Assembly 2018

Youth and Religious Leaders Together: Discerning in Missionary Discipleship
July 31-August 3, 2018 | St. Louis, Missouri | #cmsm2018 | #synod2018

National Assembly Program (PDF)

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 (read more in the Instrumentum Laboris for Synod 2018)

  • 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, 
including a practical workshop on engaging through digital media

Plus, enjoy our Friday Forum - a conversation covering the newest (and positive) data on vocations, social media and evangelization,
and perspectives from young adults

Register Now 

National AssemblyPre-Assembly Workshop
Hotel Reservations (Note: The hotel has sold out of our special $135/night rate, but $155 Club Level rooms and other options are available)  

  • 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.
  • Join us Wednesday as we travel to St. Alphonsus Parish for a racial justice immersion evening with local clergy and young adults. We will listen to how they are working for change in their communities, dialogue and pray together. Organized with the support of the Archdiocese of St. Louis Peace and Justice Commission.

Featured Speakers

Bro. Sean Sammon, FMS

Most Reverend David Konderla

Curtis Martin

Very Rev. Ron Mercier, SJ

Rev. Joseph Brown, SJ, Ph.D.


Rev. Tom Gaunt, SJ, Ph.D.

Bro. Javier Hansen, FSC

Mary Hess, Ph.D.

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 (toll-free: 888-627-7064); 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.

Learn more about our National Assembly Sponsors whose generous support helps make this gathering possible.

Online Resources