Faithful Raise a Glass to Theology on Tap


By Tony DeGol

Faith and fellowship are on the menu in the Catholic Community of Cresson.

A new Theology on Tap series is underway, led by Father Leo Arnone, Pastor of Saint Aloysius and Saint Francis Xavier Parishes in Cresson.

Open to all adults 21 and older, the sessions are being held on the second Friday of each month from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at PJ’s Tavern in Cresson.

In this diocese and elsewhere, Theology on Tap has a rich tradition of bringing adults together to engage in their Catholic faith in a relaxed setting such as restaurants.

“Come, get yourself a bite to each, and enjoy the conversation,” Father Arnone encouraged.  “You’re joining like-minded people, and what’s nice is when the like minds are about matters of faith. You don’t have to be a theologian, you just have to have a love for God and a desire to learn more.”

Father Arnone leads off the discussion at each session, but the goal, he said, is to encourage others to share.

“We had excellent participation at our first session,” he added. “I think with the pandemic coming to end and people wanting to get out and about more often, I think we’re going to see more of these groups popping up.”

[Photo: Mike McAndrew (left) and James Itle enjoy the discussion at the July Theology on Tap in Cresson.]