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Theology on Tap Combines Faith and Fun


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Young adults join your peers from all over northern Michigan for the  Diocese of Gaylord’s first “Theology on Tap.”  Beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 27, the event will feature food, faith and fun at the Northern Lights Recreation Center in Harbor Springs. Fr. Don Geyman, Director of Vocations for the diocese, will be giving the presentation “Be Not Afraid: the Story of John Paul II – the Man who Changed the World,” in celebration of the canonization of Pope John Paul II that day.  

A pastoral outreach of RENEW International, “Theology on Tap”, or ToT as it is often referred to, has been an outreach effort of parishes and dioceses across  the country since 1981 as a way to get young adults – those in their 20s and 30s--  to feel more connected with the Church. Started in the Archdiocese of Chicago, ToT sticks to a format of food, fun, and open discussion. Usually taking place in a public setting like a restaurant or bar, the evening begins with food and drinks and continues with a brief talk or presentation about a faith-related topic and time for questions  with the presenter. The entire evening is meant to be casual, open, and to engage the  faith as a back and forth conversation applied to the life of 20 and 30-somethings.  

Theology on Tap is expected to last from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will include free food, miniature golf, and pool. Theology on Tap is funded partially through gifts to the Annual Catholic Services Appeal and the generosity of a grant from Catholic Home Missions.

Young adults are also invited to attend a presentation earlier in the afternoon by international speaker Matt Fradd, who will be presenting “Agnosticism to Catholicism” at St. Francis Xavier Church at 2 p.m. follow by a Eucharistic Holy Hour for the Divine Mercy.

For more information, contact Fr. Don Geyman at 989.732.5147 or via email at 

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