Youth and Religious Leaders Together: Discerning in Missionary Discipleship
July 31-August 3, 2018 | St. Louis, Missouri
CMSM members: Bring your vocation and young adult ministry teams with you this year as we anticipate the October 2018 Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment:
- Help young adults respond to Pope Francis’ call to discover their plan for life through vocational discernment, with joy and openness to God, and with participation in our Church and world
- Engage with national experts and young adults who will offer insight, data and resources
- Explore topics such as collaborative leadership, communication, inter-generational understanding, vocational discernment and more
Separate sessions for vocation, young adult and youth ministry teams during member-only meetings.
- CMSM members: $565/person
- Vocation, youth and young adult ministry track: $515/person
- Registration includes all materials, welcoming reception, coffee breaks, daily continental breakfast, Wednesday luncheon (must pre-register for lunch) and the Thursday social and banquet. Pre-Assembly registration is separate.
- Schedule (download now)
- Keynotes: Most Reverend David Konderla, Bishop of Tulsa, and Curtis Martin, founder and director of FOCUS
- Facilitator: Sean Sammon, FMS | Spiritual reflections: Ron Mercier, SJ
- Friday Forum: Tom Gaunt, SJ, Ph.D.; Mary Hess, Ph.D.; Br. Javier Hansen, FSC, and Bill Kriege, M.A.
- Wednesday Luncheon Speaker: Joseph Brown, SJ, Ph.D., on Racial Justice and Catholic Religious Institutes
- Closing Liturgy: Most Reverend Robert Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis
Hotel and Airport Shuttle
- Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel, 191 Westport Plaza Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146 (8 miles from the airport; please note that Google Maps and some GPS systems default the address to be "W Port Plaza," which is incorrect
- Register using the link above or call 314-878-1500 or toll-free: 888-627-7064 and say you are attending the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, CMSM 2018 National Assembly, at the Sheraton Westport Chalet
- Take the hotel's free airport shuttle, on the half-hour, 5 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Sponsors and Exhibitors
Our Exhibit Hall includes more than 40 exhibitors this year (many are new!). Visit July 31 - August 2.
- Official Synod website
- Synod preparatory document
- USCCB Synod website
- World’s Young People Can Participate (Zenit article)