June Events: Social and Service

Saturday, June 10th: Ohio Machine Lacrosse: A Columbus Frassati Event

Boston Cannons at Ohio Machine

Last year, Ohio just missed out on the title, losing the final game to Denver by just one point. :-O Join us as we watch Ohio’s quest to get back to the playoffs. \o/

The game starts at 7pm, so we can show up at 6:15 to pickup tickets, walk to our seats, and/or anything else unforseen. There is also a post-game concert featuring New Method. We hope to see you all there!

Tickets: tiny.cc/StPatrickLax
UserID: FrassatiSoc17
Password: FrassatiSoc280

Questions can be directed to Andrew English:
614-376-0296; AEnglish@theohiomachine.com


Monday, June 12th: Columbus Right to Life Banquet

Join Frassati as we support the Greater Columbus Right to Life at their yearly banquet.  Villa Milano Banquet & Conference Center will be hosting the event at 1630 Schrock Rd. Columbus, OH 43229 on Monday, June 12th at 6:15pm.  Lila Rose of Live Action will be there to give the keynote about her inspiring work as a journalist exposing the abortion industry.  The event is free, and we have reserved a table for 10.  We need to fill four more seats by June 1st!  Did I mention this involves a free dinner?  Please sign up on the Google Doc below.


Friday, June 23rd – Sunday, June 25th: Frassati Summer Camping Trip

We’re going camping again!! We’ll be camping at Lake Hope State Park from Friday June 23rd- Sunday June 25th. The ca cost for the trip is $15 to cover the cost of food and camp site reservations. If you, for any reason, would like to go and are unable to afford to pay at this time, please indicate this below in the sign -up questionnaire or contact Martiana directly via Facebook message. We’d like a final count by Friday June 16th so that we can ensure that we have enough food and supplies for everyone attending. An email with specific details regarding the trip will be sent out the week of the event to those signed up.

Even if you’re not entirely sure as to whether or not you’ll be able to attend, please fill out the sign up questionnaire attached.

To rent a tent for that weekend, here’s a link that offers camping equipment rentals:

Camping Equipment Rentals

Sign Up Form


For many more Frassati events, see and like our Columbus Frassati Society facebook page.

June Events: Spiritual

Thursday, June 1st, 7pm in Aquinas Hall: Frassati Sunday Scripture Study

Join the Columbus Frassati as Father Jerome discusses this Sunday’s Scripture readings and their spiritual applications. Handouts will be provided with Scripture verses and insights, but all are encouraged to bring their Bibles, as well as any questions they may have regarding the passages. Afterwards, we will socialize at a local pub to be determined.

Link to the readings below. Refreshments will also be provided for those in attendance. All are welcome!

Pentecost Sunday’s Readings
Thursday, June 8th, 7pm in Aquinas Hall: Continuing Adult Catechesis

After many years of teaching RCIA not to mention everything else, Fr. Boniface Endorf, OP, will begin sharing the fruits of his contemplation in a new adult catechesis series. The very first session on June 8th will be entitled “Christianity: A Bird’s Eye View”.  The talk will be 50 minutes long followed by a short break and Q&A.  For more information, see Pentecost Sunday’s parish bulletin, which can be found here:

St. Patrick Church Sunday Bulletins

Thursday, June 15th, 7pm in Aquinas Hall: How Could Hell Possibly Exist?

Dare we hope that all men be saved?  This is a serious question asked by a serious theologian.  How could hell possibly exist anyway?  Which one of you, wicked as you are, would wish eternal misery upon your worst enemy?  Even if you do (which is a serious sin, by the way…) how could He Who Is Love Himself positively will much less permit anyone to go there – even if the sinner himself or herself adamantly willed it?  What exactly does Sacred Scripture say about hell?  What exactly does the catechism say? What do we know for sure?  And what should we make of various visions of hell given to various saints and mystics (e.g., the children of Fatima, St. Theresa of Avila, St. Faustina, etc.) throughout the centuries?

These questions and more will (hopefully) be answered in Aquinas Hall on June 15th.  Refreshments at Claddagh’s will follow.

Monday, June 19th: Main Church and Aquinas Hall: Mass and a Meal

Mass and a Meal is a new Frassati event which we’re planning to hold on Mondays. Fr. Jerome will celebrate mass at 7pm and then we will have a potluck-style meal to follow in St. Patrick’s Patrick Hall. Patrick Hall will be open at 6:30pm for food drop off in Patrick Hall. Each month we’ll have a volunteer provide a ‘main course’ for the meal. The Core Team will work to provide the main course for the first month, but beverages, side dishes, and desserts will be left to those attending. Please fill out the form below with your RSVP and your potential dish contribution.

Mass and a Meal Sign-Up and RSVP

Thursday, June 22nd: Christ in the City: 7pm in the main church at St. Pat’s

Come adore Our Lord, receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (when Fr. Jerome has time to give some spiritual direction as well if desired), be uplifted by beautiful Taize chant sung by our choir, and join us for Dominican night prayer.  Refreshments and karaoke at Claddagh (I tried to stop them) to follow.
For many more Frassati events, including our upcoming camping trip, please see and like our Columbus Frassati Society facebook page.

To be included on our email list, just send me an email: frjerome@stpatrickcolumbus.org.

The Columbus Frassati Society is getting bigger and better every day.  Invite a friend!

God bless,

Fr. Jerome

May Events

Thursday, May 4th, 7pm in Aquinas Hall: Frassati Scripture Study

We will be beginning our new Frassati Scripture Study this week.  I hope and expect that this will soon become one of the most popular Frassati events of all.  We will be discussing next Sunday’s readings, which can be found here: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/050717.cfm

Feel free to read the readings beforehand and perhaps even pray with them and study them beforehand.  But in any case, know that I and others will be doing that, and come for what should be a very enjoyable and fruitful discussion.  Refreshments at a local pub to follow.

Thursday, May 11th, 7pm at El Vaquero: Theology on Tap

We will be joining up with Columbus Theology on Tap at El Vaquero Restaurant, 3230 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202 at 7pm for “An Evening with American Saints” hosted by Fr. Nicholas Droll. Father Nicholas Droll will discuss the lives and heroic virtue of several Saints who helped form and continue to sanctify the Church in the United States.  (Please see the Columbus Theology on Tap facebook page for more details.)

Thursday, May 18th, 7pm in Aquinas Hall: The New Evangelization
“What is the New Evangelization and why should I care?”  This will be the title of the talk I will be giving this month in Aquinas Hall (at St. Pat’s).  What is the New Evangelization?  What is new about it?  How does it concern me?  Can I really participate in it, and if so, how?  Why should I really care about this?  These questions and more will be answered during and/or after the talk.  Refreshments and fellowship at a local pub to follow.

Thursday, May 25th: Christ in the City: 7pm in the main church at St. Pat’s

Come adore Our Lord, receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, be uplifted by beautiful Taize chant sung by our choir, join us for Dominican night prayer.  Refreshments at a local pub to follow.

For more Frassati events, see our facebook page and send me an email (zeilerop@gmail.com) to be added to our Frassati email list (where several more service and social events will be announced).


God bless,

Fr. Jerome