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:

Disciple Maker Index Results

Results from more than 20,000 Catholics have been compiled. Read more by clicking below:

Summer Information Sessions

We are hosting several virtual and in-person information sessions throughout the summer. Each session will be similar consisting of an overview of the Real Presence, Real Future initiative and your questions and comments.

We want to hear from you! What are you hearing about RPRF? What is it? Why are we doing this?

Click below to Learn more and register!

A Message 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.