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Theology on Tap - "Equipping You For Daily Life: Encountering Christ in the Words, Music and Beauty of the Mass"

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Saint Paul writes to his fellow Christians: "As for all of you who have been baptized in Christ, you have put on Christ." The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian Life; because of this, the Mass—the action where Christ becomes really present in the Eucharist—is where the Christian can most fully put on Christ.

How are the words and prayers of the Mass ordered to facilitate this encounter with Christ? Does the manner in which they are delivered matter? What does the Church teach about the sung prayer of the Mass? How can a believer open oneself ever more to the beauty of God that the Mass has to offer—even, perhaps, when the Mass is not "beautiful"?

 

 Aristotle A. Esguerra

Aristotle A. Esguerra, music director at the churches of St. Mary Pine Bluff and St. Ignatius Mount Horeb, will offer his perspective as a Church musician of over fifteen years. He will share how his ongoing encounter with the words and prayers of the Mass have challenged him to further deepen his devotion to God and to share his experience with others.


Theology on Tap is a monthly event where 20s&30s are invited to join us for free beer and engaging talks by some of the leading thinkers, speakers, educators, innovators, and activists in the nation as they share their insights on various contemporary issues facing young adults today.


Contact: Nicole Carter