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

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