Theology on Tap Jan. 19, ‘Does God Have A Plan For Me?’

On Wednesday, Jan. 19, the Camden Diocesan Office of Young Adult and Campus Ministries will hold its fourth Theology on Tap discussion program for young adults, married and single, in their late teens (18-19), 20s and 30s.

Free of charge, the night will allow Catholic young adults to socialize with their peers and ask questions in a relaxed setting in a Glassboro restaurant.

The guest speaker for the evening will be Father Kevin Nadolski, OSFS, who will answer the question, “Does God Have A Plan For Me?” to assist young adults in finding their own vocations, be it to the religious, married or single life.

Currently the director of Development and Communications for the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, Wilmington-Philadelphia Province, Father Nadolski most recently spent seven years as director of vocations for the province.

After being ordained an oblate in 1997, he served as a teacher at Bishop Ireton School in Alexandria, Va., later becoming principal, where he served from 2000-03. He also served as assistant principal for student activities at Salesianum School in Wilmington, Delaware.

In working with schools as a campus minister, teacher and principal, and in his current duty as chaplain for the St. Thomas the Apostle Young Adult community (STAY) in the Archdiocese of Washington, where 200-300 Catholic young adults gather every Sunday for Mass and fellowship, Father Nadolski has interacted with young people who feel “a responsibility to serve the church in one way, or another.”

“They are the church. They have a real desire to be of service,” as the Gospel calls them to be, whether it is through helping the needy, their fellow Catholic young adults, or spreading the message of Jesus.

With his visit to the young adults at Theology on Tap, he hopes to “facilitate and animate a conversation among young adults, on vocations, and how to understand, and discern them.”

A native of Philadelphia, Father Nadolski graduated in 1989 from Temple University with a degree in Journalism. He also holds a master’s degree in Education Administration from the The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and a Master of Divinity from DeSales School of Theology.

This past November, the National Religious Vocation Conference presented Father Nadolski a Recognition Award for Outstanding Leadership, Service, and Dedication to Vocation Ministry in the Catholic Church, at its convocation in Cleveland, Ohio.

In his work with vocations, he authored several articles on vocation ministry for “Horizon,” the NRVC’s quarterly journal, and he developed one of his articles, “Faith Development Takes Time, and It Can Be Assessed,” into a full-day workshop for vocation ministers.

Theology on Tap will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m., at the Landmark Americana Tap and Grill, 1 East Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro. Admission is free.

For more information, contact Andres Arango, director, Evangelization, Young Adult and Campus Ministries, at 856-583-6121, or at Andres.Arango@camdendiocese.org

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