Sacred Heart Major Seminary, the Office for Black Catholic Ministry of the Archdiocese, and Catholic parishes in Detroit are sponsoring a four-part speaker series on the New Evangelization in the African American community. The four talks will focus on religious issues touching the experience of Black Catholics in Detroit and Christ’s call to bring the power of the Gospel into the city. The goal of the series is to rally Black Catholics from the parishes of Detroit around the call of Archbishop Vigneron to be missionary disciples in the African American community. The seminary and the Office of Black Catholic Ministry want to support and encourage Catholics and parishes to answer the Archbishop’s call to unleash the Gospel in the neighborhoods and communities of Detroit.

Three talks will be hosted at parishes serving the large African American community in Detroit. The series will culminate at Sacred Heart Major Seminary on September 14th. Cost is $8 for breakfast. Please make checks payable to Sacred Heart Major Seminary. Free will donations will also be collected for the cause of canonization for Sr. Thea Bowman.

February 2: Dr. Patricia Cooney-Hathaway on “Prayer: A Heart for Witness,” St. Augustine and St. Monica Catholic Church.

March 2: Dr. Mark Latkovic on “Evangelizing Detroit with Catholic Social Teaching,” St. Charles Lwanga Catholic Church.

May 11: Dr. Michael McCallion on “Taking a Knee: A Catholic, Intercultural Perspective,” Corpus Christi Catholic Church.

September 14: Dr. Daniel Keating and a panel of leaders of Detroit Christian communities on “Unleashing the Gospel in Our Neighborhoods,” Sacred Heart Major Seminary.

Come and learn how to unleash the Gospel more fully in our community!

Morning Event Format
Morning Praise(9:00am optional)
Gathering/Registration (opens at 9:00am)
Testimony by Parish Leader
Talk by Sacred Heart Professor
Table Discussion/Q&A