October 14, 2015 // Uncategorized

SANKOFA celebrates Black Catholic faith and culture

St. Mary Mother of God Parish, 1101 Lafayette St., in Fort Wayne will host the 2015 SANKOFA: A Celebration of Black Catholic Faith and Culture from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7. The conference, themed, “Black Souls Matter: Standing on the Rock, Pressing Toward the Mark” features keynote speaker Brian Greenfield from Tampa, Florida, director of campus ministry for the Jesuit High School there. Breakout sessions will be held on evangelization, education, history, vocations, pastoral care and offer teen and young adult sessions for ages 15-21 with Deacon Mel Tardy. African Drum and Dance will perform as well. Mass will be celebrated by Father Ken Taylor, pastor of Holy Angels Parish in Indianapolis, at 4 p.m. with music by the Holy Angels Gospel Choir. Registration fee is $15 and includes lunch. To register visit diocesefwsb.org/dbcm. —Kay Cozad

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