November 23, 2018

Indianapolis to host SEEK2019 on Jan. 3-7

Criterion staff report

The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) will hold its SEEK2019 conference on Jan. 3-7, 2019, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Although geared primarily for Catholic college students and other young adults, there is a “lifelong mission” track for adult Catholics. More than 10,000 people are expected to attend the event.

Other tracks include one for college students and another for campus ministry leaders.

Keynote speakers will include Dr. Scott Hahn, Curtis Martin, Dr. Edward Sri, Chris Stefanick, Leah Darrow and Society of Our Lady of the Trinity Sister Mariam James Heidland.

Musicians playing at SEEK2019 will include Matt Maher and the Christian band NEEDTOBREATHE.

Mass will be celebrated daily throughout the conference. Eucharistic adoration and opportunities for the sacrament of penance, reflection and discernment will also be available each day.

The deadline for registration for those needing accommodations is Dec. 4. Commuter and day passes will be available throughout the conference. For more information about SEEK2019, including registration, visit www.seek2019.com.

Founded in 1998, FOCUS invites college students into a growing relationship with Christ and the Church, inspiring and equipping them for a lifetime of Christ-centered evangelization, discipleship and friendships in which they lead others to do the same.

In the current academic year, FOCUS has nearly 700 missionaries serving full time on 153 college campuses in 42 states and five international locations. In the archdiocese, FOCUS has missionaries at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana University in Bloomington and Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis in Indianapolis.

The last SEEK conference, held in 2017, drew 13,000 participants, including students and chaplains from more than 500 colleges. Nearly 300 priests attended, concelebrated Mass daily and heard more than 5,000 confessions. †

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