Thursday, July 9, 2015

‘Theology on Tap’ at Schmitty’s Bar in Fond du Lac

Singer Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” blared from the speakers of Schmitty’s Oar House Bar and Grill in Fond du Lac while a group of approximately 30 young adults bowed their heads in an opening prayer.

“Theology on Tap” is a summer speaker series hosted by the Holy Family Catholic Community every Tuesday night in July, and your first drink is on the church.

A local pub may not be a typical meeting place for a Catholic youth group, but Ashley Hietpas, coordinator of the event, said the casual environment is less intimidating for newcomers.

“It’s a little less formal to have the event at a bar and grill,” Hietpas said. “It’s easier to invite friends to come have snacks and a drink with you than to say, ‘Hey, let’s go to church together.’”

Three years ago, leaders at Holy Family heard about “Theology on Tap” events held by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and decided to bring the program to Fond du Lac, according to Hietpas.
continue at Fond du Lac Reporter 

A very good article, Abp. Listecki to speak July 28.

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