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Theology on Tap - Fort Wayne - Past

Generously sponsored by:

Knights of Columbus Insurance

Winter Series 2020
Welch's Ale House
1915 South Calhoun St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802 – map
Tuesdays at 6:30pm

Join us for a Catholic speaker series for young adults in their 20s & 30s, single and married, to share in food, fellowship, and faith!

Dinner Buffet
Price: $6/person for the first 45 people (cash & cards accepted)
Babies and infants welcome and commonly present.

Series Theme:
     Call & Response

Tuesday, January 28
     Religion & Politics – Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades was appointed Bishop of Fort Wayne – South Bend in 2009. He earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary and Bachelor (STB) and License (STL) degrees in Sacred Theology and a License degree in Canon Law (JCL) from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He was ordained a priest in 1983. He directed the Spanish apostolate in Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry counties. He served on the faculty of Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary and as rector until his 2004 ordination as Bishop of Harrisburg. While serving as Bishop of Harrisburg, Bishop Rhoades was president of the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference and served on the boards of Saint Charles Seminary, Saint Vincent Seminary, and Mount Saint Mary's University. Bishop Rhoades serves as Chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Doctrine and as a member of the USCCB Committee on Religious Liberty and of the USCCB Administrative Committee. He currently serves as Episcopal Moderator of the Society of Catholic Scientists. Since 2010, Bishop Rhoades has served as Chair of the Board of Directors of Our Sunday Visitor. Bishop Rhoades has been a member of the Board of Catholic Relief Services since 2015. Previously, he served as Chair of the USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth and Chair of the USCCB Task Force on Health Care.

Tuesday, February 4
     Theology of the Person – Lisa Everett

Lisa Everettis the director for Marriage & Family Ministry for the Diocese of Fort Wayne—South Bend. A native of Pennsylvania, she studied in the Great Books program at the University of Notre Dame, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1985. Lisa continued her studies at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family in Rome and in 1986 began working for the diocese as a research assistant to Bishop D'Arcy in the areas of marriage and family life. Lisa and her husband co-directed the diocesan Office of Family Life for almost three decades, and Lisa also served on various national boards and committees involving the areas of human sexuality and family life. She is also a certified instructor in the symptom-thermal method of natural family planning, and has published a booklet entitled Faith & Fertility: What the Church teaches and why. Lisa currently oversees marriage preparation, marriage enrichment, family formation and several special support ministries for families in the diocese, and also writes and speaks frequently on issues related to marriage, family and building a culture of life. Lisa and her husband, Deacon Fred Everett, are the parents of seven children and the grandparents of eight.

Tuesday, February 11
     Needs of the Community – Mary Glowaski

Mary Glowaskiis the Assistant to the Bishop in Pastoral Care and also serves as the Victim’s Assistance Coordinator for the Diocese of Fort Wayne - South Bend. For over 30 years, she has worked in service to the Church including time at Catholic Charities as well as serving as the Pastoral Associate at St. John the Baptist Church, Fort Wayne for many years. Mary holds an undergraduate degree in Social Work from the University of St. Francis and a master’s degree in Pastoral Theology from the University of Dayton. She also serves on the Bishop’s Cabinet for the Diocese and Boards for Victory Noll Center, Huntington, Indiana and the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Tuesday, February 18
     The Church & the World – John Sikorski, PhD

John Sikorski holds a PhD in moral theology and MTS in liturgical studies from the University of Notre Dame and focuses on bioethics, marriage and family life studies, liturgical theology, and Catholic social teaching. His writings have appeared in Church Life Journal, the Journal of Moral Theology, and other venues. He currently serves as the Director of Adult Faith Formation & Catechesis for the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. He has been married for twelve years to Monica and together they homeschool their five children in South Bend, IN. He loves to ski and mountain bike, and is always up for enjoying the outdoors in God’s beautiful creation.

Tuesday, February 25
     Mardi Gras: Mass & Party! – at St. John the Baptist, Fort Wayne

Conclude the winter series on Fat Tuesday by enjoying fellowship with your new friends! Celebrate together before our Lenten fasting begins the following day on Ash Wednesday.

The festivities begin with Mass at 6:30pm followed by a potluck dinner social. For dinner, we will provide the main course options. If you can, bring a side dish to share and your favorite beverage, but don't let that stop you from coming.

Mardi Gras Directions: Mass will take place in St. John the Baptist, located at 4500 Fairfield Avenue in Fort Wayne.

2019 Summer Series

Join us for a Catholic speaker series for young adults in their 20s & 30s, single and married, to share in food, fellowship, and faith!

Tuesdays at 6:30pm

We're outside on the patio!

301 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46802 – map 
Babies and infants welcome

Special Theology on Tap Menu

Series Theme:
Head, Heart, Hands: A Model for Change

Tuesday, July 23
Christian Decision Making – Dr. Alex Giltner

Dr. Alex Giltner is an assistant professor of theology at University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, IN, specializing in knowledge and being in divine and human modes, and the relationship of faith and reason. When not studying Christian thought, you may find him caught in an invigorating conversation, cheering on the Cards, breathing deeply from a breeze, writing a story or a poem, and/or chilling with his beautiful fiancée Mary Beth and his criminally cute little beastie, Strider.

Tuesday, July 30
Finding Meaning in Work – Molly Roman

Molly Roman is the Founder, Writer and Life Coach at JMC Coaching and is author of "Good at Life: A Young Adult’s Guide to Discovering Your True Potential and Creating a Brilliant Life Through Faith, Hope and Love." Molly also established The Career Ministry of St. Vincent’s and Associated Churches to provide job seekers with free one-on-one coaching, resume critique, networking and speakers. Whether it's Life or Career Coaching, Molly’s core focus is to help other’s create meaningful lives by helping others discover and live their true purpose. More information can be found at

Tuesday, August 6
How do we use our Time? – Monsignor Michael Heintz

Monsignor Michael Heintz, a priest of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana, completed his seminary studies at St. John’s Seminary, Brighton and was ordained in 1993 by Bishop John M D’Arcy, and assigned to St Charles Parish in Fort Wayne and to Bishop Dwenger High School as chaplain. In 1998, he was assigned to St. Matthew Cathedral and to further studies at the University of Notre Dame. In 2008 he completed his PhD in Patristics. He taught at the University of Notre Dame for over a decade and was director of the Master of Divinity Program there before taking up a new role as associate professor of Theology and spiritual director at Mount St Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD, where he teaches Patristics, Liturgy, and Christology, and serves as Academic Dean.

Tuesday, August 13
Liturgy and Mission – Fr. Jacob Meyer

Fr. Jacob Meyer was raised in South Bend, Indiana and attended Holy Cross Grade School and Penn High School. He is the oldest of three siblings and #19 of 60+ cousins. After High School he graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Human Resource Management and Organizational Culture. In his junior year at Ball State he heard the Lord calling him toward the Priesthood and entered the seminary in 2006, studying at the Pontifical College Josephinum. After ordination he spent four years as the assistant at St. Charles Borromeo and chaplain at Bishop Dwenger High School. He is currently the pastor of St. Monica Parish in Mishawaka, Indiana where the tag-line for the community is "the parish that parties".

Tuesday, August 20
Summer Mass & Cookout! – at St. Charles Borromeo Church

Conclude the series by enjoying fellowship with your new friends from Theology on Tap! The festivities begin with Mass at 6:30pm in the church followed by a cookout at 7:00pm. Grilled meats and water will be provided.

If you can, bring the following, but don't let these stop you from coming:

Directions: St. Charles Borromeo is located at 4916 Trier Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46815.

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