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Theology on Tap - Fort Wayne - Winter


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.


Questions: Crystal Serrano-Puebla – cserrano@diocesefwsb.org or 224-650-0578





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