Fabulous February Frassati (F)events

St. Patrick’s Parish Scripture Study

7pm Thursday, February 1st

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

I am pleased that over 40 attended our 2nd St. Patrick’s Parish Scripture Study yet again despite the horrific weather.  If you missed the first two, don’t worry.  You are most welcome to attend the next one, and you are encouraged to invite a friend.  (This is a perfect opportunity to evangelize a friend or family member who is open to a Catholic understanding of the Scriptures.)

By popular demand, before we officially begin Scott Hahn’s DVD course, The Bible and the Sacraments: A Journey Through Scripture, in March, we will continue with Doug Ritzenthaler’s three-part introduction:

Part III: An Introduction to the Four Classic Senses of Scripture and the Modern Historical/Critical Method

The meeting will be one hour long, with time for Q&A, and refreshments will be served.  Future meetings will be held on the first Thursday of every month.

Ohio State Men’s Hockey

7pm Friday, February 2nd
Schottenstein Center (555 Borrer Dr., Columbus, OH 43210)
Cost: $15 or $10 with BuckID, due by January 27th

Join us to cheer on The Ohio State University men’s hockey team as they play Michigan State.

Since tickets need to be purchased in advance, please sign up and pay by January 27th, and we’ll transfer your ticket to you electronically before the game.  If you’d like to join us, please sign up on the google doc and pay Sarah Spaulding for your ticket online via PayPal to spauldsa@sbcglobal.net (choose the “send money to a friend” option) or via Venmo to @ams440 or pay Sarah in person by January 27th.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Mass and Breakfast

9:00am Sunday, February 4th

St. Patrick Church (280 N. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215) and Roosevelt Coffeehouse (300 E. Long St., Columbus, OH 43215)

We’ll attend 9am Mass together at St. Patrick. After Mass, let’s meet up outside the Grant Avenue entrance and walk over to Roosevelt Coffeehouse together for breakfast!

Theology on Tap

7pm Thursday, February 8th

El Vaquero Restaurant, 3230 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus OH

Our speaker is Matt Palmer, CAP®

Matt is CEO and Co-Founder of The Joseph Group Capital Management and a client advisor. Prior to founding the company with his brother Mark, he was a principal of Professional Planning Consultants, Inc. and served as president of its investment advisory subsidiary, Portfolio Consultants, Inc. Earlier in his career Matt was a vice president of the Huntington Trust Company where he served as a member of both its investment and management committees. Matt is a summa cum laude graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and earned a Master’s degree from Harvard University. He is a former board chair of The Catholic Foundation and a former trustee of the Bexley Education Foundation and presently serves on the professional advisory committee of The Columbus Foundation. He and his wife Lisa have three daughters and reside in Bexley where they are members of St. Catharine Church.


 Clean Comic Nate Bargatze

6:15pm Saturday, February 10th

Columbus Funny Bone (145 Easton Station, Columbus, OH 43219)

Cost: $2 to Sarah Spaulding or Michael Tripepi at the event

Frassati is having a night out at the comedy club!  Meet up with us at 6:15 before the show starts at 7:00.  If you’d like to join us, RSVP on the google doc by February 9th, and bring $2 to reimburse Sarah Spaulding or Michael Tripepi for your ticket at the event.  Fellow comic Jim Gaffigan has named Nate Bargatze “one of the top up and coming comics,” and he was serious!

Mass and a Meal

7pm Thursday, February 15th

Main Church and St. Patrick Hall, St Patrick Church (280 N Grant Ave, Columbus OH)

Come for mass celebrated by Fr. Jerome followed by Donatos pizza for all!  Please also bring at least $5 cash to help cover the costs.  If you plan on coming, please find the event and indicate that you are coming on our facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/ColumbusFrassatiSociety/ (or otherwise simply reply to this email) any day whatsoever before 2/15 so that we have a rough idea of how many pizzas to order before mass!  Very important!  If anyone would also like to provide drinks (or anything else), please simply reply to this email or comment on our facebook page.

Ice Skating and Dinner

3:30pm Sunday, February 18th

Chiller Dublin (7001 Dublin Park Dr., Dublin, OH 43016) and LaRosa’s (7048 Hospital Dr., Dublin, OH 43016)

Cost: $8 admission, $3 skate rental

Let’s take part in a favorite winter activity: ice skating!  Meet up at the Chiller Dublin at 3:30 to skate before gathering for pizza at LaRosa’s at 5:30.

Christ in the City

7pm Thursday, February 22nd

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

Come for Eucharistic adoration, confessions heard by Fr. Jerome, beautiful Taize chant sung by our amazing Frassati Young Adult Choir, and Dominican Compline (night prayer), followed by fellowship and drinks at Claddagh Irish Pub.  (This is always our most popular event by far.  I wonder why…)

Cathedral Mass and Brunch
10:30am Sunday, February 25th
St. Joseph Cathedral (212 E. Broad St. Columbus, OH 43215) and Jack and Benny’s (12 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215)

We’ll attend Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral and hear one of our own, Nicole Simental, play the organ. After Mass, Let’s meet up outside the Broad Street entrance and head over to Jack and Benny’s for brunch together!

Dinner and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra
6:30pm Friday, March 2nd
Market 65 (65 E. State St., Columbus, OH 43215) and the Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St., Columbus, OH 43215)
Cost: $10, due by February 24th

We will enjoy a night out at the symphony for the “Mozart to Brahms via Paris” concert!  Meet up for a quick dinner at Market 65 at 6:30 before the concert starts at 8pm, or come directly to the Ohio Theatre (we’ll transfer your ticket to you electronically beforehand).  Since tickets need to be purchased in advance, please sign up and pay by February 24th!  If you’d like to join us, please sign up on the google doc and pay Sarah Spaulding $10 for your ticket online via PayPal to spauldsa@sbcglobal.net (choose the “send money to a friend” option) or via Venmo to @ams440 or pay Sarah in person at another Frassati event before February 24th. We hope you’re planning to join us as we listen to an impressive repertoire!


Save the date for these March events!

Reynoldsburg Pi Day 5k and Breakfast

8:30am Saturday, March 10th

Reynoldsburg High School (6699 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg, OH US 43068) and Waffle House (2160 Brice Rd., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068)

Cost: $25 online on runsignup.com

Outrun Father Jerome and support Reynoldsburg students and families in need! Register online and run with us, or come to the race to cheer on our Frassati runners before we go to the Waffle House for breakfast!

40 Days for Life Peaceful Vigil

6:00pm Tuesday, March 13th

Outside Founder’s Women’s Health (1243 E Broad Street)

Frassati will be participating in the 40 Days for Life (40DFL) program this spring.  40DFL is a coordinated, national campaign to bring continuous prayer to local abortion clinics in more than 500 cities across the world. In Columbus, the program is sponsored by Greater Columbus Right to Life.  Our group has adopted one hour, and we hope to see many of you there.  Please seewww.40DaysforLife.com/local-campaigns/columbus for more information.

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