‘Theology in the County’ returns in Presque Isle on March 21

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PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — The popular “Theology in the County” series will return on Tuesday, March 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Governor’s Restaurant & Bakery on 350 Main Street in Presque Isle.

 The series provides an opportunity for fellowship in a casual setting where adults (18-plus) gather for challenging and relevant presentations on the Catholic faith and how it applies to daily life.

 “It gives adults the opportunity to network with one another and be part of the larger Catholic community that extends beyond their parish setting. Everyone who attends has really enjoyed it,” said Theresa Bonner of Parish of the Precious Blood in Caribou. “The conversation flows, and the faith is just woven into it.”

Each session begins with a social followed by a presentation given by a guest speaker and time for an informal discussion as well as questions and answers. On March 21, the guest speaker will be Fr. Simon Assogba, SMA, parochial vicar of Parish of the Precious Blood, who will discuss “Your Calling Today.”

Bonner says she thinks people sometimes hesitate to participate in faith-sharing groups held in churches fearing they may need to know more than they do, even though that is not the case. She says what makes “Theology in the County” work is its low-key approach.

“Going and having a beverage of your choice and sharing a meal with somebody and just having a conversation can be a lot less threatening than saying, ‘Hey, come to a faith-sharing group,’” said Bonner. “It’s just a way to break down the barriers, so faith isn’t so scary. It’s interesting. It’s fun.”

All are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Bonner at theresa.bonner@portlanddiocese.org.