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Theology on Tap

Theology On Tap Returns This Sunday, May 7

Program Begins After 5:15 Mass in Courtyard

What is Theology on Tap? Is it an awe-filled type of theology running from a special tap? Theology on Tap (TOT) supports and celebrates your spiritual growth as you explore how God is present in your life in several new and
exhilarating ways. TOT focuses on learning, growing, and serving through your faith. TOT is about deepening your relationship with Jesus Christ. The hope is these events will help you to understand more about what it means to be a Catholic and how faith incorporates itself into everyone’s lives.

We are happy to announce our first speaker for this year, Fr. Tim Anastos, a young, dynamic Chicago priest who serves as associate chaplain at the St. John Paul II Newman Center at UIC. Fr. Tim grew up in Mundelein and graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Linguistics. Originally, he wanted to be in the FBI, but the Lord had another plan for him. He studied at the North American College in Rome and served as a newly ordained priest at Mary Seat of Wisdom in Park Ridge. Some of Fr. Tim’s favorite things are John 13:1, St. Philomena, Deep-Fried Oreos (what? is it a real thing?), Fortnite & Warzone, cryptocurrency and traveling. Fr. Tim will kick off the Theology on Tap series with the topic: “Catholics and The Social Media Algorithm.”

What does it entail? Come and see! When? Sunday, May 7, at 6:15pm (after 5:15pm Mass), in the Cathedral Courtyard, or in the Club Room if it rains.

 Theology on Tap, Sunday, June 4 after 5:15pm Mass

Who is our second speaker for TOT this year? It is Dr. Linda Couri, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., D.MIN. Dr. Couri is Director of the Institute for Pastoral Leadership; Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling. What else do we know about Dr. Couri?

B.A. (English Literature) Drake University, M.S.W. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, L.C.S.W., State of Illinois, D.Min. University of Saint Mary of the Lake. Former appointments included Director of Students, Institute for Lay Formation; Associate Director, Lay Ministry Formation Program; Youth Minister, Saint Philip the Apostle Parish, Northfield; Residence Life Director, The Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart, Lake Forest; Clinical Social Work Practice. As a licensed clinical social worker, additional studies in counseling at the Victor Frankl Institute for Logotherapy, and in theology at Loyola University Chicago and the Catholic Theological Union.  Appointed member of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Sub-Committee on Ecclesial Ministry and Service.  Professional memberships include, the National Association of Graduate Schools in Ministry, and the National Association of Lay Ministry.

Topic for June 4: Re-Thinking Feminism: How Catholic Sensibilities Can Shape An Authentic Feminism.

What does it entail? Come and see! When? Sunday, June 4th at 6:15pm (after 5:15pm Mass), in the Cathedral Courtyard, or in the Club Room if it rains.