June Events + Help us pick a date for canoeing/kayaking!

Thanks everyone who joined us at Worthington Christian Village on Saturday to visit with the elderly residents there.  They really enjoyed chatting with the six of us over cheesecake and spending time outside tossing water balloons.  The coordinator sent an appreciative email (below), and we really want to return later this summer.

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First, take a look at what we’re planning for June!  We’re returning to a favorite lunch location after Mass this weekend, we have one open seat at the pro life dinner, and we’ve had a huge interest in attending The Princess Bride outdoors (free!) as part of Bexley’s Main Event!  We’ve also pinned down more details on our upcoming camping trip.

We also want to plan our second annual twilight canoe / kayak trip at Trapper John’s in Grove City.  Please fill out our doodle poll so we know which date works best. https://doodle.com/poll/84cefd5hvba5atrh

Mass and Lunch

10:30am Sunday, June 3rd

St. Patrick Church (280 N. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215) and Red Velvet Cafe (246 S. 4th St., Columbus OH 43215)

Meet up with us by the Grant Ave. entrance after 10:30 Mass at St. Patrick, and we’ll head over to Red Velvet Cafe together for lunch!


Greater Columbus Right to Life Banquet

6pm Monday, June 11th

Villa Milano (1630 Schrock Rd., Columbus, OH 43229)

Cost: Free! (1 seat remaining!)

This is an event we look forward to every year!  This year, internationally acclaimed pro-life speaker and strategist Obianuju (Uju) Ekoacha will give the keynote at the Banquet.  As founder and president of Culture of Life Africa, Uju has led the way for the pro-life movement in Africa by facilitating, organizing and proposing many pro-life conferences and rallies across Africa.  We’re excited to hear her speak personally about her inspiring work!  Our 2 reserved tables are almost full, but you can still sign up here to claim your seat in our group.


Outdoor Movie: Princess Bride

7:30pm Friday, June 15th

Graeter’s Ice Cream (2282 E Main St, Bexley, OH 43209) and Capital University Front Lawn

Cost: Free!

Let’s meet up at Graeter’s ice cream at 7:30 before we head across the street to watch Princess Bride.  If you can’t meet us at 7, meet us at the front lawn before the movie starts at dusk.  Bring a blanket or a lawn chair, and we’ll watch this classic together! Call/text Sarah if you have any trouble finding our group.


Camping Trip

9am Saturday, June 23rd – 1pm Sunday, June 24th

Location: Dillon State Park (5265 Dillon Hills Dr, Nashport, OH 43830)

Cost: $15 cash/PayPal/Venmo

Leave Columbus with us for a weekend campout at Dillon State park!  We’ll spend the day hiking, boating and swimming and overnight in the group camp area.  Mary Dannemiller has offered to grill for us, and $15 will cover our camping reservation plus food for the weekend.  Sign up here, and let us know if you have a tent you can share.  There is plenty of room to set up, and we’ll help coordinate if you don’t have one to bring.  If you’d like to come out for the day but don’t want to camp out, we’d love to have you.  We’re putting together a carpool for over-nighters and day-trippers as well.  Please note it on our google doc or email us if you’d like to ride along with us or can take other to the park (it’s about an hour away).  We’ll be returning Sunday in time for evening Mass at the cathedral/Holy Name/St. Brendan.


Volunteering at Jubilee of Anniversaries

1pm Sunday, June 24th

St. Andrew Church (1899 McCoy Rd., Upper Arlington, OH 43221)

The diocese Marriage and Family Life Office and Office of Divine Worship are looking for volunteers at their upcoming Jubilee of Anniversaries!  We’ve been asked to assist by handing out programs and helping elderly couples out of cars and into seats (Mass starts at 2:30pm).  Stay after Mass too if you can pour drinks, mix lemonade, refill pitchers and cookie trays and clean up the reception space.  What a special way to celebrate these couples whose marriages have endured 25+ years!  Let us know if you can volunteer by emailing Catherine Suprenant at catherinesuprenant@gmail.com or by replying to this email.


Christ in the City

7pm Thursday, June 28th 

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.


—– Forwarded Message —–

From: Erin Thomas

To: Sarah Spaulding

Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 8:37:23 AM EDT

Subject: RE: Volunteering opportunities at WCV


I wanted to drop you an e-mail to thank you and your group for coming in on Saturday.  It was really nice meeting all of you.  I hope you all had a nice time.  Our residents really enjoyed getting to talk to you and we appreciated all of your help.

Please know how much we appreciated each of you coming in to brighten the day of our residents.  We would love to have you back anytime that would fit into your schedule.

Thanks again and have a great week.