Remember to Register for the 2016 Annual Assembly!

Have you registered for this year’s Annual Assembly yet? Registration is now open! Join us for this FREE event as we celebrate the Jubilee Year of Mercy on Saturday, October 8 at the Missouri State Capitol. The Keynote Speaker is the newly-installed Bishop of Springfield/Cape Girardeau, Bishop Edward Rice.

Bishop Rice believes in using prayer and a pastoral approach to best reach the people of his diocese. Archbishop Robert J. Carlson calls him, “A pastor first, one who carries the joy of the resurrected Christ into his daily ministry.” Since his ordination in 1987, Bishop Rice served the Archdiocese of St. Louis in many roles: as a priest, teacher, and most recently an auxiliary bishop. He spends much of his time praying in the chapel, and another good portion of his days helping others, whether it be a young man on his journey of discernment or a homeless man on his journey to find his next meal. As he transitions to his new role in the Diocese of Springfield/Cape Girardeau, hear Bishop Rice tell of the importance of mercy in the lives of Catholics, and how he incorporates mercy into his priesthood.

We’ll also have nine engaging workshops that maintain focus around the importance of mercy, with topics ranging from the challenges of being a Catholic voter in the 2016 election to the struggles of refugee families resettling in Missouri. A special schedule just for youth 6th grade and up includes a mock legislature and a tour of the Capitol. A free lunch is included and an afternoon Mass at St. Peter church will conclude the event. For more information and to register, please visit our website or call us at 1-800-456-1679. We’re looking forward to seeing you on Saturday, October 8!