Ohio Dominican University (ODU) has received a $15,000 grant from The Catholic Foundation to fund, establish and develop Faith Formation initiatives offered by the university’s Office of Campus Ministry.
The university currently offers a wide range of programs and opportunities for members of the campus community to explore, deepen and celebrate their faith. These include weekday Mass, Sunday Mass, weekly rosaries, guided meditations, adorations, soup and scripture gatherings, and numerous other events, lectures and activities offered regularly to support the faith and spiritual needs of community members.
ODU will use this funding from The Catholic Foundation to complement and expand upon its current Campus Ministry initiatives and better engage those who live, learn and work at ODU. Examples include providing Bibles and journals to those who attend Women’s Nights and Bible Studies; reading materials for Advent and Lenten book-reads; stipends to help cover costs associated with guest speaker fees; and food and refreshment for those who attend campus events and programs.
“We are extremely grateful to The Catholic Foundation for their generous support, which will allow us to pursue opportunities to further strengthen and expand upon the Campus Ministry offerings currently available to students, employees and alumni of Ohio Dominican University,” said ODU President Connie Gallaher. “As Central Ohio’s Catholic university, it’s vitally important that we do everything possible to serve our students’ needs both educationally and spiritually in ways that are rooted in the Catholic and Dominican tradition. This grant equips us with important resources that we will use to address the unique individual needs of those within our special community.”