All Theology On Tap evenings are from 6:15 – 8:00 pm in Hughes Hall
Get the Heck Out!
Speaker: Margaret Motto
Talk Description: So often we get comfortable and remain in our safe bubbles at home, work and in relationships. Margaret will share her experience of stepping out in faith and will challenge others to do the same.
Speaker Bio: Margaret Motto is a young adult from the Chicagoland area. She graduated from the University of St. Francis with a Bachelors in Social Work in 2012. She is stoked about getting married in June! Margaret has a passion for service and relationship and has lived this out by traveling around the country serving through the AmeriCorps program, lived in a community house with single moms experiencing homelessness and worked in the foster care system for the last two years. Through these talks, Margaret hopes to encourage others to find their passion and seek authenticity.
How to Make Meaningful Connections in a Digital Age
Speaker: Fr. Michael Rossmann, SJ
Talk Description: Smartphones are supposedly ruining our lives and making us incapable of having real conversations. But phones, like other modern means of communication, are tools. We can surely misuse them, but we can also use them to create meaningful connection. Join us to find out how.
Speaker Bio: Fr. Michael Rossmann, SJ, is the former editor in chief of The Jesuit Post who joined the Jesuits in 2007 after graduating from the University of Notre Dame. He was ordained a priest in 2017 and currently serves as a vocation promoter for the Jesuits. He finds the glory of God in LeBron James, cheap Indian buffets, and the Sunday New York Times with a cup of coffee.
Walking in the Shoes of Migrants and Refugees-An Interactive Simulation
Speaker: Beth Knobbe
Talk Description: With record numbers of people displaced in our world, this workshop will help participants feel and experience some of the losses, fears and decisions that a person displaced from their home might experience. This interactive migration simulation experience will include ways of helping migrants and refugees locally and around the world.
Speaker Bio: Beth Knobbe is an author and ministry professional based in Chicago. She holds a Master of Divinity degree from Catholic Theological Union, and she serves as a Relationship Manager with Catholic Relief Services. Beth is passionate about service, spirituality, social justice, and the single life!
How to listen to God’s voice in an earbud-wearing world
Speaker: Deacon Allen Tatara
Talk Description: We all love listening to music. In fact, 80% of us agree that music is an important part of our lives for it defines who we are and helps us tune out the rest of the world. And there is the problem: we are using our earbuds to tune out the rest of the world. This talk will help you understand why you may not be able to hear God’s voice and provide you with actual steps that you can follow in order to hear God speaking to you.
Speaker Bio: Deacon Allen Tatara is a dynamic and fiery speaker, preacher, storyteller, musician and evangelizer. He ministers around the country giving engaging presentations, parish missions, and retreats for diocesan, parish, and school audiences. He has motivated and inspired groups of all ages to a greater awareness of how to recognize God’s presence in their daily lives through his unique blend of storytelling, humor, audience participation, music, and deep-seeded spirituality.