December Frassati Events

Friday, December 1st: St. Patrick’s Parish Scripture Study
7pm in Aquinas Hall

I am pleased to announce that we will be beginning a new St. Patrick’s Parish Scripture Study on Friday, December 1st, in Aquinas Hall. All are most welcome and are encouraged to invite a friend.

We will be following Scott Hahn’s course, The Bible and the Sacraments: A Journey Through Scripture, but we will be beginning with a 3-part intro on where the Catholic bible came from and how to read and interpret scripture according to the principles given to us by the Church Fathers and the Church’s Magisterium.

Future meetings will be held on the first Thursday of every month.

Refreshments will be served.

Friday, December 8th Dinner after 6:30pm Mass (Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception):
We’ll attend Mass at St. Patrick before gathering at Acre in Clintonville (2700 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43202) for dinner.  Meet up outside the church entrance on Grant Ave. before we drive over, or catch up with us at the restaurant.  We’d love to see you at Acre around 7:45pm for dinner even if you are planning on attending a different Mass!  https://www.acretogo.com/clintonville
 
Saturday, December 16th: Columbus Relief Service
 
I would like to invite you all to consider joining us in the Columbus Relief Service Project.  You can read all about it here:
If you find this inspiring, and you’d like to volunteer with us, some of us will be meeting at Holy Family Soup Kitchen (http://hfsk.org/) on Saturday, December 16th, from 11:00am to 12:00pm at least.  But if you’d like to volunteer with us, you need to register beforehand on the above Columbus Relief website sometime beforehand.
You are also most welcome to attend the entire event.  Here is the full schedule:
Bus Outreach    Every Saturday:  9:00-3:30 p.m.
9:00 –   9:15      Sign In, Meet the Team, Job Assignments
9:15 –   10:15    Load up bus and cook soup!
10:15 – 10:30    Prayer, Mini Orientation and Group Meeting
10:30                Leave for Outreach
10:50 – 11:00    Set up at location
11:00 –  1:30     Serve and Fellowship
1:30                  Return to Base
2:00                  Group A – Clean Up
                         Group B – Serve left over at Inglewood Apts.
3:00-3:30          Closing

 3:00-3:30       Closing

Sunday, December 17th Brunch after 12 o’clock Mass:
We’ll head over to Fox in the Snow Cafe after the noon Mass at St. Patrick.  Meet up outside the church entrance on Grant Ave. before we drive over, or catch up with us at the cafe (1031 N 4th St, Columbus, OH 43201) for fellowship after fasting (and some of the best cinnamon rolls in Columbus according to Columbus Monthly)! https://www.foxinthesnow.com/menus/
Thursday, December 21st: Christ in the City:
 
Come adore Our Lord, receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation , be uplifted by beautiful Taize chant sung by our choir, and join us for Dominican night prayer. Refreshments at Claddagh Irish Pub to follow.
Saturday, January 6th Save the Date for Game Night: 
You’re invited to join us at 7pm at the Chatham Village Condo party house (in the building between 966 and 984 Chatham Lane, Columbus, OH 43221) for a game night!  Feel free to bring a favorite game, snack or drink to share, and invite a friend!  Hope to see you there!
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Important November Updates…

Dear Friends of Frassati,

I have a few announcements here.  This will be a longer email than usual, but you might appreciate it.  (I have numbered the parts of it, so that you can skim or skip the parts you find less interesting.)
1. The Frassati Core Team told me not to cancel Christ and the City for the month of November simply because it falls on Thanksgiving.  And I always obey them.  So we will have Christ in the City on Thursday, November 30th.
2. We did a radio show at St. Gabriel Radio on Bl. Pier Giorgio and our Frassati Society just last week!  If you’d like to listen to it, you can find it here in the “Dominican Dimensions Archives” along with weekly shows going all the way back to 1/25/16 (on the Twilight Zone?  Really?):
3. I suggested that we do a radio show on the above subject mentioned in part “2” of this email partly because I was personally very much inspired by reading this short article about Bl. Pier Giorgio (which I also previously posted on our facebook page).  I encourage you all to read it and be inspired!  Verso l’alto!
4. Three things really leaped (I guess the correct spelling is leaped, not lept, come to find out – though I much prefer lept, d*** it) out at me:
     a.) Pier Giorgio spent a lot of time in nightly adoration… so he’d probably be quite at home at our main event.
     b.) He joined every Catholic group he could in an effort to completely immerse himself in a Catholic culture.  So he’d probably be a part of our group (though perhaps confused).
     c.) Pier Giorgio had a tremendous love for the poor, and he went out of his way to help them in practical ways on an almost daily basis.
5. I’ve been wanting to take up a kind of model for our group that is inspired by Bl. Pier Giorgio’s own path to holiness, one which can help form a complete Catholic culture among young adults, one which meets all felt (and so far unfelt) needs and desires, and one which has three essential aspects:
     a.) A Spiritual Aspect: captured by our main monthly Thursday events.
     b.) A Social Aspect: captured generally by our 2 or 3 monthly social events.
     c.) A Service Project: a way to give back…  For how should we do that exactly?  And can we really be intentional disciples of Christ if we do not?
6. I’ve been waiting to truly begin this 3rd aspect of our society simply because I didn’t think we were there yet, for people need to receive from others before they can truly give of themselves out of love to others.  But now we have an awesome core team of 14 members and I think it is now high time to launch this!
I would like to invite you all to consider joining us in the Columbus Relief Service Project.  You can read all about it here:
If you find this inspiring, and you’d like to volunteer with us, some of us will be meeting at Holy Family Soup Kitchen (http://hfsk.org/this Saturday from 11:00am to 12:00pm at least.  But if you’d like to volunteer with us, you need to register beforehand on the above Columbus Relief website sometime in the next couple of days.  (Sorry for the short notice, but sometimes I get impatient.)
“For I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat” (Mt 25:35).
A lot of people ask me, “Should I give money to homeless people?  I often feel badly for pretending not to even see them.”  And I feel obliged to list the reasons why this might not actually be the most prudent way to truly help them, especially if it is in somewhat unsafe circumstances, etc.  But if you want to have a great way to help the poor that is safe, most prudent, and most helpful in every way (physically and spiritually): I cannot imagine a better way to do it as a young adult (male or female) than to participate in this program.
7. On a completely different note, meeting the very real need to have some good, wholesome fun: there are now only 3 slots left (as of the exact moment of the writing of this email) for our Frassati Escape Room Event on November 19th!  I know it is still almost a month away, and you don’t generally plan things that for in advance…  But it’s going to be a BLAST, and you don’t want to miss out!!  You gotta move fast if you want to join us in escaping the very hungry, very scary zombie in time!!  His chain lengthens 1 foot every 5 minutes!  😐  This is the first test!  And remember, it is not the first 12 who sign up who are the Trapped and Terrified Twelve – it is the first 12 who PAY!  (I need to be clear about this, because there was a some unfortunate confusion last time…)
For more info on this event, find it on our Columbus Frassati Society facebook page:
If you have any other questions, feel free to email us (if we are still alive)!
Verso l’alto!
– Fr. Jerome

November Frassati Events

Sunday, November 5th, Lunch after 12 o’clock Mass:
 
We’ll head over to North Market after the noon Mass at St. Patrick.  Meet up outside the church entrance on Grant Ave. before we drive over, or catch up with us at the market (59 Spruce Street, Columbus, OH 43215) for fellowship after fasting! North Market | Columbus, Ohio – .
First Thursday of November: Frassati Scripture Study:
 
Permanently cancelled as a Frassati event due to lack of interest.  This event is now being opened up to the whole parish.  You are still most welcome to attend.  Please see the parish bulletin (printed or on our website) for more details.  This event may or may not begin as a full parish event in November.
 
Saturday, November 11th: Pilgrimage to Ohio’s 1st Catholic Church in Somerset, Ohio:
 
Please see our facebook page for more details: (https://www.facebook.com/ColumbusFrassatiSociety/).
 
Monday, November 13thTrivia at Yabo’s:
Meet us at 7pm at Yabo’s Tacos (3051 Northwest Blvd, Upper Arlington, OH 43221) to compete in a friendly game of trivia.  Enjoy Yabo’s specialty tacos or just drinks, and use your trivial knowledge to help us win again! We’ll be bringing our prize from last time to cover appetizers for the whole table! http://yabostacos.com/menu/  
 
Third Thursday of November: Mass and a Meal:
 
Temporarily canceled due to lack of interest.
 
Sunday, November 19th, 6:30pm: Trapped in a Room with a Zombie:
 
Unfortunately, this event cannot also be canceled due to lack of interest. (I (stupidly?) already paid $276.00 for it.) I reserved a room for 12, and almost nobody has signed up yet. It really amazes me to be honest. It is the highest rated escape room in Ohio. Really? I’ve never experienced such lack of interest in super-fun Catholic young adult social events in any other assignment I’ve ever had in my priesthood so far. If no one else signs up within 7 days, I’m going to start advertising on meetup.com. Perhaps it will be a nice opportunity for evangelization. But if you do happen to be interested, please see our facebook page for more details!
 
 
Fourth Thursday of November: Christ in the CIty:
 
Canceled: Happy Thanksgiving!

October 2017 Events

Monday, October 2nd, Trivia at Yabo’s:
Meet us at 7pm at Yabo’s Tacos (3051 Northwest Blvd, Upper Arlington, OH 43221) to compete in a friendly game of trivia.  Enjoy Yabo’s specialty tacos or just drinks, and use your trivial knowledge to help us win!  http://yabostacos.com/menu/  

Thursday, October 5th, 7pm in Aquinas Hall: Frassati Scripture Study:
Join the Columbus Frassati as Fr. Jerome discusses this Sunday’s Scripture readings and their spiritual applications. Handouts will be provided with Scripture verses and insights, but all are encouraged to bring their Bibles, as well as any questions they may have regarding the passages. Afterwards, we will socialize at a local pub to be determined (most probably Flatiron).

Link to the readings below. Refreshments will also be provided for those in attendance. All are welcome!

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/100817.cfm

Thursday, October 12th, Theology on Tap: Answering the Vocation to Love

Please see the Columbus Theology on Tap facebook page for more details. This event begins at 7pm at El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant, 3230 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus OH 43202.

Sunday, October 15th, Cathedral Organ Concert:
One of Frasssati’s own, Nicole Simental, is an internationally awarded musician.  Our diocese is lucky to have her as the principal organist at St. Joseph Cathedral.  Let’s enjoy her musical gift together as we attend her concert at the cathedral (212 E Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215) at 3pmhttp://cathedralmusic.org/musicians/simental/

Thursday, October 19th, Main Church and St. Patrick Hall: Mass and a Meal

Mass and a Meal is a new Frassati event which we will be holding on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Fr. Jerome will celebrate mass at 7pm and then we will have a potluck-style meal to follow in St. Patrick Hall which will be open at 6:30pm for food drop off. Each month volunteers will contribute to the potluck meal. Please fill out the form below with your RSVP and your potential dish contribution.  Please sign up early so that others know what and how much to bring – especially if you would like to help contribute to the main dish.

Mass and a Meal Sign-Up and Planning

Thursday, October 26thChrist in the City: 7pm in the main church at St. Pat’s

Come adore Our Lord, receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation , be uplifted by beautiful Taize chant sung by our choir, and join us for Dominican night prayer.  Refreshments at Claddagh Irish Pub to follow.

Sunday, October 29th, Lunch after 12 o’clock Mass:
We’ll head over to Red Velvet Cafe after the noon Mass at St. Patrick.  Meet up outside the church entrance on Grant Ave. before we drive over, or catch up with us at the restaurant (246 South 4th Street, Columbus, OH, 43215) for fellowship after fasting! http://www.redvelvetcbus.com/

For more Frassati events and possibly for more details, please follow our Columbus Frassati Society facebook page.  

To be on our email list, send an “Add me!” email to columbusfrassatisociety@gmail.com.  

God bless,

Fr. Jerome

September Events

Thursday, September 7th, 7pm in Aquinas Hall: Frassati Scripture Study:

Join the Columbus Frassati as Fr. Jerome discusses this Sunday’s Scripture readings and their spiritual applications. Handouts will be provided with Scripture verses and insights, but all are encouraged to bring their Bibles, as well as any questions they may have regarding the passages. Afterwards, we will socialize at a local pub to be determined (most probably Flatiron).

Link to the readings below. Refreshments will also be provided for those in attendance. All are welcome!

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/091017.cfm

Sunday, September 10th, Great Westerville Food Truck Fest:

Nationwide Children’s Close to Home (455 Executive Campus Drive, Westerville, OH 43082) is hosting the fest.  It’s been ranked in the top 3 food-themed festivals, so we don’t want to miss it!  Let’s meet up by the fest entrance at 12:30 and enjoy lunch and live music at the festival.

Thursday, September 14th, Theology on Tap: Eschatology: What Happens in the End?

Please see the Columbus Theology on Tap facebook page for more details. This event begins at 7pm at El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant, 3230 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus OH 43202.

Monday, September 18th, Trivia at Yabo’s:

Meet us at 7pm at Yabo’s Tacos (3051 Northwest Blvd, Upper Arlington, OH 43221) to compete in a friendly game of trivia.  Enjoy Yabo’s specialty tacos or just drinks, and use your trivial knowledge to help us win!  http://yabostacos.com/menu/  

Thursday, September 21st, Main Church and St. Patrick Hall: Mass and a Meal

Mass and a Meal is a new Frassati event which we will be holding on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Fr. Jerome will celebrate mass at 7pm and then we will have a potluck-style meal to follow in St. Patrick Hall which will be open at 6:30pm for food drop off. Each month volunteers will contribute to the potluck meal. Please fill out the form below with your RSVP and your potential dish contribution.  Please sign up early so that others know what and how much to bring – especially if you would like to help contribute to the main dish.

Mass and a Meal Sign-Up and Planning

Thursday, September 28thChrist in the City: 7pm in the main church at St. Pat’s

Come adore Our Lord, receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation , be uplifted by beautiful Taize chant sung by our choir, and join us for Dominican night prayer.  Refreshments at Claddagh Irish Pub to follow.

Friday, September 29th, Night Corn Maze:

We will enjoy a fall tradition at the Maize at Little Darby Creek (8657 Axe Handle Road, Milford Center, OH 43045)!  This is one of the biggest corn mazes in central Ohio and features a new theme every year.  We’ll meet there at 8pm, or email columbusfrassatisociety@gmail.com  or let us know on facebook if you’d like to carpool.  The cost is $9, but a coupon is also available at http://www.mazeandberries.com/coupon.html.  Don’t forget your flashlight!

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Invite a friend to the Columbus Frassati Society!  Just forward this email and have him or her send an “Add me!” email back.

 

God bless,

Fr. Jerome

August 2017 Events

Thursday, August 3rd, 7pm in Aquinas Hall: Frassati Scripture Study:

Join the Columbus Frassati as Father Jerome discusses this Sunday’s Scripture readings and their spiritual applications. Handouts will be provided with Scripture verses and insights, but all are encouraged to bring their Bibles, as well as any questions they may have regarding the passages. Afterwards, we will socialize at a local pub to be determined.

Link to the readings below. Refreshments will also be provided for those in attendance. All are welcome!

http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/080617.cfm

Thursday, August 10th, Theology on Tap Kickoff

Join us for the Columbus Catholic Young Adult Cookout / Theology on Tap Summer Kick-Off!  Enjoy provided dinner and drinks and get to know some other Catholic Young Adult Groups in the area.

Date: Thursday, August 10, 7pm-9pm
Location: The cafeteria at St. Christopher’s Church in Grandview
1420 Grandview Ave, Columbus, OH 43212

Young Adults 21+ (Please bring I.D) | $5 | Carpooling recommended

BBQ pulled pork, beer, wine and water will be provided. A vegetarian black bean burger option will be available. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share with the group (post what you will bring on the Facebook event).

Friday, August 11th Evening Canoe Trip:

We have booked a private evening canoe trip for Catholic young adults!  Meet up at Trapper John’s (7141 London-Groveport Road, Grove City, OH 43123) at 7pm to register before Trapper John’s staff takes our group upstream where we’ll embark on our canoe trip at 7:45pm.  The cost is $20.  Please rsvp (and invite a friend!) to columbusfrassatisociety@gmail.com or on Facebook and of course let us know if you have any questions.

Thursday, August 17th, Main Church and St. Patrick Hall: Mass and a Meal

Mass and a Meal is a new Frassati event which we will be holding on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Fr. Jerome will celebrate mass at 7pm and then we will have a potluck-style meal to follow in St. Patrick Hall which will be open at 6:30pm for food drop off. Each month volunteers will contribute to the potluck meal. Please fill out the form below with your RSVP and your potential dish contribution.  Please sign up early so that others know what and how much to bring – especially if you would like to help contribute to the main dish.

Mass and a Meal Sign-Up and Planning

Thursday, August 24thChrist in the City: 7pm in the main church at St. Pat’s

Come adore Our Lord, receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (when Fr. Jerome has time to give some spiritual direction as well if desired), be uplifted by beautiful Taize chant sung by our choir, and join us for Dominican night prayer.  Refreshments at Claddagh Irish pub to follow.

Friday, August 25th The Tempest at Schiller Park:  

Meet up at the Brown Bag Deli (898 Mohawk Street, Columbus, OH 43206) to pick up dinner at 7pm before heading to Schiller Park in German Village for an evening of local theatre.  The Actors’ Theatre will perform Shakespeare’s masterpiece, The Tempest, in the park at 8pm.  Buy your ticket in advance online for $20 on the Actors’ Theater webpage, and don’t forget a lawn chair or a blanket!  http://theactorstheatre.org/2017-season/the-tempest/

For more Frassati events and possibly for more details, please follow our Columbus FrassatiSociety facebook page.

To be on our email list, simply send an email to: columbusfrassatisociety@gmail.com saying, “Add me!”

 

God bless,

Fr. Jerome

July Events

Thursday, July 6th, 7pm in Aquinas Hall: Frassati Scripture Study: CANCELLED

This event will be cancelled this month due to the fact that Fr. Jerome will be away.

Sunday, July 9th: Beach Day at Alum Creek:  

Bring your Frisbee or volleyball and join the Columbus Frassati Society for a day at the beach!  We’ll meet up by the shelter/changing area and set up our blankets at 1pm.  Please reach out on Facebook if you have trouble finding us.   The park’s address is 3615 S. Old State Road, Delaware, OH 43015.  We hope to enjoy some awesome summer weather with you! http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/alumcreek 

Thursday, July 13th, 7pm in Aquinas Hall: Continuing Adult Catechesis

After many years of teaching RCIA not to mention everything else, Fr. Boniface Endorf, OP, will begin sharing the fruits of his contemplation in a new adult catechesis series. The second session on July 13th will be entitled “What Has God Told Us.”  The talk will be 50 minutes long followed by a short break and Q&A.  For more information, see the parish bulletin, which can be found here:

St. Patrick Church Bulletins

Friday, July 14th: Outdoor Movie Night:  
We’ll head to Hilliard Station Park to watch Christmas Vacation.  Let’s meet up at Abner’s Restaurant (4051 Main St, Hilliard, OH 43026) at 7pm before heading over to the movie.  If you can’t meet us at 7, just head over to the park at the corner of Center and Main Street in Hilliard before the movie starts at dusk.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair, and we’ll watch this Christmas classic together! Flicks on the Bricks | Destination Hilliard

Thursday, July 20th, Main Church and St. Patrick Hall: Mass and a Meal

Mass and a Meal is a new Frassati event which we’re holding on Thursday this month. Fr. Jerome will celebrate mass at 7pm and then we will have a potluck-style meal to follow in St. Patrick Hall which will be open at 6:30pm for food drop off. Each month volunteers will contribute to the potluck meal. Please fill out the form below with your RSVP and your potential dish contribution.  Please sign up early so that others know what and how much to bring – especially if you would like to help contribute to the main dish.

Mass and a Meal Sign-Up and Planning

Sunday, July 23rd: Outdoor Concert: 

Popgun is performing at Scioto Park as part of the Sundays on the Scioto free concert series.  This will be a fun evening to enjoy the songs of David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Steely Dan and others.  The park is located at 7377 Riverside Drive.  Meet up at the park by the Chief Leatherlips Statue at 6:30pm, and the concert will start at 7.  Bring a lawn chair or a blanket, and be ready to enjoy dinner and dessert from the Paddy Wagon and Jeni’s Splendid ice cream food trucks! https://dublinarts.org/event/sundays-at-scioto-popgun/

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Thursday, July 27th: Christ in the City: 7pm in the main church at St. Pat’s

Come adore Our Lord, receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (when Fr. Jerome has time to give some spiritual direction as well if desired), be uplifted by beautiful Taize chant sung by our choir, and join us for Dominican night prayer.  Refreshments at Claddagh Irish pub to follow.

For more Frassati events and possibly for more details, please follow our Columbus Frassati Society facebook page.

God bless,

Fr. Jerome

June Events: Social and Service

Saturday, June 10th: Ohio Machine Lacrosse: A Columbus Frassati Event

Boston Cannons at Ohio Machine

Last year, Ohio just missed out on the title, losing the final game to Denver by just one point. :-O Join us as we watch Ohio’s quest to get back to the playoffs. \o/

The game starts at 7pm, so we can show up at 6:15 to pickup tickets, walk to our seats, and/or anything else unforseen. There is also a post-game concert featuring New Method. We hope to see you all there!

Tickets: tiny.cc/StPatrickLax
UserID: FrassatiSoc17
Password: FrassatiSoc280

Questions can be directed to Andrew English:
614-376-0296; AEnglish@theohiomachine.com

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Monday, June 12th: Columbus Right to Life Banquet

Join Frassati as we support the Greater Columbus Right to Life at their yearly banquet.  Villa Milano Banquet & Conference Center will be hosting the event at 1630 Schrock Rd. Columbus, OH 43229 on Monday, June 12th at 6:15pm.  Lila Rose of Live Action will be there to give the keynote about her inspiring work as a journalist exposing the abortion industry.  The event is free, and we have reserved a table for 10.  We need to fill four more seats by June 1st!  Did I mention this involves a free dinner?  Please sign up on the Google Doc below.

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Friday, June 23rd – Sunday, June 25th: Frassati Summer Camping Trip

We’re going camping again!! We’ll be camping at Lake Hope State Park from Friday June 23rd- Sunday June 25th. The ca cost for the trip is $15 to cover the cost of food and camp site reservations. If you, for any reason, would like to go and are unable to afford to pay at this time, please indicate this below in the sign -up questionnaire or contact Martiana directly via Facebook message. We’d like a final count by Friday June 16th so that we can ensure that we have enough food and supplies for everyone attending. An email with specific details regarding the trip will be sent out the week of the event to those signed up.

Even if you’re not entirely sure as to whether or not you’ll be able to attend, please fill out the sign up questionnaire attached.

To rent a tent for that weekend, here’s a link that offers camping equipment rentals:

Camping Equipment Rentals

Sign Up Form

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For many more Frassati events, see and like our Columbus Frassati Society facebook page.

June Events: Spiritual

Thursday, June 1st, 7pm in Aquinas Hall: Frassati Sunday Scripture Study

Join the Columbus Frassati as Father Jerome discusses this Sunday’s Scripture readings and their spiritual applications. Handouts will be provided with Scripture verses and insights, but all are encouraged to bring their Bibles, as well as any questions they may have regarding the passages. Afterwards, we will socialize at a local pub to be determined.

Link to the readings below. Refreshments will also be provided for those in attendance. All are welcome!

Pentecost Sunday’s Readings
Thursday, June 8th, 7pm in Aquinas Hall: Continuing Adult Catechesis

After many years of teaching RCIA not to mention everything else, Fr. Boniface Endorf, OP, will begin sharing the fruits of his contemplation in a new adult catechesis series. The very first session on June 8th will be entitled “Christianity: A Bird’s Eye View”.  The talk will be 50 minutes long followed by a short break and Q&A.  For more information, see Pentecost Sunday’s parish bulletin, which can be found here:

St. Patrick Church Sunday Bulletins

Thursday, June 15th, 7pm in Aquinas Hall: How Could Hell Possibly Exist?

Dare we hope that all men be saved?  This is a serious question asked by a serious theologian.  How could hell possibly exist anyway?  Which one of you, wicked as you are, would wish eternal misery upon your worst enemy?  Even if you do (which is a serious sin, by the way…) how could He Who Is Love Himself positively will much less permit anyone to go there – even if the sinner himself or herself adamantly willed it?  What exactly does Sacred Scripture say about hell?  What exactly does the catechism say? What do we know for sure?  And what should we make of various visions of hell given to various saints and mystics (e.g., the children of Fatima, St. Theresa of Avila, St. Faustina, etc.) throughout the centuries?

These questions and more will (hopefully) be answered in Aquinas Hall on June 15th.  Refreshments at Claddagh’s will follow.

Monday, June 19th: Main Church and Aquinas Hall: Mass and a Meal

Mass and a Meal is a new Frassati event which we’re planning to hold on Mondays. Fr. Jerome will celebrate mass at 7pm and then we will have a potluck-style meal to follow in St. Patrick’s Patrick Hall. Patrick Hall will be open at 6:30pm for food drop off in Patrick Hall. Each month we’ll have a volunteer provide a ‘main course’ for the meal. The Core Team will work to provide the main course for the first month, but beverages, side dishes, and desserts will be left to those attending. Please fill out the form below with your RSVP and your potential dish contribution.

Mass and a Meal Sign-Up and RSVP

Thursday, June 22nd: Christ in the City: 7pm in the main church at St. Pat’s

Come adore Our Lord, receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (when Fr. Jerome has time to give some spiritual direction as well if desired), be uplifted by beautiful Taize chant sung by our choir, and join us for Dominican night prayer.  Refreshments and karaoke at Claddagh (I tried to stop them) to follow.
For many more Frassati events, including our upcoming camping trip, please see and like our Columbus Frassati Society facebook page.

To be included on our email list, just send me an email: frjerome@stpatrickcolumbus.org.

The Columbus Frassati Society is getting bigger and better every day.  Invite a friend!

God bless,

Fr. Jerome

May Events

Thursday, May 4th, 7pm in Aquinas Hall: Frassati Scripture Study

We will be beginning our new Frassati Scripture Study this week.  I hope and expect that this will soon become one of the most popular Frassati events of all.  We will be discussing next Sunday’s readings, which can be found here: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/050717.cfm

Feel free to read the readings beforehand and perhaps even pray with them and study them beforehand.  But in any case, know that I and others will be doing that, and come for what should be a very enjoyable and fruitful discussion.  Refreshments at a local pub to follow.

Thursday, May 11th, 7pm at El Vaquero: Theology on Tap

We will be joining up with Columbus Theology on Tap at El Vaquero Restaurant, 3230 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202 at 7pm for “An Evening with American Saints” hosted by Fr. Nicholas Droll. Father Nicholas Droll will discuss the lives and heroic virtue of several Saints who helped form and continue to sanctify the Church in the United States.  (Please see the Columbus Theology on Tap facebook page for more details.)

Thursday, May 18th, 7pm in Aquinas Hall: The New Evangelization
“What is the New Evangelization and why should I care?”  This will be the title of the talk I will be giving this month in Aquinas Hall (at St. Pat’s).  What is the New Evangelization?  What is new about it?  How does it concern me?  Can I really participate in it, and if so, how?  Why should I really care about this?  These questions and more will be answered during and/or after the talk.  Refreshments and fellowship at a local pub to follow.

Thursday, May 25th: Christ in the City: 7pm in the main church at St. Pat’s

Come adore Our Lord, receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, be uplifted by beautiful Taize chant sung by our choir, join us for Dominican night prayer.  Refreshments at a local pub to follow.

For more Frassati events, see our facebook page and send me an email (zeilerop@gmail.com) to be added to our Frassati email list (where several more service and social events will be announced).

 

God bless,

Fr. Jerome