Young Adult Group, St. Vincent de Paul
Promoting faith and fellowship for Catholics in their 20s and 30s��


Thank you to our lovely volunteers who served at the St. Vincent de Paul Society Soup Kitchen this past Saturday! While there are no official YAG activities this week, there are two VERY exciting ones coming up!

Saturday July 21 marks the official launch for Catholic Underground Bay Area! Never heard of Catholic Underground? Come give it a try! Heard of it and think it sounds lame? Come anyway! You won't regret it. If an evening of eucharistic adoration and prayer led by guitar-slinging Franciscan Friars doesn't pique your interest, then how about a social hour (with food!) featuring a local Catholic musical artist? And to sweeten the pot, this event is completely FREE (donations welcomed for the continuation of this ministry). If you haven't given Catholic Underground a try, this is your chance! It's going to be awesome, and beautiful, and moving, and fun--all wrapped up into one event. And if for some strange reason you don't like it, Christina Sullivan will take you out afterward for a beer. You don't get much better than that, folks.

Sunday July 22nd--Your young adult leadership team is very pleased to offer you our inaugural "First Draught" talk on Catholic theology! In response to your comments on the survey we sent out last year, we learned that many of you wanted to delve more deeply into your faith. So, we're happy to have the esteemed Bishop McElroy from the Archdiocese of San Francisco come discuss the controversial topic of the HHS mandate that, according to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, directly violates the Church's "conscience clause" and religious freedoms. Eastside West will be hosting our event. Light appetizers will be provided, drinks will be for sale at the bar. A suggested donation of $5-10/person is greatly appreciated so that we can continue to bring you exciting, thought-provoking events like this!

As always, if there is an event you would like to see on the calendar, please email us the details and we'll see what we can do to make it happen!



The Archdiocese is looking for a Social Media Manager. Please contact Maura Lafferty ( for more information

The Social Media Manager will implement and continue the development of the Archdiocese Social Media, developing awareness of the Archdiocese and its mission, generating inbound traffic and encouraging communication and evangelization on all social network sites. This role coordinates with the social media presence of the Archbishop and other archdiocesan officials, coordinates and collaborates with the departments and offices of the archdiocesan pastoral center in solidifying their presence in the networking world.

Peace and Blessings from your Young Adult Leadership Team,

Christina Bellino Sullivan, Courtney O'Hagan, Paul Boyer, Greg Sirotek, and Jonas Malalang

YAG Free Event! Catholic Underground Bay Area Official Launch!
Saturday - July 21, 2012 - 7:30 PM

Catholic Underground Saturday, July 21, 2012 7:30-10pm St. Mary Magdalene’s in Berkeley Join fellow bay area young adults at Catholic Underground on July 21st at St. Mary Magdalene’s in Berkeley. The Catholic Underground is a cultural apostolate of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. It is a direct response to a call that began with Pope John Paul II, who said that because the Gospel lives in conversation with culture, we must be fearless in crossing the cultural threshold of the c... (more)

Bishop Robert McElroy YAG: "First Draught" at Eastside West
Sunday - July 22, 2012 - 6:30 PM - Eastside West Restaurant and Bar

Join us after the 5:15 Mass for our very first "First Draught" - a chance to learn more about your faith in a relaxed, social environment! The great mind that is Bishop McElroy will be leading a lively discussion on a very important--and controversial--topic: the HHS Mandate that, according to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, directly violates the Church's "conscience clause" and religious freedoms. As this topic very much affects us young adults, this is an event not to be miss... (more)

Contact: Steering Committee , stvincentsyoungadults(at)