2018 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 back outside on the patio!
225 Toscana Blvd, Granger – map
Babies and infants welcome and commonly present
$8/person for the first 60 people (cash & cards accepted)
Navigating Current Culture
Tuesday, July 17
Technology: Plugging into Holiness – Fr. Eric Burgener
Fr. Eric Burgener is the Associate Pastor of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Granger, Indiana. He grew up at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Fort Wayne before discerning a call to the priesthood while studying at Indiana University Bloomington. After graduation, he studied theology at Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, and was ordained a priest in 2017. Fr. Eric enjoys teaching the Catholic faith and reminiscing about playing the tackle position in high school football.
Tuesday, July 24
Feminism: Women in the Church – Jessica Keating
Jessica Keating is the Director of Human Dignity and Life Initiatives in the Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame. She engages in scholarship that strives to recover the concept of human dignity for the theological and philosophical imagination. Her writing has appeared in America Magazine, The Catholic Catalogue, and Aleteia. Jessica holds a Master of Divinity degree from the University of Notre Dame.
Tuesday, July 31
Bioethics: Are We Playing God? – Teresa Manion
Teresa Manion is an attorney with a passion for bioethical issues. She earned a bachelors degree in biological research before receiving her JD from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Teresa has interned for the Bioethics Defense Fund, largely created the curriculum and syllabus for a Masters course entitled "Law and Bioethics" for the University of Mary, and completed the National Catholic Bioethics Center certification program. More importantly, she has a great love for her Catholic faith, enjoys following developments in law and science, and strongly believes that there are times that science goes too far and other times where science uncovers very helpful discoveries that may be unnecessarily feared.
Tuesday, August 7
Polarization: How Christ Narrates Unity – Fr. Kevin Sandberg CSC
Fr. Kevin Sandberg CSC is a priest and member of the Congregation of Holy Cross religious order. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame. Fr. Kevin received his BA in economics and an MDiv from the University of Notre Dame, an MA in theology from the Graduate Theological Union/Jesuit School of Theology, and his PhD in religion and education from Fordham University. His research interests include theological reflection, pedagogies of compassion, and the neglect of listening and its restoration through religious education. Prior to pastoral ministry, he was a trust officer with the Northern Trust Bank and a financial economist with the U.S. Treasury Department. Fr. Kevin was the founding director of the young adult community at St. Clement Church in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.
Tuesday, August 14
Summer Mass & Cookout! – at St. Pius X Church
Conclude the series by enjoying fellowship with your new friends from Theology on Tap! The festivities begin with Mass at 6:00pm in the church followed by a cookout at 6:30pm on the Athletic Fields. Grilled meats and water will be provided.
If you can, bring the following, but don't let these stop you from coming:
Directions: St. Pius X Church is located at 52553 Fir Road in Granger. Follow SR-23 to Fir Road, and then turn in to the church parking lot for Mass. The athletic fields for the cookout are located across Santa Monica Drive on the west side of the church, where there is additional parking. In the event of rain, the cookout will be held inside the Parish Life Center.
Questions: Sean Allen – firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-354-9006