SEEK Catholic Conference 2024

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About

The Project: Campus Ministry and Catholic LIFE are co-sponsoring a student trip to attend the SEEK Conference in St. Louis, MO, January 1-5, 2024. SEEK is a Catholic conference for young adults hosted by FOCUS. Through prayer, sacraments, inspiring keynotes, and more, this event is an opportunity for students to encounter the Gospel anew and to be revived, equipped and encouraged for a life of faith in Christ.

Who We Are: Rooted in our Catholic and Marianist tradition, Campus Ministry is a university department that cultivates the faith life of the campus community through transformative encounters with God. Catholic LIFE is a student faith-based organization that strives to live out the New Evangelization through dedication to relational ministry, faithfulness to Church doctrine, and sharing in the radical call of discipleship, compelled by Christ in the Eucharist. 

The Impact: Our identity as a Catholic and Marianist institution calls us to cultivate encounters with Christ in community. The SEEK Conference will help the students who participate to develop a richer understanding and experience in our tradition and faith. The students who attend this conference will be able to bring back new ideas, insights, and Spirit to our campus to enliven our campus' sense of mission and faith. 

What Your Gifts Will Do: Your gift will support each of our student participants’ experiences in attending this incredible event in St. Louis. We are raising money to make the conference more financially affordable and to ensure that finances are not an obstacle for students’ abilities to attend and experience this opportunity for encounter in faith.

Share this Message: Please help us spread the word about this project and encourage your network to support us in prayer and, if possible, in financial donation.

Thanks for Your Support: Every prayer and dollar counts in helping make this experience possible for our students! Thank you so much for your generous support of our Catholic community at the University of Dayton!

Updates
Praise God!

We are so overjoyed and grateful to you for helping us reach our goal! Thank you so much for your support, your prayers, and for sharing this widely to make this happen. Our campaign funds will help us to send 33 students to SEEK this January! 

Please send us any prayer intentions that you would like us to carry with us throughout our trip to SEEK, and especially during our evening of Eucharistic Adoration with almost 20,000 other Catholics in the stadium on January 3. 

Follow @udcampusministry and @udcatholiclife on Instagram and Facebook to find photos and videos during and after our experience at SEEK this January!

233 days ago by Emily Baldwin
3 Days Left!

Just as Lazarus was raised from the dead in three days, we believe that through prayer and faith in Christ we can raise money to get to our goal in the next three days! Please continue to pray for us and support us in our campaign by sharing on your social media platforms, or encouraging a friend to donate. We would love to pray for you too! Please submit your prayer intentions for us to carry with us to SEEK here.

235 days ago by Emily Baldwin
Halfway There!

We have just reached over half of our total goal! Thank you all so much for your generosity! We are not done yet, so please continue to pray for us and share the word about our goal to help us make it all the way. We would love to carry your prayer intentions with us as we prepare for and attend the SEEK conference. Please submit your prayer intentions here!

241 days ago by Emily Baldwin
Gratitude and Prayers!

As we have finished our first week of fundraising, we just want to thank all of you who have already donated. Every dollar works towards our goal to support our students' ability to attend this amazing conference. We also invite you to pray with us for continued outreach and generosity as we push onward towards our goal of $4,000. Through the intercession of St. Therese of Lisieux, patron saint of Catholic LIFE, and our Mother Mary, protector of this university, pray for us!

254 days ago by Emily Baldwin

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