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 - Hundreds of students gather (mostly virtually due to the pandemic) in small bible study groups of about 4-10 students every week. This student bible study initiative is done in collaboration with SPO (Saint Paul's Outreach) and FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students). Sign up for one or learn more by filling out this Google form, or contact Fr. Evan Cummings, C.S.P. at (614) 291-4674 x101 or email@example.com.
- Deepen Your Faith Wednesdays - Join us starting in Oct. 27 for The Gospel According to Luke, Part One. The Gospel of Luke demonstrates the universal nature of Jesus' mission and compassion of God. Part One of this study includes Luke 1:1-11:54, taking the reader from the infancy narratives of John the Baptist and Jesus to their births and then to the Galilean ministry of Jesus. Commentary, study and reflection questions, prayers and access to online lectures are included. View an introductory lecture here. Join us for this study beginning Wednesday, Oct. 27 and continuing through Dec. 8. Meetings are held 7-8:30 p.m. For this study, we are offering both in-person and virtual options! More information and Registration! For more information, please contact Kelly Sollinger at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you’ll join us!
- Sunday Scripture Bible Study - Every Sunday we hear scripture proclaimed, but have you ever wanted to dig deeper? Understanding the cultural setting and background of the readings can remind us that we are hearing about real human beings and their experience of God. Connecting on this level opens up the relevancy for us today. Hearing the perspectives and insights of others is another way to deepen our experience of scripture. Join us each Sunday as we situate the readings in the larger Biblical, social, historical, and literary context. We meet in-person on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. For more information, please contact Kelly Sollinger at (614) 291-4674 x116 or email@example.com.
- 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.
- Daily Meditations of Fr. Richard Rohr - During this Coronavirus pandemic, this group meets on ZOOM Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. For more information and/or the ZOOM link, please contact Fr. Vinny McKiernan, C.S.P. at email@example.com or (614) 291-4674 x106.
- Centering Prayer - Centering Prayer is an ancient form of prayer inviting persons to intentionally enter into the mystery of God, loving the mystery of oneself. During this coronavirus pandemic, prayer groups meet on ZOOM: Mondays 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Tuesdays 12:15 p.m.; Wednesday-Friday 8 a.m. For more information and/or the ZOOM link, please contact Fr. Vinny McKiernan, C.S.P. at firstname.lastname@example.org or (614) 291-4674 x106.
- Virtual Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop Join a weekly virtual program to provide the basics of this centuries-old method of silent prayer to receive the gift of contemplation. The initial two meetings - Wednesday, Oct. 20 and Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. - will offer brief conferences by presenters from across the country as well as opportunities to practice the method. The four continuing sessions- Nov. 3 to Nov. 24 - feature opportunities to ask questions, pray, and be blessed by the teaching of Fr. Thomas Keating on centering prayer through Youtube videos. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants are encouraged to find a group at their local church or in an online meditation chapel. To register, email Bob Gorman. A zoom link will be sent to you prior to the initial meeting. All are welcome!
- Eucharistic Adoration- When OSU is in session there is Eucharistic Adoration in the Main Sanctuary on Fridays from immediately following the 12:30 p.m. Mass and concluding with Benediction at 4:40 p.m. If you are interested in committing to being present for a time each week for the semester fill out this form, contact Fr. Jimmy at email@example.com or (614) 291-4674, or contact Alanna Restifo at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Formation and Fellowship Groups
- Newman Center 20/30 - This group of graduate students, young professionals, and community members in their 20s-30s who are striving to deepen our faith and build Christian community. This groups meets on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. for Faith & Fellowship nights, as well as social and service events. For all up-to-date information, join the Facebook group. For more information, please contact email@example.com. To join the group, you can also register here: https://forms.gle/1SGR4VBSQJ1nxHJ16.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (614) 291-4674 x106 for more information.
- Indonesian Catholic Fellowship Ministry - Contact Larissa Neala Andono at email@example.com for more information.
- Lydia's House: This is a women's spirituality group. It typically meets the first Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. Meetings are taking place virtually for now. Check the Calendar for exact dates/times. Contact Sue Dollinger at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ask a Priest
Check out episode one of "Ask a Priest", where our Paulist priests and seminarian answer questions about Catholicism!
Video created by Sarah Gibson, Peer Minister for Development and Communications 2020-21.