NOTE: Valiant Brewing is now closed. This event will be held in the back courtyard of Blessed John Henry Newman Catholic Church (aka the Queen of Life Chapel at the Busch Firm): 2532 Dupont Drive, Irvine CA 92612. Beer will be available at $5 a bottle. All proceeds go to support Theology on Tap. Food Truck is coming too!
Father Joe Horn will present some delightful truths and some common misconceptions about Confession, and how Catholics are blessed by this powerful Sacrament. A short Q&A will follow.
Fr. Joe Horn entered St. Michael's Minor Seminary in 1970 at 14 years of age. He studied Theology at the University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome (Pope St. John Paul II's alma mater) 1977-1981, where he received his Master's in Theology. Ordained to the Norbertine priesthood, June 1981. Earned Lifetime California Teaching Credential at UCI, 1985. Master's degree in Mathematics at UCI, 1990. Published "HP-71 BASIC Made Easy" in 1986 in English, German, and French... a book about programming on a portable computer. Invented the PDQ Algorithm for Hewlett Packard in 2003 (a patented method for parameterized rational approximation of irrational numbers). Taught Religion, English, and Mathematics in high schools (St. Michael's Prep, Mater Dei, & Mary Star of the Sea) from 1981 to present. Webmaster for St. Michael's Abbey from 1995 to present. Obtained FAA Certificate for piloting UAS (drones), December 2015. Currently serves as a weekend parish assistant at St. Thomas More in Irvine (since the mid-80's).
-- Favorite hobbies: Number Theory, computer programming, motorcycle riding, and aerial videography by drone.
-- Greatest fear before ordination: Hearing confessions.
-- Most soul-satisfying priestly activity: Hearing confessions.