Holy Happy Hour

Save the Dates!  Our Future Holy Happy Hour Speakers and Topics

Saturday, November 4: Erika Ford on “Spiritual Study and Reading”

This month’s meeting details

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Food and Drink Ordering Process

Directions to the HHH

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Well-known Catholic Theologian G. K. Chesterton once said, “in  Catholicism, the pint, the pipe, and the cross can all fit together”. Our  Holy Happy Hours are meant to do just that: bringing together Catholics  and non-Catholics alike for meaningful and engaging conversation in a  relaxed atmosphere, to have a bit to eat, fellowship with friends, and  listen to an engaging talk about the Catholic faith.

We meet on the first Saturday of most months at Tequila’s Mexican Restaurant in Gastonia (the one on Main Street).  The buffet is $12, (cash, check, or card only), and is catered by Tequila’s Mexican Restaurant.

6:30 pm – Arrive, pay for the buffet and enjoy your food

7:00 pm – Speaker begins talk

7:30 pm – Talks ends and there is a short Q&A with the audience

7:45 pm – Continue enjoying the great food and fellowship!

Our Previous Holy Happy Hour Speakers and Topics  –  They Were AMAZING!:


May 6, 2017: Fr. Christopher Roux on “Our Lady of Fatima, the 100-year Anniversary”

April 1, 2017: Alessandro Rovasi on “After the Year of Mercy, Where Do We Go From Here?”

March 4, 2017: John Keating – Topic: “An Interactive Lenten Exercise”

November 2016: Fr. Jason Christian

October 2016: Megan Bean on “Graces at Lourdes”

September 2016: “Break”.

August 2016: Pending – Aaron Huber on “Vocation Story – A Wild Ride!”

April 2, 2016: Fr. Patrick Winslow, appointed Missionary of Mercy for the Year of Mercy by Pope Francis, on “Mercy”

March 5, 2016: Guest speaker: Gail Buckley, President & Founder of Catholic Scripture Study International on “Draw Your Sword!”

February 6, 2016: Guest speakers Ron & Sally Thomas on “Conversion – From Priest to Catholic”

December 6, 2015: Stephen Shivone on “Faith and Imagination”

November 2015: Joel Stroot on “The Journey – Where Are You?”

October 3, 2015: Sr. Mary Raphael on “Vocation & Seminary”

September 2015: Break

August 2015: Deacon Cory Catron, Seminarian, on “Of Comic Books & Icons”

July 11, 2015: Alessandro Rovati on “Mercy is a Person”

June 6, 2015: Dr. Chuck Meakin, Caromont Regional Medical Center on “End-of-Life Discussions from a  Practicing Catholic Cancer Doctor”

May 2, 2015: Fr. Matthew Kauth on “The Real Virgin Mary”

April 25, 2015: Dr. Travis Cook on “Technology: Friend or Foe?”

March 2015: Dr. William Thierfelder, President of Belmont Abbey on “Trust and Divine Providence”

February 2015: Grattan Brown on “Don’t Abolish the Prophets”

January 2015: Dr. Ronald Thomas on Making Grace Real”

December 2014: Break

November 2014: Break

October 2014: Jackie Childers on My Abortion: Why it Happened & How God Healed Me”

September 2014: Dr. Gary Scott on “Economics, Ethics and the Catholic Faith”

August 2014: Chris Bond, Seminarian on “The Christian Life of Prayer, Shaken Not Stirred”

July 2014: Break

June 2014: John Keating on “Getting to Know the Holy Spirit”

May 2014: Mark Newcomb on “Ecumenism and Evangelization”

April 2014: Fr. Buettner on “What the Heck is the New Evangelization?”


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