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 Annual Augustus Tolton Lecture
March 1, 2016
 Marriage On A Lampstand
March 3-5, 2016
 Young Adult Retreat
March 4, 2016
 National Medical Association (NMA) 2016 Health Policy Colloquium
March 4-6, 2016
 29th Annual Acacia Awards Celebration
March 5, 2016
 Unbound: Freedom in Christ Conference
March 10-12, 2016
 Equal Justice Initiative's (EJI) Annual Benefit Dinner
April 5th, 2016
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April 6, 2016
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April 9, 2016
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2016-17


Beginning March 1, 2016

Help Save the World through the 33 Days of Divine Mercy Consecration

Theme:

The Marians are giving a 33 Days of Divine Mercy Consecration starting March 1, 2016. See thedivinemercy.org for details on God’s plan for the world.

Location:
At your own location

Cost: $14.95 + shipping and handling

Sponsored By: The Marians

Registration Info:
http://www.thedivinemercy.org/news/A-New-Day-Dawns-for-Marian-Consecration-4742


March 1, 2016 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM

Annual Augustus Tolton Lecture

Theme: Subversive Habits: Experience of Black Women Religious in the United States

Please join the Augustus Tolton Pastoral Ministry Program and the Center for the Study of the Consecrated Life for the 18th annual Tolton Lecture as we welcome Dr. Shannen Dee Williams, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Tennessee.

Location:
The Catholic Theological Union
5416 S. Cornell Ave.
Chicago, IL 60615

Cost: Free

Sponsored By: The Augustus Tolton Pastoral Ministry Program, the Center for the Study of the Consecrated Life

Registration Info:
This lecture is part of the Tolton Week activities. Go to www.ctu.edu/tolton-week for information

For more information, contact:
www.ctu.edu/tolton-week


March 3-5, 2016

Marriage On A Lampstand

Theme: National Black Catholic Marriage & Family Symposium

Explore Sacramental Marriage through thru the lens of social justice and the historical, cultural, and spiritual narrative of Black Folk

Location: Hyatt Regency, Schaumburg, Illinois

Cost: Individual $189 Couple $349; Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, Chicago Room per night $89

Sponsored By: Arusi Network, Inc., the National Black Catholic Congress, and the Black & Indian Mission Office.

Registration Info:
Register online at: http://www.arusi.org/Events/Symposium/symposium.html

For more information, contact:
www.MarriageOnALampstand.org


Friday, March 4, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 2:00 PM Sunday, March 6, 2016

Young Adult Retreat

Theme: Heart of Mercy, Fire of Divine Love: Looking on Him Whom We Have Pierced

The Baltimore Frassati Fellowship invites all young adults in their 20s and 30s to attend the retreat.

Location: Mar-Lu-Ridge Retreat Center in Jefferson, MD

For more information: Visit www.baltimorefrassati.org/retreat-2016.html for more information.


March 4-6, 2016

National Medical Association (NMA) 2016 Health Policy Colloquium

Theme: True North toward Health Care Equity: Clinical, Policy, and Social Determinants

The focus of the event will be on clinical, policy, and social determinants of health and impact on individual opportunities to earn a good living, live and work in a safe and healthy environment, and effectively use available social service and health care resources to optimize and maximize healthcare and disease prevention.

Location:
The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
201 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD 20745

Cost: 0-$175.00

Sponsored By: The National Medical Association (NMA)

Registration Info:
Registration and Housing:
http://www.eventbrite.com/o/national-medical-association-9285674889

For more information, contact:
NMA, 8403 Colesville Rd., Suite 820, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (202) 347-1895


Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 6:00 PM

29th Annual Acacia Awards Celebration

The Acacia Award was established in 1989 by M. Annette Turner in consultation with Archbishop Thomas C. Kelly, O.P. to recognize individuals or organizations for their years of service, support, and fidelity to the African American Catholic community.

Location: The Crown Plaza Hotel, 820 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY 40209

Cost: $70.00 per person. Transportation is available for a fee.

Sponsored By: The Diocese of Cleveland, Office of Ministry to African American Catholics

For more information, contact:
vcampbell@dioceseofcleveland.org
St. Agnes - Our Lady of Fatima Church
6800 Lexington Ave., Cleveland, OH 44103


March 10-12, 2016

Unbound: Freedom in Christ Conference

The ministry focus is empowering people to reclaim their true identity in Christ as sons and daughters of the Father through Unbound Ministry. We are dedicated to equipping people throughout the world to take hold of the freedom that they have been given in Jesus Christ, and to help others do the same.

Location:
March 10-12, 2016 in Hendersonville, NC
April 1-2, 2016 in Gaithersburg, MD
April 29-30, 2016 in Laconia, NH

Sponsored By: Heart of the Father

Registration Info:
http://www.heartofthefather.com/heart-of-the-father-ministries/


Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Equal Justice Initiative's (EJI) Annual Benefit Dinner

More information to come.

Location:
New York, NY

Sponsored By: Equal Justice Initiative


Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Xavier University of Louisiana Institute for Black Catholic Studies 2016 Sr. Eva Regina Martin, S.S.F. Ph.D. Lecture

A Dialogue in Black & Brown: “Death Shrines as Memorial Acclamations: Black Lives Matter; Gone but not Forgotten” Shawnee Daniels-Sykes, Ph.D., Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, WI “Recognizing the Brutalized Image of God: Latino Racism, Undocumented Blacks, and Empire’s Collateral Damage: Jeremy V. Cruz, Ph.D., St. John’s University, Queens, NY

Location:
Xavier University of Louisiana
1 Drexel Drive, New Orleans, LA
Qatar Pharmacy Pavilion Auditorium

Sponsored By: Xavier University of Louisiana Institute for Black Catholic Studies

Registration Info:
For information call the Institute for Black Catholic Studies Office – (504) 520-7691


Saturday, April 9, 2016

The Oblate Sisters of Providence’s Womens’ Retreat

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Location: The Motherhouse, 701 Gun Road, Baltimore, MD 21227

Sponsored By: The Oblate Sisters of Providence

For more information, contact: Sr. Marcia at 410-499-4617.


April 24 -26th, 2016

Triduum in Honor of the 130th Anniversary of Ordination of Fr. Augustus Tolton

Theme: St. John the Baptist Church will commemorate the 130th Anniversary of the ordination of Fr. Augustus Tolton, the first Afro-American slave to be ordained a Catholic priest.

There are three events scheduled honoring Fr. Tolton. On Sunday, April 24th at 7 PM, Fr. Hugh Barbour, O. Praem. Will offer Lessons and Spirituals. On Monday, April 25th at 7 PM, Bishop Joseph Perry, J.C.L. will present a Pontifical Mass featuring the works of Josè Nuñez Garcia. On Tuesday, April 26th at 10 AM, Bishop Joseph Perry, J.C.L. will offer a Pontifical Mass featuring the works of Clarence Rivers.

Location:
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church,
1015 Baker Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Cost: N/A

Sponsored By: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

For more information, contact:
For more information, call 714.540.2214 or go to: www.sjboc.org


Friday, April 29 - Saturday, April 30, 2016

The Black Catholic Convocation for the Archdiocese of Washington Parishes

Attention all Black Catholics and those who serve in the Black Catholic Apostolate in the Archdiocese of Washington! Join us as we gather for The Black Catholic Convocation on Friday, April 29 - Saturday, April 3o, 2016.

Location:
Virginia Merrick Center
4275 4th Street, SE
Washington, DC 20032

Cost: $50.00 per person includes conference materials and supplies, dinner and social hour on Friday, continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday

Sponsored By: The Josephite Patoral Center

Registration Info:
http://www.josephitepastoralcenter.org/our-products/the-black-catholic-convocation

For more information, contact:
Denise Bogans (202) 526-9270 or email DBogans@josephite.com


April 30, 2016

Spring Retreat

Theme: “Let Creation Call Us More Deeply to God”

Fr. John S. Rausch, Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace, coordinates a Ministry of Appalachian Justice Education and will present an interpretation of the Ecological Education and Spirituality of Laudato Si.

Location: The LFFP Peace Oasis, Accokeek, Maryland

Cost: $40.00 requested donation.

Sponsored By: Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore

Registration Info:
Space is limited to 60 people. Requested donation includes coffee and vegetarian lunch. Pre-register with your donation no later than April 15, 2016. Go to www.PaxChristiMetroDC.org

For more information, contact:
Luann Mostello, lmostell3466@gmail.com


Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Breaking the Silence: Confronting Race, Power & Privilege Retreat

Our series on “Catholic Encounters with Race” will continue with a day retreat exploring the relationship between our Catholic faith, racial inequality and the work for justice. We’re delighted to welcome Sr. Patty back to St. Boniface after her dynamic 2014 Women in the Church lecture and to welcome Sr. Anne-Louise for the first time.

Location:
Newman Hall, 111 Willoughby St. (at Duffield St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Cost: Donations accepted

Sponsored By: Adult Faith Formation and Social Justice Committees of the Oratory Church of St. Boniface

For more information, contact:
adultfaithformation@oratory-church.org


Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM

Domestic Violence Workshop

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” - Matthew 11:28. Join us as keynote speakers, Renesia Martin, author of the memoir, Don’t Hit My Mama! And Dr. Rita L. Robinson, a licensed professional counselor, will offer information and encouragement on those associated with domestic violence.

Location:
St. Joseph Catholic Church
711 N. Columbus St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

Cost: Free, lunch provided

Sponsored By: The Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary
Mother Mary Lange Court 398

Registration Info:
To register, email Nancy McCormick at nancy_05@aol.com on or before May 4, 2016.


Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

14th Annual Asian and Pacific Island Catholics Marian Pilgrimage

Join Archbishop Bernardito C. Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to The United Nations as he celebrates mass and presents a homily. Time is included for confession, procession and call to prayer, rosary and Holy Mass.

Location:
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
00 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, DC 20017

Sponsored By: The Asian and Pacific Catholic Network in collaboration with the USCCB’s Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church

For more information, contact:
Sr. Myrna Tordillo at 202-541-3384, e-mail Mtordillo@usccb.org,
or Dr. Fred Semendy at 703-472-2032, e-mail Freds73@aol.com.


May 9-14, 2016 at 8:00 PM (EST)

FREE Healing of Families Worldwide Webinar with Fr. Yozefu (Joseph) Ssemakula

Join us for the first Healing of Families Worldwide Webinar. Fr. Yozefu (Joseph) Ssemakula will teach the Healing of Families method.

Location: Online

Sponsored By: Association of the Precious Blood and the Healing of Families Ministry

For more information, contact: preciousbloodamerica+yahoo.com@ccsend.net


May 13-15, 2016

The Way Healing Retreat for Female Survivors of Abuse

Theme: The Way is a 3-day guided meditation and prayer program for women whose abuse by another has deeply affected their heart, mind, body and soul.

The Way is a path to take to find answers to these and many other questions for which your heart, mind, body, and soul have been searching. This is where your healing journey begins, through three days of guided meditations and prayer.

Sponsored By: Archdiocese of Atlanta Victim Assistance Program

Registration Info:
To request an application to attend a retreat: Sue Stubbs MS, NCC, Director, Victim Assistance Program. 404-920-7554 or email sstubbs@archatl.com


Friday, May 13 at 7:30 PM – Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Together in God’s Love Marriage Retreat Weekend

A special weekend-retreat adaptation of the 4-session marriage preparation series, the “Together in God’s Love” retreat focuses on Catholic marriage as a visible sign of the Holy Trinity and the relationship of Christ to the Church. The weekend includes talks on faith, communication, sexuality, and stewardship in the context of Catholic marriage.

Location: Cedarbrake Retreat Center in Belton, TX

Cost: $350.00 per couple

Sponsored By: Family Life Office

Registration Info:
Visit www.austindiocese.org for online registration

For more information, contact:
Fernanda Jaimes 512-949-2492


Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 12:00 noon

22nd Annual Memorial Mass on the Solemnity of Pentecost

Please join in prayer as we honor the men and women who are serving or have served in the Armed Forces, especially those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Sacrament of Penance at 10:00 - 11;45 AM
Musical Prelude at 11:45 AM
Holy Mass at Noon
Reception to follow the Mass at the Edward J. Pryzbyla Center, The Catholic University of America

Location:
Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
400 Michigan Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20017

Sponsored By: The Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA

Registration Info: RSVP requested by May 11, 2016 Register online:


Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 5:00 PM

St. Martin’s Church 2016 Pentecost Concert

Join us for a concert filled with traditional, gospel, African choirs, and the special guest dance troupe, Spectrum.

Location:
St. Martin’s Catholic Church
1908 North Capitol St.
NW, Washington, DC 20002

Cost: $10.00 in advance, $15.00 at the door

Sponsored By: St. Martin’s Church

Registration Info: Additional directions and/or discount ticket information, call 202-232-1144


Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Montclair’s African Heritage Day Parade

Let us share the message about the cause for the Canonization of Venerable Henriette Delille

Location:
Meet at Glenfield School
Maple Avenue
Montclair, NJ

Sponsored By: Cause for the Canonization of Henriette Delille

For more information, contact:
Susan at 973-224-3073 or Tina at 973-432-7167


June 7-12, 2016

GIVEN: the Catholic Young Women's Leadership Forum

GIVEN is a full-scholarship, week-long immersion in faith formation, leadership training, and networking with the purpose of fostering the feminine genius and responding to Pope Francis' call to activate women's gifts in the Church.

Location: The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

Sponsored By: The Sisters of Life

For more information about applying:
Go to: http://www.givenforum.org/


June 9-12, 2016

Interregional African American Catholic Evangelization Conference (IAACEC)

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.

Location:
Galt House Hotel, 104 N. 4th St.,
Louisville, KY 40202 (This is for the George Findley Ministry Institute and the IAACEC)

Cost: George Findley Ministry Institute, Thursday, June 9, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Early Bird Registration Fee - $100.00 on or before May 15, 2016; Registration Fee - $125.00 after May 15, 2016. IAACEC, Friday, June 10-Sunday, June 12, 2016, Early Bird Registration Fee - $150.00 on or before May 15, 2016; Registration Fee - $180.00 before June 1, 2016; Late Registration Fee - $200.00 after June 1, 2016.

Sponsored By: Interregional African American Catholic Evangelization Conference

Registration Info:
The registration form can be downloaded here: http://iaacec.com/assets/conference-registration-form-updated.pdf 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 jvj6965@gmail.com


Friday, June 10 at 4:00 PM to Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 1:00 PM

WOMEN’S RETREAT: Finding Afresh the God of Our Longing

This weekend retreat will help us explore fresh discoveries of God and our true selves. By appreciating the ever permanent but always surprising presence of God in our lives, we can discover the great “treasure in the field” which St. Matthew tells us is right under our noses (Matthew 13:44).

Location: 5500 St. Mary Street, Metairie, LA 70006

Sponsored By: Archdiocese of New Orleans

Registration Info:
Contact the Retreat/Hospitality Coordinator Susan Halligan at shalligan@arch-no.org,
(504) 267-9604 or 1-866-937-9170.
OPEN TO WOMEN ONLY


June 17-18, 2016

Standing on the Rock, a guided retreat for Black Catholics

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.

Location:
Mundelein Seminary at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake, Chicago, Illinois

Cost: $200 all inclusive: transportation, meals, overnight accommodation

Registration Info:
Register with payment at https://www.givecentral.org/location/144/11154

For more information, contact:
312.577.0475 or BCI@archchicago.org


Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 10:30 AM

“You Show Me the Path to Life”

Theme: Celebrating the Faith of Africa

The Diocesan African Catholic Community invites you to celebrate the Faith of Africa. You will be enriched with traditional music and song. There will be a reception with traditional foods of Africa immediately following the Liturgy.

Location:
St, Agnes-Our Lady of Fatima Church
6800 Lexington Ave., Cleveland, OH 44103

Sponsored By: Diocesan African Catholic Community

For more information::
Please contact Vanessa Griffin Campbell at 216-696-6525 or 800-869-6525 ext. 3020 or vcampbell@dioceseofcleveland.org


June 27 - July 15, 2016

Xavier University of Louisiana Institute for Black Catholic Studies

IBCS Summer Session

Location: Xavier University of Louisiana

Sponsored By: IBCS

For more information, contact:
www.xula.edu/ibcs, ibcs@xula.edu, or 504-520-7691


July 1-4, 2017

The Joy of the Gospel in America: A National Convocation of Catholic Leaders

Led by the U.S. bishops, the Convocation will challenge and motivate Catholic leaders to strengthen their identify as missionary disciples and provide the practical skills to train and inspire others.

Location: The Hyatt Regency Orlando in Florida

Cost: Anticipated fee $400 per person.

Sponsored By: Organization United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Registration Info:
As part of a diocesan delegation, members are chosen by the local bishop, or as a key representative of a Catholic organization, you may attend this meeting. For more information about this process, go to: http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/get-involved/meetings-and-events/upload/USCCB-Convocation-Forming-Diocesan-Delegations-2017.pdf

For more information, contact:
USCCB, 202-541-3100, FAX 202-541-3166


July 4-8, 2016

Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers (BICM)

The USCCB & IBCS will offer Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers. This first time offering of BICM will address issues of particular interest for African American Catholic ministry: How to reach Black Catholics in a multicultural context; Best practices for ministry within the African diaspora; and Appreciating the Catholic experience through other eyes.

Location: IBCS at Xavier University

Sponsored By: USCCB & IBCS

Registration Info: Registration is now open at www.xula.edu/ibcs

For more information, contact:
Donna Grimes, Director of African American Affairs, dgrimes@usccb.org
or 202.541.3178 or visit www.ibcsxula.com


July 5-9, 2016

Save the Date: July 5-9, 2016 Archbishop James Patterson Lyke Conference

Theme: Black Catholics - Fully Functional, Fully Committed

Meeting the liturgical needs of the Black Catholic community, this conference provides a culturally rich atmosphere encompassing music, art, ritual, along with other activities and experiences that will inspire and enable participants to enrich worship services in their own parishes.

Location: The Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio, Texas

Sponsored By: Lykeconference.com

Registration Info:
Access registration information at: www.lykeconference.com
Hotel reservations may be made at:http://www.druryhotels.com/Reservations.aspx?groupno=2226419

For more information, contact:
210-341-1366 for more information


Monday, July 18, 2016 – 9:00 AM

Year of Mercy Reflection Day!

Reflections on Pope Francis’ invitation to experience God’s unconditional love so we can share it with others. As the Year of Mercy continues, we will listen to the words of Jesus and insight by Pope Francis to embrace mercy more deeply in our lives and bring this gift to others.

Location:
Cedarbrake Catholic Retreat Center
5602 State Highway 317
PO Box 58, Belton, TX 76513

Cost: $35.00

Sponsored By: Cedarbrake Catholic Retreat Center

Registration Info: Cedarbrake@austindiocese.org

For more information, contact:
Phone: 254-780-2436 or cedarbrake@austindiocese.org


August 5-7, 2016

Third African National Eucharistic Congress

Theme: Responding to the New Evangelization: The African Catholic Family, a gift to the Church in America

This Eucharistic Congress is a powerful witness to the world of our faith in the Eucharist and the redeeming power of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. You are invited to attend the Congress and a special closing Eucharistic Celebration on Sunday, August 7, 2016, by 10:00 AM at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception – Crypt Church.

Location:
Catholic University of America Pryzbyla Center

Sponsored By: The Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church in collaboration with the National Association of African Catholics in the United States (NAACUS) and the African Conference of Catholic Clergy and Religious in the United States (ACCCRUS).

Registration Info:
Yolanda Taylor-Burwell, CMP Phone: 202-541-3152 or email: ytaylor-burwell@usccb.org


August 5-7, 2016

Third African National Eucharistic Congress Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the Third African National Eucharistic Congress.

The available levels are:

Diamond Sponsor Opportunity - $50,000 U.S.
Platinum Sponsor Opportunity - $20,000 U.S.
Gold Sponsor Opportunity - $10,000 U.S.
Silver Sponsor Opportunity - $5,000 U.S.
Bronze Sponsor Opportunity - $1,000 U.S.

Location:

Catholic University of America Pryzbyla University Center
620 Michigan Ave. NW,
Washington, DC 20064

For more information, contact:

Mr. David Corrales Program Coordinator,
Cultural Diversity in the Church
3211 Fourth Street NE,
Washington, DC 20017
Email: dcorrales@usccb.org
Phone: (202) 541-3035

Sr. Joanna Okereke,
HHCJ Assistant Director
Email: jokereke@usccb.org
Phone: (202) 541-3359


August 19-21, 2016

Holy Spirit Men’s Retreat

Theme: Take the Sword of the Spirit Which Is the Word of God

Speakers: will be Mark Nimo and Fr. Bo Majors

Location:
Lumen Christi Retreat Center, 100 Lumen Christi Blvd., Shriever, LA

Sponsored By: Catholic Carismatic Renewal

Registration Info:
Call 504-828-1368 or visit www.ccrno.org


September 22-25, 2016

SAVE THE DATE! 2016 International Theology of the Body Congress

We are gathering the world’s foremost Theology of the Body experts and enthusiasts for an extraordinary three-day event you won’t want to miss!

Location:
Ontario California Convention Center

Sponsored By: Theology of the Body

Registration Info:
Early Bird Registration Opens March 2016

For more information, contact:
Questions? Email us at: infor@tobcongress.com


October 6-9, 2016

Men to Men 13th Annual National Black Catholic Men’s Conference

Theme: Blessed is the Man who is Faithful, Fearless, & Fruitful

The purpose of the Men’s Conference is to provide a forum for African American males and youth to discern the critical issues and challenges facing them in the community. The Conference provides an environment of mentorship and support for those seeking a vocation in priesthood, brotherhood and the diaconate.

Location:
Doubletree Hilton Philadelphia Airport
4509 Island Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19153

Cost:
Adult Registration: $150.00 includes lunch on Saturday.
Youth (age 8-13) Registration: $50.00.

Sponsored By: The Bowman Francis Ministry

Registration Info: Visit www.bowmanfrancisministry.com for information and registration

For more information, contact:
Fr. Chester Smith 317-523-0900
or visit bowmanfrancisministry.com


July 6-9, 2017

NBCC Congress XII

The registration fee schedule for Congress XII is as follows:

Adult Registration Fee
$295.00 (per person)

Youth Registration Fee
$150.00 (per person)

Vendor Registration Fee
$600.00 (per booth to include 2 people)

Hotel Registration Fee:

Single/Double/Triple/Quad: $125.00 plus tax per room per night (tax equals $13.50 per room per night for a total cost of $138.50 total per room per night).

Room rates are honored three days before and three days after NBCC arrival and departure dates, subject only to room availability.

HYATT REGENCY ORLANDO
9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
www.orlando.regency.hyatt.com

Join us in Connecting to Our Faith: Preparing for Congress XII

A Day of Reflection

The Twelfth National Black Catholic Congress will be held in Orlando, Florida from Thursday, July 6, 2017 to Sunday July 9, 2017. The theme is "The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Me: act justly, love goodness, and walk humbly with your God." This date may seem far in the future, but we can utilize the days, weeks and months ahead to properly prepare ourselves for Congress XII through A Day of Reflection.

What is a Day of Reflection?

A Day of Reflection is intended to offer opportunities for reflection and preparation for the upcoming Congress experience. Participants begin a time of prayer around the theme and are guided by NBCC staff and presenters. The goal of the reflection time is to build enthusiasm about the upcoming Congress XII.

More news as it happens. Check here for updates.

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