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 300 students gather weekly in small bible study groups of about 4-10 students throughout the OSU campus in dorms and other campus locations. This student bible study initiative is done in collaboration with Saint Paul's Outreach. To sign up for one or to learn more, contact Laura Scanlon at (614) 291-4674 x101 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Community Bible Study and Faith Sharing - This group meets throughout the academic year on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. The Winter/ Spring 2019 session will be James: Pearls of Wisdom by Bishop Robert Barron. The series will run from Wednesday, Jan. 16 through Wednesday, Apr.10. Register here and find out more information!. With questions, please contact Laura Scanlon at (614) 291-4674 x101 or email@example.com.
- Sunday Scripture Bible Study - Every Sunday we hear scripture proclaimed and taught, but have you ever wanted to dig deeper? I invite you to join your fellow community members as we gather each Sunday to do just that. We’ll situate the Sunday readings in the larger Biblical and theological context. We’ll delve into history and literary genre. But most importantly, we’ll seek out the questions that invite us to apply the scripture at a deeper level to our daily life. We'll meet on Sundays from 9-9:45 a.m. Please feel free to join us any time and bring a Bible if you have one. For questions, please contact Fr. Charlie Donahue, C.S.P. at (614) 291-4674 x114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Rejoice and Be Glad! This past March, Pope Francis released a new document - Gaudete et Exsultate - on our call to holiness in today’s world. Using the beatitudes, he teaches what a lived holiness is all about. And he warns about some errors that can trip us up in living out our call to holiness. We invite you to join your fellow community members for a discussion group centered around this wonderfully practical document. The only requirement for participating is a desire to dialog about this thing called “holiness” and a willingness to reflect on the ways in which it might invite change in your own life. Meetings will take place on Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m., Oct. 18 through Nov. 29 (with a Thanksgiving week break). The cost to participate is $10 and covers all the materials needed. The first session will be an overview of the document, so no prior preparation is necessary. Please register. For more information, please contact Fr. Charlie Donahue, C.S.P. at email@example.com or at (614) 291-4674 x114.
- 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 will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Fr. Vinny McKiernan, C.S.P. at firstname.lastname@example.org or (614) 291-4674 x106.
- Eucharistic Adoration- There is Eucharistic Adoration in the Daily Mass Chapel on Fridays from 9 a.m. - 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.