King’s University College at Western University is pleased to announce the 15th Annual Catholic Student Leadership Conference on Friday, May 31, 2019 at King’s. Our objective is to offer students with leadership skills the opportunity to develop and strengthen Catholic Student Leadership in our schools and communities through interaction with other student leaders as well as inspirational workshops. If you are traveling from a distance, we would like to extend the invitation for you and your students to arrive the night prior to stay in our residence complementary of King’s with dinner and breakfast included.
We invite you to encourage students whom you and your colleagues feel would both contribute to and learn from this experience. Ideally, we would like to host approximately 20-30 students in grades 10 - 12 from your school: we are interested in participants who are active in your faith community or who have the potential to become involved, regardless of gender, grades, or post-secondary plans.
The overarching theme of the conference is A Call to Holiness. Pope Francis says that the call to holiness is a call from the Lord to each of us personally: "Be holy, for I am holy (Lev 11:44; cf. 1 Pet 1:16)” for we are all called to be holy by living our lives with love and by bearing witness in everything we do, wherever we find ourselves.
This year, Carpe Diem invites you to explore your own call to holiness. Our keynote speaker, Tim O’Malley, will touch upon key aspects of holiness and what it means for each of us personally. We will also receive tools to live out holiness through a variety of exciting workshops on service, prayer and vocation, biblical reflection, creativity through art, and holiness in community.
The success of the day surrounds the identification and involvement of your student leaders. We ask for your help and support of our efforts. Your nomination of students is so important to us! Registration for the conference is free and includes refreshments, snacks and a BBQ lunch.