Workshop Celebrates Religious Contributions of African-Americans

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – If you hurry, there’s still time to attend the Province’s African-American Ministry Committee workshop beginning tomorrow at Washington Theological Union.

The workshop, titled “Ingredients for Ministry in the African-American Community,” takes place April 10 to 11. “It is a time of celebration, information and pride in the African-American contribution to the Catholic Church,” according to committee chair David Hyman, OFM.

The program is open to all friars, who are encouraged to invite their partners in ministry. “We are encouraging friars to invite an interested partner in ministry or two to attend the program with the friars,” said David. Sixteen rooms are reserved at WTU.

Fr. Giles Conwill of Morehouse College and Fr. Donald Sterling of the Archdiocese of Baltimore are the featured speakers.

The committee is also eagerly anticipating a visit from Fr. Ferd Cheri, who will travel from St. Louis, Mo. Fr. Cheri is director of the Althoff Gospel Crusaders at Althoff Catholic High School. 

A $175 registration fee includes food and lodging; $75 without lodging.

For more information, or to attend, contact David at 706-543-2293.