Catholic Cocktails

Too old to attend Theology on Tap? Never fear! St. Thomas the Apostle Church has just the cure for ANYONE over the age of 21: Catholic Cocktails.

Beginning on Jan. 20, the series will be held on four consecutive Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at Antonio’s Italian Ristorante, 1105 Goshen Ave., Elkhart. Paul Cataldo is generously providing free pizza to all attendees; drinks (whether alcoholic or not) are on you!

Come join us to get “shaken and stirred” by this Adult Faith Speaker Series, which will feature area priests sharing information on topics that speak to them personally. January’s speaker will be Fr. Jacob Meyer of St. Monica’s Church, followed by Fr. Joachim Ozonze of St. Joseph’s Church on Feb. 3, and Fr. Brian Ching, rector of Sacred Heart Basilica on Feb. 10.

Look for upcoming promotional information in the gathering area as well as in the church bulletins. This series is being organized by the Spiritual Growth & Development Committee of St. Thomas Church.

Catholic Cocktails:

Jan. 20—“Weird Catholic Stuff” with Fr. Jacob Meyer

 

Come listen to Fr. Jacob Meyer of St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Mishawaka as he kicks off the Catholic Cocktails Adult Faith Speaker Series on Thursday, Jan. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Antonio’s Italian Ristorante, 1105 Goshen Ave., Elkhart.

Admission is free—and so is the pizza (courtesy of Paul Cataldo)! However, all drinks (alcoholic or not), as well as tips, are up to the attendees. No reservations are necessary…just come to be “stirred and shaken” by Fr. Jacob’s words. His topic—“Weird Catholic Stuff”—will explore some of the practices of the church that non-Catholics (and even some of those born into the faith) may not fully understand or appreciate. In his usual light-hearted manner, Fr. Jacob will address issues that are sure to deepen one’s faith and understanding. A brief Question-and-Answer time will follow.

Catholic Cocktails is sponsored by the Spiritual Growth & Development Committee of St. Thomas Church. It is open to all over the age of 21. Come to be “Shaken and Stirred” by this faith and fellowship series.

 

Catholic Cocktails:

Jan. 27—“Getting Excited About the Mass” with Fr. Jacob Meyer

 

Fr. Jacob Meyer of St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Mishawaka will continue the Catholic Cocktails Adult Faith Speaker Series on Thursday, Jan. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at Antonio’s Italian Ristorante, 1105 Goshen Ave., Elkhart.

His topic this week will be “Getting Excited About the Mass.” And, who doesn’t want to know more information on how to do that! In his usual energetic manner, Fr. Jacob will transform the audience’s perception of having to get up and go to church on a Sunday to desiring to do so—all in the span of one hour!

Admission is free—and so is the pizza (courtesy of Paul Cataldo)! However, all drinks (alcoholic or not), as well as tips, are up to the attendees. No reservations are necessary…just come to be “stirred and shaken” by Fr. Jacob’s words, as he address issues that are sure to deepen one’s faith and understanding. A brief Question-and-Answer time will follow.

Catholic Cocktails is sponsored by the Spiritual Growth & Development Committee of St. Thomas Church. It is open to all over the age of 21. Come to be “Shaken and Stirred” by this faith and fellowship series.

 

Catholic Cocktails:

Feb. 3—“A Failed Saint” with Fr. Joachim Ozonze

 

What does it mean to be a saint? How about a failed saint? Come listen to Fr. Joachim Ozonze of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mishawaka as he discusses this topic, which ushers in the February portion of the Catholic Cocktails Adult Faith Speaker Series on Thursday, Feb. 3, at 6:30 p.m. at Antonio’s Italian Ristorante, 1105 Goshen Ave., Elkhart.

Admission is free—and so is the pizza (courtesy of Paul Cataldo)! However, all drinks (alcoholic or not), as well as tips, are up to the attendees. No reservations are necessary…just come to be “stirred and shaken” by Fr. Jo’s words. His topic—“A Failed Saint”—will explore the stories of saints who have a “history of failures” but are still used for the greater glory of God. Always entertaining to listen to, Fr. Jo’s enthusiasm will undoubtedly deepen one’s faith and understanding. A brief Question-and-Answer time will follow.

Catholic Cocktails is sponsored by the Spiritual Growth & Development Committee of St. Thomas Church. It is open to all over the age of 21. Come to be “Shaken and Stirred” by this faith and fellowship series.

 

 

Catholic Cocktails:

Feb. 10—“Made in His Image” with Fr. Brian Ching

 

As Rector of Sacred Heart Basilica on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, Fr. Brian Ching offers a unique perspective on most religious issues. Attendees will have the fortunate opportunity to hear his insights on being true to one’s faith in this modern age, as he concludes the fourth and final session in the Catholic Cocktails Adult Faith Speaker Series on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at Antonio’s Italian Ristorante, 1105 Goshen Ave., Elkhart.

Admission is free—and so is the pizza (courtesy of Paul Cataldo)! However, all drinks (alcoholic or not), as well as tips, are up to the attendees. No reservations are necessary…just come to be “stirred and shaken” by Fr, Brian’s words. His topic—“Made in His Image: Authentic Christian Living in the 21st Century”—will delve into the difficulties most face trying to be a faithful Catholic in an increasingly secular world. Fr. Brian’s inspiring message will deepen one’s faith and understanding. A brief Question-and-Answer time will follow.

Catholic Cocktails is sponsored by the Spiritual Growth & Development Committee of St. Thomas Church. It is open to all over the age of 21. Come to be “Shaken and Stirred” by this faith and fellowship series.

Catholic Cocktails