Molly Fitzpatrick

Hey! My name's Molly. I'm a FOCUS missionary.

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Where I serve

God has called me to serve college students. I am currently serving at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. I love spending time with students, listening to their stories, and inviting them into a growing relationship with Jesus. I have a pretty cool story about how Jesus has changed my life!

My Story

I grew up Catholic in a family that went to Mass on Sundays and Holy Days, and prayed together before dinner. My mom was Protestant and my dad Catholic, so we didn't talk about our Catholic faith a lot at home. My mother had a strong relationship with Jesus that was reflected in the way she lived her life as a mother and nurse. 

When I started college, I knew that I wanted to either live my faith fully committed to God, or not at all. I told him he had one more chance to win me over to the Catholic faith, or I was done. He took that chance, and because of the amount of free time I had my first semester of college, I was able to say yes to the many opportunities He gave me to encounter Him within the Catholic faith. All I had to do was keep saying yes, and actively participate in each opportunity. The first time I realized I could truly understand part of the faith I had grown up with was when I met a Focus missionary who took the time to listen to where I was at, and invite me into the beautiful community of college students who were also pursuing Christ. I joined a Focus Bible study, where for the first time I learned how to read scripture in a way that it came alive. The missionary invited me into a growing relationship with Christ and began to disciple (mentor) me in a growing relationship with God and then challenged and walked with me as I started leading a Bible study the next year. 

By the time I was in my senior year of college, I was leading a Bible study and discipling a freshman student who also desired a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ. She taught me so much about His love for each of us, and I realized that out of the two jobs I was working and going to school full-time, what I really cared about was doing anything I could to participate in God's mission to lead souls to eternal life in Heaven with Him. That's when I decided to become a Focus missionary and since have been constantly learning and growing in my relationship with Jesus and leading others to Him as well. 

Your Impact

When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. I've been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve on campus. If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I'd be honored to share this mission with you.

Know, Love and Serve God

We encounter God in an intimate relationship through daily prayer, the sacraments and the Scriptures.

Build Virtuous Friendships

By building genuine friendships, we meet students on a deeper level.

Teach Others to Share Christ

We teach students how to share the gospel, who in turn teach other students how to pass it on …