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October 9 Speaker Change

Missionary Discipleship:

Thoughts from the Convocation of Catholic Leaders

Due to travel difficulties, we need to reschedule Michaela Dockery to
another date. But don’t fret! ToT will still meet with a different
speaker. Sam Mauck, Director of Catholic Campus and young adult
ministry will speak about his key takeaways about what it means to be
a Missionary Disciple in from the Convocation of Catholic Leaders
this summer – including highlights from talks by Cardinal Wuerl and
Bishop Barron.

Time: 6:30 PM
Date: Monday, October 9
Place: Trolley Stop Market
704 Madison Ave
Memphis, TN 38103

Oct 9 | Beauty and Suffering

Beauty and Suffering

Michaela Dockery will share her testimony about her fight with Chronic Illness, being a mom and a wife, while blogging about life and style. Her passion is “to inspire others to never, ever give up no matter what you’re going through!” For more about Michaela, visit her website:



Time: 6:30 PM
Date: Monday, October 9
Place: Trolley Stop Market, 704 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38103

Aug 14 | Faith & Reason

Faith & Reason

Pope St. John Paul II once wrote,

“Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth…”

There are many today who discount reason in the spiritual life and use sentimentality to explain away a belief in God. Fr. Augustine DeArmond, OP will share how they have it wrong and how they work together to lead us to the fullness of truth.

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

About Our Speaker…

Father Augustine DeArmond, OP,  comes from a small farming town where he first learned the values of community and family. From the time he was ten, when he served at Mass for the first time, he felt the call to the priesthood. As he grew in his vocation, he heard God calling him to religious life. He is a Member of the Order of Preachers (the Dominican Order), and currently, serves as the Pastor of St. Peter Catholic Church. This is his first time as a speaker at Theology on Tap. He enjoys literature as a hobby.

Jul 10 | Love in Action

Love in Action: The Story of Project Outreach

Hear how one volunteer’s life changed when she was tricked by a dying nun.

Project Outreach was started by a Franciscan nun, Sister Elaine Wicks, to serve the poor in Fayette County, TN- historically one of the poorest counties in the nation. She served families in the community for 20 years before she left Memphis and later died of ovarian cancer. Come see a short documentary about Project Outreach and hear from  Shona who carries on Sister Elaine’s work today.

When One Day Means Some Day from Forever Ready Productions on Vimeo.

Time: 6:30 PM
Date: Monday, July 10
Place: Bayou Bar and Grill
2094 Madison Ave
Memphis, TN 38104

About our Speaker

Shona Moore

Shona is the combined product of a many “Jesus moments” beginning with a near drowning experience at 15, in the Gulf of Mexico. She quickly recognized that there was and is more to life than beach volleyball. A God given talent took her to the National Youth Symphony Orchestra in 1968, opening the door to a degree in Music Theory and Composition. The first week of June 1973 brought college graduation, conversion to Catholicism and marriage to Phil Moore, now Deacon Phil Moore of St. Brigid Parish in Memphis TN. Together they became Secular Franciscans and now have 3 sons and 3 grandsons.

May 8 | Christian Love in a Postmodern World

Christian Love in the Postmodern World

Love is complicated, or so they say. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Learn the truth about Christian love and how to live a fuller, happier life by embracing it.  

Time: 6:30 PM
Date: Monday, May 8
Place: Growlers Bar and Grill
911 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

About our Speaker

Dorissa Filopoulos

A native of Louisiana where she received a degree in Theology from Our Lady of Holy Cross College, Dorissa found her way up to Tennessee 4 years ago where she was a youth minister and DRE for 2 years in small town Paris, TN before making her way down to the “big city”. She is now in her second year teaching Theology of the Body and Sacraments to the sophomore ladies of St. Agnes Academy here in Memphis. She has a heart for finding the good, the true, and the beautiful in all people and desires that all might know the depth of the Lord’s love in their lives.