Theology on Tap

South Bend

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 Series 2022:
No Unlikely Places

Tuesdays at 6:30pm
July 19 – August 16

Speaker Sessions:

Tuesdays at 6:30pm
July 19 – August 16

St. Thérèse Little Flower Church
54191 Ironwood Rd.
South Bend, IN 46635

Food Trucks Available!

We will gather in-person and outdoors unless rain forces us into the gymnasium. The church grounds include a nice grassy area for spreading out. Each night will include musical entertainment by talented local young adults, a food truck, and an engaging talk followed by discussion.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating, and your favorite summer beverage to enjoy!
(Babies welcome and commonly present
)

Schedule:
6:15pm – Food Truck
6:30pm – Music Performance
7:00pm – Talk & Discussion
8:30pm – Closing Announcements

See below our speaker’s from 2021!

July 20, 2021

One Body, Many Parts: When God Wrecks Your Romance

Amanda Vernon is a full-time recording artist and author who shares the joy of knowing Christ through testimony and song. She has shared her music and message across the U.S. and in six foreign countries. Amanda co-authored the memoir When God Wrecks Your Romance: Orthodox Faith, Unorthodox Story with her childhood friend, Fr. Matt Fase, CSC. Amanda refers to her musical style as “soulful pop with gospel and jazz roots.” Notable performances include World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney, Australia and 2011 in Madrid, Spain, and the National Catholic Youth Conference in 2017. Originally from Michigan, Amanda now resides in Phoenix with her husband and their four young children.

Fr. Matt Fase, CSC is a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross (CSC) and currently serves as Associate Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in South Bend. He attended the University of Notre Dame, graduating with a BA in Theology and Master of Divinity. He professed Perpetual Vows to the Congregation of Holy Cross in 2014. After his priestly ordination in 2015, Fr. Matt served as Associate Pastor of Holy Redeemer Church in Portland, Oregon, and as the Campus Minister for Retreats and Athletic Chaplain of Stonehill College. He was born and raised in Michigan.

When God Wrecks Your Romance is a co-authored memoir, written by a newly ordained priest (Fr. Matt Fase, CSC) and a young, married mother of four children (Amanda Vernon). It’s the story of two young kids who fall for each other as teens, but ultimately do not end up together. It’s pretty much the opposite of a quaint and dreamy Hollywood ending. Yet, it certainly is a happily ever after. Participants will be invited to celebrate God’s sovereignty in their own vocational journeys as they hear Amanda’s story of coming to honor Christ in heart, mind, and body. Though there can be heartbreak along the way, the Lord brings joy out of it all!

Book Trailer Video
Book Webpage

Live Music – Sean Scott
Taco Truck – Rico Suave – $1 Tacos!

July 27, 2021

This Is My Body: The Real Presence & Eucharistic Miracles

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades is the 9th Bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. He was ordained a priest in 1983, ordained the Bishop of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 2004, and installed as our bishop in 2010. Bishop Rhoades served as a professor and then rector of Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland from 1995 to 2004. He serves as chairman of the Committee on Doctrine for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

Live MusicJon Schommer & The Hopeful Sound
Taco Truck – Junbuggies – $1 Tacos!

August 3, 2021

The Whole Christ: Sinners, Saints, & Sacraments

Fr. Kevin Grove, CSC is a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross (CSC) and an assistant professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame. After a year in parish ministry in South Bend, Fr. Kevin completed his PhD in Philosophical Theology at the University of Cambridge. He also worked as assistant chaplain to the Catholic community at Cambridge at St. John Fisher House. He continued his research as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Catholic University of Paris, France. Fr. Kevin was born and raised in Montana where he grew up on a farm.

Live Music – Fleur (Tony Zinich, Abby Kyle, & Sam Morris)
Taco Truck – Tacos Chumina – $1 Tacos!

August 10, 2021

In-Personness & The Sacraments

Timothy O’Malley is the director of education at the McGrath Institute for Church Life and academic director of the Center for Liturgy at the University of Notre Dame, where he holds a concurrent appointment in the Department of Theology. He received his undergraduate degree and Master of Theological Studies in liturgical studies from the University of Notre Dame before completing a PhD at Boston College. Tim researches and teaches at Notre Dame in the areas of liturgical-sacramental theology, marriage and family, catechesis, and spirituality. He is the author of a number of books, including Real Presence: What Does It Mean and Why Does It Matter? (Ave Maria Press, 2021) and Off the Hook: God, Love, Dating, and Marriage in a Hookup World (Ave Maria Press, 2018). Tim is married and has two children.

Live Music – Colin McCarthy
Taco Truck – Junbuggies – $1 Tacos!

Mass & Music Fest!

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 6:30pm

Conclude the summer series by celebrating with Mass, a live music concert, and playing lawn games with your new friends!

Schedule:
6:30pm – Mass – Fr. Matt Fase, CSC (indoors)
7:00pm – Food Truck – Smothered & Covered
7:15pm – Music Fest (outdoors)

Opening Band: Alabaster
Headlining Musician: Amanda Vernon

Amanda Vernon is a full-time recording artist and author who shares the joy of knowing Christ through testimony and song. She has shared her music and message across the U.S. and in six foreign countries. Amanda refers to her musical style as “soulful pop with gospel and jazz roots.” Notable performances include World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney, Australia and 2011 in Madrid, Spain, and the National Catholic Youth Conference in 2017. Originally from Michigan, Amanda now resides in Phoenix with her husband and their four young children.

Food Truck Menu:
– $3 BBQ Pork Fries
– $3 Jerk Chicken Fries
– $3 Chili Cheese Fries (Vegetarian)
– $2 Cheese Fries
– $1 Plain Fries

Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating, and your favorite summer beverage to enjoy!
(Babies welcome and commonly present
)

Contact:

Director of Youth Ministry and Young Adult Ministry
John Pratt
260-422-4611 x 3321
[email protected]

Associate Director of Youth Ministry and Young Adult Ministry
Jocelyn Alcalá
260-422-4611 x 3355
[email protected]