Registration is now open for the St. John Neumann annual Women’s Retreat! The retreat, entitled Mary’s “Fiat”, will take place on Saturday, January 13th at St. John Neumann. Join 230 other women for a day to be spiritually fed. What are you saying “Yes” to in your life? Are you saying yes to God or to the world? Our day will include Mass, Adoration, an opportunity for confession, talks by Fr. William Ferguson, Fr. Anthony Davis, and our own Fr. Noble, along with a delicious catered lunch and dinner, time for fellowship, and our traditional wine and dessert social. Don’t miss this chance to start your year off by spending time in reflection and tuning in to God’s will in your life. We can’t wait to welcome you to the retreat!
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Visit our Schedule of Events to see what is planned for the retreat, including our speakers and the titles of their talks.
Fr. William J. Ferguson is a priest of the Diocese of Columbus and currently serves as Pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Logan, Ohio. In his priestly ministry, Fr. Ferguson has served in several parishes, and is the former Ecumenical Officer of the Diocese. Fr. Ferguson has also served as chaplain for the local post-abortion Bethesda Healing Ministry, and has taught numerous groups of students the ‘Theology of the Body for Teens’ chastity program. Prior to ordination, Fr. Ferguson’s professional work as a lay person involved groundwater environmental pollution remediation. A native of New York State, Fr. Ferguson has lived in Ohio for 22 years.
Fr. Noble is one of 7 children (4 girls, 3 boys) and grew up in Detroit. He attended Sts. Peter and Paul, P.I.M.E., High School Seminary in Newark, Ohio, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Detroit, a Master of Arts in Spirituality from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, a Master of Arts in Education from the Ohio State University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration from Ohio University.
Fr. Noble was ordained a priest in 1981, and served as principal of Sts. Peter and Paul, P.I.M.E., High School Seminary, principal of William V. Fisher Catholic High School, Superintendent and Vicar for Education for the Diocese of Columbus, Pastor of St. Matthew in Gahanna, and most recently, was Pastor of the Perry County Consortium of Catholic Parishes. In addition to being the Pastor of St. John Neumann, he continues to serve as Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Columbus.
Fr. Tony Davis was ordained a priest in 2015 for the Diocese of Columbus. He is from Dover, OH and is one of three children. He attended Catholic schools all his life and began his seminary training at the Pontifical College Josephinum in 2007. Fr. Tony is currently the Associate Pastor of St. Andrew Parish in Columbus.