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TThe Ohio State University
64 W
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Lane Ave.
OH 43201
Phone: (614) 291-4674 Fax: (614) 291-2065
[email protected]
Marriage, Baptism of Children,
First Reconciliation, and
First Eucharist: Celebrated for active
members of the Newman Center. Please
contact a Pastoral Associate or visit
Saturday: 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m., noon, 6 p.m., 9 p.m.
Daily: 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:30 p.m. at the OSU
Medical Center Atrium
The Rite of Christian Initiation of
Adults (RCIA): Welcomes adults into
full membership in the Catholic Church.
Please contact a Pastoral Associate
or visit
Monday–Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Individual: Wednesday: 7:30-8:30 p.m.,
Saturday: 4:30-5:10 p.m. or by
Communal: Seasonally as scheduled
To be the Roman Catholic campus
ministry for The Ohio State University,
where all can develop and live their
Catholic faith.
Landings: Welcomes inactive
Catholics interested in reconnecting
with their faith. Please email
[email protected]
St. Thomas More Newman Center is served by the Paulist Fathers, Missionaries to North America since 1858.
Fr. Joe Ciccone, C.S.P., Director
[email protected]
Fr. Steve Bell, C.S.P., Pastoral Associate
[email protected]
Fr. Vinny McKiernan, C.S.P., Pastoral Associate
[email protected]
Stu Wilson-Smith, C.S.P., Paulist Intern
[email protected]
Alexandra Dedels, Director of Development
[email protected]
Austin Schafer, Pastoral Associate for Campus Ministry
[email protected]
Cheryl Hoon, Business Administrator
[email protected]
Cheryl Robinson, Administrative Associate
[email protected]
Drew Muehlenbruch, Building Manager
[email protected]
Eric Utsler, Pastoral Associate and Music Minister
[email protected]
Karen Broering, Coordinator of Liturgy and Catechesis
[email protected]
Kathy Pajor, Donor Relations Coordinator
[email protected]
Katy Coffey, Coordinator of Children and Teen Ministries
[email protected]
Laura LeCompte, Director of Faith Formation and RCIA
[email protected]
Suzana Silva, Volunteer Coordinator
[email protected]
Fr. David O’Brien, C.S.P., Former Director
Residing at Mohun Health Care Center
FEB. 1, 2015
Welcome Buckeye Catholics!
Weekly Events
Spaghetti Dinner Sundays at 7 p.m. in the Social Hall. There is
no Spaghetti Dinner this Sunday, Feb. 1, due to the Super Bowl.
Spaghetti Dinner will resume next Sunday, Feb. 8.
Break the Grind Mondays at 1:30 p.m. Take a break from
classes by coming over to the Newman Center Student Lounge for
a free cup of coffee! Bring your own mug, as we have a creative
mug competition every week!
St. Thomas More Newman Center
Catholic After Dark Tuesdays at 8 p.m. at the Newman Center.
Catholic After Dark are student-led events that happen every
week on Tuesdays as a way to grow in faith and build community.
Upcoming Events
Spring Break Service Trips Our Spring break service trips to
Washington, D.C., Trenton, N.J., and Martin, K.Y. are now full. If
you wish to be added to the waiting list, please contact Austin
Schafer at [email protected] We will have 55
students serve on week-long service trips this Spring.
Buckeye Awakening #12 This retreat will take place
Feb. 27 – Mar. 1 at Sts. Peter and Paul Retreat Center in Newark.
This is an incredible weekend of faith, community building
and fun that will transform your life! To apply, please visit Cost is $55. Deadline to apply is
Feb. 18.
Catholic Social Ministry Gathering Please pray for our six
student service trip leaders and our campus minister who are
going to Washington, D.C. Feb. 6-10 to participate in the national
USCCB Catholic Social Ministry Gathering. This annual Catholic
conference, organized by the USCCB Department of Justice,
Peace and Human Development, brings together over 20 national
Catholic charity and justice organizations along with hundreds
of participants whose faith inspires them to respond to pressing
current domestic and global challenges relating to poverty,
war, injustice and the promotion of human life and dignity. The
experience culminates with a visits to Capitol Hill to do advocacy
work with our local Ohio senators and representatives.
The St. Thomas More Newman Center
Buckeye Awakening
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Exposition takes place
Infant Baptism The Catholic Church encourages the
on Fridays from noon - 5 p.m. You are welcome to come at any
point in the afternoon.
celebration of the sacrament of baptism during Sunday
Mass. Information about dates and times can be found at
Confession There are several opportunities to participate in the
sacrament of reconciliation.
Wednesdays 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturdays 4:30-5:10 p.m.
By appointment: (614) 291-4674
Visit for some helpful videos about
Exposition and Adoration
Parking for Sunday Mass With OSU construction along Lane
Low Gluten Hosts For those with wheat or gluten allergies low
Avenue, parking spots on Sunday morning are becoming harder
and harder to find. In addition to the Newman Center lot, the
Newman Center has arranged for use of the following parking
• Northwood-High Building at 2231 N. High St. ; corner of North
High Street and Northwood Avenue (approximately 100 spaces
• The Little Bar at 2195 N. High St.; corner of North High Street
and Norwich Road (approximately 15 spaces available)
Both lots are a short 1-2 blocks north of the Newman Center.
gluten hosts are an available option at the Newman Center. To
make use of this option, please speak to someone in the Sacristy
before Mass begins.
involved with regards to marriage preparation? Please contact
the office. Staff members will be happy to assist you in answering
your questions and developing a plan for preparing for your
celebration of the sacrament of marriage. Information can also be
found at
High School Youth Ministry This group meets regularly
It’s Winter: Think Summer! Fr. Vinny McKiernan, C.S.P. will
to talk, eat snacks and share our faith. Come join the fun
as we help each other to be Brave and not Frozen on our
journey with God. Bring a friend. All are welcome. For more
information, please contact Katy Coffey at (614) 291-4674 x108 or
[email protected]
• Sunday, Feb. 1 (2-5 p.m.) Super Sunday with Steve² - Join us
as we learn more about how to live our faith in our daily lives.
Others around the Diocese will be joining us to also learn about
the Newman Center and what our faith lives can look like after
high school.
• Sunday, Feb. 8 (1:30-3:30 p.m.) “Frozen: Do you ever get Frozen
when wondering what to do? Should you ‘Let it go?”
• Sunday, Feb. 15 - “Brave: God gave us freedom? Are we Brave
enough to see it?”
• Sunday, Feb. 22 - Service opportunity –Blood Drive
• Sunday, March 1 - No Youth Ministry
• Sunday, March 8 - Screwtape Letters: Join us as we study the
C.S. Lewis classic. No supplies required. What do letters from a
devil to his nephew tell us about ourselves?
• Sunday, March 15 – No Youth Ministry
be conducting two retreats at the Paulist Retreat House in Lake
George, N.Y. in June 2015:
• Praying Your Life: A time to reflect prayerfully on your
life: past, present, future. A time for the healing of hurtful
memories, a time to rejoice in beautiful
memories. A time to be present to
the present of the beauty of God’s
creation in the Adirondack Mountains.
A time to rededicate yourself to being
a light in the world. The retreat will be
anchored in daily Eucharist and periods
of Centering Prayer. Dates: Sunday,
June 14, 6 p.m. to Friday, June 19, noon.
• Come Apart and Rest a While. A
silent directed retreat praying over recommended scripture
passages and meeting with Fr. Vinny as one wishes. The days
will be anchored in daily Eucharist and periods of Centering
Prayer. Dates: Sunday, June 21, 6 p.m. to Friday, June 26, noon.
For more information and to register, please visit
Engaged? Congratulations! Have questions about what is
FEB. 1, 2015
Social Concerns Spotlight
For the Fridge
St. Vincent de Paul
Newman Cente
Center Podcasts Wish you could hear that great
Help: Blankets
and Winter Coats Collection Cold
athe is here, and the Newman Center’s St. Vincent de Paul
council is collecting blankets and winter coats for those in
need. Please bring new or clean, gently used blankets and
coats to the Newman Center and place in the collection cart in
the North Gathering Space. We will be collecting these items
from Jan. 18 - Feb. 8. Items will be donated the St. Vincent
de Paul Clothing Center. For more information or questions,
email Linda Cannon at [email protected]
Thank you for your generosity!
Join Us! Please join us for fellowship and light refreshments
on the second Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. We will also
be making over 400 sandwiches to be served at St. Lawrence
Haven where 350-500 people are welcome each weekday for a
hot meal and sandwiches.
Lydia’s House This women’s spirituality group will meet at the
Newman Center at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5. Anne Mischo will
reveal the name of the foundress and religious order who built
a tunnel to be able to work with the poor. (We learned about
them in a previous year, and detective work was required to
find them again so we could revisit this meaningful moment in
history.) Lydia’s House meets the first Thursday of the month for
a presentation, reflection and discussion. For more information,
please contact Sue Dollinger at (614) 436-3643.
Landings: Welcoming Inactive Catholics! Do you know
someone who might benefit from this program? Landings,
a ministry of the Paulist Fathers and the Newman Center’s
Reconciliation Team, is an eight week program geared toward
welcoming returning and inactive Catholics. In this program
a group of active Catholics, some of whom are “returnees”
themselves, join with participants to share an
and explore
plore their
faith together. Landings offers a safe
place to be listened to, a place for
understanding and healing, and a
place to ask questions. A new session of
Landings will begin Tuesday, Feb. 24
at 7 p.m. For more information, please
refer anyone who may be interested
to Ed Orazen at (614) 313-7801 or
[email protected]
The St. Thomas More Newman Center
homily again? Listen to it on your computer or your iPod! Find
out how at
Food for the Homeless Ministries Please consider
volunteering for Food for the Homeless ministries. To sign-up,
please visit
• Faith Mission – Monday, Feb. 9
• Manna in the Morning – Mondays, Feb. 9 and Feb. 23
• YWCA Family Center – Wednesday, Feb. 18
• Open Shelter – Thursday, Feb. 19
Home-Baked Cookies Ministry Thanks to your generosity,
all of our ministries serving the homeless in shelters are taking
along these delicious treats, baked with love and prayer by our
community. We hope you will continue to support this effort
by taking home cookies containers from the table in the North
Gathering Space to fill and return. Cookies are needed the second
and third weeks of each month. If you’ve taken home a container,
please return it filled to the table in the North Gathering Space.
Habitat for Humanity Join other Newman Center volunteers
at our next Habitat for Humanity date, Thursday, Feb. 18 from
5-8 p.m. All are welcome, so bring your friends! No experience
necessary. To sign up, email [email protected]
Blood Drive Our annual winter blood drive will be held on
Sunday, Feb. 22. If you would like to donate food, volunteer or
give blood, you can sign up in the Lane Avenue Lobby (starting
Feb. 7), online at or
contact Brian Peebles at [email protected]
A Vin-a-min from Fr. Vinny
The long and short of it.
The best remedy for a short temper
is a long walk.
Columbus Young Catholic Professionals On Feb. 5, the
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Feb. 1:
brand-new Columbus Young Catholic Professionals (CYCP) group
is hosting a social event at the Newman Center! There will be light
snacks and beverages, and Paulist seminarian Stu Wilson-Smith
will be speaking to the group about being a Catholic young adult
in this day and age. Afterwards, the group is heading to the Little
Bar for continued socializing! The event will be held at 7 p.m. in
the Social Hall. A five dollar donation to the CYCP is suggested,
but not required. If you’re a grad-student or alumni, this is the
group for you! Please come out and make some new friends who
share our faith!
Deuteronomy 18:15-20; 1 Corinthians 7:32-35; Mark 1:21-28
Mass: 10 a.m., noon, 6 p.m., 9 p.m.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
RCIA: 1:30 p.m.
Super Sunday with Steve²: 2 p.m.
Adult Confirmation Preparation: 4:30 p.m.
2015 Diocesan Respect Life Conference The keynote
speaker for this day focused on “Each of Us is a Masterpiece of
God’s Creation” is Bishop Frederick Campbell. The day, Saturday,
March 7, begins with Mass at 9 a.m. at Immaculate Conception
Church, 414 E. North Broadway, Columbus, followed by the
conference, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Registration is $20 and includes lunch.
Checks can be made payable to the Office for Social Concerns
and is due by March 3. For more information and questions,
please contact (614) 241-2540 or [email protected]
Columbus Catholic Men’s and Women’s Conferences The
Catholic Women’s Conference, “At the Foot of the Cross,”
will be held Saturday, Feb. 21, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the
Ohio Expo Center. For more information and to register,
please visit The
Catholic Men’s Conference will be held Saturday, Feb. 28,
8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. in the Voinovich Building at the Ohio Expo
Center. For more information and to register, please visit
Candlelight Valentine Concert Bill Cohen will be on the
piano and guitar, singing songs about the joys and sorrows of
love. Concert to take place Saturday, Feb. 7 from 7-9 p.m. in
Fellowship Hall at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High St.,
Columbus. A $10 donation is requested; proceeds go to the
annual Central Ohio Folk Festival in May.
The Presentation of the Lord, Monday, Feb. 2:
Malachi 3:1-4; Hebrews 2:14-18; Luke 2:22-40
Break the Grind: 1:30 p.m.
Mass: 5:30 p.m.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: 6 p.m.
Middle School Group: 6 p.m.
Centering Prayer: 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 3: Hebrews 12:1-4; Mark 5:21-43
Centering Prayer: 12:15 p.m.
Mass: 5:30 p.m.
Lectio Divina/Richard Rohr meditations: 7:30 p.m.
Catholic After Dark: 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 4: Hebrews 12:4-7, 11-15; Mark 6:1-6
Mass: 5:30 p.m.
Bible Study - The Eucharist: 7 p.m.
Confessions: 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 5: Hebrews 12:18-19, 21-24; Mark 6:7-13
Mass: 5:30 p.m.
Middle School Group: 5:30 p.m.
Choir Rehearsal: 7 p.m.
Lydia’s House: 7 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 6: Hebrews 13:1-8; Mark 6:14-29
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: noon - 5 p.m.
Mass: 5:30 p.m.
Confirmation Rehearsal: 7 p.m.
Chinese Bible Study: 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 7: Hebrews 13:15-17, 20-21; Mark 6:30-34
Anointing of the Sick after all Masses
Confession: 4:30 p.m.
Confirmation Mass: 5:30 p.m.
Confirmation Reception: 6:30 p.m.
Indonesian Catholic Fellowship Ministry: 7 p.m.
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Feb. 8:
Hecker Quotes
A sacrament
is not a symbol of a process but the very
process itself of conveying grace to the soul.
Pray for the Beatification of Servant of God, Fr. Isaac Thomas
Hecker, C.S.P. (1819-1888), Founder of the Paulist Fathers
Job 7:1-4, 6-7; 1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23; Mark 1:29-39
Anointing of the Sick after all Masses
Mass: 10 a.m., noon, 6 p.m., 9 p.m.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd: 9:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
RCIA: 1:30 p.m.
Youth Ministry Meeting: 1:30 p.m.
Spaghetti Dinner: 7 p.m.
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