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placeholder  March 5, 2012   •   VOL. 50, NO. 5   •   Oakland, CA
Love focus of young-adult event

"Got Love?" a conference for young adults billed as "an all-day event on love, sex and relationship," is scheduled March 10 at Church of the Nativity, Menlo Park.

The conference is a chance for young adults to meet other young adults and to learn more about the why of the Catholic Church's teachings on love and sexuality as well as to learn more about how to live them happily, organizers said.

The day begins with 9 a.m. Mass celebrated by San Jose Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Daly, who was president of Marin Catholic High School and director of vocations in the Archdiocese of San Francisco prior to his appointment last year. The conference includes the opportunity for confession throughout the day.

"We believe strongly in the need for young people to hear positive and empowering messages about human sexuality, vocations, and relationships," said George Capps, a 27-year-old management consultant and one of the conference organizers.

"The need is particularly acute because our culture is pervaded with misleading and harmful views on these questions."

Conference speaker Deacon Dominick Peloso of Church of the Nativity said: "This topic is crucial: If an individual and society gets sex right, everything else will fall in line the right way. If it gets it wrong, then decay of both happens."

Other speakers include inspirational speaker Christine Watkins; Oscar Hernandez of LIFENET; and Ed Hopfner, Marriage and Family Life Coordinator for the Oakland diocese.

Cost is $20 for adults, $15 for students, and includes lunch. For more information, visit www.gotlove.info or dial (650) 269-6279.

 
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