Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! My hopes are high for 2018. Inspired by the Stewardship theme highlighted throughout the new Josephite calendar, plans to launch a printed newsletter in partnership with the Black and Indian Mission Office, and the publication of my book, All God's People: Effective Catechesis in a Diverse Church (Loyola Press 2017), I am excited about working with you to build vital ministry for and with Catholics of African descent.
Send pictures of recent events depicting the vibrancy and hope of local efforts such as youth programs, pilgrimages, fundraisers and outreach projects. I am collecting evidence that Black Catholics are busy spreading the Good News of our Awesome God! Photos with captions will be part of a virtual and physical display in February 2018. Include the name, date and location (diocese) of the event, along with a quote or favorable comment. Email your submission to email@example.com the attached completed form permitting use by USCCB.
In Times Like These - A 2018 Pan African Devotional for Public Policy Engagement
In Times Like These - A 2018 Pan African Devotional for Public Policy Engagement issued in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Poor People's Campaign available at http://bread.org/padevotions. The weekly devotions begin on January 7 through December 30, 2018.
Created in partnership with Bread for the World, this devotional will inform and inspire work of Pan African clergy, laity and their partners for advocacy to end hunger and reduce poverty. Catholic writers contributed entries on pages 24, 53, 56 and 62.
Heal Our Land, Lord
Heal our Land, Lord on January 14, 2018 - Join other parishes nationwide in singing this powerful composition. From the Archdiocese of Chicago's Initiative, obtain sheet music through firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314-749-1602. To order a sample audio clip, click on the form.
Register for Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers (BICM) Training of Trainers, February 15-17, 2018 in Baltimore
Register today for BICM Training of Trainers this February 15-17, 2018, in Baltimore. Learn about the five modules and learn how to present them to your colleges. Register here or contact Yolanda Taylor-Burwell at email@example.com.
2018 Institute for Black Catholics Studies (IBCS) at Xavier University
2018 Institute for Black Catholics Studies (IBCS) at Xavier University. Registration opens in January. Degree program runs June 25-July 13, 2018. Continuing education and enrichment offerings are Week 1: June 25-June 29; Week 2: July 2-6; and Week 3: July 9-13. Visit the IBCS website for course listing, additional details and registration.
Tolton: From Slave to Priest
Tolton: From Slave to Priest - bring this dynamic stage performance to your area. For more information call 360-687-8029 or visit
Region X Unity Explosion 2018 - Evangelization and Liturgy Conference
Region X Unity Explosion 2018 - Evangelization to be held on June 6-10, 2018 in San Antonio,TX. Save the date!
4th National Black Catholic Women's Gathering July 27-28, 2018: Grace-Filled Black Catholic Women: Standing on the Promise