Catholics and friends in their 20s and 30s are invited to the annual discussion series Theology on Tap, during which young adults and local speakers gather at area bars and restaurants to discuss and reflect on faith.
Father Robert Kennedy will begin the series, addressing the question, “Will the Church Ever Change?” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, at Johnny’s Irish Pub, 1382 Culver Road, Rochester. Father Kennedy is pastor of Blessed Sacrament, St. Boniface and St. Mary parishes in Rochester.
Deacon John Brasley, director of the deacon personnel and formation for the Diocese of Rochester, will lead a discussion on “Belonging: What does It mean to be a part of a Church that Challenges?” at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at Elmwood Inn, 1256 Mt. Hope Ave., Rochester.
Father Bob Werth will speak on “The Anxious Life: Attending to our Spiritual Hungers to Address Situational Anxiety and Depression” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, at The Old Toad, 277 Alexander St., Rochester. Father Werth is pastor of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish in Rochester.
On Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Elmwood Inn, 1256 Mt. Hope Ave. Rochester, Father George Heyman will speak on “Vengeful God or a Loving God? Reconciling the Old Testament and New Testament.” Father Heyman is president of St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry in Pittsford.
The final presentation of the series will be Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m. at Johnny’s Irish Pub. A vocation team member will speak on “Life Is Not a Non-Stop Beer Commercial! Getting Past the Media Messages of What It Means to Be a Human Being.”
The 2015 Theology on Tap series is cosponsored by the Diocese of Rochester, the diocesan Vocations Office and Blessed Sacrament/St. Boniface/St. Mary parishes. For details, call 585-328-3228, ext. 1218.