Saturday, June 24, 2006

Theology on Tap Lineup

Theology on Tap, the summer lecture (and social) series for young adults in their 20s and 30s begins in July. St. Edmund is the only parish in the near western suburbs to be a host site. Here's the lineup for our Theology on Tap series, starting on Tuesday, July 11, at 7:30 p.m.:

7/11 - Fr. Michael Sparough, S.J. - "Friends in High Places: Making Sense of the Saints (2000 Years of Christian Spirituality in the Time it Takes to Drink 2 Beers)"

Fr. Michael Sparough, S.J., is a storyteller, writer, actor and a spiritual director. He holds an MFA from the Yale School of Drama and a doctorate in ministry from St. Mary of the Lake. He is the director of Charis Ministries and a lecturer at Loyola University Institute of Pastoral Studies.

7/18 - Fr. John Cusick & Fr. Frank Jenks - "The Celebration of Catholic Mass and an Explanation"

Fr. John Cusick is the director of Young Adult Ministry for the Archdiocese of Chicago and on staff at Old St. Patrick’s Church. Ordained in 1970, he served as a faculty member of Niles College Seminary and spent seven years as associate pastor at Mary Seat of Wisdom Church.

Fr. Frank Jenks is pastor of St. Alphonsus in Lemont. Previously, he was a pastor of Ascension Parish in Oak Park, where he directed adult retreats and formation days. He has also worked at St. Mary of Vernon, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, and Our Lady of Wayside.

7/25 - Mr. Frank Hannagan - "Insights on Marriage: Why So Many Want It and Why So Many Fail at It"

Mr. Frank Hannagan is the director of the Family Ministries Office. Frank has a BS from Loyola University and an MA from Chicago State University. Previously, he was the director of the Cana Conference of Chicago.

8/1 - Ms. Anne Chrzan - "Prayer For Dummies: Getting In Touch With the Great Ways Catholics Pray"

Ms. Anne Chrzan is the associate director of the Diaconate Formation Program in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

If you are interested in serving on the Theology on Tap Volunteer Committee, please contact Katie L. at or call 708-261-7778. You don't have to be a member of St. Edmund to volunteer. Thanks!