Last Chance to Register for the 2018 Annual Assembly!

The 2018 Annual Assembly is already here! On Saturday, Oct. 6, hundreds of Missouri Catholics will gather together in Jefferson City to celebrate five years of Pope Francis and discuss the ways the Catholic Church reaches out to those on the peripheries. Bishop Joseph Perry from the Archdiocese of Chicago will join us to deliver the keynote address, and we’ll have 10 workshops covering a variety of topics including human trafficking, pro-life, immigration, and more. One such workshop, Campus Ministry: A Field Hospital for Young Adults, focuses on the role young adult ministry plays in bringing more Catholics back to the church. Troy Woytek, Director of Ministry at the Catholic Student Center at Washington University in St. Louis, will lead this workshop.

Of the people who leave the Catholic Church, 74 percent do so between the ages of 10 and 20. The future of the Catholic Church has no greater dependence than on the missionary work of reaching out to young adults on college campuses, as it is likely the last chance for the Church to reach them before they leave the faith for good. This workshop will describe the ways in which campus ministry can truly serve as the field hospital Pope Francis is calling for, and as a model for how parishes can do the same for adolescents and young adults.

Do you want to join in on this day of faith-filled learning and reflection? Call the Missouri Catholic Conference at 1-800-456-1679 to register for free! Registration will also be available on Saturday morning. Remember, this event includes lunch and Mass concelebrated by the Missouri Bishops that counts for your Sunday obligation.