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Evangelizing in the Community

April 01, 2020

Holy Family Church

Holy Family Church in Hillcrest Heights, Maryland (a parish of the Archdiocese of Washington) has a long history of helping evangelize the African American community in Prince George’s County. The mission of the African American Ministry continues a long tradition of enhancing the participation of the African American Catholics in the community and in educating all involved to share their rich and vibrant history. The African American Ministry not only serves the local Church but also provides a vital connection with the Archdiocese of Washington’s Office of Cultural Diversity, the National Black Catholic Congress and the neighboring parishes in the Archdiocese.

On November 9, 2019, the Archdiocese of Washington hosted a Black Catholic History Month Liturgy during Black Catholic History Month. The liturgy featured praise and worship with the Archdiocese of Washington’s Gospel Mass Choir, followed by a Vigil Mass celebrated by Bishop Mario Dorsonville.