Career-minded young Catholic men and women in San Francisco who want to live Gospel values at work and share them with others will soon find support for both their professional and spiritual aspirations through an organization called Young Catholic Professionals.
Amanda George, the new coordinator of youth and young adult ministry for the Archdiocese of San Francisco, told Catholic San Francisco that Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone endorsed the formation of a San Francisco chapter of the nonprofit ministry for young adults on April 6.
“How do you live an authentic Catholic life while pursuing your career, often in very secular environments?” said George, describing the dilemma that helped a group of young Catholics found YPC in Dallas in 2010.
YCP inspires and empowers young adults in their 20s and 30s, single or married, to strengthen and witness their faith at work and through work. With guidance from the national office in Texas, local chapters host networking and social “happy hours” to help young Catholic adults build a local community, offer speaker events, spiritual direction, retreats, service projects, career support, monthly newsletters and more.
San Francisco will become YCP’s 16th regional chapter following Austin, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Fort Worth, Houston, Jacksonville, New Orleans, Omaha, Orange County, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego and Silicon Valley.
Learn more about Young Catholic Professionals
The San Francisco chapter of Young Catholic Professionals is seeking young practicing Catholics between the ages of 20-39 to apply for its leadership team, said archdiocesan young and young adult ministry coordinator Amanda George. Interested individuals should apply directly to youngcatholicprofessionals.org. The website details leadership team roles and responsibilities.
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I attended a Theology on Tap in San Francisco about ten years ago. During a small group discussion, several people at my table admitted that they were very fearful to admit at work that they were Catholic for fear of retaliation. As I recall, the retaliation they feared ranged from belligerence to termination.
The Archbishop is on the right track, but young Catholic adults need to be wise, perceptive, and astute in a city awash in intolerance.
What intolerance? Nancy Pelosi is Catholic, and her San Francisco district continues to reelect her to Congress.
What’s in a name? As soon as Pelosi starts to sound and act like a Carholic, she’ll be tossed out on her ear.
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