Sydney Law students host 2nd successful Theology on Tap

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Spring 19-9-2007

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney

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Over 160 university students from around New South Wales gathered at PJ Gallagher's Irish Pub in Drummoyne, Sydney in early September for the second session of Theology on Tap (TOT). TOT which has been operating in the United States for over 25 years, and also in Rome and London, is an initiative which has been introduced to Sydney by The University of Notre Dame Australia, St Thomas More Society (NDSTMS).

The NDSTMS, headed by President, Patrick Langrell, a second year law student, launched the series in August with Mike Willesee, an Australian journalist and television presenter. The second speaker was Fr Tim Deeter, Director of the Liturgy Office for the Archdiocese of Sydney.

Mr Langrell explains, “TOT is a speaker series for university students and young adults (18-30 yrs). It’s a casual and relaxed forum where friends from all walks of life gather for straight talk, hard facts and real answers on the Catholic faith and how it applies to daily life. It’s a sweet way to get on tap with other young adults & learn about the Catholic faith in a new & refreshing way."

First year education student, Beth McNamara agrees, "It's a great chance to catch up with friends, make new ones and learn more about how God and faith applies to my life."

Both nights were a huge success attracting well over 100 people to each one. The next TOT is on Monday, October 1st with Fr Dom Murphy OP on “Sex in the City”. Other guest speakers for the year will include the Archbishop of Sydney, Cardinal George Pell and the Executive Officer of the Life Office of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, Dr Brigid McKenna.

The event happens on the first Monday of each month at 7pm. For more information about TOT or to be placed on the mailing list, please email to Patrick Langrell (plangrell@nd.edu.au).