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Reckless Love: 2019 Summer at The Well Gathering

The Well: An Encounter for Women

Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CDT)

Reckless Love: 2019 Summer at The Well Gathering

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird Registration
*Available until June 21 or whenever allotted quantities are sold out.
2d 5h 30m $55.00 $4.98
Regular Registration Jul 12, 2019 $70.00 $5.89
Religious Sisters, Consecrated, or Students
*Limited quantities available. First come, first served.
Jul 12, 2019 $25.00 $3.16
Donation for Scholarships Jul 19, 2019 Enter donation ($)

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Reckless Love

2019 Summer at The Well Gathering 

Saturday, July 20

Doors open at 8 AM | Conference begins at 9 AM | Vigil Mass at 5 PM

Full details available at


The Well women's ministry invites women of all ages to our Summer at The Well gathering on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the Franklin Junior High event space in Des Moines, Iowa. 


Join women from the greater Des Moines area and beyond for a day of faith, fellowship, and fun. Doors open at 8:00 AM, allowing ample time for registration and coffee before we gather together with Morning Prayer beginning at 9:00 AM. 


Our theme for the event is Reckless LoveKatie Patrizio is our featured speaker, and she will journey with us throughout the day providing several teaching moments rooted in scripture. Think of Katie as our tour guide as we journey together on this Reckless Love pilgrimage. Throughout the day, local women will also share testimony on how God has recklessly pursued them to pour out his abyss of love into their souls. See the event page here at The Well's website for full information.



The day will be full of the Church’s spiritual riches beginning with Morning Prayer from Liturgy of the Hours, time for Adoration, personal time to pray with prayer teams, opportunity for confession, praise and worship music, and ending our gathering celebrating Mass – the full expression of God’s love poured out through Jesus in the Eucharist.



Unstructured time is incorporated into the schedule to allow for informal conversations with one another. Also, intimate spaces will be designated around the building for quiet conversations.

A prayerful invitation can have a powerful impact. We encourage you pray about inviting a friend. Who is God asking you to be available to at The Well on July 20? 



Plan on a fabulous lunch, yummy snacks, door prizes, and a fun raffle! And, of course, The Well always likes to throw in some surprises. Come and see for yourself! 

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  • Early bird registration is available until June 21 or whenever allotted quantities are sold out.
  • Registration deadline is Friday, July 12 unless the event is sold out.
  • A limited number of scholarships to assist with registration costs are available. Please reach out to Lisa Schmidt via email at for information. 
  • Donations for scholarships are greatly appreciated. 
  • We have a limited quantity of special price slots for religious sisters, consecrated, and students. First come, first served.


Is there an age requirement?

Women of all ages are welcome. For moms wondering if older teenage daughters can attend, we ask you to prayerfully make that decision. Please take a look at the agenda on our website and discern if our theme and schedule might be beneficial to your daughter’s spiritual growth. 

Is this just for Des Moines women?

We’ve already heard of friends traveling from outside the greater Des Moines area to be with us on July 20. We also anticipate that the finest women in Des Moines will be there – a great chance to connect with other women of faith.

Is this just for Catholic women?

Not at all! Any woman wishing to deepen her friendship with Jesus is welcome. We believe the Reckless Love theme is relevant for all women of faith. Actually, we would be tickled pink to see an ecumenical group of women gathered together at The Well on July 20.

How should we dress?

This event is business casual. You may want to bring a sweater to accommodate for fluctuating temperatures. 

What’s on the menu?

Continental breakfast items with coffee and drinks, a boxed lunch from In The Bag, and snacks will be available throughout the day. A gluten-free and vegetarian lunch option is available.

What should I bring?

Nothing is mandatory for you to bring. Please consider bringing along your Bible as we will dive into the Word. It also might be nice to have a journal with you as our schedule allows for reflection and writing time. Finally, please consider bringing a water bottle along to fill throughout the day at the beverage refilling stations.  

What are my parking options?

The Franklin Junior High event space is located at 48th and Franklin in Des Moines. Onsite parking is plentiful and free. 

Do I have to bring a printed ticket to the event?

Nope! We’ll be ready for you to simply share your name at the check-in table.

What’s the refund policy?

Tickets are non-refundable but absolutely transferable through the Eventbrite ticket system. The Well cannot be responsible for the exchange of funds between individuals.

Can I volunteer at this event?

You bet! Please visit our Sign-Up Genius here. “The Wellies” welcome new energy into our team. This is a standing invitation.   

How can I contact the organizer with questions?

Contact Lisa Schmidt at

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Franklin Junior High Event Space
4801 Franklin Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50310

Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CDT)

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The Well: An Encounter for Women

The Well is a vibrant women's ministry rooted in prayer, evangelization, and charitable action. We exist to gather women together, to foster 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.

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