Christ Our Life Catholic Conference 2022
Friday 12:00 PM - Sunday 2:30 PM CDT
This event will be livestreamed on our Givebutter page: https://givebutter.com/2T0tJT
Thank you for purchasing your ticket (either in-person or livestream) for the 2022 Christ Our Life Conference! You will join thousands of others who will gather to Believe...Live...and Celebrate our faith!
We offer several methods to purchase tickets:
Online (Choose between in-person and livestream.)
Back of church in parishes where we have volunteers
Wells Fargo Arena the weekend of the event
Group tickets may be purchased by contacting [email protected]
Adult Ticket In-person $25
Adult Ticket Livestream $25
Student Ticket (6 through College) $15
Student Ticket Livestream (6 through College) $15
Children 5 and Under are Free
Group ticket sales are available for 10 or more. Contact us directly to make your purchase easier. Please email us at [email protected] There are no special rates for group sales.
Christ Our Life accepts cash, checks made out to Christ Our Life Conference, and credit cards for in-person ticket sales. Online tickets can be purchased with credit cards and e-checks.
DAY OF EVENT
Tickets purchased at Wells Fargo Arena the weekend of the event are $5 more. You may also purchase tickets online throughout the weekend. You will need to show your online ticket to enter the arena.
There are no refunds on ticket sales online or at church.
A few housekeeping items:
The livestream will be accessed via the link above .
Print your ticket and bring it with you. They will be collected at the Wells Fargo Arena. Tickets can be accessed from your order confirmation email. In the event of a lost ticket, an onsite ticket taker will assist with confirming your ticket.
Wells Fargo Arena parking is across from the main north entrance and is $10. There is also paid street parking, and a variety of paid parking ramps in the area. Sunday, street parking is free.
Iowa Events Center Parking Info
ENTERING THE ARENA
There are three entry points: North Entrance (3rd & Crocker), South Entrance (3rd & Center), and Skywalk through the Iowa Event Center, all of which will be open.
Handicapped seating is on the main concourse level. The North entrance is the best access for this. Red Shirt COL volunteers will be available inside the Arena for handicap seating assistance.
Security will be at each entrance. checking purses, bags and backpacks, etc.
WHAT CAN I BRING IN?
Wells Fargo restricts the bringing in of food and drinks. Dietary restrictions will be considered. Drinking fountains are available inside the arena. Most of the concession stands will be open throughout the event. Parents of infants may bring in formula and baby food.
IS FOOD INCLUDED IN THE TICKET PRICE?
Meals are not included in the ticket price. Numerous food options are available on the main Wells Fargo concourse, the Hilton attached to the arena, and a number of restaurants within walking distance via the skywalk.
Please visit our web site for a list of hotels with conference rates.
The Christ Our Life Catholic Conference committee looks forward to hosting you for two powerful days of world-class speakers, music and sacraments. Prepare to be inspired by this experience!
Christ Our Life Catholic Conference is a nonprofit conference being held at Wells Fargo Arena. It is a grassroots effort of faith springing up out of the heart of Iowa and blessed since its founding by Bishop Richard E. Pates and our current Bishop, William Joensen of the Catholic Diocese of Des Moines.
How Did it Come About?
Christ Our Life Catholic Conference was conceived in 2008 and was inspired by the Holy Spirit pulling on the hearts of two women in central Iowa. They prayed, gathered a dedicated and spiritually motivated group of volunteers, and secured world-renowned speakers. The result was a first-of-its kind Catholic conference. Now we are offering a seventh biennial Christ Our Life conference focused on bringing Catholics together, inspiring, celebrating and exploring their faith and bringing souls to Christ.
You Are Invited!
Please join us for a weekend of faith sharing, faith building and praise as we listen and learn from world-class speakers, renowned Catholic exhibitors and most importantly, share the sacraments.
Fr. John Riccardo
Fr. Riccardo has a great gift to communicate God’s responses to all our questions. He explains God’s desires for His people and Catholicism in understandable terms. A parish priest in the Archdiocese of Detroit, Fr. Riccardo founded and serves as executive director of Acts XXIX, a ministry that aids pastors and laypersons to invigorate and educate their parishes for mission. He hosts the podcast, “You Were Born for This” and is widely known for his radio program, “Christ Is the Answer.”
Chris' acclaimed educational initiatives are turning the tide in the Church. Chris created the Chosen Confirmation program, which has formed an estimated 500,000 teens. He's Founder & President of "Real Life Catholic," a nonprofit dedicated to re-engaging a generation. "Real Life Catholic" is also the name of his EWTN show, in which he highlights everyday Catholics boldly living their faith. He's been awarded the Papal Benemerenti Medal in honor of his service to the Church. Chris is married and father to six children.
Best known as a powerful motivational speaker, author and podcaster who is not afraid to challenge his listeners, Matt addresses current and critical topics in faith and today’s culture. He has authored and co-authored several books, including “The Porn Myth” and “Does God Exist?” Matt’s 2018 straightforward discussion of the plague of porn inspired the longest line for reconciliation in the history of Christ our Life. In his podcast, “Pints with Aquinas,” Matt discusses stimulating topics with varying guests.
Blatantly honest in sharing her heart-wrenching story of poor choices, abortions and the utter desperation when hitting her lowest point in life, Patricia Sandoval describes the profound love and hope she experienced through the kindness of a Christian stranger. Trusting in God’s love and mercy, Patricia found the courage to transform her life. Now Patricia is a fierce pro-life advocate, proclaiming God’s mercy and the immeasurable worth of every child conceived, as she testifies in her book, “Transfigured.”
Possessing a great love of Jesus, Keith served as a pastor and youth pastor for over 20 years in the United Methodist Church, the Assemblies of God and the Evangelical Free Church. In 2017, Keith boldly followed the path to which Christ was calling him. He resigned his position and joined the Catholic Church. An accomplished speaker and Executive Director of Down To Earth Ministries, his book, “The Convert’s Guide To Roman Catholicism,” tells of the challenges and joys of the faith Keith now calls his own.
Have you ever heard the Father’s voice? Tim Jameson is a dynamic Catholic speaker who teaches how to discern the Father’s voice and engage the Catholic faith in everyday life, not just on Sundays. Tim travels the country to inspire Catholics to live vibrant lives in Christ. He has helped start an anti-pornography ministry, a Catholic radio station and several other initiatives. Relating miracles he has experienced, Tim teaches how all are called to be missionaries using the gifts and talents that God has given each individual.
Once again, founder and CEO of the global non-profit charity Mary’s Meals, Scotsman Magnus Mac-Farlane-Barrow, returns to provide updates and information about the recent work of Mary’s Meals. This organization is now providing a nutritious meal every day to more than 2.279 million of the world’s poorest children at their place of education. Mary’s Meals has a presence in 20 developing countries, and continues to expand its international presence.
With 50,000 fans on Facebook, musician, singer and story weaver Steve is beloved by audiences throughout the world. He provides the ideal combination of music and storytelling in a sensitive and timely manner, inspiring his audiences to engage in praise and worship with him. Young and old alike are moved to a deeper celebration of their faith. As a committed Catholic, Steve succeeds through his talent and skill to witness his love and devotion to Jesus and Blessed Mother Mary.