Adult Faith Formation

Faith Development and Studies
Contact: Suzie Emsweller, 614-451-2855,, or Kathy Miller,

St. Andrew provides a variety of opportunities that allow 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.


Walking With Purpose
Contact: Suzie Emsweller, 614-451-2855,

Created just for women, this personal Bible study and small group discussion is designed to help each of us enjoy a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  WWP meets on Wednesdays, 7:30 to 9 p.m., at the Bryce Eck Center. You can attend as many sessions as your schedule allows and all women of the parish and guests are welcome. For more details about the program, CLICK HERE.


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. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, this year’s two-night retreat will be facilitated by Fr. Tony Davis.  Meals, drinks and snacks are included in the cost of the retreat.


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: Knights of Columbus,

Men come together for spiritual study, enrichment and fellowship for one hour, five times per month. On the first Saturday of each month, the Men’s Fellowship Breakfast is held at 7:30 a.m in Nugent Parish Hall. The Men’s Faith Sharing program is held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 7 a.m., and on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month 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.