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Young at Heart
  • Young at Heart Seniors Ministry

    • The Young at Heart mission encourages friendships, fellowship and involvement in senior activities that advance member enrichment, entertainment, social and religious fulfillment.

    • About Our Group

      Joining Young at Heart, if you are age 55 or older, is an enriching, educational and pro-active experience that is right for you.  Each month you are welcome to join with us at First Friday Mass and breakfast, also at a fun-filled luncheon or at an occasional off-campus event.

      - After Mass, the First Friday breakfasts (each month), provide an opportunity to chat with others, to eat home-cooked potluck food, and to experience a true sharing experience. 

      - The luncheons, on the third Wednesday of each month (September through May), are casual and engaging.  They are potluck style and always include delicious food and desserts. Joining with us you will experience senior togetherness in an easy friendly atmosphere. The luncheons programs also feature guest speakers, activities, or special holiday treats. 

      - Group outing events are designed for your enjoyment and can include excursions, day-long events, or attendance at a variety of entertainment venues.



    • Want to be part of a meaningful, fun, senior’s ministry? Consider joining us by contacting the church office at 614-855-1400 or


      Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person activities are suspended until further notice. We are still active and in touch.  How? Through computer, mobile and zoom contact.


      THE ROSARY is prayed together on Thursdays at 11 AM on ZOOM. Reminders are sent to members and friends weekly, so let us know you wish to take part.


      ANNOUNCING:  A bible study and discussion on Mondays starting weekly on September 14, to October 19.  Each of the six-week sessions runs from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM.  We will ZOOM again with link reminders sent each week. The Title: NO GREATER LOVE.  It is described as a study depicting Christ’s amazing love for humankind.  Also, it is a biblical pilgrimage, written by noted Catholic author Edward Sri.  During the study we are guided through the last hours of Christ’s life, walking with Him every step of the way.  We will enjoy Old Testament prophecies, messianic expectations and historical context that sheds light on Christ’s suffering and death. Tuning in will provide us a deeper understanding and appreciation of Christ’s unconditional love. It will help us draw closer to Jesus than ever before.

    • Frequently Asked Questions

      What benefit in belonging to Young at Heart is there for me?

      Associating with fellow seniors, sharing common social, community, religious experiences and values. 

      What is the cost and the time commitment?

      Costs? None.  There are no dues, fees or formal appeals.  The time? The Mass and breakfast on First Friday starts in the Chapel at 9 am with a free potluck breakfast available following in the Ministry Center.   The luncheons, also free of charge, start at Noon and last ‘till approximately 2:15 pm. 

      Joining Young at Heart demands a lot of my time, right?

      No.  Only as much as you personally want to give, to be involved in and wish to take part.

      Is Young at Heart an activity that runs all year?

      Each month all year First Friday Masses and breakfasts are available. Monthly luncheons are held from September through May. Other activities including local or area tours and day-long trips; some occasional events also take place during the summer months. 

    • Leadership Team


      Carozza, Toni, Chair, Membership, Hospitality

      Collins, Jeffrey, Chair, Travel

      Collins, Mary, Co-Chair, Travel

      Flanagan, Barb – Chair, Luncheons Programs

      Gettings, Suanne – Chair, Finance, Pastoral Liaison

      Ihle, Renee – Chair, Decorations

      Immer, Mary – Chair, Prayerful Greetings. Resources

      Kolda, Gail – Administrative Assistant

      Kolda, Tom – General Chair

      Lesosky, John – Culinary Coordinator

      Maxwell, Dale – Chair, Sports, Breakfast Programs

      Schneider, George – Assistant General Chair

      Smith, Martha – Young At Heart Welcome