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 ( or Mario ( 

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

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