Sacred Heart Major Seminary, the Office for Black Catholic Ministry of the Archdiocese, and Catholic parishes in Detroit are sponsoring a multi-part speaker series on the New Evangelization in the African American community. The 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.

The three talks will be hosted at parishes serving the large African American community in Detroit.

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.