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2015


March 3, 2015

Evening of Reflection on the feast of Saint Katharine Drexel

Theme: The Total Gift of Self

Description:

Join Father Stephen Thorne for an evening of information and inspiration on the feast of a great saint of the Church.

Location:
315 South Warren Avenue Malvern, PA 19355

Cost: $35

Registration Info:
Call 610 644 0400

For more information, email:
frsthorne@gmail.com


March 13-15, 2015

Southern Regional Conference of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal

“Set Free”

Catholic Charismatic Renewal invites all people to experience the Holy Spirit who opens us to a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ, and the love of the Father.

Location:
Best Western Plus Landmark Hotel
2601 Severn Avenue Metairie, LA 70002

Cost:
Individual adult $50; married couple $70; family, same household $80; single sessions $20 on site; youth participation to age 30, apart from family registration, only $20; Saturday $40.

Sponsorsed By:
Catholic Charismatic Renewal

Registration Info:
Registration online is encouraged www.ccrno.org. Please refer to site for all information regarding lodging and costs.

For more information, contact:
Conference Office Phone 504-828-1368; Email: info@ccrno.org  Website: www.ccrno.org


March 14 2015 at 10am - 3pm

Annual Women’s Lenten Retreat

Come spend the day in retreat with Sister Annette Beecham, OSP, retreat facilitator. Continental breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee.

Location:
701 Gun Road, Baltimore MD 21227

Cost: $35.00

Sponsorsed By: The Oblate Sisters of Providence

Registration Info:
Online registration will begin in February 2015 and can be done at www.ooblatesistersvocations.com.

For more information, contact:
Sister Marcia L. Hall, OSP at sr.marcia@yahoo.com or at 410.499.4617


March 14, 2015

6th conference on Faith, Deafness, and Disabilities

"Gathering Together, Creating Communities"

Come join us as we will feature workshops in Catholic formation for persons who are Deaf or who have disabilities. 8:15am early bird workshops. Free childcare for children and teens with special needs.

Location:
DeMatha Catholic High School
4313 Madison Street
Hyattsville, MD

Sponsorsed By: Archdiocesan Department of Special Needs Ministries

Registration Info:
Registration begins at 8am. Cardinal Donald Wuerl will celebrate the closing liturgy at 4pm.

For more information, contact:
Department of Special Needs Ministries: specialneedsministry@adw.org or 301-853-4560


March 14, 2015 10:00am - 3:00pm

A Lenten Reflection: Can You Drink the Cup?

Theme: The Oblate Sisters of Providence Women's Lenten Retreat

Description :

Come join us as we reflect on daily experiences in life, Sacred Scripture, Historical Events, Prayer, Love, etc. Sr. Annette Beecham, OSP, Retreat Facilitator.

Location:
701 Gun Road, Baltimore MD 21227

Cost: $30.00 per person to include continental breakfast, lunch and retreat material.

Registration Info:
Online registration will begin in February 2015 and can be done at www.ooblatesistersvocations.com

For more information, contact:
Sister Marcia Hall, OSP at sr.marcia@yahoo.com or at 410.499.4617.


March 20th – March 22nd, 2015

Time:
March 20th Youth Revival - 7-9pm
March 21st - 9am-4pm
March 22nd - 8am & 10am

Three Day Lenten Revival 2015

Christ God’s Mercy Gate

Three days of God‘s blessings with Revivalist Msgr. Anselm Nwaorgu, Ph.D.

Location:
Blessed Sacrament St. Charles Borromeo RC Church
600 Clinton Avenue, Newark, New Jersey

Cost:N/A

Sponsorsed By:Blessed Sacrament St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church

For more information, contact:
Phone: 973 824-6548
Email: bsscbchurch@yahoo.com  http://www.bsscb.org/index.cfm


March 21, 2015, 8:30am - 3:00pm

3rd Annual Archdiocesan Women's Conference 2015

"Gathering the Wisdom of Women: Water to Wine"

Come join us to listen to the wisdom of Colleen Carroll Campbell, Lucia Baez Luzondo, Dr. Liliana Alessandri, Sr. Mary Elizabeth, SV, Dr. Jem Sullivan and Gloria Purvis Scott.

Location:
Resurrection Church
Church of the Resurrection
3315 Greencastle Road
Burtonsville, Maryland 20866
301/236-5200

Cost: Free babysitting and the cost for the entire day is $25.00

For more information, contact:
Maria Suarez Hamm: mhamm@adw.org / 301-853-4999


March 21, 2015

Married Couples Way to the Cross

This experience offers each couple the insights, the tools, and the confidence to enrich their relationship and strengthen their love for one another.

Location:
St. Clement of Rome Church
4317 Richland Avenue
Metairie , LA 70002

Cost:
N/A

Sponsorsed By:
Catholic Engaged Encounter

Registration Info:
Reservation requests contact Schulz@nocee.org or call 504-888-5671

For more information, contact:
Schulz@nocee.org  504-710-6233 www.nocee.org 


March 25, 2015

The Josephite Pastoral Center is seeking volunteers

Josephite Pastoral Center is seeking volunteers to work with us to plan/serve our various workshops and events.

Location:
St. Joseph Seminary
1200 Varnum Street, NE Washington, DC 20017

Time:
11:00am – 3:00pm

Cost:
N/A

Sponsorsed By:
Josephite Pastoral Center

For more information, contact:
Cheryl R. Holley, Director Josephite Pastoral Center Phone: 202-526-9270 Office: 202-905-8425 www.josephitepastoralcenter.org


April 8th, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.

The Institute for Black Catholic Studies Presents The Sr. Eva Regina Martin, S.S.F., Ph.D. Lecture

The 2015 lecture will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the publication of The History of Black Catholics in the United States by Father Cyprian Davis, O.S.B., D.SciHist

Location:
Qatar Pavilion Auditorium
Xavier University of Louisiana
One Drexel Drive, New Orleans, LA 70125

Cost: N/A

Sponsorsed By:
The Institute for Black Catholic Studies

For more information, contact:
A reception will follow the lecture; kindly RSVP at (504) 520-7691


April 9th, 21st, 24th, 2015 @ 5:00p.m.

DeKarlos Blackmon, KPC, Supreme Knight, to appear on EWTN’s “The Church Universal”

The Knights of Peter Claver

Fr. Joseph Mary Wolfe is joined by Supreme Knight F. DeKarlos Blackmon. They discuss the history and mission of the Knights and how they have grown from 7 founders in Mobile, Alabama to being represented on 6 continents.

Location:
http://www.ewtn.com/churchuniversal/season2/knights.asp

Cost: N/A

Sponsorsed By:
EWTN’S “The Church Universal”

For more information, contact:
F. Dekarlos Blackmon Obl.S.B. dekarlos@dekarlos.com http://www.ewtn.com/churchuniversal/season2/knights.asp


April 11, 2015

Tolton Pilgrimage Chicago

Cause for Canonization

Follow Fr. Tolton's journey from slavery to sainthood. Journey to places in Chicago that were vital in the ministry of Servant of God, Father Augustus Tolton

Location:
Cardinal Meyer Center
3525 S. Lake Park Avenue Chicago, IL

Time:
9:00am – 4:00pm

Cost:
$55.oo per person

Sponsorsed By:
The Office for Black Catholics

Registration Info:
Registration begins at 8:00am call 312-534-8376 for details Email: aowens@archchicago.org

For more information, contact:
aowens@archchicago.org  312-534-8376 www.blackcatholicchicago.org


April 12-15, 2015

St. Raymond & St. Leo the Great Old Fashioned Tent Revival

It‹s a Love Thing IV

Join us for an Old Fashioned Tent Revival featuring guest speakers and a youth night.

Location:
Hunter’s Field
St. Bernard and N. Claiborne Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116

Cost:
N/A

Sponsorsed By:
Archdiocese of New Orleans Office of Black Catholic Ministries & Liberty Bank


April 16, 2015

Sister Thea Bowman Foundation’s Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Gala

Celebrating 25 years: Serving, Supporting, and Educating African-American Youth in America

In this 25th year of carrying on the very worthwhile mission of Thea Bowman, we are most proud to honor a school named for her, the Sister Thea Bowman Academy located in Wilkinsburg area of Pittsburgh.

Location:
Heinz Field, East Club Lounge
100 Art Rooney Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Time:
Cocktails: 5:30pm - Dinner: 6:30pm

Cost:
Dinner: $100 per person; $1000 per table of ten

Sponsorsed By:
The Sister Thea Bowman Black Catholic Educational Foundation

Registration Info:
RSVP by April 8, 2015

For more information, contact:
Corinne Burns Email: burns@dqu.edu  Phone: 412-215-3616 www.theabowmanfoundation.org


April 18, 2015

Saving Our Future Generation

Kingdom Strategies for Inspiring a Culture of Life

Many within the church want to give women facing unplanned pregnancies positive solutions other than abortion, but often don’t know where to turn or how to practically assist. This special gathering will bring many local and national pro-life groups offering help, in many varied ways, to women and families in crisis.

Location:
Manhattan Bible Church
401 West 205th Street, New York, NY 10034

Time:
9:00am – 4:00pm

Cost:
N/A

Sponsorsed By:
NY LIFE Team

Registration Info:
www.eventbrite.com/e/saving-our-future-generation-tckets-16021967135bb.com - Kindly RSVP by April 11, 2015 to reserve a lunch

For more information, contact:
nylifeteamorg@gmail.com  - www.nylifeteam.org


April 20, 2015

“The Challenges of the Racial Divide in the United States” Lecture

You are invited to attend a lecture by His Excellency the Most Rev. Edward Braxton, Ph.D., S.T.D.

Location:
Georgetown University ICC Auditorium 3700 O St NW, Washington, DC 20057

Time:
5:00pm

Cost:
N/A

Sponsorsed By:
Georgetown University, Georgetown College Office of the Dean, Office of Mission and Ministry, and the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life

For more information, contact:
www.georgetown.edu


April 22, 2015

The Inaugural Pope Saint John Paul II Lecture A New Christian Humanism

The Legacy of Pope Saint John Paul II

We invite you to the Inaugural Pope Saint John Paul II Lecture. We are honored to announce that the speaker for this lecture is Archbishop J. Augustine DiNoia, O.P., Adjunct Secretary of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith.

Location:
Aquin Hall Dominican House of Studies
487 Michigan Avenue
N.E. Washington, DC 20017

Time:
7:00pm

Cost:
N/A

Sponsorsed By:
The Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception and the Friends of John Paul II Foundation

For more information, contact:
For information and directions please visit our web sites : www.dhs.edu  or www.jp2friends.org


April 24-26th 2015

Faith in the Woods: “A Spirit filled” Camping Trip

Join us for a weeke3nd of adventure and fellowship that will include camping in tents, hiking, swimming, cooking and group activities

Sponsorsed By: Archdiocese of Washington, AAYM Gatherings


April 25th, 2015

Grace and Truth

A Day of Enrichment & Enlightenment for Couples

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, will lead this one day event dedicated to deepening the faith and strengthening marriages. Couples will grow closer through inspiring talks, private couple time, individual prayer time, Reconciliation and the Celebration of the Mass.

Location:
3900 Howard Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70125

Time::
8:30am – 2:30pm

Cost:
Suggested Donation: $15 per person

Sponsorsed By:
Willwoods Community, Catholic Radio Program, and Archdiocese of New Orleans

Registration Info:
To register contact Jason Angelette Phone: 504-830-3716 Email: jangelette@wildwoods.org

For more information, contact:
Jason Angelette Phone: 504-830-3716 Email: jangelette@wildwoods.org www.FaithandMarriage.org


April 26, 2015

Malvern Retreat

Healing of Families Series

Come hear Monsignor Ralph Chieffo and Clinical Therapist Dr. Peter Kleponis address the most difficult emotional and spiritual issues confronting today’s families.

Location:
Malvern Retreat House
315 S Warren Ave
Malvern, PA 19355

Time:
2:00pm-7:00pm

Cost:
$30 per person

Sponsorsed By:
Malvern Retreat House

Registration Info:
To register go to www.malvernretreathouse.com 

For more information, contact:
610-644-0400 www.Malvernretreat.com


April 30, 2015

A Beacon of Hope: Everyone Counts 3rd Annual Benefit Dinner

3rd annual benefit dinner for Honorees Rev. Seth Kaper-Dale of Highland Park Reformed Church and Mike McLean with Ironmen Speak Out of Don Bosco Prep and special guest speaker Marisol Conde-Hernandez, Co-Founder, New Jersey DREAM Act Coalition

Location:
Mother Seton High School
1 Valley Road, Clark, NJ 07066

Time:
6:30 pm

Cost:
$50 per ticket ($60 after April 10th)

Sponsorsed By:
First Friends NJ & NY

For more information, contact:
www.firstfriendsnjny.org - 908-965-0455


April 30 & May 1, 2015

Building Intercultural Competencies for Ministry Program (BIMC)

“Train the Trainers”

The purpose of this session is to train ministers in the USCCB program to help them minister to the needs of the faithful of the Archdiocese of Washington.

Location:
Pastoral Center
5001 Eastern Avenue Hyattsville, MD 20782

Time:
April 30, 1:00pm – 5:00pm - May 1, 8:30am – 5:00pm

Cost:
N/A

Sponsorsed By:
The Archdiocesan Office of Black Catholics and of Hispanic Pastoral Affairs

For more information, contact:
Phone: 301-853-4500 - www.adw.org


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

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


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 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 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 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


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


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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