In the summer months, we gather every other Wednesday for a Catholic speaker series at McGowan Hall on the Old Northside of Indianapolis (1305 N Delaware St.). Whether you grew up Catholic, are currently practicing or don't know what you believe, you are welcome to join us to learn how the Church speaks in to various topics.
Here's a breakdown of the night:
6:15pm people begin arriving, get food & beer from local food trucks & breweries, and claim a spot to sit
7:00pm speaker begins
8-8:30pm speaker ends
8:30pm hang out — typically we don't clear out until 10pm if you've got time to hang!
2018 Save the Dates:
June 13 & 27
July 11 & 25
August 8 & 22
Stay tuned for more on this summer's theme & speaker topics!
Our 2017 Theme was Living Life Abundantly.
As young adults, we have gone after the freedom the world promises, but have we found it? Look around. The answer is plain to see. Culture can tend to be like the thief, promising us our deepest desires but leaving us bruised, broken and wounded. But what if we told you we had the answer?
Summer 2017 Recap:
June 14 - Abundant Life, Father Guy (Pastor at St. Joan of Arc)
Jesus has revealed all we need to know in this life for joy and peace. Jesus says I came that you can have life and life in abundance. But how? Come hear how to live the abundant life.
June 28 – Why Beauty Matters, Kevin Heider (Musician)
Kevin is a musician who, through song, personal testimony, and a bit of philosophy and theology, will share with us his encounter with beauty and how we too can encounter God through beauty.
July 12 - Community and Authentic Friendship, Jake Teitgen
(Young Adult Minister at Our Lady of Grace in Noblesville)
Thumbs up, red hearts, swipe left, hashtags, interested. With social media, we are more connected than ever before, but are we really living community abundantly? Community and authentic friendship are not merely part of a good life – they are the key to abundant life.
July 26 - Life and Faith, Joe Reitz (Retired Offensive Tackle for the Indianapolis Colts)
Our culture and the workplace can be toxic to our faith. How do we integrate faith into all aspects of our life? Come hear from Joe, how he passionately lived his faith in the NFL spotlight.
August 9 - Service to Others: Serving Those in Need, Heidi Smith and Andrew Costello
(Director of Refugee Services for the Archdiocese and Coordinator of Operation Leftover)
Life lived abundantly includes service to others. With all the news of the refugee crisis, Heidi will share the lived refugee experience. We may not encounter a refugee in our daily lives, but how can we serve those in need in our local community? Come learn how!
August 23 - Marriage Panel: Dating Authentically
We are made for relationships. Our hearts yearn for them. When culture constantly presents us with new ways of dating, how do we navigate our relationships? Come hear from people on various parts of the journey on how to live and date as Christ calls us to.