Follow in Saint Kateri’s Footsteps
Thu09Jun2016Sun12Jun2016Galt House Hotel, 104 N. 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202
Theme: You Are My Witnesses
This bi-annual conference is designed to equip and empower all who attend, particularly our youth and young adults. It joins more than 800 participants from various cities in the Southeast and Southwest regions and exposes them to presentations relation to evangelization, ministry, spirituality, relationships, leadership, parish finances, critical health issues, youth ministry and more.
Cost: For information about the costs, click here.
Sponsored By: Interregional African American Catholic Evangelization Conference
Registration Info:The registration form can be downloaded here. Send registrations to: IAACEC, c/o St. Peter Claver Catholic Church/Christina Weathers, 485 W. Fourth St., Lexington, KY 40508.
For more information, contact: J. Vincent Johnson, 901-634-0037 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri17Jun2016Sat18Jun2016Mundelein Seminary at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake, Chicago, Illinois
Theme: Standing on the Rock
Invest in your spirituality! Standing on the Rock in a weary land, in the time and trouble and for the rest of my life! Sr. Cora Marie Billings, RSM is the retreat master.
Cost:The cost for this retreat is $200 and will include transportation, meals and overnight accommodation.
Sponsored By: The Black Catholic Initiative in the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Fri17Jun2016Sun19Jun2016Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center 9275 Barnes Road, Toano, VA 23168
Theme: Chosen to be God's People
Join other faith-filled young adults as we answer the call to share the wonderful deeds of God during this Year of Mercy. The weekend includes prayer, fellowship, small group discussions as well as exciting outdoor activities: popcorn bonfire and hiking. The retreat begins on 6:00pm Friday and ends with Sunday Mass, 11:00am at St. Bede Catholic Church.
Cost: $85 non refundable (includes lodging, meals and materials)
Sponsored By: Office for Black Catholics/ Catholic Diocese or Richmond
Registration Info: Register online at www.regonline.com/obcyoungadultretreat2016.
For more information please contact Katie Lemza, email@example.com or (804) 622-5262.
Thu14Jul20165:10 PMBasilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Join the Black and Indian Mission Office in celebrating the feast day of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint!
Fr. Henry Sands, our executive director, will be celebrating Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on July 14th, 2016, the feast day of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha. The Mass will take place in the Crypt Church (lower level of the Basilica) at 5:10pm. After Mass, a reception will be held in the area outside the Church. All are welcome!
Participating in the Saint Kateri Novena? We will be saying the final day of the novena and concluding prayer before Mass, beginning at 5:00pm in the Church.
Theme: Saint Kateri, a Bridge between Our Faith & Our Traditions
The 77th Annual Tekakwitha Conference will take place in Burlingame, California at Hyatt Regency located at:
1333 Bayshore Highway Burlingame, CA 94010
The event will feature workshops, prayer and exhibits relating to the relationship between Native traditions and our Catholic faith.
View details here.
Registration Info: Download registration forms here. Forms should be postmarked by June 15th.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at tekconf.org
World Youth Day (WYD) is a worldwide encounter with the Pope which is typically celebrated every three years in a different country. The most recent WYD was celebrated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from July 23rd to 28th, 2013 and the next World Youth Day will be held in Krakow, Poland in 2016.
WYD is open to all young people who want to take part in a festive encounter with their contemporaries centered on Jesus Christ. This event is an opportunity to experience in first person the universality of the Church; to share with the whole world the hope of many young people who want to commit themselves to Christ and others. World Youth Day is a unique way to deepen your faith and grow closer to Christ, by means of prayer and the sacraments, together with thousands of other young people who share your interests and ambitions.
For more information, visit the World Youth Day website.
Thu04Aug2016Your School, Church or Prayer Group!
Theme: Commemorating the 175th Anniversary of the Congregation of Marianites of Holy Cross
Description: On August 4, 2016 the Marianites of Holy Cross will commemorate the foundation of the Congregation 175 years ago. On that date in the year 1841, Fr. Basil Moreau said to a young French women, Léocadie Gascoin, "You are for Holy Cross". She later became Mother Mary of the Seven Dolors, the first Superior General. Marianites everywhere will be "remembering and giving thanks" to God by spending a specific time in prayer, a special Holy Hour.
Please join us by offering your gratitude with ours for the gift of 175 years of dedicated service to the Church and the People of God. Your choice of time and place, but the date is August 4th. E-mail email@example.com and let us know of your participation. We will publish numbers, cities, states, towns, countries --- not your name. Thank you for your sense of solidarity.
All Marianites-in France, Canada, and the United States — have decided on a common focus for their ministry: to confront exclusion in all its forms.
Did you participate in the Holy Hour? Tell us about it!
Sat24Sep2016National Museum of African American History and Culture
Freedom Sounds: A Community Celebration
Washington Monument Grounds
Friday, September 23, 2016, 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday, September 24, 2016, 12:00pm – 5:00pm and 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Sunday, September 25, 2016, 12:00pm – 5:00pm and 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Beginning Friday, September 23, 2016, on the Washington Monument grounds, the National Museum of African American History and Culture presents Freedom Sounds: A Community Celebration. Conceived and presented in festival fashion, Freedom Sounds programming will include musical performances, spoken word, oral history activities and evening concerts. A drum circle, storytelling, and interactive workshops provide opportunities for families and large groups of the public to explore and celebrate the museum’s rich content and stories. This festival presents artists who represent the numerous cultural threads encompassing our shared African diasporic histories and traditions. Two tented stages will offer local, national and international performers, contributing to NMAAHC’s Grand Opening Weekend. The Freedom Sounds festival continues on Saturday and closes the Grand Opening Weekend on Sunday evening, September 25, 2016. Designed to accommodate the crowds anticipated; this three-day event is free and open to the public.
National Museum of African American History and Culture Saturday, September 24, 2016,
8:00 am Gathering and Musical Prelude
10:00am Dedication Ceremony Begins
1:00pm Museum Opens to the Public
On Saturday, September 24, 2016, the public witnesses the outdoor Dedication Ceremony of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. In the afternoon, the museum officially opens to the public. Tickets are not required for the public to view the outdoor Dedication Ceremony. Extensive large-screen viewing areas are well-positioned for crowds during the Dedication Ceremony.
Museum Opens to the Public
National Museum of African American History and Culture Saturday, September 24, 2016, 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Sunday, September 25, 2016, 10:00am – 10:00pm
The Museum officially opens to the public immediately following the Dedication Ceremony on Saturday, September 24, 2016. The museum keeps its doors open for extended hours Sunday, September 25, from 10 am to 10pm.
If you want to know visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture website.
Theme: Blessed is the Man who is Faithful, Fearless, Fruitful
Description: Join us as we gather in Christ’s presence in an atmosphere of trust, equality and anonymity to share personal feelings and experiences. We feel encouraged by the Holy Spirit to share with one another…Men to Men!
The Conference will take place at the Doubletree Hotel by Hilton Philadelphia Airport.
4509 Island Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19153
Reservations: (215) 365-4150 ext. 33 OR 1-800-HILTONS (445-8667)
Rate: $139.00 plus taxes for double or king
Adult Registration: $150.00
High School & College Students: $75.00
Youth (age 8-13) Registration: $50.00
For more information, contact Fr. Chester Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-259-0144. See the attached flyer for more information.
Theme: God's Mercy: Our Strength, Our Salvation
Guest Speaker: Rev. Anthony Bozeman, S.V.D., Archdiocese of New Orleans
Description: The Office for Black Catholic Ministries within the Office of Outreach and Cultural Diversity from the Archdiocese of Boston will host the Bishop James Augustine Healy Award Dinner on Saturday, November 19, 2016. This award dinner is a wonderful way to honor the achievements of inspiring people in our midst.
The Reception will begin at 6:00pm and a dinner will follow at 7:00pm.