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Theology on Tap - South Bend - Summer



Theology on Tap – Summer Series 2020
St. Therese the Little Flower Church, South Bend
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!

We're heading outdoors to thwart Covid! The church grounds include a nice grassy area for spreading out per social distancing guidelines. Each night will include musical entertainment by talented local young adults, a food truck serving street tacos, and an engaging talk followed by discussion.

Schedule for July 14-Aug 4:

Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating and your favorite summer beverage! Alcohol is allowed. Babies and infants are welcome and commonly present.


Series Theme:
     Sanctifying Everyday Life

Tuesday, July 14
      Food Truck – ParmaJacos – $1 Tacos!
      Live Music – Tony Zinich
      Talk – Finding God in All Things – Fr. Sam Conedera SJ

Fr. Sam Conedera SJ is a Jesuit priest from Portland, Oregon. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history and Spanish from Saint Louis University in 2002. In 2006, Fr. Sam entered the Society of Jesus, and as a novice taught at Santa Clara University in California. He later earned a master's degree in philosophical resources before returning to Santa Clara University to teach history and serve as a dorm chaplain. Fr. Conedera then studied at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome to earn a bachelor’s degree in sacred theology in 2017 and was ordained a priest in 2018. Now, he works as a professor of history at Saint Louis University.

Tuesday, July 21
      Food Truck – Tattoo Taco – $1 Tacos!
      Live Music – The Sanchives (Kevin Sanchez & family)
      Talk – Sanctify Your Spending – Bob Kloska

Bob Kloska serves as Chief Partnership Officer at Notre Dame Federal Credit Union. Previously, he worked for 20 years in Catholic education as a philosophy professor, campus minister, and administrator. Bob earned an accounting degree from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in philosophy from Franciscan University of Steubenville. A three-time cancer survivor, he often writes and speaks on the topics of God, suffering, meaning, and happiness. Bob is married with five children and is a member of St. Matthew Cathedral.

Tuesday, July 28
      Food Truck – ParmaJacos – $1 Tacos!
      Live Music – Alabaster
      Talk – Sanctify Your Body – Sam Martinez

Sam Martinez, affectionately known as 'Saminarian' by the school kids of St. Pius, is concluding his first year as a seminarian! Before learning to be led by the Holy Spirit in discerning the priesthood, he was discerning the optimal dietary habits for cancer patients as a Registered Dietitian for the Parkview Cancer Institute in Fort Wayne. As a graduate of Purdue University, Dietetic Intern of Murry State University, and a former cooking instructor and baker, he desires nothing but to nourish all he meets with compassion. No fads. Just faith.

Tuesday, August 4
      Tacos – La Esperanza – $1 Tacos!
      Live Music – Sean Scott
      Talk – Sanctify Your Time – Allie Greene

Allie Greene currently serves as Assistant Director of Liturgical Formation for Campus Ministry at the University of Notre Dame. Originally hailing from Canton, Michigan, she came to the South Bend area to earn a bachelor's degree in religious studies at Saint Mary's College and then a master's of education degree from the University of Notre Dame through the ACE program. Allie also provides spiritual direction to undergraduates on Notre Dame campus.

Tuesday, August 11 – Mass & Music Fest!
      6:30pm – Mass – Fr. Terry Coonan (indoors)
      7:00pm – Food Truck – Smothered & Covered
      7:15pm – Music Fest (outdoors)
          •  Opening Band – Geoff Burdell & Megan Malamood
          •  Headliner Band – Marie Miller

Bring a blanket or lawn chair for socially-distanced seating and your favorite summer beverage! Alcohol is allowed. Babies and infants are welcome and commonly present.


Marie Miller is a singer/songwriter from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia who infuses folk, pop, and country in her work. Her favorite musical moments include singing for Pope Francis and a crowd of 750,000 people in Philadelphia. Miller's popular song 6'2 was chosen for a dance routine on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" and other titles, such as You're Not Alone, have been featured on SiriusXM The Pulse, Billboard.com, The Huffington Post, and The Voice of America. Her recent album Little Dreams is available on all streaming platforms.


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