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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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

Upcoming Events: July 21st – August 4th

 

Thursday, July 21st: Catholic Young Adult Cookout, 6pm-8pm

Join us for a Catholic Young Adult Cookout hosted in collaboration with a number of parish young adult and young professionals groups, Theology on Tap, Charis Retreats, and the Catholic Foundation Young Professionals Group.

There will burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, beer, and soft drinks. $5 (recommended) donation and bring a side or dessert to share. We will meet outside in the garden area on the east side of the building, unless it is raining, then we will meet inside in the upstairs gathering space.

WHERE?
ST.THOMAS MORE
NEWMAN CENTER
64 W. LANE AVE.
COLUMBUS, OH 43201

Thursday, July 28th: Christ in the City

Join us here at St. Patrick Church at 7pm, adore Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, 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.

Thursday, August 4th: Catholic Conversations

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.

*Don’t forget to bookmark this website and like our facebook page if you have not done so already!

June 2016 Events

We’ve got an eventul summer planned for you. Our student brothers are here for the summer, Br. Antoninus and Br. Thomas-Martin. We will also be saying goodbye to Fr. Peter, but hello to Fr. Jerome and Fr. Charles.

Tuesday, May 31, 7pm. Going Away Party for Fr. Peter. Check email list and Facebook for details.

Thurday, June 2, 7pm. Becoming Blessed: Grace and the Spiritual Life. Join us for the conclusion of our morality series, as we talk about grace and the spiritual life.

Thursday, June 9. 7pm. Catholic Conversations: Transformation in Christ. Join us as we discuss a spiritual classic, Truansformation in Christ, by Dietrich von Hildebrand. Read the book along with us, or just come for interesting discussion and fellowship. Compline and social time to follow.

Thursday, June 16. 7pm. Catholic Conversations: Transformation in Christ. 

Saturday, June 18. 8:30am—3pm. Urban Pilgrimage. June is the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, so join us as we visit the churches of Downtown Columbus to pray. We’ll begin with adoration and confessions at St. Patrick’s at 8:30. We’ll leave St. Patrick’s at 9:30. We should be gathering in the Short North to eat at about 2pm.

Thursday, June 23. 7pm. Christ in the City. Come for adoration and confession. Join in the contemplative chants, or quietly contemplate. We will go out for drinks afterward.

Thursday, June 30. 7pm. Catholic Conversations: Transformation in Christ.

May Events

Thursday, May 19, 7pm: Becoming Blessed: The Law. Join us for the next installment in our series on morality. We will go out for drinks afterwards

Thursday, May 26, 7pm: Christ in the City. Contemplate the wellspring of Christ’s love through a night of adoration and confession, concluded with Compline (Night Prayer). Feel free to join in singing the contemplative chants with us or to quietly gaze upon Our Lord during this time. We will go out for drinks afterward.

Saturday, May 28, 9am-3pm: Hike at Clear Creek Metropark. Meet at St. Patrick’s parking lot, and bring a lunch.

Tuesday, May 31: Farewell party for Fr. Peter. Stay tuned for more details.

Thursday, June 2, 7pm: Becoming Blessed: Grace and the Spiritual Life. Join us for the last installment in our morality series. We will go out for drinks afterwards.

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Also, mark you calendar for Saturday, June 18, when we will have our Church Urban Hike

April 2016 Events

Thursdays, April 7, 14, 21, 7pm—8:30pm. Join us at St. Patrick’s for a series of talks by Fr. Peter called Becoming Blessed: How Catholics Think About Morality. We will explore how Catholics think about living the good life and pursuing true happiness. Frassati will be going out for fellowship afterwards.

Saturday, April 16, 9am—3pm. Join the Frassati Society for a hike at the Clear Creek Metropark. We will meet in the St. Patrick’s parking lot. Pack a lunch and join us.

Thursday, April 28, 7pm. Join us for Christ in the City. Contemplate the wellspring of Christ’s love through a night of adoration and confession, concluded with Compline (Night Prayer). Feel free to join in singing the contemplative chants with us or to quietly gaze upon Our Lord during this time. We will go out for drinks afterward.

March 2016 Events

We have a lot of events this month at our parish, and Frassati will be joining the parish for them. And we will still have time to get together.

Sunday, March 13—Tuesday, March 15 — Parish Mission. St. Patrick’s is hosting its annual Lenten parish mission. Join us as we hear Fr. Carleton Jones preach on the theme “Behold the Wood of the Cross.” The mission consists of a Holy Hour with confessions from 7-8pm each night. Join members of Frassati afterward on Monday night for some fellowship. 

Wednesday, March 16. Feast Day. Join us for the feast day of St. Patrick! Our parish will be celebrating a solemn mass at 6:30pm, followed by a torchlit procession and a party. This will be a big celebration, and we hope to see you all there.

Saturday, March 19. Join us at St. Patrick’s for Br. Peter’s ordination to the priesthood. The ordination Mass will be at 10am, with a reception afterwards.

Holy Week and Easter. St. Patrick’s is a busy place during Holy Week and Easter. Check our parish website for the full schedule.

Stay tuned for April! We have a bunch of great activities lined up:

  • Mondays feature Special Masses, Confessions, and Holy Hours for the Year of Mercy;
  • Thursdays will feature Fr. Peter giving a series of talks on “Becoming Blessed: How Catholics Think About Morality”
  • Christ in the City will be on Thursday, April 28
  • Saturday, April 16 will feature a hike at Clear Creek Metropark.

Adirondack Camping Trip, July 2016

Dear Frassati members and friends,

We have been kindly invited by the Frassati Fellowship of Northeast Ohio to join them, as well as other Frassati and Catholic young adult groups, this July for an exciting camping trip to the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York.

On this trip, there will be opportunities for several different types of adventurous activities and chances to form deeper friendships with those Frassati members you already know as well as chances to meet new like-minded people from other Catholic groups.

Please RSVP as soon as possible, according to the details below. We sincerely hope to enjoy your company as we go on this adventure together!

What you need to know:

-Cost of the trip: $15 per person. (Additional expenses include contributing to gas money, money for food on travel days, and rental fees for watercraft, if you wish.)

-Payment due: July 11, 2016, when we depart from the campgrounds (pay to Columbus Frassati Society)

-FYI: You will need to provide your own camping gear and cookware (people of the same gender as one another may share a tent, if needed)

-RSVP by Saturday, February 13th: to Charissa Bale, Frassati Secretary, at columbusfrassatisociety@gmail.com
The Whens, Wheres, and Whats:

When: July 8-11, 2016 We intend to use Friday the 8th and Monday the 11th as travel days, arriving in the afternoon on Friday and most of the adventures and expeditions will take place over the weekend.

Where: Staying at Fish Creek Pond Campground, 4523 New York 30, Saranac Lake, NY 12983 http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/24466.htmlor http://www.fishcreekpond.com (It is tent-camping, so tents, sleeping bags, camp cookware, etc. are required.)

DAILY ITINERARY:

We will start the day with Mass and breakfast at the camp, then off to the different activities for the day:

– Hiking (many mountain ranges and famous peaks within the easy driving distance)

– Canoeing / Kayaking (Rentals are available …or BYOB, Bring Your Own Boat…)

– Rock Climbing (some fabulous areas within driving distance, participants will need to bring their own gear)

Dinner at the camp

Group rosary, social gathering, conversation, games (feel free to bring your favorite deck of cards or camp-appropriate game to share), read, or just some time to be on your own.

About the Adirondak Region:
Spanning more than six million acres, the Adirondack Region is the largest park in the lower 48. Like a patchwork quilt, the Adirondacks are made up of seven distinct regional destinations, each offering their own brand of Adirondack adventure. From the Adirondack Lakes Region with more than 600 bodies of navigable water, to the extensive hiking trails of the High Peaks Wilderness in the Lake Placid Region – discover an area as diverse in geography as it is in activities and events.

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God bless,
The Core Team