Given the projected winter weather headed our way Friday night, Saturday morning will be a great time to stay in and purchase a ticket to our pre-Lenten gathering!
Presuming technology works the way we think it will (please, God!), tickets for The Well 2019 pre-Lenten gathering will go on sale this Saturday, January 19 at 6:00AM.
Here’s a sneak peek:
The Well 2019 Pre-Lenten Gathering
Theme: Searching for and Maintaining Peace
Saturday, March 2
8:00 AM – Noon
The day will begin with 8:00 AM Mass at St. Ambrose Cathedral celebrated by Fr. Andrew Windschitl, pastor from St. Mary-Holy Cross Parish, Elkhart. The Cathedral is located at 607 High Street, Des Moines – adjacent to the Pastoral Center. Immediately following Mass, we will walk across the street to the Pastoral Center, located at 601 Grand Avenue, Des Moines. Doors open at 8:30 AM with a hot breakfast and coffee/tea service catered by Palmer’s; pastries prepared by Katie Wallin. Emily Schmid will lead us in praise & worship music; Stacy Halbach will serve as our emcee. Sara Huegerich opens our discussion on “Searching for and Maintaining Peace” sharing a personal witness, and Katie Patrizio is our keynote speaker. The morning will also include time for fellowship, quiet prayer, and reflection.
Beginning Saturday, January 21 at 6:00AM tickets go on sale through EventBrite. The link to register will be available on our webpage here at that time. There are two ticket categories: $25 and $30. The $30 level includes Fr. Philippe’s book Searching for and Maintaining Peace at a reduced rate. Thank you, Divine Treasures, for providing the discount! The $25 level does not include the book.
Included with both levels:
- Breakfast – coffee/tea service available all morning, pastries available until they’re gone
- Praise & worship music
- Inspirational, encouraging witnesses by local women
- Nationally esteemed keynote speaker
- Handcrafted take-home gift
- Prayer and reflection time
- And, of course, The Well likes to throw in some fun surprises!
***Guests must register by February 10, 2019 in order to receive a discounted book with registration fees. If you do not need or want to purchase the book, the registration deadline without the book is February 22, unless the event is already sold out.***
About the book … It’s one of those highly recommended books all Christians should read and have in their home library. Thankfully, Divine Treasures is offering a discount to The Well. If you’re looking for something to journey with throughout Lent, we are here to spiritually walk with you. Searching for and Maintaining Peace is a short book (could probably fit in your back pocket), readable, and most appropriate for the Lenten season. Throughout the six weeks of Lent, weekly podcasts will be shared on The Water Jar Podcast featuring a team of local women offering insight and encouragement on the suggested weekly reading. A reading guide will be provided to all women who wish to join.
We look forward to spending time with you in faith, fellowship, and fun on Saturday, March 2!
Author: The Well
The Well is a vibrant women’s ministry rooted in prayer, evangelization, and charitable action. We exist to gather women together, to celebrate spiritual friendships, and to build up the local Catholic community. Just as the Samaritan woman encountered Jesus at a well, we pray the work of this ministry opens doors to a deeper and sustained encounter with Jesus for those who gather with us.