May 9 | Dating, Discernment, and Marriage

Dating Discernment Marriage

Ah! Romance! How wonderful! Love is grand! But where does it lead? Come and learn more about the purpose of dating, discernment, and the sacramental graces of marriage.

Date: May 9 , 2016
Time: 6:30 PM
Location:Trolley Stop Market
                    704 Madison Ave.
                     Memphis, TN 38103

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Sergio & Wendy, or is it Wendy & Sergio? Either way you put it, the Vazquez family trace their beginning as a couple back to 2010. While playing along with  a music ministry at a youth retreat, Sergio laid eyes on Wendy and well the rest of that is history… Although Sergio played very hard to get, Wendy was finally able to rein him in. Their relationship from a start has been centered on what the church teaches, God as the center. After 3.5 years of dating, they got engaged in June 2013 and finally tying the knot on July 19th 2014 at St. Michaels Catholic Church. Sergio graduated from UofM in 2012 with a Bachelors in Business and Wendy from Southwest with an Associates in Biotechnology.  Currently, Sergio works in the field of Logistics while Wendy has been working for the Catholic Diocese of Memphis for over a year now. She recently became the Marriage Preparation Coordinator and is extremely grateful for the opportunity to not only work, but minister to the couples of our diocese. They currently have no children but are open to them and are just waiting for God to bless them with one. In  their free time, Wendy loves to carry Sergio’s instruments and equipment to his music gigs while Sergio loves to play his instruments at full level, at any given time.

Apr 11 | The Problem of Evil

Problem of Evil

It’s one of the toughest questions Christians and other believers ask themselves. It’s been used as an excuse to dismiss the existence of God or to characterize Him as uncaring or unloving. We, as Catholics, know that God is all-loving, all-powerful, and all-knowing; yet, bad things happen. Therein lies the problem. We’ll tackle that problem at our April 11 Theology on Tap.

Date: April 11, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Fox & Hound (Now Smoke Free!!!)
5101 Sanderlin Ave #100, Memphis, TN 38117

About our Speaker

Fr Rust

Father Adam Rust was ordained a priest of Jesus Christ on June 6, 2009. He was born in Mobile, AL and lived there until 1994 when his family was transferred to Memphis, TN. He graduated in 2000 from Houston High School in Germantown, TN. After this he attended Mississippi State University for three years before answering God’s call to become a seminarian. He graduated with a BA in Philosophy from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2005.

Father Rust then went to major seminary at the Pontifical North American College. He earned his STB from the University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Urbe in 2008 and then his JCL from the same Angelicum in 2011. He has since been a parochial vicar at St. Louis Catholic Church in Memphis, TN.

Mar 14 | Mercy: What is this Jubilee All About

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Pope Francis has declared this a Jubilee Year of Mercy, “a time of grace, peace, conversion and joy.  It is meant for everyone: people of every age, from far and near.  There are no walls or distances which can prevent the Father’s mercy from reaching and embracing us.”

He urges young people to fully participate: “This grace-filled moment also concerns you, dear young people.  I encourage you to take an active part in this celebration and to realize that each of you is a child of God (cf. 1 Jn 3:1).”

What is God’s mercy? How can we take part in His mercy and embrace it in our own lives?

Time: 6:30 PM
Date: Monday, March 14
Place: Fox Ridge Pizza
1769 N Germantown Pkwy
Cordova, TN 38016

About our Speaker

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Michael J.G. Pahls, Ph.D. is a theologian and former Anglican priest. He currently teaches theology as part of the faculties of St. Agnes Academy, Christian Brothers University, and at Memphis Theological Seminary. He is a parish associate of Saint Brigid Catholic Church and lives in Marion, Arkansas with his wife and two daughters. His most recent publication, “Tract 90: John Henry Newman’s Last Stand or a Bold New Venture?” will appear later this year as part of The Oxford University Handbook of the Oxford Movement.

Jan. 11 | The Holy Spirit: Where would we be with Him?

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Most of us have an image of God the Father and God the Son that is easy to relate to, but many struggle with understanding who the Holy Spirit is and what he does. Who is the Holy Spirit? If we could understand Him better, we couldn’t live without Him. Where would we be with Him? How can He transform our lives?

Topic: The Holy Spirit: Where would we be with Him?
Time: 6:30 PM
Date: Monday, Jan 11
Place: Cheffie’s Cafe
483 High Point Terrace
              Memphis, TN 38122

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About Our Speaker

A thoroughbred Texan, Stephanie has a tight knit family and a deep love for Tex Mex food. She was raised Catholic and began to truly discover her faith in high school. She fell in love with Jesus in the Eucharist and from then on the Lord kept calling her closer to Him – He pursued her heart in prayer, the teachings of the Church gave life-giving answers to her questions, and she found healing and love that began to renew her. The Lord would deepen her heart through college and lead her into full time college ministry. She served as a FOCUS Missionary for two years at Texas State University and now is in her second year as Campus Minister at the University of Memphis and Rhodes College.

Dec 14| ToT Advent Party

2015 ADVENT PARTY BANNER.

It’s not the Christmas season yet! Instead, we’re having an ADVENT PARTY and YOU’RE invited! No speaker, just fellowship. Come spend time with your ToT friends and invite new ones to join the fun!

Date: December 14, 2015
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Fox & Hound (Now Smoke Free!!!)
5101 Sanderlin Ave #100, Memphis, TN 38117