All are invited
to join us as we celebrate the gifts Black Catholics bring to the Church. Our central theme “Forgiveness, Reconciliation and Racial Harmony” could not have been more timely. Over the last few years, race relations in America have reached new levels of division. As Catholics, we must begin the process of healing. This process will involve active participation in prayers and actions focusing on creating racial harmony. We can begin this process at our Celebration.
Bishop Robert Guglielmone, Bishop of Charleston, has invited Bishop Edward Braxton, Bishop of Belleville, Illinois as our keynote speaker. The Bishop’s talk will center on the complexity of race in American and the need for racial harmony. Following Braxton’s presentation, the floor will be open for questions and comments.
Following the Keynote Address, is the Heritage Mass followed by our luncheon. The afternoon program will consist of a workshop on “Negro Spirituals” led by Mr. Charlton Singleton; a separate youth track, and presentations from Bishop Guglielmone and Fr. Michael Okere, Vicar for Black Catholics. Kathleen Merritt, will provide updates on the National Black Catholic Congress X11 which will be held in Orlando, Florida July 6-9, 2017. The Diocese of Charleston will have a delegation represented,
St. Patrick Catholic Church in Charleston is serving as our hosting parish for the Heritage Celebration. The Pastor, Fr. Henry Kulah and his committee under the direction of Ms. Barbara Birds, are working diligently towards making our celebration most enjoyable. Charleston is a wonderful town to visit especially during Advent.
To receive a electronic copy of the event's brochure with registration form please sign up here for a ticket to the event. This ticket does not register you. It only means that you are requesting a registration packet by email.
Here are the registration fee for you to consider.
EARLY BIRD BEFORE NOVEMBER 28th 2016
RACIAL DIVIDE December 9th ____# of Adults X $15.00
Heritage 12/10/16 ___# of Adults X $35.00
Heritage 12/10/16 ___ # of Youth X $10.00
REGULAR REGISTRATION AFTER NOVEMBER 30th,2016
RACIAL DIVIDE December9th ____# of Adults X 15.00
Heritage 12/10/16__________ # of Adults X $45.00
Heritage 12/10/16___________ # of Youth X $15.00
The brochure will have hotel information for lodging. Order your brochure today.
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Embassy Suites Charleston Airport Hotel & Convention Center
5055 International Boulevard
North Charleston, SC 29418