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Theology on Tap - South Bend - Winter


Winter Series 2020
South Bend Knights of Columbus Hall
553 E Washington St, South Bend
Tuesdays at 6:30pm

New Location! – map

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: $7/person for the first 50 people (cash & cards accepted)
Babies and infants welcome and commonly present.

Series Theme:
     Reclaiming Goodness, Truth, & Beauty

Tuesday, January 28
     Reclaiming Gender – Dr. John Rice

John Rice is a medical doctor and board certified in pediatrics. He has been in practice for more than 20 years and currently practices at the South Bend Clinic. Dr. Rice attended the University of Notre Dame where he received his bachelor’s degree before moving on to the Indiana University School of Medicine where he completed his Doctor of Medicine and residency. Previously, he has presented on gender identity to help educate the staff of the Catholic schools of our diocese on this increasingly relevant topic. Dr. Rice is married and is the father of seven children.

Tuesday, February 4
     Reclaiming Science – Chris Baglow, PhD

Chris Baglow is the Director of the Science & Religion Initiative at the University of Notre Dame, developing programs that assist Catholic leaders in bringing the Catholic faith and modern science into dialogue for the sake of the New Evangelization. He earned his B.A. at Franciscan University, M.A. at the University of Dallas, and Ph.D. at Duquesne University. In 2009, Chris published the first high-school textbook on the topic, Faith, Science and Reason: Theology on the Cutting Edge. Growing up in New Orleans, he loves N'Awlins cuisine, N'Awlins music, Mardi Gras parades, and everything football. Chris is married to Christine and has four children.

Tuesday, February 11
     Reclaiming Culture – Fr. Paulinus Odozor CSSp

Father Odozor is a priest of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans) and Theology professor at the University of Notre Dame. He received his initial formation in Nigeria and went on to graduate studies at the University of Toronto, Canada. Father Odozor's scholarly interests include African Christian theology and questions pertaining to inculturation. He also has interest in African history, African literature, African politics, and questions relating to change and contemporary African societies. He has authored or edited nine books and was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as expert assistant to the 2009 Synod of Bishops for Africa.

Tuesday, February 18
     Reclaiming Art – Stephen Barany, MDiv
     (Including an Art Exhibition)

Stephen Barany is a freelance designer and illustrator, a dreamer, and a thinker. He's ever-playful at heart and maintains (and frequently amends) a mental list of nonessential life goals that includes writing and illustrating a children's book, designing a deck of playing cards, and building a canoe. Stephen grew up in South Bend and attended the University of Notre Dame where he earned a B.A. in Philosophy and Industrial Design as well as a Master of Divinity degree. Most recently, he worked for the ND McGrath Institute for Church Life overseeing design and content production, and is now developing a portfolio for applications to Master of Fine Arts programs.

Tuesday, February 25
     Mardi Gras: Mass & Party! – at St. Joseph Church, South Bend

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 in the parish hall. For dinner, Cajun main course options will be provided from Yats. If you can, bring a side dish to share and your favorite beverage, but don't let that stop you from coming. Drop off food before Mass at the parish hall (below the church).

Mardi Gras Directions: Mass will take place in St. Joseph Church, located at 226 N Hill St in South Bend. The party will take place in the parish hall, located directly underneath the church.


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





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