Catholics @ Work OC - Fr. Al Baca
Father Al Baca is the recently named Director for Evangelization and Faith Formation for the Diocese of Orange. Father Al will be joining us for Catholics at Work OC on Thursday, November 14 to share an overview of the recently released Strategic Plan for Evangelization for the Diocese of Orange. Father Al was ordained for the Diocese of Orange in 1989, his pastoral assignments have included St. Columban Parish, St. Cecilia Parish and St. Anthony Claret Parish, as well as service as Diocesan Director of Ecumenism and Inter-Religious Affairs. Most recently, Father has served as the Executive Director of the Office of Ecumenism for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, prior to being named to his new position by Bishop Kevin Vann, and returning home to Orange County. Catholics at Work OC is the Orange County chapter of the Santiago Catholic Business Clubs. Our mission is to advance the gospel in the marketplace by encouraging members and guests to more closely integrate our lives of faith and work. santiagocatholicbusinessclubs.com
Catholics @ Work Culver City - Austin M.D. Quick "How to Use Social Media without Losing your Soul"
Austin M. D. Quick, M.A., is the President & COO of Catholic Connect LLC. and brings with him years of experience in the military, politics, and seminary formation to aid the growth of the company into a household name aimed at bringing people together and spreading the Good News to the world. Austin, or “The Basic Catholic,” as he is known to many is a passionate, internationally acclaimed Catholic speaker who uses media and technology to bring to people, both young and old, what Pope St. John Paul II called the “New Evangelization.” His Instagram account @the.basic.catholic is one of the fastest-growing in the Catholic world, with nearly 100,000 followers to date. A convert from Judaism in 2003 while serving in the United States Navy, Austin credits his Catholic faith for bringing him the most joy in life. Prior to joining Catholic Connect, he served as the Director of Advancement of the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia, handling all fundraising initiatives in the United States for the Vicariate that included the Kingdoms of Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia.
Catholics @ Work OC - Ryan & Mary Rose Verret "Witness to Love"
Ryan and Mary-Rose Verret are founders of Witness to Love. This is a groundbreaking approach to ensuring that those preparing for marriage get off to a solid start, one that prepares a couple for a life- long sacramental marriage that not only survives but THRIVES . Catholics at Work OC is the Orange County chapter of the Santiago Catholic Business Clubs. Our mission is to advance the gospel by encouraging members and guests more closely integrate our lives of faith and work. We meet the second Thursday of the month for mass, breakfast and program in the Christ Cathedral Cultural Center on the 3rd Floor. Please join us, and consider bringing a friend or business associate to show them how easy it is to be a Catholic at Work. santiagocatholicbusinessclubs.com