April Events

Thursday, April 6th, 7:00pm in Aquinas Hall: Catholic Conversations*

We will be continuing reading the book, “I Believe in Love” by Fr. Jean C. D’Elbee, beginning with chapter 3.  “This spiritual classic has long been beloved by Catholics for its wondrous distillation of the teaching of St. Therese of Lisieux into a reader-friendly set of meditations.”  *Please note that we have moved to Aquinas Hall.

Thursday, April 13th: Holy Thursday

7pm to Midnight: Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Eucharistic Procession, and Adoration.

11:30pm: Sermo Dominicus (Reading of the Lord’s Last Discourse: John:14-17)
Thursday, April 20th : Talk by  Fr. Jerome at 7pm in Aquinas Hall at St. Pat’s

I’ll be giving a talk entitled, “Let’s Get Personal.”  The talk will be about how to have a personal relationship with the Holy Spirit who comes to us as Guest, Director, Gift, and Artist.  The reflections will be taken in part from a classic work on the Holy Spirit, “The Sanctifier”, by Archbishop Luis M. Martinez.

Thursday, April 27th: 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, and then join us for refreshments and fellowship at a local pub.
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March Events

Thursday, March 2nd, 7:00pm in Aquinas Hall: Catholic Conversations*

We will be continuing reading the book, “I Believe in Love” by Fr. Jean C. D’Elbee, beginning with chapter 2.  “This spiritual classic has long been beloved by Catholics for its wondrous distillation of the teaching of St. Therese of Lisieux into a reader-friendly set of meditations.”  *Please note that we are moving to Aquinas Hall.

Thursday, March 9th: Theology on Tap: 7pm at El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant

We will be joining Columbus Theology on Tap for the next ToT talk at El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant, 3230 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus OH 43202.  Please see the Columbus Theology on Tap facebook page for more details.

Thursday, March 16th : Solemnity of St. Patrick Parish Celebration

Please join us for a special Mass at 6:30pm in honor of our Patron, St. Patrick, followed by a solemn torch-lit procession to the Litany of Irish Saints accompanied by pipes and drums (weather permitting).  Stay afterward for our traditional Irish Tea Party in Patrick and Aquinas Halls!

Thursday, March 23rd: 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, and then join us for refreshments and fellowship at a local pub.
For more Frassati events, please sign up to be on our mailing list in the top right corner of this webpage and see our  Columbus Frassati Society facebook page.

God bless,

Fr. Jerome

February 2017 Events

 

Thursday, February 2nd, 6:30pm, St. Patrick Church: Candlemas (Catholic Conversations is canceled due to Candlemas.)

Come join the Dominican Fathers for the Mass of Our Lord’s Presentation in the Temple with the Blessing of Candles, a Candlelight Procession through the Church, traditional Dominican Chant, and the Oblatio candelarum (a special Dominican custom).  See our website for more details: http://www.stpatrickcolumbus.org/

Thursday, February 9th: Theology on Tap: 7pm at El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant

We will be joining Columbus Theology on Tap for the next ToT talk at El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant, 3230 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus OH 43202.  I, Fr. Jerome Zeiler, OP, will be giving the talk this month.  It will entitled, “How to Get out of a Spiritual Slump.”  Very useful info!  Please see the Columbus Theology on Tap facebook page for more details.

Thursday, February 16th : Talk by  at 7pm in Aquinas Hall at St. Pat’s

The title of the next talk will be “The History, Practice and Spirituality of the Liturgy of the Hours.”  Michael Murphy, a member of the Lay Fraternity of St. Dominic, will be giving the talk.  This would be a great time to discover one way in which so many  members of the laity have benefited so greatly from participating in the Liturgy of the Hours, the prayer of the Church finding its first origins in the Acts of the Apostles.  The Q&A session afterwards would also be a great time to ask Michael questions about the Lay Fraternity of St. Dominic.  It made a blessed (soon to be a saint) out of Pier Giorgio Frassati after all…  Maybe God is calling you too!

Thursday, February 23rd: 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, and then join us for refreshments and fellowship at a local pub.

For other yet to be scheduled service and social events, check out and like our facebook page: Columbus Frassati Society.  Also, please don’t forget to sign up for our email list (in the top right corner of the home page of this website) if you have not done so already!

January 2017 Events

Thursday, January 5th: Catholic Conversations: 7pm in Aquinas Hall at St. Pat’s

Join us as we begin a new book, “I Believe in Love: A Personal Retreat Based on the Teaching of St. Therese of Lisieux,” by Fr. Jean D’Elbee.  “This spiritual classic has long been beloved by Catholics for its wondrous distillation of the teaching of St. Therese of Lisieux into a reader-friendly set of meditations.  I Believe in Love has helped countless souls embark on the way to the Father.  It will help you focus on Him throughout each day, rest in Him amid your troubles, and live joyfully with Him at every moment.”  You do not need to read the material beforehand.  Fr. Jerome will present a casual “cliff-notes” version of the book, but attendees may interject with their own comments or questions at any time.  5 copies will be available for purchase for $15.

Thursday, January 12th: Theology on Tap: 7pm at El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant

We will be joining Columbus Theology on Tap for the next ToT talk at El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant, 3230 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus OH 43202.  Please see the Columbus Theology on Tap facebook page for more details.

Thursday, January 19th : Talk by Fr. Jerome at 7pm in Aquinas Hall at St. Pat’s

The title of the next talk will be “What is Marian Consecration?”  Fr. Jerome will share reflections on the nature of Marian Consecration as understood by St. Louis De Montfort and St. Maximilian Kolbe.  He will also share personal stories about how being consecrated to Mary changed his own life.  The talk will most likely be followed by an extended Q&A session (as many people have a lot of questions about the true nature of Marian Consecration).  All of your questions will be answered!

Thursday, January 26th: Christ in the City: 7pm in the main church at St. Pat’s

Come adore Our Lord, receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, be inspired by beautiful Taize chant sung by our choir, and join us for Compline, followed by refreshments and fellowship at Claddagh Irish Pub.

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December Events

DECEMBER EVENTS

Thursday, December 1st: Catholic Conversations: 7pm in the parish library at St. Pat’s

Join us as continue, “Fill these Hearts” by Christopher West.  (We only have 2 books still available for purchase.)  Refreshments at a local pub will follow.

 Thursday, December 8th: Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Theology on Tap is cancelled due to the fact that many will need to attend an evening mass on this Solemnity which is a Holy Day of Obligation.

Thursday, Decmeber 15th : Christ in the City: 7pm in the main church at St. Pat’s

Christ in the City has been moved to the third Thursday this month due to Christmas.  Come adore Our Lord, come to confession, and be inspired by beautiful Taize chant sung by our choir. Then join us for night prayer followed by refreshments at Claddagh Irish Pub.

Thursday, December 22nd: Two Days before Christmas!

Come, Lord Jesus!  Fill these hearts!

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1. Visit and like our Columbus Frassati Society facebook page. 

November Events

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Thursday, November 3rd: Catholic Conversations: 7pm in the parish library at St. Pat’s

Join us as we begin a new book, “Fill these Hearts” by Christopher West.  Copies will be available for purchase for $20.  Refreshments at a local pub TBD will follow.

 Thursday, November 10th, Theology on Tap: 7pm at El Valquero Mexican Restaurant

Join us as we team up with Columbus Theology on Tap for a talk by Fr. Dan Dury, “The Biblical Roots of the Mass.”  The venue will be El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant, 3230 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202.  See Columbus Theology on Tap facebook page for more details.

Thursday, November 17th : Christ in the City: 7pm in the main church at St. Pat’s

Christ in the City has been moved to the third Thursday this month due to Thanksgiving.  Come adore Our Lord, come to confession, and be inspired by beautiful Taize chant sung by our choir. Then join us for night prayer followed by refreshments at Claddagh Irish Pub.

 Thursday, November 24th: Thanksgiving

Give thanks to the Lord for He is good!!

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October Events

OCTOBER EVENTS

Thursday, October 6th: Catholic Conversations: 7pm in Parish Library at St. Pat’s

Join us as we continue with chapters 3 and following of “The Presence of God” by Fr. Anselm Moynihan, OP.  This book and the next book we will be reading, “Fill these Hearts” by Christopher West, will be available for purchase.  Refreshments at a local pub TBD will follow.

Thursday, October 13th, Theology on Tap: 7pm at El Valquero Mexican Restaurant

Join us as we team up with Theology on Tap for a talk by our very own Fr. Michael Dosch, OP, pastor of St. Patrick Parish, as he speaks on one of his favorite topics: “The Catholic Imagination of J. R. R. Tolkien.”  The venue will be El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant, 3230 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202.

Thursday, October 20th : “How to Get the Most out of the Mass”: 7pm in Aquinas Hall

Let’s be honest.  For most of us, our first experience of mass is that of something largely unintelligible, largely boring, and largely irrelevant to the rest of our lives.  But as we grow in our Catholic faith, things begin to change…  There is an ocean of grace available at every mass.  But as St. Thomas says, “everything is received according to the mode of the recipient.”  We can drink like a guppy, or we can drink like a whale from this ocean.  How do we progress from drinking like a guppy to drinking like a whale?  This talk will be given by Fr. Jerome Zeiler, OP, at 7pm in Aquinas Hall at St. Patrick Parish Center.  All are welcome.

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

Adore Our Lord, come to confession, and be inspired by beautiful Taize chant sung by our choir. Then join us for night prayer followed by refreshments at Claddagh Irish Pub.

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To stay informed:

  1. Sign up to be on our mailing list (upper right corner of this site). 2. Visit and like our Columbus Frassati Society facebook page.

September Events

Thursday, September 1st: Catholic Conversations

We will be continuing: “The Presence of God” by Anselm Moynihan, OP. It is less than 50 pages long, but it is a spiritual classic has been proven to have the power to transform lives. Please purchase the book ahead of time. There will also be 5 copies available on September 1st for immediate purchase for $10.  You may also want to bring cash to pre-order the next book on our reading list, “Fill these Hearts” by Christopher West (for $20).

Join us in the parish library at St. Patrick Parish Center, 280 N Grant Ave, at 7pm for a discussion followed by night prayer. Then join us for “refreshments” at a local pub.

Thursday, September 8th: Theology on Tap

Join us as we team up with Theology on Tap for a talk by Rachel Muha who will speak on Suffering and Forgiveness.  Rachel will speak about how Christ enabled her to forgive those who murdered her own son, Brian in 1999.  The venue will be El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant, 3230 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202.  And the talk will begin at 7pm.

Friday-Sunday, September 9th-11th: Frassati Camping Trip

Check out the previous post!

Thursday, September 15th : The Stoic, the Addict, and the Mystic

As St. Augustine says, “Our hearts are restless until they rest in God.”  We cannot choose not to have restless hearts.  We can only choose what to do with this restlessness.  This talk will be about how to avoid hardening our hearts like the cold stoic, how to avoid settling for “junk food” like the compulsive addict, and how to begin fulfilling the deepest desires of our hearts by following in the footsteps of the mystics.

The talk will be given by Fr. Jerome at 7pm in Aquinas Hall at St. Patrick Parish Center.

It goes without saying that we will be going out for refreshments at a local pub afterwards.

Thursday, September 22nd: Christ in the City

7pm at St. Patrick Church

Adore Our Lord, come to confession, and be inspired by beautiful Taize chant sung by our choir. Then join us for night prayer followed by refreshments at a local pub TBD.

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Questions?  Feel free to email me at frjerome@stpatrickcolumbus.org.

 

In Christ,
Fr. Jerome Zeiler, OP

Frassati Camping Trip!

When: Friday, September 9th – Sunday, September 11th
Where: Mohican State Forest
Cost: $15 per person to cover food and campsites
RSVP: ASAP, but no later than September 2nd with Marty Fuhry (martyfuhry@gmail.com) or find us on Facebook here (https://www.facebook.com/ColumbusFrassatiSociety/)
What to Bring: Coordinate with Marty Fuhry (email above) with your camping gear to make sure we have enough tents / sleeping bags / cookwear
Food: Will be provided; please share any dietary restrictions, concerns, or suggestions with Marty Fuhry (email above)
Transportation: Carpooling will be available; Mohican is only an hour drive north of Columbus
About Mohican State Forest: 1,110-acre Mohican State Park and the adjacent 4,525-acre state forest are outstanding in their beauty and offer limitless opportunities for visitors to explore one of Ohio’s most unique natural regions nestled between Cleveland and Columbus. Hiking trails wind through the primitive and scenic areas of the forest and park. The striking Clear Fork Gorge, hemlock forest and scenic Mohican River offer an unforgettable wilderness experience.

Main August Events

August 4th: Catholic Conversations
7pm in the Parish Library at St. Patrick Church, Columbus OH

We will be beginning an exciting new book: “The Presence of God” by Anselm Moynihan, OP. It is less than 50 pages long, but it is a spiritual classic that could ignite your prayer life! Please purchase the book ahead of time. It can be purchased for $8 at sites such as this one:

http://store.casamaria.org/the-presence-of-god-fr-anselm-moynihan-op/

Read about how to be more constantly aware of the presence of God in your life. Then join us in the parish library at St. Patrick Church at 7pm for a vibrant discussion, followed by night prayer. Then join us for refreshments and holy conversation at a local pub with awesome fellow Catholic young adults.

August 11th: Theology on Tap

Join Theology on Tap for Our Summer Kickoff!
Dinner, drinks and our speaker is Fr. Thomas Blau Thursday, August 11, 7pm-9pm

We have a new venue this year: Nugent Hall (under the main church) at St. Andrew in Upper Arlington

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). Vegan requests please post on the Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1483837938308873/

August 18th: An Anatomy of the Human Heart

An Anatomy of the Human Heart:
Place of Encounter, Place of Decision, Place of Covenant

“The heart is our hidden center, beyond the grasp of our reason and of others; only the Spirit of God can fathom the human heart and know it fully. The heart is the place of decision, deeper than our psychic drives. It is the place of truth, where we choose life or death. It is the place of encounter, because as image of God we live in relation: it is the place of covenant (CCC 2563).”

Join us Thursday, August 18th, at 7pm in Aquinas Hall at St. Patrick’s Church for a lecture sponsored by the Columbus Frassati Society and given by Fr. Jerome Zeiler, OP. The lecture will be about the nature of the human heart:

What is the human heart? If it is not the intellect and/or the will, what is it? How can better understanding what the human heart is and how it is changed help improve our spiritual lives?

August 25th: Christ in the City
7pm at St. Patrick Church

Adore Our Lord, come to confession, and be inspired by beautiful Taize chant sung by our choir. Then join us for night prayer followed by refreshments at a local pub TBD.

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For more Frassati events, like our Facebook page.

Questions?  Please email me at frjerome@stpatrickcolumbus.org!

God bless,
Fr. Jerome Zeiler, OP