A Message from Father Hartge

Thank you to the over 8,300 individuals who responded to the Second Round Draft Model survey! That represents about 17% of Mass-going Catholics!
The final recommendations from the RPRF Commission for Planning will be released at the end of August. These will be the final recommendations presented to Bishop Fernandes from our draft model process, and not yet the final decisions.


the Church
in Central Ohio

We are re-imagining how the Church serves Her people. We’ll start by listening to the needs of our local church, and hearing your ideas, concerns, and desires. 

What is this?

Real Presence, Real Future is a two-year diocesan-wide consultative process that invites participation from clergy, lay ecclesial ministers, parish volunteers, and all the faithful.

By listening to the needs of our people and hearing your ideas, concerns and desires, this process will help determine the best path forward to increase the presence of the Church throughout the Diocese of Columbus.

This exciting initiative looks to the future of our diocese in light of the unique needs of people today, the needs of the culture around us, and the desire to form and activate Catholics to fulfill their baptismal call to become missionary disciples of our Lord and His Church to those in their everyday lives.

Have questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us: hello@columbuscatholic.org

Key Information

This page has commonly used resources and information that might be helpful to you as your parish continues to participate in the consultation phase of Real Presence, Real Future.

Parish Consultation Sessions

Register now for your upcoming virtual parish consultation session!

A Message from Bishop Brennan

Register for your parish’s fall consultation session. From this, you will be able to better understand the current state of your parish, and provide important feedback in this initial step of shaping the future of the Diocese of Columbus. Watch below to hear more from Bishop Brennan.


Meet the leadership of this new initiative of the Diocese of Columbus


What you need to know


Review the current timeline of events, and stay up to date with the upcoming opportunities for you to be involved during this diocesan-wide initiative.


We are looking at all facets of our diocesan and parish life including key areas you can review here.


This consultative process will generate feedback in a variety of ways. Click here to see all of the opportunities for involvement.