zaleski State Forest
Cost: – (food and gear)

Did you know Pier Giorgio Frassati, our group patron, was an avid outdoorsman? He loved rock climbing, camping, hiking, and encouraging others to spend time in God’s beautiful creation.

Join us for a weekend hiking and camping in the tranquility of Zaleski State Forest. Whether you’re an experienced backpacker or have just entertained the idea, this will be fun and doable for all. We will be hiking 10-15 miles over the course of 3 days. The plan is to get there Friday evening and camp close to the trailhead. Saturday will be our main hiking day (~10 miles), and Sunday will be around 7. We plan on getting back to Columbus in time for an evening Mass, 4:30 or 5pm. Experienced hikers will most likely have extra gear that can go around to others (if willing to share, please let us know), and we will be providing a list of equipment needed, along with provisions.

Reed and Mario have over 300 backpacking miles under their feet on trail. 

If you have any questions at all, contact Reed (reed.b.thompson@hotmail.com) or Mario (mtraina9@gmail.com). 

Josephinum 4-Miler and Brunch

9am Saturday, September 15th

Glacier Ridge Metro Park (9801 Hyland-McCroy Rd., Plain City, OH 43064) and Sunny Street Café (7042 Hospital Dr, Dublin, OH 43016)

Cost: $45 August 2 through Race Day (or until Sold Out) on imathlete.com

Run or walk with us and support scholarships and financial needs of Pontifical College Josephinum seminarians! Register with the link under tickets and run with us or come to the race to cheer on our Frassati runners and walkers before we go to Sunny Street Cafe for brunch!
When you register, use our team name: Columbus Frassati Society

August Events

Service Event: Trash Clean Up and (free) Ice Cream

12pm Sunday, August 5th

Cream and Sugar 2185 Sullivant Ave., Columbus, OH 43223

Meet up with us at a local ice cream shop that cares about the community!  We’ll gather at 12pm with other volunteers and then descend upon the Hilltop neighborhood picking up trash and practicing environmental stewardship as advocated by Pope Francis.  After an hour of clean-up, the owner of Cream and Sugar is treating all of us to a free cone!

 

6:30 Mass and Dinner (Solemnity of the Assumption)

6:30pm Wednesday, August 15th

St. Patrick Church (280 N. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215) and Pat and Gracie’s (340 E. Gay St., Columbus, OH 43215)

We’ll attend Mass at St. Patrick before walking together to Pat and Gracie’s (340 E. Gay St., Columbus, OH 43215) for dinner. Meet up outside the church entrance on Grant Ave. before we walk, or catch up with us at the restaurant. We hope to see you around 7:45pm for dinner even if you are planning on attending a different Mass!

 

Christ in the City

7pm Thursday, August 23rd

St. Patrick Church (280 N. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215)

Come for Eucharistic adoration, confessions, beautiful Taize chant and Dominican Compline (night prayer), followed by fellowship and drinks at Claddagh Irish Pub.

 

Board Game Night

6:30pm Friday, August 24th

Tabletop Game Café (4316 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214)

Cost: $6

Do you enjoy games? Join Frassati at Table Top, a game cafe! Just spend $6 on food or drinks and we can enjoy their extensive game library together! You are welcome to come for one game, but you’ll most likely stay for more!

 

Swing Night

7:30pm Tuesday, August 28th

Trinity Lutheran Evangelical Church (404 S. 3rd St., Columbus, OH 43215

Cost: $10

More information forthcoming.

 

Weekend Backpacking Trip
5pm Friday, September 14th to 5pm Sunday, September 16th
Zaleski State Forest
Cost: – (food and gear)

Did you know Pier Giorgio Frassati, our group patron, was an avid outdoorsman? He loved rock climbing, camping, hiking, and encouraging others to spend time in God’s beautiful creation.

Join us for a weekend hiking and camping in the tranquility of Zaleski State Forest. Whether you’re an experienced backpacker or have just entertained the idea, this will be fun and doable for all. We will be hiking 10-15 miles over the course of 3 days. The plan is to get there Friday evening and camp close to the trailhead. Saturday will be our main hiking day (~10 miles), and Sunday will be around 7. We plan on getting back to Columbus in time for an evening Mass, 4:30 or 5pm. Experienced hikers will most likely have extra gear that can go around to others (if willing to share, please let us know), and we will be providing a list of equipment needed, along with provisions.

Reed (Bulldog) and Mario (trail name TBD)

 

Josephinum 4-Miler and Brunch

9am Saturday, September 15th

Glacier Ridge Metro Park (9801 Hyland-McCroy Rd., Plain City, OH 43064) and Sunny Street Café (7042 Hospital Dr, Dublin, OH 43016)

Cost: $40 June 16 through August 1; $45 August 2 through Race Day (or until Sold Out) on imathlete.com

Run or walk with us and support scholarships and financial needs of Pontifical College Josephinum seminarians! Register with the link under tickets and run with us or come to the race to cheer on our Frassati runners and walkers before we go to Sunny Street Cafe for brunch!
When you register, use our team name: Columbus Frassati Society

This Thursday

We have 2 extra opportunities this Thursday:

1. Come to Christ in the City early (6:15) to practice taize with the our choir.

2. Stay late after Christ in the City (8pm) if you’re interested in learning more about our upcoming backpacking trip. Reed and Mario are hosting a meeting together in the library to answer questions etc. Their note is included below.

Christ in the City
7pm Thursday, July 26th
St. Patrick Church (280 N. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215)
Come for Eucharistic adoration, confessions, beautiful Taize chant and Dominican Compline (night prayer), followed by fellowship and drinks at Claddagh Irish Pub.

Service Event: Nursing Home Visit
2pm Saturday, July 28th
Worthington Christian Village (165 Highbluffs Blvd., Columbus, OH 43235)
Join us at Worthington Christian Village (a local retirement community) to spend time with elderly residents!
Directions: 165 Highbluffs Blvd. is off US-23. When you turn into the facility just head back to the 7-story building. There is a volunteer sign in desk to your left as you enter where we can put on name badges. Please take the elevator to the sixth floor, and turn to your right as you get off the elevator. The Activities Assistant will meet us there, and we will be playing board games with the residents!

Weekend Backpacking Trip
5pm Friday, September 14th to 5pm Sunday, September 16th
Zaleski State Forest
Cost: – (food and gear)
It is exciting to see so much interest in the backpacking trip this September! The date has been set for September 14th-16th at Zaleski State Forest. Please note the time of departure will be closer to 5pm on Friday to give us time to load up, hit the road, and be settled in our camp before sundown. Mario and Reed are offering two information sessions for the trip (you only need to attend one). We will showcase gear, provide a packing list, talk about the route through the forest, and share options for food.
The first session will be immediately following Christ in the City this Thursday (7/26)–we will meet around 8:00pm in the library at St Patrick’s (near the main entrance). We will hold a second session the following week (day and time to be determined). Please reach out to Reed or Mario if you know you are unable to attend this Thursday and we will coordinate the second.
To use the words of Pier Giorgio Frassati:
Verso l’alto! (To the heights!)
Reed (Bulldog) and Mario (trail name TBD)

Josephinum 4-Miler and Brunch
9am Saturday, September 15th
Glacier Ridge Metro Park (9801 Hyland-McCroy Rd., Plain City, OH 43064) and Sunny Street Café (7042 Hospital Dr, Dublin, OH 43016)
Cost: $40 June 16 through August 1; $45 August 2 through Race Day (or until Sold Out) on imathlete.com
Run or walk with us and support scholarships and financial needs of Pontifical College Josephinum seminarians! Register with the link under tickets and run with us or come to the race to cheer on our Frassati runners and walkers before we go to Sunny Street Cafe for brunch!
When you register, use our team name: Columbus Frassati Society

Brunch This Weekend + a Quick Question

Hello All,

We hope to see you after 10:30am Mass this Sunday at the Cathedral!  

We’re also gauging interest in another evening paddle at Trapper John’s this summer.  Let us know if you think you could make it on 8/4 by filling out our form here.  

Take a look at last 3 events this month:

10:30 Cathedral Mass and Brunch

10:30am Sunday, July 22nd

St. Joseph Cathedral (212 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215) and SuperChef (199 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215)

Meet up with us by the cathedral’s Broad Street entrance after 10:30 Mass, and we’ll go across the street together to SuperChef’s (199 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215) for brunch! SuperChef’s has a great menu of unique waffles, pancakes, omelets and sandwiches.

Christ in the City

7pm Thursday, July 26th

St. Patrick Church (280 N. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215)

Come for Eucharistic adoration, confessions, beautiful Taize chant and Dominican Compline (night prayer), followed by fellowship and drinks at Claddagh Irish Pub.

 

Service Event: Nursing Home Visit

2pm Saturday, July 28th

Worthington Christian Village (165 Highbluffs Blvd., Columbus, OH 43235)

Join us at Worthington Christian Village (a local retirement community) to spend time with elderly residents!

Directions: 165 Highbluffs Blvd. is off US-23. When you turn into the facility just head back to the 7-story building. There is a volunteer sign in desk to your left as you enter where we can put on name badges. Please take the elevator to the sixth floor, and turn to your right as you get off the elevator. The Activities Assistant will meet us there and let us know what all we will be doing.

Backpack with us in September!

Hello All,
We’re planning a backpacking trip this fall.  If you’d like to join (no experience necessary!) fill out this doodle poll to let Reed and Mario know when you’re available!
 
Weekend Backpacking Trip
TBD Friday, 7PM to Sunday, 5PM (https://doodle.com/poll/tyenee29zadkyvez)
Zaleski State Forest
Cost: – (food and gear)
 
Did you know Pier Giorgio Frassati, our group patron, was an avid outdoorsman? He loved rock climbing, camping, hiking, and encouraging others to spend time in God’s beautiful creation.
Join us for a weekend hiking and camping in the tranquility of Zaleski State Forest. Whether you’re an experienced backpacker or have just entertained the idea, this will be fun and doable for all. We will be hiking 10-15 miles over the course of 3 days. The plan is to get there Friday evening and camp close to the trailhead. Saturday will be our main hiking day (~10 miles), and Sunday will be around 7. We plan on getting back to Columbus in time for an evening Mass, 4:30 or 5pm.  Experienced hikers will most likely have extra gear that can go around to others (if willing to share, please let us know), and we will be providing a list of equipment needed, along with provisions.
Reed and Mario have over 300 backpacking miles under their feet on trail. If you have any questions at all, contact Reed (on trail he is known as Bulldog) or Mario (trail name TBD).
If interested, please participate in the doodle above for available weekends in September.

July Events

Hello All,

It was great seeing everyone who joined in our annual camping trip.  Thanks again Fr. Humbert for celebrating Mass at our campsite!

We had a record number (22) attend our evening paddle on Friday!  We might go back again before the summer is over!

Take a look below at our upcoming event list:

Faith Talk and Brunch

10:30am Saturday, July 7th

Grandview Heights Public Library Meeting Room (1685 W 1st Ave, Columbus, OH 43212)

Join us for brunch as Fr. Humbert presents “Answering the Top 5 Protestant Protests”.  Do you remember the lectures we used to have at St. Patrick on Thursday nights?  We’ve missed those impactful presentations and are looking forward to hosting Fr. Humbert as we learn about our faith.  The talk will take place at the Grandview Heights Public Library Meeting Room, and parking is available on nearby streets.

 

Beach Day at Alum Creek

1pm Saturday, July 14th

Alum Creek Beach (3400 Lewis Center Rd., Lewis Center, OH 43035)

Bring your frisbee or beachball and join us for a day at the beach! We’ll meet up by the shelter/changing area and set up our blankets at 1pm. Let us know if you have any trouble finding our group.

 

Trivia Night at Bareburger

7pm Tuesday, July 17th

Bareburger (4560 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43214)

Meet us at 7pm at Bareburger to compete in a friendly game and use your trivial knowledge to help us win! We’re excited to try out a different night at a new location!

Christ in the City

7pm Thursday, July 26th

St. Patrick Church (280 N. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215)

Come for Eucharistic adoration, confessions, beautiful Taize chant and Dominican Compline (night prayer), followed by fellowship and drinks at Claddagh Irish Pub.

 

Service Event: Nursing Home Visit

2pm Saturday, July 28th

Worthington Christian Village (165 Highbluffs Blvd., Columbus, OH 43235)

Join us at Worthington Christian Village (a local retirement community) to spend time with elderly residents!

Directions: 165 Highbluffs Blvd. is off US-23. When you turn into the facility just head back to the 7-story building. There is a volunteer sign in desk to your left as you enter where we can put on name badges. Please take the elevator to the sixth floor, and turn to your right as you get off the elevator. The Activities Assistant will meet us there and let us know what all we will be doing.

**UPDATED** Our Campsite

Hello All,

I’m reaching out to everyone who’d expressed interest in camping with the group this weekend.  I called to confirm our reservation for the group camp area (which couldn’t be made online to begin with and apparently wasn’t made via phone when I called on 5/25 and gave my contact and credit card information), and I was told they had no paperwork for our reservation.
So they gave our original reservation away to a different group!  But, they’ve re-accommodated us at two non-electric campsites (184-185), and I’ve been guaranteed that they’ll be expecting us when we check in Saturday morning.  So we’re losing out on our own bathrooms and drinking fountain, but it looks like we’ll still be in a nice location.  I’m sending along the updated map for everyone to find our campsites.  I’m so sorry to have to change our location.
Eight of us are confirmed to camp overnight (there’s still time for more to sign up!), and several are considering coming out for the day or for Mass and dinner, so please let me know if you have any difficulty finding our group or want to join my letter writing campaign demanding justice! Just kidding…. 🙂