Theology on Tap
Join us for a Catholic speaker series for young adults in their 20s & 30s, single and married, to share in food, fellowship, and faith!
Summer 2022 series: “The Road to Emmaus”
Tuesdays, July 5 – August 2
USF Cougar Den
2701 Spring Street
6:30 p.m. – Gather
7:00 p.m. – Talk, Discussion, Q&A
8:30 p.m. – Closing Announcements
Mass at University of St. Francis Chapel followed by closing party at Achatz
Summer 2022 Speakers
July 5: Finding Christ in Chaos – Cindy Black
July 12: Finding Christ in Suffering – Mary Glowaski
July 19: Finding Christ in Scripture – Dr. Alex Giltner
July 26: Finding Christ in the Breaking of the Bread – Fr. José Arroyo
Fr. José Arroyo was born in Puerto Rico and was raised both there and in the east coast of the U.S. due to his father being in the U.S. Navy. He joined the Capuchin Franciscans in Puerto Rico when he was 18 years old and eventually did mission work in Dominican Republic, Honduras and Nicaragua. He has a great love for children, youth, young adult, elderly, sick, homebound, prisoners, etc.— basically everyone.
T. Alex Giltner, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Theology and Director of the Assisi Program for Discipleship and Leadership at the University of Saint Francis. He works on Biblical Theology, the relationship of Faith and Reason, and Trinitarian Metaphysics. He and his wife Mary Beth have a criminally adorable son named Jack.
Mary Glowaski is the Assistant in Pastoral Care to Bishop Kevin C. Rhodes of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend.
A licensed social worker, Mary received her master’s degree in pastoral theology from the University of Dayton. She has worked extensively with Catholic Charities, serving the poor and directing refugee resettlement.
Mary served as a pastoral associate at St. John the Baptist Parish in Fort Wayne for more than 20 years. During that time, she was asked to become the Victim Assistance Coordinator for the diocese: She holds that position today, along with supporting Bishop Rhodes by responding to a myriad of other pastoral concerns as well. Hers is primarily a ministry of response to sensitive situations involving or expressed by both laity and clergy.
Mary is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation a ministry of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and serves as a consultant for serious pastoral concerns for other religious communities throughout Northern Indiana.
Mary has two sons, Paul, and Patrick both married to wonderful young women Moly and Jessica and the delight of her life are her three grandchildren Yoshito, Charlotte and Callum
MA in Theology from the University of Notre Dame. Married for 30 years with 2 adult children. While her life’s mission is to share God’s love and affirm the inherent dignity of every person, she is easily distracted by babies and plants.
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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.