Welcome to all new and returning students!
We welcome you to the Catholic community on campus at The Ohio State University! St. Thomas More Newman Center, the Roman Catholic campus ministry for The Ohio State University, SPO, and FOCUS invite you to become involved as a Buckeye Catholic.
New Beginnings Retreat
The New Beginnings Retreat offers first-year students the opportunity to get away from the pressures of classes, studies, and work, to spend a little time in prayer and building your relationship with God in the Catholic community at the Newman Center with other first-year students. This retreat will be Friday, Sept. 17 at 4:30 thru Saturday, Sept. 18 at Noon. Find out more!
Every Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. during the academic year, the Buckeye Catholic student group (BCAT) gathers for prayer, fellowship, and a talk about faith, often led by students. Many students gather each week to take a break from the busyness of daily life on campus to just be with others who share the same values, daily joys, and challenges. Come anytime, and if you have not ever been, it's a great way to get connected to the Buckeye Catholic community, learn how to get involved, and make new friends! Also, check out the BCAT facebook group: Buckeye Catholic Community 2021-22. For more information, please email email@example.com.
Newman Center Pals
Newman Center Pals is a ministry organized by our Peer Minister for Campus Outreach, Bonnie Thibault. This ministry provides an opportunity for upperclassmen to serve as both a friend and mentor to underclassmen, especially new students and incoming freshmen. Fellowship, support, and a sense of belonging is crucial for students to come together to build up the Body of Christ on our campus as Buckeye Catholics. Through Newman Center Pals, one upperclassman will be paired with one underclassman. Once the Newman Center Pals meet their pair, they are able to grow in a friendship centered around the love of God. Our Peer Minister for Campus Outreach, Bonnie Thibault will provide guidance as well as various opportunities for Newman Center Pals to come together throughout the year. For more info or questions, please contact Bonnie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bible Study Small Groups
Join a weekly Bible study or small faith sharing group! This is a great way to connect on a deeper level with your faith and grow with peers in lasting friendship. It’s also a great channel to get connected to the larger Catholic community and the many opportunities to grow in faith and leadership. This student bible study initiative is achieved in collaboration with SPO (Saint Paul's Outreach) and FOCUS. For more info or questions, please contact Fr. Evan Cummings at email@example.com.
Newman Center 20/30
Calling all young adults in the Newman Center community! We are a group of graduate students, young professionals, and community members in our 20s and 30s who are striving to deepen our faith and build Christian community. We meet (virtually for now) on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To join the group, you can also register here: https://forms.gle/1SGR4VBSQJ1nxHJ16.
RCIA & Adult Confirmation
- learning more about your faith?
- helping others learn more about their faith?
- becoming more involved in the Newman Center?
Numerous students have found the Newman Center a “home away from home” to connect with others who long to make their Catholic Christianity come alive. From Masses to dynamic student activities, from liturgical ministries to meaningful service and leadership opportunities, there are countless ways to join us at the Newman Center. The Newman Center is the place where faith meets life. We extend an openhearted and open-armed welcome to all. Join us in the celebration of the Eucharist, pray together in bible study groups and reach out to help make a difference in the world.