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May 9, 2015
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2015


May 8-9, 2015

St. Martin De Porres Catholic Conference

The Healing Power of Christ

The goal of the conference is to offer a community building, Catholic experience which will allow all attendees to embrace their faith, realize the gift that is offered through reconciliation and forgiveness, and the significance of developing a deeper relationship with Chris

Location:
Catholic Life Center
1800 S. Acadian Thruway Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Time::
May 8 – 5:00pm & May 9- 6:00pm

Cost: General Admission $30

Sponsorsed By: Diocese of Baton Rouge Office of Black Catholic Ministries

Registration Info:
Register online at www.eventbrite.com 

For more information, contact:
Office of Black Catholics - 225-387-0561 www.diobr.org


May 9, 2015

Celebrating Motherhood

5K Run / 1 Mile Walk

Come join us as we walk/ run our way to Celebrate Motherhood!

Location:
Historic Shrine of Anthony
12290 Folly Quarter Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Time:
9 a.m.

Cost:
5K; $25 until May 2, $35 at packet pickup and on race day (includes t-shirt) 1 Mile Fun Walk; $15 (includes t-shirt)

Sponsorsed By:
Center for Pregnancy Concerns, Louis and Jacqueline Breschi, The Open Hand Foundation

For more information, contact:
410-247-8888 www.CPCforhelp.org


May 16, 2015

Finding Hope and Healing After Divorce

Ministering to the Mind, Heart, and Soul of the Divorced and Separated

In this interactive session, Rose Sweet will equip you with practical insights and resources to start and run a group, including how to minister emotionally and spiritually to the separated and divorced.

Location:
Sacred Heart Major Seminary
Training Room
2701 Chicago Blvd.
Detroit, Michigan 48206

Time:
9:00am – 3:00pm

Cost:
$35.00 per person

Sponsorsed By:
The Archdiocese of Detroit and Catholic Charities of South East Michigan

Registration Info:
Register online at www.eventbrite.com

For more information, contact:
David Grobbel: Email: Grobbel.david@aod.org Phone: 313-237-5894 or 313-237-5905


May 21, 2015

Fr. Tolton Ambassador Program Meeting

First meeting for the Fr. Tolton Ambassador Program.

Location:
Holy Family Catholic Church
Mary Lange Library
2210 Callaway Street, Hillcrest Heights, MD 20748

Time:
10:00AM

Cost:
N/A

For more information, contact:
Thelma Adams Phone: 301-630-0018 Email: thelmaadams1@verizon.net


May 21, 2015

Youth Consultation Service Hiring Event

Interviews will be conducted for Part-Time, Full-time, and Per Diem positions, Come professionally dressed with copies of your up to date resume.

Location:
Youth Consultation Service
20 East Evergreen Avenue
Somerdale, NJ 08083

Time:
10:00am – 5:00pm

Cost:
N/A

Sponsorsed By:
Youth Consultation Service

For more information, contact:
Phone: 856-778-0645 www.ycs.org


May 29-31, 2015

Young Adult Retreat Summit

Please pray for the USCCB Secretariat Office of African American Affairs as they prepare to host an event to obtain a fuller understanding of the needs of Black Catholic young adults (20/30's). The goal is to facilitate more effective evangelization of this group and to develop outreach strategies.

Sponsorsed By: USCCB Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church/Office of African American Affairs


June 5-7, 2015

Power and Purpose: Strengthening Disciples in the Holy Spirit

Full of Grace, Full of Life

This conference is for all Catholics who are interested in growing in their knowledge of the power and person of the Holy Spirit.

Location:
Franciscan University
1235 University Blvd
Steubenville, OH 43952

Time:
 

Cost:
Early Bird: $120 per person (by April 17th) Regular: $145 per person

Sponsorsed By:
Steubenville Conferences

Registration Info:
Registration opens January 19, 2015 https://www.cvent.com/events/power-and-purpose-conference-june-5-7-2015/registration-737c11b700ca46138f05417f6dc2bbe5.aspx

For more information, contact:
740-283-6315 Email: conferences@franciscan.edu.


June 12- 13, 2015

Unbound Conference

Freedom in Christ

Join us and invite your friends for deliverance, freedom, and belonging.

Location:
Mother of God Community Campus
20501 Goshen Road Gaithersburg
MD 20879

Time:
June 12 7:30pm-10:00pm June 13 8:30am – 8:30pm

Cost:
N/A

Sponsorsed By:
Archdiocese of Washington D.C.


June 19-20, 2015

National Catholic Bible Conference

The National Catholic Bible Conference is for anyone—the laity, priest, or religious—who wants to learn an authentically Catholic approach to the Bible and how to share its message with the world.

Location:
Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa
654 Ferry Road
Doylestown, PA 18901

Time:
 

Cost:
$145.00 per person

Registration Info:
Early Registration (Ends 4/24/15)

For more information, contact:
Phone: 1-888-842-2853 Email: registration@catholicbibleconference.com


June 23-27, 2015

Archbishop Lyke Conference Rivers Music Institute

I am Black. I am Catholic. I am here: Celebrating Milestones

A culturally rich atmosphere encompassing music, art, ritual, and other activities and experiences that will inspire and enable participants to enrich worship services in their own parishes.

Location:
Oblate School of Theology
285 Oblate Drive San Antonio, Texas 78216

Cost:
Individual Cost – $90.00 by 5/22/2015 (including music packet)
Late Registration (postmarked after 5/22/2015) NO PERSONAL CHECKS Individual Cost – $140.00

Sponsorsed By:
Fr. Clarence Rivers Music Institute

Registration Info:
Please visit www.lykeconference.com  to access the registration form, and all information regarding lodging.

For more information, contact:
www.lykeconference.com


June 29, 2015 – July 17, 2015

2015 Summer Program

The intensive three-week summer programs focus on assisting those preparing to engage in highly effective ministry in Black Catholic or multicultural parishes.

Location:
One Drexel Drive
New Orleans, LA 70125

Cost:
Please visit http://www.xula.edu/  for all information regarding registration fees, and tuition costs.

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

Registration Info:
Registration, Tuition, and Technology (Master’s Only) fees are due by June 26, 2015 for early and regular application ONLY. For late applications, fees are due no later than July 17, 2015.

For more information, contact:
Rev. Dr. Maurice J. Nutt, Director mnutt@xula.edu  Mrs. Loretta DeVille Salomon Admin. Asst. lsalamon@xula.edu


July 7 – 9, 2015

Fourth Annual Conference for Priests Becoming a Better Confessor

Using the Virtues and Vices in the Confessional

Guided by the wisdom of the Thomistic tradition, this fourth annual summer conference will consist of practical talks and roundtable discussions on issues of immediate relevance to the life of contemporary priests.

Location:
Basilica Of The Assumption
409 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Cost:
$195 (regular); $175 (early registration, before April 27, 2015) Includes two catered dinners, all conference materials, and light refreshments during the day

Sponsorsed By:
The Thomistic Institute & The Archdiocese of Baltimore

For more information, contact:
For more information and to register: www.thomisticinstitute.org/priest, priest.conference@dhs.edu or call (202) 495-1170


September 22-27, 2015

World Meeting of Families

Theme: Love is our Mission: The Family Fully Alive

It’s Official: The Holy Father will be joining us in Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families in 2015!

Location:
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

For more information, visit:
http://www.worldmeeting2015.org/papal-visit/


October 8 -11, 2015

National Black Catholic Men’s Conference

A gathering in Christ’s presence in an atmosphere of trust, equality and anonymity, to share personal feelings and experiences, men to men.

Location:
Hilton Lafayette
1521 West Pinhook Road
Lafayette, Louisiana

Cost:
Adults: $150.00 High School & College Students: $75 Young Ages 8-13: $50

Sponsorsed By:
Bowman Francis Ministry

Registration Info:
Register at www.bowmanfrancisministry.com

For more information, contact:
Phone: 317-259-0144 Email: Gamba10333@aol.com - www.bowmanfrancisministry.com


November 13-15, 2015

Leaders and Ministries Conference

In the Spirit, through the Cross, One Body

If you are seeking growth, while serving in your parish, prayer group, diocese, charismatic ministry, come to renew your vision and receive the fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit.

Location:
Hilton Washington Dulles Airport
13869 Park Center Road
Herndon, Virginia 20171

Sponsorsed By:
National Service Committee

Registration Info:
https://www.showmyevent.com/events/viewEventDetails.aspx?EventID=2643

For more information, contact:
Walter Matthews wmatthews@nsc-chariscenter.org  (540) 972-0225 http://www.nsc-chariscenter.org/2015-national-leaders-and-ministries-conference/


March 4-5, 2016

Marriage On A Lampstand

National Black Catholic Marriage Symposium

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

Location:
Chicago, IL

Time:
TBA

Sponsorsed By:
ArusiNetwork Inc. & National Black Catholic Conference


July 6-9, 2017

Congress XII

Save the Date!

Location:
The National Black Catholic Congress, Inc
Hyatt Regency Orlando
Orlando, Florida

For more information::
The NBCC will post more news as it happens on our web site, www.nbccongress.org.

2015

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