Our Vocations Team is here as a resource for you as you listen to God’s calling for your life. We have walked this path ourselves.
The Melchizedek Project is a spiritual discernment group that helps high school and college-aged men consider a vocation to the Priesthood. It is based on the book “To Save A Thousand Souls” by Fr. Brett Brannen. All participants will enjoy a meal at each meeting and receive the book for free.
FIND A MELCHIZEDEK PROJECT NEAR YOU
High School Age Meetings:
St. Patrick Church
280 N. Grant Ave., Columbus
Central-South Deanery- Center South Columbus Deanery
Second Thursday of the Month: September-May
Led by Fr. Paul Marich, O.P. at St. Patrick Church. This one is for high school men only. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30pm. The gathering begins with some form of prayer in the Church (Mass, adoration, Vespers, Rosary – it will vary on the month), followed by food and fellowship and a discussion in Aquinas Hall until 8:30pm. Park in the parish lot behind the church (accessible from East Naghten Street). Please call (614) 240-5917 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
April 4 (first Thursday due to scheduling conflict)
St. Michael Catholic Church
5750 N. High St., Worthington
North High/Northland Deanery
Second Wednesday of Each Month; October – May; 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Led by Fr. Bill Hahn and seminarians Zach Goodchild and Sam Severance and Youth Minister Jake Asuncion at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Worthington. This one is primarily for high schoolers. The group meets on the Second Wednesday of each month. Dinner and discussion beginning at 6:00pm in the Upper Meeting Room of the parish.
High School and College Age Meetings:
St. John Neumann Church
9633 E OH-37, Sunbury
Northland Columbus Deanery- Vicariate 1 Marion/Delaware/Union Madison Deanery
First Wednesday of Each Month, October - April
Led by Fr. Dan Dury at St. John Neumann Church. This one is for both high school and college-aged men. The group meets the first Wednesday of each month beginning Wednesday October 4 from 5:15-6:30 pm in the Parish Office Conference Room. Pizza will be served and there will be a group talk on vocation discernment. St. John Neumann is located at 9633 E. State Route 37, Sunbury, OH 43074. Please email email@example.com to RSVP or for more information.
St. Bernadette Church
1343 Wheeling Road, Lancaster
Fairfield-Hocking Deanery – Vicariate 3 Muskingum/Perry Deanery
First Thursday of Each Month; September - April
Led by Fr. Ty Tomson at St. Bernadette Church. This one is for both high school and college-aged men. The group meets the first Thursday of each month following the St. Bernadette 6:00pm Mass. The gathering includes supper and discussion until 8:30pm. Come to the church for Mass, then to the Mary Good Center office building behind the church at St. Bernadette, 1343 Wheeling Rd., Lancaster. Please call 740-654-1893 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP or for more information.
St. Francis de Sales Church
66 Granville Street, Newark
Knox-Licking Deanery- Vicariate 5 – Licking Deanery
Led by Fr. David Sizemore at St. Francis de Sales Church. This one is for high school and college-aged men. The group meets the third or fourth Wednesday of every month following the 6:30pm Mass. The gathering includes dinner and discussion until 8:30pm.
Father Sizemore extends a standing invitation to any and all of you to join the gathering at the rectory on any of these nights!
Come to the church at 40 Granville Street, Newark, for Mass; We meet at the rectory right after the 6:30pm Mass.
Construction is ongoing around the parish. Please park in the lot behind the church accessed by 5th street only.
St. Peter Chillicothe
285 West Water Street, Chillicothe
Tuesdays; January- May
Led by Fr. Frank Brown at St. Peter Church, Chillicothe. This one is for both high school and college-aged men. The group meets from 6:00-7:15pm on Tuesday evenings in the Holy Family Library at St. Peter. The gathering includes pizza drinks and discussion. St. Peter is located at 285 West Water Street, Chillicothe, OH 45601. Please email Fr. Brown at email@example.com to RSVP or for more information.
St. Pius X Catholic Church
1051 Waggoner Rd., Reynoldsburg
East Columbus Deanery
Third Thursday of Each Month; October – May; 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Led by Fr. Patrick Watikha and Fr. Milton Kiocha, St. Pius X Church, 1051 Waggoner Rd, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068. This one is primarily for high schoolers. The group meets on the Third Thursday of each month. Dinner and discussion beginning at 6:00pm in the Blessed Mother Room of the Msgr. Funk Parish Family Center.
Please email Michelle Carey at MCarey@spxreynoldsburg.com for more information.
College Age Meetings:
St. Thomas More Newman Center
64 W Lane Ave.
Columbus, OH 43201
North High/Northland Deanery
Sunday Mornings; September – April
Led by Fr. Hahn and seminarians at the Newman Center, 64 W. Lane Ave, Columbus. This one is for college-aged men and older. The group meets on Sunday mornings September – April after the 10:00am Mass in the St. Maria Goretti room. Please call the Vocations Office at 614-221-5565 or email Fr. Hahn at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP or for more information.
Post College and Older Meetings:
Our Lady of Peace Parish
20 East Dominion Blvd., Columbus
North High/Northland Deanery
October - April
Led by Fr. Sean Dooley and Deacon David Johnstone at Our Lady of Peace. This group is for those who have completed their undergraduate degree and older. The gathering begins with Eucharistic Adoration at 6:30pm with Benediction at 7:00pm. Afterward, we will meet in the rectory (27 E. Dominion Blvd) for food, fellowship, and discussion. We will conclude around 8:30pm. Please email Anthony Rosselli, Director of Evangelization at email@example.com or phone (614) 263-8824 to RSVP or for more information.