Theology on Tap


COVID-19 changes

4/23/20: Tonight's Theology on Tap with Taylor Patrick O'Neill, PhD, will be on Zoom!  Meeting link is .  The evening will begin with prayer at 6:30pm, but the room will open up about 10-15 minutes prior to that to allow everyone time to get in.  Password is 910252.  If you have issues with access, email Justin White at  The session will be recorded for those who are unable to make it tonight.

4/15/20: Due to our friends at i.d.9:16 scheduling an awesome national Virtual Theology on Tap, we're going to bump ours by a week (to 4/23/20) so you can easily participate in both.  If the new date doesn't work, it will be recorded and posted shortly after for your viewing pleasure anytime.  Check out "National Virtual Theology on Tap" at for all the details on 4/16's awesome event! 

3/16/20: Due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19, Diocesan young adult programming has been cancelled indefinitely. Once we return to a point where the Bishop reinstates public Masses and the state approves large public gatherings again, we'll pick back up with our time together.

In the meantime, take care of yourselves and one another, persevere in prayer, and wash your hands!


Theology on Tap is back for the spring!

Friendship today can be a bit weird, but it can also be tremendously life-giving.  As many have found out, friendship is that much more wonderful when it is centered around a friendship with God Himself.  In this series, we will take a closer look at the theology of friendship: at it's presence throughout Catholic Scripture and tradition, at what it means to grow in friendship with God, and at what the Angelic Doctor himself has to teach us about friendship today.

All events will be at the Sherwood Forest Event Center (7400 Hickman Road, Windsor Heights), and will start with a dinner/social hour at 6pm.  The speakers themselves will go on stage at 7pm.  Food trucks or catered food will be available for free each night, so come hungry!  All evenings will end with a Q&A with the speaker.

As always, Theology on Tap is open to all young adults who want to join, and is a great opportunity for folks who may have been away from the Church for a bit but want to get connected again—be sure to invite your friends!

Spring 2020 Speakers

2.13.20--Bishop William M. Joensen: "A Catholic Take on Friendship and Accompaniment"

3.12.20--Katie Patrizio: "Friendship with God"

4.16.20--Dr. Taylor O'Neill: "St. Thomas Aquinas on Friendship Today"


Theology on Tap is FREE to attend (just bring $$$ for food & drink) thanks to your generous donations to the Annual Diocesan Appeal.  Thank you for your generosity!

Questions?  Comments?  Email Justin White, Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Des Moines

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