Adult Faith Formation

Catholic Bible Study
Contact: Suzie Emsweller, 614-451-2855,, or Kathy Miller,

St. Andrew Bible Study allows participants to grow closer to Christ and His Church through the study of Sacred Scripture. Studies chosen are Catholic-based Bible studies and use the Catechism of the Catholic Church for reference. The weekly study programs are a combination of individual study, small group discussions and DVD lectures. Various sessions are held throughout the year.

  • Bishop Barron’s Priest, Prophet and King
    • Mondays, April 24 to June 12 (excluding Memorial Day)
    • 7:30 to 9 p.m.
    • Multipurpose Room
    • Using biblical insights and engaging stories, Bishop Barron affirms that we see Jesus more clearly through the lens of the Old Testament. Through this presentation of Priest, Prophet and King, you will better understand Jesus, become more familiar with Scripture and realize your own priestly, prophetic and kingly mission. Cost is $29 for materials. Registration and payment is due by Wednesday, April 12.*
  • The Mass with Dr. Edward Sri
    • Tuesdays, April 25 to May 23
    • 7:30 to 9 p.m.
    • Multipurpose Room
    • Do you understand the meaning behind the parts of the Mass? In his video-based study A Biblical Walk through the Mass, Dr. Edward Sri explores the roots of the words and gestures we experience at Mass and explains their profound significance. You will come to know and understand the Mass as never before, leading you to a richer, more fruitful worship experience. Cost is $24. Registration and payment is due by Wednesday, April 12.*
  • Bishop Barron’s Mystery of God
    • Wednesdays, May 1 to June 14
    • 7:30 to 9 p.m.
    • Multipurpose Room
    • Skeptical thinkers including Atheists vigorously attack   belief in God as irrational, or even worse, dangerous.   Atheism is attracting millions of young people thanks to books such as The God Delusion and God is Not Great. How should Christians respond? In this study Bishop    Barron reaches into our rich intellectual tradition to teach us how to respond. Using the insights of St. Augustin, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Pope Benedict XVI, he uncovers a clear yet sophisticated understanding of what we mean by “God.” Cost is $29. Registration and payment is due by Wednesday, April 19.*


*Please make checks payable to St. Andrew Parish with the name of the program in the memo section. This is also your registration. Please attach any vouchers you have for any of these programs to your check.


Annual Women’s Retreat

Share a weekend of reflection, prayer, and support with fellow Christian women. Held at St. Therese Retreat Center on Columbus’ east side, this beautiful facility offers a place where visitors can slow down and refresh, simply and quietly. Scheduled for Friday, Nov. 17 through Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, this year’s two night retreat will be facilitated by Fr. Josh Wagner.  Meals, drinks and snacks are included in the cost of the retreat.

  • registration and cost information to come

Legion of Mary
Contact: Jane Horner (See your Parish Guide and Directory for contact information)

St. Andrew members of the Legion of Mary meet to pray the Rosary and report on Legion related work on Friday mornings, immediately following the 8:30 a.m. Mass, in the Bryce Eck Activity Center Vrable Library or at an alternate location for the convenience of members.

Men’s Faith Sharing Gatherings
Contact: Paul Breen (See your Parish Guide and Directory for contact information)

Men come together for spiritual study, enrichment and fellowship for one hour, five times per month. On the first Saturday of each month there is the Men’s Fellowship Breakfast gathering at 7:30 a.m. in Nugent Parish Hall. During the month there are Men’s Faith Sharing gatherings on the first and third Wednesday mornings at 7 a.m. and on the second and fourth Saturday mornings at 8 a.m. in Nugent Parish Hall.

Parents In Prayer
Contact: Brenda Lombardi (See your Parish Guide and Directory for contact information)

All parishioners, as well as parents of children at St. Andrew School and PSR students, are welcome to gather for the recitation of the Rosary every Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. in the Bridal Room in the Parish Hall. Prayer intentions are said for the children and families, principals, teachers and supporting staff of school and parish and our priests, deacons and seminarians.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Contacts: Alex Clapper or Maggie Trela,

The RCIA is a program offered for non-Catholics who may want to join the Catholic Church and Catholics who are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith. Sessions are held on Wednesdays, 7 to 9 p.m., early Fall through Spring and include prayer, fellowship, and instruction. Adult Catholics who have not yet received the Sacrament of Confirmation are also invited to participate, and members of the parish are always welcome to attend.

St. Andrew Faith and Friendship (StAFF) Singles Group
Contact: Patrick Crosby,

St. Andrew Faith and Friendship (StAFF) singles group is a community of unmarried parishioners, ages 21 and older, who gather regularly to enhance their commitment to their faith and parish by participating in church, community service and social events. Past activities have included hosting cookouts on the rectory patio, attending parish social events and meeting monthly to make sandwiches for St. Lawrence Haven. This fun and energetic group is always looking for new members and participants may come to as many or as few events as desired.