JEFFERSON PARK — Organizers of a four-part speaker and conversation series in July and August hope young Catholics will come for the free beer but stay to learn about God.
St. Robert Bellarmine, 4646 N. Austin Ave., will host Theology on Tap, which is designed for young adults in their 20s and 30s searching for answers to life's biggest questions, organizers said.
A Northwest Side parish hopes a post-mass beer will help spark some conversation about the church:
Each session will begin with a social hour, with free beer, followed by a presentation and conversation. Some of the sessions will follow the 5:30 p.m. contemporary mass at St. Robert Bellarmine that is a joint effort between St. Robert Bellarmine, Our Lady of Victory and St. Pascal.
The schedule is:
• 6:30 p.m. July 13: "Screw Sin: The Genius of C.S. Lewis in the Screwtape Letters" with Vincent Lacey, young adult minister at St. Andrew.
• 6:30 p.m. July 21: "The Historical Jesus" with Michael Hugo, the youth and young adult minister at St. Ann.
• 6:30 p.m. July 27: "Athletics and Faith" with Sister Stephanie Baliga of the Franciscans of the Eucharist.
• 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 4 "Please God — Laugh at Me" with Clarissa Aljentera, coordinator for adult faith formation and social media for the Archdiocese of Chicago.
The series is free, and attendees must be of legal drinking age.
For more information contact St. Robert Bellarmine Youth Minister Beth Farias at email@example.com or 773-815-5074.