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Overview of Event


Collegia Catholic Boston will host the second annual CONNECT Boston gathering on Monday, November 8, 2021. This event offers opportunities for Catholic (and non-Catholic) college & university students and young professionals in greater Boston to come together for an evening of networking, food, inspiration, and faith. Held at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and its neighboring high school, CONNECT Boston looks to connect students deeper to their faith, each other, campus ministries, service opportunities, and successful Catholic leaders in their career fields.


Keynote Speakers and Schedule


This year's keynote speaker is Arthur Brooks, author, world-renowned speaker, and faithful Catholic. Cardinal Seán O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston, will close the evening in prayer. In addition to the keynote, the evening will include dinner and a time of Eucharistic Adoration, Procession, and Confessions. Students will also be encouraged to connect with the representatives of local Catholic organizations whose missions serve populations with diverse needs.


Networking Breakout Groups/ Panel Discussions


For one hour of the evening, students will be invited to join one of seven interest/career groups: Healthcare & Science, Technology & Engineering, Business & Entrepreneurship, Law & Public Service, Education, Art & Media, and Vocation & Family. Each of these sessions will feature prominent local Catholic leaders in their field and will offer opportunities for connecting with other students and the leaders themselves. The purpose of each session is to inspire and educate students on various professional paths, and how a life of Faith can be lived in each.

We can't wait to see you there!

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