Meeting to explore faith in an unlikely setting


Renew International’s Theology on Tap is a discussion series for Catholic young adults, married and single, in their late teens (18-19), 20s and 30s. The four evening sessions, sponsored by the diocesan Office of Young Adult and Campus Ministries, welcome young adults to gather and to enter more deeply into their faith, ask questions, and socialize with other young Catholics in a relaxed, comfortable setting.

The necessity of outreach to young Catholics was identified as a major pastoral priority from feedback Bishop Joseph Galante received throughout the Diocese of Camden.

The following sessions will be held at 7 p.m. at Chickie’s and Pete’s, 6055 Blackhorse Pike in Egg Harbor Twp.:

— Tuesday, Sept. 20. Topic: Single? Dating? Married? How does God fit into Modern Day Relationships? Speaker: Caroline Gambale-Dirkes, a dynamic and passionate evangelist who has spoken internationally at numerous events

— Wednesday, Nov. 9. Topic: How to Walk on Water: Discipleship and Evangelization. Speaker: Mark Nimo, originally from Ghana, now lives in Chicago, became a missionary in Uganda and has ministered in more than 35 countries.

Two sessions will be held at 7 p.m. at Landmark Americana Tap & Grill, 1 East Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro:

— Wednesday, Dec. 7. Topic: How to Keep the Faith in a Secular World. Speaker: Linda Robinson, director of Lay Ministry Formation for the Diocese of Camden. Robinson has worked with young adults in the Contemplative Leaders in Action Program of the Jesuit Collaborative

— Tuesday, Jan. 24. Topic: For God’s Sake or Pete’s?  Reflections on a Relational God. Speaker: Msgr. Roger McGrath, vicar general and moderator of the Curia for the Diocese of Camden.  Msgr. McGrath is a distinguished priest, scholar and administrator.

All sessions are free of charge. Participants are welcome to a food buffet at each location for $10.

For more information, contact the Office of Young Adult and Campus Ministries at 856-583-6122 or e-mail Join “Theology on Tap – South Jersey” on Facebook.