Theology on Tap

Fort Wayne

Join us for a Catholic speaker series for young adults in their 20s & 30s, single and married, to share in food, fellowship, and faith!

Winter 2024 series

Dinner $7 per person

Tuesdays, January 16 – February 13, 2024

Location: Fort Wayne, TBD

6:30 p.m. – Gather / Food
7:00 p.m. – Talk, Discussion, Q&A
8:40 p.m. – Closing Announcements

Location (Feb. 13):
6:30 p.m. Mass at USF Chapel
7:00 p.m. Closing Party at University of Saint Francis

Summer 2023 Speakers

June 20: Dignity of Work: Reflecting the Creator – Panel Discussion

June 27: Made in His Image: Reflecting God – Sr. Ignatia Henneberry

July 11: Forgiveness: Reflecting God’s Mercy – Fr. Terry Coonan

July 18: Relationships: Reflecting God’s Love – Fr. Ryan Pietrocarlo

Fr. Ryan Pietrocarlo, CSC is a Holy Cross Priest and Pastor of St. Adalbert & St. Casimir Parishes in South Bend.  He was born in Rochester, NY and entered formation in Holy Cross after high school. During formation, Fr. Ryan took interest in Hispanic Ministry and spent a year in Monterrey, Mexico serving at a parish while immersed in the Spanish language and Mexican culture. Fr. Ryan professed final vows in 2016 and was ordained in 2017 and now happily serves the bilingual and bicultural community at his parishes.

Fr. Terry Coonan Jr. grew up in FW with three brothers and four sisters, graduating from Bishop Dwenger high school in 2003. After two years of engineering studies at University of Dayton, he entered seminary for the diocese under Bishop D’Arcy. He had two years in Winona, Minnesota for minor seminary, and then entered major seminary at Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, and was ordained in 2011 alongside his older brother, Fr. Matthew. He has served in four parishes and was a high school chaplain for ten years. He is currently assigned to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in Fort Wayne. Fr. Terry’s hobbies include basketball, soccer, guitar, skateboarding, biking, camping, disc golf, bridge, and Wordle.

Sister Ignatia grew up in Central New York. She met the Sisters while studying at Franciscan University of Steubenville and began fulling in love with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. She entered the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration in 2010 after her sophomore year and professed her final vows in 2018. After completing her undergraduate degree in theology, business, and German, Sister Ignatia served in campus ministry at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana for four years. She currently serves as the Vocation Director for the community and lives at the Motherhouse in Mishawaka, Indiana.

Mass & Celebration!

February 13, 2024 – 6:30 p.m.

Conclude the series with Holy Mass followed by a festive celebration with your new friends!

Mass – 6:30 p.m.
St. Francis Chapel
University of Saint Francis
2701 Spring Street

Food & Fun – 7 p.m.
University of Saint Francis
2701 Spring Street
Parking entrance located off Leesburg Road

Thank you to our Sponsors!

July 27

Renewal of Heart

Fr. Tom Shoemaker is a native of Gas City, Indiana, attended St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, MA, and was ordained a priest in 1990. Before responding to the call, he worked as a dentist. As a priest, he served as Associate Pastor at St. Matthew Cathedral in South Bend (1990-1998). He served as pastor at St. Henry and Sacred Heart Parishes in Fort Wayne (1998-2001), St. Jude in Fort Wayne (2001-2013), St. Therese Little Flower in South Bend (2013-2106), and has served as pastor of St. Charles since 2016. Of his many talents, he is also a hobbyist carpenter.


John Pratt
Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend
[email protected]
Office: (260) 422-4611 x 3321