NOTE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Dear Creatio friends, supporters, and patrons,
We believe beauty is the best way to lead young adults to Christ and The Church. We do that through mission trips, outdoor adventure, and care for creation. We need your help to sustain that mission.
COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on us. We have cancelled all international trips for 2020 and shifted our model to offering low or no-cost domestic trips to those who may not be able to otherwise afford them. This has enabled us to reach a new demographic of Non-Catholics and Catholics alike, being their first step into a life of faith in Christ and His Church. We are reaching as many young adults as ever, even in the midst of a pandemic, with over 120 participants registered since May 31st.
Our goal is to raise $60,000 through this virtual gala to make our mission sustainable throughout the pandemic. Please consider sponsoring or donating. With your help, we will continue to guide young adults to encounter the beauty of creation and the Creator well into the future! Thank you so much for your support.
Sincerely in Christ,
Adam Henrichs – Executive Director, Creatio
Adam grew up in Highland, Illinois and moved to Colorado in 2006 to pursue a business degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder. After spending five years doing business and technology consulting, he decided to get serious about his faith and pursue work with a purpose. Adam joined Creatio as Executive Director in February 2016.
Bear is the Host of EWTN’s “Long Ride Home with Bear Woznick” and is the founder of Deep Adventure Ministries. His many adventures in life include biking from coast to coast, tandem surfing, scuba diving, piloting private aircraft, acting on the television series, HAWAII 5–0, spearfishing, and much more.
Creatio’s Virtual Gala featuring:
Deal-packed Silent Auction
Incredible Guest Speakers
Exciting Video Premiere
Thursday, October 22
Feast Day of St. John Paul II
Live online at 7:00PM MDT
IN HONOR OF ST. POPE JOHN PAUL II
Creatio honors our patron, John Paul the Great by hosting our gala on his feast day, October 22nd. John Paul II’s visit to Denver for World Youth Day in 1993 no doubt has left a mark on the world and has inspired Creatio’s mission of leading all to encounter the beauty of the Creator in the great outdoors.
Creatio was founded in 2007 to respond to St. John Paul II’s commission, to “make the Gospel incarnate in different cultures.” We make the Gospel incarnate in the culture of today’s young people. As the patron saint of young people, JPII deeply understood the heart of the problem of the world’s youth today. He knew that rooting young people in Christ would make them good parents, spouses, business leaders, and citizens of the world because they know that they are ultimately citizens of Heaven.
The fastest growing religion in the US is “unaffiliated” and the issue of the 21st century is the difficulty of reaching young adults in a language they understand. When they come to the mountains or on an adventure mission experience seeking fulfillment and authenticity, Creatio meets them there offering a game-changing invitation in their language of adventure. We are following John Paul II’s pioneer combination of adventure and faith, through offering affordable adventure opportunities to young adults of all levels of experience.
Sponsor the Event
with some serious perks!
By sponsoring our event at any of these levels, you allow us to take our event to a new level! Your generous support makes our work possible as we reach out to bring young adults back into a relationship with Christ and His Church. As an ENCOUNTER THE BEAUTY sponsor, you not only change lives for those with whom we serve, but also allow us to invite others into this critical mission.
Join us in spreading the word by also hosting a watch party—either virtually or in your home (as conditions safely allow). Just check the box during checkout and we will equip you with everything you need to host an amazing watch party for your sphere of influence.
Thank You to Our Current Sponsors:
Host a Watch Party
Let the fiesta begin!
Gather your friends, family, and community either virtually or in person (as conditions safely allow) for this unforgettable event! Your guests will be inspired by our moving stories from participants and be excited to make a difference in the lives of young adults seeking a purpose in life.
By participating as a watch party host, you have the ability to make a huge impact! We are encouraging our watch parties to set a fundraising goal of $500 or more to help bring young adults back to a relationship with Christ and His Church.
LET US EQUIP YOU!
We will provide all the details you need to have a successful watch party including host tips, step-by-step instructions for a seamless digital experience, and the ability to create a custom fundraising page to share with your friends and family. Each watch party host will also receive a Creatio-themed party box complete with wine/beer, décor, photobooth props, and party favors. All funds raised are 100% tax deductible and will help support our mission during this critical time of need.
What We Do
To guide all people to encounter the beauty of creation and the Creator through service to the poor, mission trips, outdoor adventure and care for creation.
For the Future
Through these experiences, we work to create an environment of encounter – encounter with God, with ourselves, with others, and with creation. Creatio members are volunteers, professionals, and friends working to address environmental and human issues on a deeper level. Our goal is to facilitate an active transformation of ourselves and others, as well as the environment.