Series for young Catholic adults in Monmouth, Rock Island

Catholic young adults and their friends in the Monmouth and Rock Island areas are invited to gather in relaxed settings during February for explorations of current faith issues.

“Theology on Tap” sessions are planned for Thursday evenings during February at Petey’s Pub and Grill in Monmouth and on Mondays at Pizza and Subs in Rock Island. The series are sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Peoria’s Office of Evangelization and Family Life.

At both locations, the gathering begins at 6:30 p.m. with the talks at 7 p.m. There is no charge to attend, and food and drink will be available for purchase.

Following are lists of scheduled topics and speakers:

MONMOUTH (THURSDAY EVENINGS)
Feb. 7 — “The Splendor of Femininity: What the Church Really Teaches about Women,” by Sister Sara Marie Kowal, SCTJM, campus minister at the John Paul II Catholic Newman Center in Normal

Feb. 14 — “John Paul II and the Sexual Revolution of Truth,” by Craig and Amy Dyke of the Office of Evangelization and Family Life

Feb. 21 — “Why ‘the Gospel’ Really is ‘Good News,'” by Father Tom Holloway, pastor of St. Bernard’s, Bushnell, and St. Augustine, St. Augustine, and chaplain of St. Francis of Assisi Newman Center in Macomb
Petey’s Pub and Grill is located at 2 American Way in Monmouth.

ROCK ISLAND (MONDAY EVENINGS)
Feb. 11 — “Same Sex Marriage and Homosexuality,” by Father Thomas Loya, pastor of Annunciation of the Mother of God Parish in Homer Glen and heard on Catholic radio

Feb. 18 — “What Women Want: The Mystery Revealed!” by Sister Helena Burns, DSP, blogger and movie reviewer for The Catholic New World of Chicago

Feb. 25 — “Can We Really Say Love has ‘Five Languages?'” by Steve Mattern, a clinical professional counselor from Brimfield.
Pizza & Subs is located at 3700 Blackhawk Road in Rock Island.

In addition, a Theology on Tap series has opened in Ottawa. The schedule for that series, held at JJ’s Pub, was listed in the last issue of The Catholic Post. The next gathering is Feb. 28.

For more information about Theology on Tap, contact Craig Dyke at (309) 671-1550.

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