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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.


    • 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. 


    • 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.

      We pray THE ROSARY together every Thursday at 11:00 AM on Zoom and you are welcome to be there with us! 


      Looking ahead to Advent, a special ADVENT ROSARY & REFLECTION will be held Thursday mornings on December 3, 10 and 17.  They still start at 11:00 AM just as the ongoing Thursday ROSARY.  Fr. Mark Toup, Sr. Mariam Heidland, and Fr. John Johnson will also take part as they put us in a frame of mind to see Advent through Mary’s eyes as she waits for the birth of her son.

      Mark your calendars.


      ROSARY reminders are sent to all members and friends each week along with a Zoom link/connection for use with a computer or mobile phone.  We’ll be pleased to add your name to the reminder list; just let us know.

    • 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