Theology on Tap

Theology on Tap is for young adults in their 20s and 30s, married and single, who want to experience the wisdom and hospitality of the Catholic Church in a unique and social way.

Young adults meet at various restaurants and pubs across Austin monthly at 6 p.m. for live music, drinks and dinner. An engaging speaker begins at 7 p.m. and the evening usually concludes around 8 p.m.

Theology on Tap was founded in Chicago in 1981 and is designed to help young adults grow in the Catholic faith. Theology on Tap Austin is funded by the Diocese of Austin Catholic Services Appeal.

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For more information, please contact Jennifer Kodysz (512) 949-2467.


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             Theology on Tap Fall Series: An Encounter With Mercy


All Theology on Tap gatherings  for the fall series will take place at Santa Rita Cantina ( 5900 W Slaughter Ln, Austin, TX 78749). Fellowship begins at 6 p.m. with the presentation beginning at 7 p.m. We will wrap-up by about 8:15 p.m.

Please join us on the following dates (more information about presenters and topics below):

Wednesday, September 7th: Mercy in the Parable of the Prodigal Son

Wednesday, September 21st: Conversion Through Prayer--Divine Mercy

Wednesday, October 5th: A Spiritual Approach to Perfectionism

Wednesday, October 19th: TBA


Mercy and the Parable of the Prodigal Son - Wednesday, September 7th

What does the parable of the Prodigal Son teach us about the mercy of God?  Which of the sons in the parable do I identify with most?  Have I experienced the joy of God’s mercy for myself or others like the father in this parable?  God rejoices when we, as sinners, recognize the need for His mercy.  Bishop Vásquez will offer his personal reflections on how this parable can help us understand why we are all in need of God’s mercy.

Presenter: Bishop Joe Vásquez

Bishop Joe S. Vásquez was installed as the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Austin on March 8, 2010. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of San Angelo on June 30, 1984, and on Jan. 23, 2002, he was ordained to the episcopacy and installed as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

He currently serves on the Subcommittee on Hispanic Affairs of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.  In addition, Bishop Vásquez serves on the Board of Directors of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), as the Episcopal Moderator of the National Catholic Association of Diocesan Directors of Hispanic Ministry (NCADDHM), and as Lead Bishop for Region X for the V National Encounter for Hispanic/Latino Ministry (V Encuentro).



Conversion Through Prayer: Divine Mercy- Wednesday, September 21st

Please join Roni Cook, from the Eucharistic Apostles of Divine Mercy, as she shares how a short prayer, almost a text message to God, led to her conversion and move to Texas.  Explore how to use prayers from the diary of St. Faustina to create a DYI time of reflection, or Holy Hour during this Jubilee Year of Mercy.  As a spiritual director and lifelong teacher, Roni has gently empowered individuals to respond to the guidance of the Holy Spirit to recognize their gifts and effect others in ordinary life.

Presenter: Veronica (Roni) Cook








A Spiritual Approach to Perfectionism- Wednesday, October 5th

Do you often feel as though things could be better? Do you struggle with doing too much, only to find that you cannot do it all? Perfectionism can cause a genuine struggle in our lives that oftentimes leads to feelings of resentment, anger, depression and exhaustion. Join us for an honest discussion on the problems we create for ourselves when we strive for perfectionism in our lives.  We will also discuss ways in which we can learn to grow spiritually as we  learn to accept and embrace our own shortcomings.  

Presenter: Nola Flores

NoIa Flores has a Masters of Arts in Theology, is a Spiritual Director in Training for the Diocese of Austin and is a Retreat Leader with over 20 years of experience in a wide variety of parish ministries. 







Wednesday, October 19th- TBA