September Events

Hello All,

We have another great month planned!  We’re double booked one weekend, so you’re given the tough choice of running/walking/volunteering at the Josephinum 4-miler on 9/15 or backpacking with Reed and Mario 9/14-9/16.  And don’t miss the chance to see what might be one of the last Crew games in our city!  We’ve purchased 8 tickets for only $16.25 apiece!  Take a look below for even more ways to join us this month:

Backpacking “Practice” Hike
8:30am Saturday, September 1st
Highbanks Metro Park (9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, OH 43035)

We’re meeting up at the Oak Coves picnic area at Highbanks Metro Park this Saturday for a hike.  All are welcome, but this hike is especially aimed at anyone thinking about backpacking with us 9/14-9/16 at Zaleski State Forest.  If you’re considering backpacking with us and want to break in your gear a little or if you just enjoy hiking with good company, please join us!

First Friday Mass at Holy Cross
7:30pm Friday, September 7th
Holy Cross Church (204 S. 5th St., Columbus, OH 43215)
Mass is at 7:30 PM followed by Eucharistic Adoration until 11:45 PM. The sacrament of Reconciliation will also be available after Mass.
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
Columbus Crew Soccer Game
7:30pm Saturday, September 22nd
MAPFRE Stadium (1 Black and Gold Blvd., Columbus, OH 43211)
Cost: $16.25 Cash/PayPal/Venmo
We’ve gotten a great discount on tickets to watch the Crew take on the Colorado Rapids!  If you’d like to join us, be one of the first 8 to sign up on the google doc and reimburse Sarah $16.25 for your ticket (cash / paypal / venmo @sarahsfrassatiwallet). 
10:30 Mass, Brunch and Art
10:30am Sunday, September 23rd
St. Patrick Church (280 N. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215) and Columbus Museum of Art (480 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215)
Cost: FREE Admission to Art Museum!
Meet up with us by the Grant Ave. entrance after 10:30 Mass at St. Patrick, and we’ll walk over to the Columbus Museum of Art to enjoy brunch and the exhibits.  The museum is FREE on Sundays!

Christ in the City
7pm Thursday, September 27th
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.
Service Event: Nursing Home Visit
2pm Saturday, September 29th
Worthington Christian Village (165 Highbluffs Blvd., Columbus, OH 43235)
Join us at Worthington Christian Village (a local retirement community) to spend time with elderly residents!
Directions: 165 Highbluffs Blvd is off of US-23. When you turn into the facility just head back to the 7-story building. There is a volunteer sign in desk to your left as you enter where we can put on name badges. Please take the elevator to the sixth floor, and turn to your right when you get off.  The Activities Assistant will meet us there and let us know what all we will be doing.