Bible Studies & Formation
At the Newman Center, there are many ways to get connected to a small Church community or faith sharing group through our bible studies, prayer groups, and other formation opportunities! These groups offer people a consistent network of support and formation.
- Student Bible Study Groups - Over 250 students gather weekly in small bible study groups of about 4-10 students throughout the OSU campus in dorms and apartments. This student bible study initiative is done in collaboration with Saint Paul's Outreach. To sign up or to learn more, contact Laura LeCompte at firstname.lastname@example.org or (614) 291-4674 x101.
- Community Bible Study and Faith Sharing - This group meets throughout the academic year on Wednesday evenings. The Winter 2017 series will be Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John- a series by Edward Sri and Ascension Press. For a description of this study, more information, and to register, click here. With questions, please contact Laura LeCompte at email@example.com or (614) 291-4674 x101.
- Chinese Bible Study - This is a diverse group of people, of Chinese descent, including students, scholars and professionals. They speak Cantonese, Mandarin, Shanghai and Taiwanese dialects. This group meets every other Friday from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the Newman Center International Room. To learn more, contact David Fang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Lectio Divina/Scripture Prayer - The Lectio Divina/Scripture Prayer group meets on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel. Contact Fr. Vinny at email@example.com or (614) 291-4674 x106 for more information.
- Centering Prayer - Centering Prayer groups meet at the Newman Center, Mondays 7-7:45 p.m. and Tuesdays 12:15-1 p.m. An Introduction to Centering Prayer session is scheduled for Thursday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. Contact Fr. Vinny at firstname.lastname@example.org or (614) 291-4674 x106 for more information.
- Eucharistic Adoration- There is Eucharistic Adoration in the Daily Mass Chapel on Fridays from noon - 5 p.m. If you are interested in committing to being present for a Holy Hour each week for the semester, contact email@example.com or (614) 291-4674 x116 for more information.
Formation and Fellowship Groups
- Catholic Young Professionals - This group of graduate students and young professionals in their 20s-30s meets bi-monthly on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. for Faith & Fellowship nights, as well as a monthly social and service event. For all up-to-date information, join the Facebook group. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Paulist Associates - The Paulist Associates are a group of lay people who, after careful prayer and discernment, pledge to actively work with and pray for the Paulists Fathers. They grow in the spirituality of the Paulist Founder, Fr. Isaac Hecker, and of the broader Paulist Community. In their personal lives, they look for opportunities to reflect the fundamental Paulist apostolic commitments to evangelization, ecumenism and reconciliation. Contact Fr. Vinny at email@example.com or (614) 291-4674 x106 for more information.
- Indonesian Catholic Fellowship Ministry - Contact Larissa Neala Andono at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Lydia's House: This is a women's spirituality group. It typically meets the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Newman Center. Check the Calendar for exact dates/times. Contact Sue Dollinger at email@example.com for more information.