Welcome to the St. Catherine of Bologna Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order website. Here, we glorify God through the works of St. Francis of Assisi.
We are called to holiness by the Father through the Gospels and make Christ present in the world today. As secular Franciscans of the Holy Trinity Region, we desire to strengthen our fraternal bonds and deepen our vocational calling after the models of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Clare.
Through our permanent profession, we will observe the Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ by a life of example, prayer, and simple living. We bear witness to His help and that of the Most Holy Virgin Mary.
We are a local chapter of the national and international organizations of the secular Franciscans in Columbus. Our nonprofit religious organization covers the central Ohio area.
Whatever your situation is right now, it’s never too late to turn to God and Christ’s teachings for redemption. Find inspiration and solace in the life of our dear St. Francis. Be a professed secular Franciscan by learning more about our formation process. You can also contact the Holy Trinity Region office for questions.
All are welcome - consider joining us inside St. Francis Church for all Gatherings which begin at 2:00 PM.
NOTE: St. Francis Church is undergoing a major renovation. All Gatherings will be held in the basement of the church.
If the door is locked, please knock.
2019 Schedule of Activities, Gatherings and Events
January 10 2019 – CHURCH CLOSES FOR RENOVATIONS!!
January 26 – Spiritual Assistants and Ministers Retreat, “Servant Leadership”
Ministers: 10am-4pm All Fraternity Ministers
Spiritual Assistants: 10am-12pm Meeting with Br. Maloney
Where: TAU HOUSE, 4536 Vine St, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45217
January 27 – Gathering. Meet in Church Hall for all activities.
February 16 & 23 – Women’s and Men’s Conference
February 24 – Gathering. Meet in Church Hall for all activities.
March 24 – Gathering. Meet in Church Hall for all activities.
April 27 – HTR Spring Chapter Meeting
April 28 – Gathering. Meet in Church Hall for all activities.
May 26 – Gathering. Meet in Church Hall for all activities.
End of May – Possible Re-Opening of the Church.
June 23 – Gathering
July 28 – Gathering – Picnic
August ? – Franciscan Gathering, Fr. Dan Crosby, “Blessed Solanus Casey, OFM Cap.”
August 25 – Gathering
September 22 – Gathering
October 3 – Transitus, 7:00pm
October 19 – HTR Fall Chapter Meeting
October 27 – Gathering
November 17 – Gathering. Prayer service remembering the deceased and renewal of profession
December 15 – Gathering / Advent Service / Bring 5 Christmas Cards for those unable to attend our gatherings.
Join us if you are Professed, Candidate, Inquirer or Guest - all are welcome
Allow us to tell you more about our organization when you visit us at the St. Francis of Assisi Church in Columbus, Ohio. We have provided a map below for your convenience.