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JCYC October Events

Saturday, October 3 – Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC) Annual Assembly at the Missouri State Capitol. Young adults have been especially invited by the MCC and will hopefully come from all over the state! Registration opens at 9:30am, keynote by Dr. Lawrence Feingold at 10am, many different breakout sessions to choose from, lunch is provided, and there will be a closing Mass with the Missouri Bishops at 3:15pm in St. Peter’s Church. This is a free event; you must register at Afterwards there will be a young adult Happy Hour/Dinner at Prison Brews. If you can’t attend all day, feel free to join us at Prison Brews around 4:30-5pm!


Thursday, October 15 – Pregnancy Help Center (PHC) Annual Banquet - 6:30-8:30pm, Capital Plaza Hotel. Join JCYA in supporting the Jefferson City Pregnancy Help Center at their annual fundraising banquet. We hope to have a table (or two?!) of young adults. Registration is free with an opportunity to make a donation after dinner. To register or if you have any questions, please contact Anna Pund (table captain) at and she will register you with the group! About the Event: "The Board of Directors of the Pregnancy Help Center invite you to the 5th annual banquet. Join us for fine food; emcee Daniel Winn, ABC 17 news anchor; and the inspirational story of our keynote speaker, Tony Melendez, Toe Jam Music. There is no fee to register. The deadline to register is October 8." Here’s a link to our event page:


16, Friday – Guys Night – at Paddy Malone’s on the outside porch. All men welcome! 6:30-8pm social time, 8-9pm discussion. The topic is St. Joseph and the role of men in the Church. This is a recurring event, so stay tuned for future plans!


Saturday, October  24, – Starkenburg Pilgrimage/Oktoberfest in Hermann – You asked for it…and we deliver! Join JCYA for the 2nd annual Pilgrimage to the Our Lady of Sorrows Shrine in Starkenburg! Meet at 9am in the parking lot next to St. Peter’s if you want to carpool, arrive at the Shrine at 10am, Confessions at 10:30am, Mass at 11am. Msgr. Higley will be offering Confessions and Mass for us! After Mass, we will journey a short ways down the road to Hermann and join in the Oktoberfest festivities! Feel free to pack a lunch, or we will grab lunch at Oktoberfest. Don’t miss it!


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Friday, October 9 – Shryocks Corn Maze – some of our Diocesan seminarians are going to the Shryocks Corn Maze near Columbia, MO (weather permitting) at 7pm and have invited JCYA to meet them there! We’ll probably carpool, let us know if you’re interested.


Tuesday, October 13 – Theology on Tap in St. Louis – JCYA plans to carpool to St. Louis, leaving Jeff City around 3pm, to join the seminarians at Kenrick Glennon Seminary for their Holy Hour and Evening Prayer, starting at 5pm. We will then head over to the Kirkwood Station Brewing Co to hear Dr. Kenneth Parker present on the topic: "I Was in Prison and You Visited Me" at 7pm. If you’re interested in traveling with us, please let us know! Here’s a link to the event page:


Sunday, October 18 -- Interest Meeting for “33 Days to Morning Glory” Marian Consecration Group in Taos at 6pm in Xavier Hall (school cafeteria) or contact Marianne at if you are interested (meetings weekly starting Sun. Nov. 8, ending with consecration on Sat. Dec. 12).


Monday, October 19 – Road trip to visit St. Maria Goretti’s relics in Belleville, IL, leave Jefferson City around 3:30pm, there will be Mass at 7pm in Belleville. This will be a late night, but also a once-in-a-lifetime chance to visit St. Maria Goretti’s relics while they are in the U.S.! If you are interested in carpooling, let us know!


Friday-Sunday, October 23-25  – Discernment Retreat at Conception Abbey. Catholic young adults, men and women, ages 20-35, are invited to attend a weekend retreat that will offer the tools and environment for helping you discern God’s will in your life. It is a process of listening carefully to Jesus among the thousands of words of this world. Enjoy the prayerful atmosphere of Conception Abbey as you seek to understand how the Holy spirit is speaking in the depth of your heart. For more info, contact: Abbey Guest Center: or 660-944-2809 or Fr. Paul Sheller, OSB at


Thursday, October 9 – Dumb Ox Thursday – just a “save the date” note, hosted by Cathedral Connections, location TBD!


The 40 Days for Life campaign is currently going on at the Columbia Planned Parenthood. We would love to schedule a day/time for JCYA to pray on the sidewalk! Perhaps the Holy Spirit is moving you to organize such a time for JCYA…if so, please respond to this email and let us know! We’d be most grateful! Also, if you’re in Columbia any time from 8am-6pm from now until November 1, please take time to stop by and join the prayer warriors on the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood…every person counts!