“We cannot wait for the storm to pass over - we must learn to dance in the rain.”
2018-2019 speaker series
See Calendar of Events to the left for the full schedule

Andrew Rivas

Executive Director 

of the 

California Catholic Conference

C@W Speaker, Tuesday December 11

Andrew Rivas has recently returned from the U.S. Conference of Bishops and Catholics@Work will have this especially timely speaker present at the Tuesday, December 11th breakfast meeting, 7am at Crow Canyon Country Club.

Rivas is the new executive director of the California Catholic Conference, based in Sacramento. It serves as the critical interface for the Church, with state government and other entities.

Rivas is a veteran of that work, having headed government relations in Texas for the Catholic bishops. Most recently he headed Government and Community Relations for the Los Angeles Archdiocese under Archbishop Jose H. Gomez. Rivas also has worked with the USCCB and Catholic Charities.

CCC president Sacramento Bishop Jaime Soto says Rivas “knows California politics, he knows Washington politics and, more importantly, he is devoted to the mission of the Catholic Church in California.”

As the linkage among California’s 12 dioceses, CCC will face many challenges in the coming year, including relations with the new governor and the Legislature. He will be able to discuss the biggest challenges facing Catholics in California.

California has nearly 11,000,000 Catholics in more than 1,000 parishes. The Catholic community is especially strong in fighting for individuals and the family, including those who are most vulnerable.

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, December 11, 2018

Crow Canyon Country Club; 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville (get directions)

The event begins at 7:00 am and ends sharply at 8:15 am.  

Mass is celebrated at 6:30 am for those able to attend.

Breakfast is $20 for members, $30 for non-members.

People who pay their 2018-19 $125 membership for the

event can receive their breakfast at the member rate.

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