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Looking for a community with a professional focus grounded in Catholic values? Your 20s and 30s can be a confusing and lonely time, but they don't have to be. Come and see. 

Attend a YCP event and join like-minded, mission-driven peers to find God in all things and seek excellence and joy in every area of your life.

YCP brings together young workers and seasoned business professionals in a variety of programs to foster Catholic identity, encourage community, and inspire action.

The Executive Speaker Series is a free event open to the public in which executives share their career and faith journeys with young professionals, challenging them to "Work in Witness for Christ."

Attendees enjoy complimentary drinks and appetizers and have a chance to socialize before and after the evening's presentation.



  • 7:00 PM - Doors Open + Networking
  • 7:45 PM - President's Remarks and Prayer
  • 7:50 PM - Executive Speaker Address
  • 8:15 PM - Q + A Session
  • 8:25 PM - Closing + Prayer


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Fr. Darrin Merlino, CMF, is a Claretian Missionary priest living in L.A. His ordination in the year 2000 was the first ever in U.S. history to be broadcast live via the internet. He's been an award-winning high-school teacher (Mary Star of the Sea, San Pedro, CA), associate pastor, and youth minister, and, for five years, the highly successful pastor at Sacred Heart Church in Prescott, Arizona.

Among his many accomplishments at Sacred Heart was spearheading the recent $3.2 million renovation and redesign of the 50-year-old church building, which reopened on schedule in Nov. 2018. Now Fr. Merlino is following his original calling to the priesthood, evangelizing through the media, as founder of Catholic Media Missionaries, the host of the series, "Hound of Heaven," and author of his debut book, 30 Days Unplugged: How A Catholic Priest Turned Off His iPhone And Took A Call From God.


Saint Thomas More Church
51 Marketplace
Irvine, California

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