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Theology on Tap - South Bend - Summer


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 back outside on the patio!
Villa Macri
225 Toscana Blvd, Granger – map
Babies and infants welcome and commonly present

Dinner Buffet
$8/person for the first 50 people (cash & cards accepted)

Series Theme:
     Extraordinary Everyday Purpose

Tuesday, July 16
     Relationships in a Hookup Culture – Timothy O’Malley

Timothy O'Malley is the author of the recent book Off the Hook: God, Love, Dating, and Marriage in a Hookup World. Tim teaches in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, where he has discovered much from students in his popular course, Nuptial Mystery: Divine Love and Human Salvation. He holds a Doctorate in Theology from Boston College and works at Notre Dame as the Academic Director of the Center for Liturgy and the Director of Education at the McGrath Institute for Church Life. Tim is married and has two children, and is originally from Knoxville, TN.

Tuesday, July 23
     Human Purpose Without Exception – Serena Dyksen & Melanie Garcia

Serena Dyksen is a speaker and ministry leader who was raped at the age of 13, became pregnant, and had an abortion. She struggled with drugs and alcohol to numb her pain until she had an encounter with God that changed her life. She now inspires women by teaching them their worth and unconditional love in Christ. She also shares practical ways to impact people by showing hospitality and grace as she was once shown.

Melanie Garcia is the program manager for St. Joseph County Right to Life. A lifelong pro-life advocate and the oldest of ten children, she is committed to empowering people to share the gospel of life and defend the unborn with grace and reason.

Tuesday, July 30
     The Meaning of Work – Mike Seelinger

Mike Seelinger is a teaching professor in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. During his time on the faculty he has been awarded the College of Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award, the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce CSC Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, and the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Teacher of the Year Award (twice). In the classroom, he is well known for what students refer to as "Story Time with Professor Seelinger," where he starts class with a story to teach a life lesson, such as how to be a more efficient learner, how to get the most out of a summer internship, and how to build good professional relationships. Mike earned his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. His research interests include vision-guided robotics, motion control, machine vision, and space exploration robots.

Tuesday, August 6
     Superheroes & Heroic Virtue – Fr. Paul Ybarra CSC

Fr. Paul Ybarra CSC is a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross (CSC) and currently serves as pastor of St. Adalbert Church and St. Casimir Church. Father Paul is a "Triple-Domer" who has earned a Master of Divinity, Master's of Early Childhood Education and Teaching (through the ACE program), and Bachelor of Arts in Film/Cinema/Video Studies – all from the University of Notre Dame. As an avid Marvel fan, he will now put his film degree to work for us to discuss Superheroes.

Tuesday, August 13
     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 St Pius Parish Life Center.


Questions: Sean Allen – sallen@diocesefwsb.org or 858-354-9006




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