Gathering at the Grotto


In the summer of 2017, we held our inaugural Gathering at the Grotto series on Catholic Reflections of the Protestant Reformation. Fr. Brian Larkin and his specially invited guests spoke of intriguing subtopics within this category. Brats, beverages, and bros (and sisters!) abounded for several nights under the stars. We had parishioners and visitors alike, spilling out of the grotto lawn, to gather and grow in their faith, and it was amazing.

Hope you were able to join us for our third-annual Gathering at the Grotto series! Hope to catch you again, next summer. It’s free! What a great opportunity to grow in your faith!


  • July 25, 2019—Speaker, Father Brian Larkin
  • August 22, 2019—Guest Speaker, Adam Hermanson
  • September 26, 2019—CANCELED

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Free Food and Beverages

Free to Attend

Free Opportunity to Grow in Your Faith

Couldn’t make it to our gatherings?

Watch the videos below!

Rational Worship in the Modern Age—Gathering at the Grotto 2019

The Word of God

Fr. Brian Larkin, July 25

Architecture & Beauty, by Adam Hermanson

Dr. Terrence C. Wright, June 28

Dorothy Day

Fr. Brian Larkin, July 26

Henri de Lubac & the Obedience of Faith

Dr. Edward Sri, August 16

St. John Paul II & the Drama of the Modern Church

It’s been 500 years since the Protestant Reformation. What do Catholics make of this? Is there hope for reunification? What can we learn from Protestants? 

Fr. John Nepil

Fr. Michael Rapp

Fr. Brian Larkin

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