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 1.5 Retreat
First Year Students! Mark you calendars for Saturday, Jan. 30 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.! The New Beginnings 1.5 Retreat is an exciting NEW retreat experience for first year students, created especially this year as we continue to live through campus life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, we need the support of community and faith filled friendships. This experience was created to allow space for first year students to come together in fellowship with other first year students for fun, to re-center in faith, and to get more connected to the Catholic community! Whether you attended the New Beginnings Retreat in the Fall of 2020 or not, this retreat is FOR YOU with new, exciting, and relevant content.
Sole Pursuit: Buckeye Catholic Students Pursuing Wisdom in Times of Confusion!
Sole Pursuit is a Spring 2021 semester long Bible study and discussion open to all students with a rolling admission. Throughout the semester, students will meet virtually once a week on Monday’s at 8 p.m. to begin a journey through the book of Proverbs. The entire idea behind this unique Bible study is for the individual student to dig deeper into the roots of their own lives and set their eyes on Jesus as a reminder for the sole pursuit of our own souls, Heaven, so that they may grow, not with the world, but with Jesus as their example. This small group opportunity is for students looking to open themselves up to learning about wisdom, focusing on Jesus & His gift of life, and making sense of confusing times, especially in college life during the pandemic. Sign up for this small group experience here!
Every Tuesday evening at 7:45 p.m. the Buckeye Catholic student group (BCAT) gathers for prayer, fellowship, and a student led talk about faith. 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. Currently, during these pandemic times, this event will be virtually hosted by the BCAT Team from the Newman Center with small group time and fellowship over Zoom. Register for BCAT here to gain access to the weekly Zoom gathering! Also, check out the BCAT facebook group: Buckeye Catholic Community 2020-21
Newman Center Pals
Newman Center Pals is a ministry organized by our Peer Minister for Social Events, Bonnie Thibault. This ministry provides and opportunity for upperclassmen to serve as both a friend and mentor to underclassmen, especially new students and incoming freshmen. Fellowship and guidance is crucial, especially during these Pandemic times, for students to come together to build up the Body of Christ. Through Newman Center Pals, one upperclassman (3rd years & up) will be paired with one underclassman (1st & 2nd years). There is also a special cohort option for upper classman (3rd years & up) who are looking to get more connected to the Catholic community. 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 Social Events, Bonnie Thibault will provide guidance as well as various opportunities for Newman Center pals to come together. For more info or questions, please contact Bonnie at email@example.com. To register for Newman Center pals during the Spring 2021 semester, please fill out this registration form.
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. To sign up or to learn more about Bible Studies fill out this Get Involved form. For more info or questions, please contact Fr. Evan Cummings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. 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.