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2018-2019 speaker series
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Curtis Martin

Founder and CEO of FOCUS

(Fellowship of Catholic University Students)

C@W Speaker, Tuesday evening November 13

Curtis Martin is the founder and CEO of FOCUS (the Fellowship of Catholic University Students), a Catholic apostolate which brings the hope and joy of the Gospel to college students and energizes them for the lifelong Catholic mission.

FOCUS’s explosive growth in recent years confirms the program’s success. Today it is active on 138 college campuses (including Catholic colleges), and adding many more every year. It is present on seven California campuses, including UC Berkeley.

Martin will explain the remarkable success of FOCUS to a Catholics@Work evening audience Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7pm in St Joan of Arc church, San Ramon, doors open at 6:30pm. Martin’s presentation is aptly titled "Called to Change the World."

Martin will discuss what he sees on campuses today, and explain how FOCUS attracts large numbers of young people back to an energetic and enthusiastic involvement with their Catholic faith.

FOCUS helps students delve into such core challenges as “Family Matters,” “Boys to Men,” “The Real Story.”

Its latest annual conference drew 13,000 participants, and 6,000 received the blessings of confession.

Perhaps most impressive are the nearly 700 FOCUS participants who have chosen to pursue the religious life.

Martin began FOCUS to help fill a hunger for God that many students experience in college. FOCUS groups exists on both historic Catholic colleges as well as public and other secular schools. He has also authored six books.

All are welcome to attend; please click on the Register button to the left to make reservations.

Catholics@Work speaker programs are once a month and are open to all. Click on the Calendar of Events on the left to see upcoming and past speakers.

While walk-ins are welcome, we request that you register by using the Register button to the left.

Catholics@Work is an Oakland Diocesan ministry with purpose of bringing Catholic leaders to share their inspiring stories. The 2018-2019 season will include both morning and evening speaker events in Danville, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek.

Event Details





Tuesday, November 13, 2018

St Joan of Arc Parish 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd in San Ramon (get directions)

The program begins at 7:00 PM sharp and ends at 8:45 PM.  

Doors open at 6:30 PM. Talk and Q&A from 7-8:15. Mix and greet at 8:25.

At the conclusion of this event, we will be taking a free-will offering to cover expenses.