The third Archdiocesan Black Catholic Congress will be held on Dec. 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Flaget Center, 1935 Lewiston Drive. The theme of the Congress is “Jesus is the Center of My Joy.”
The event, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Louisville’s Office of Multicultural Ministry (OMM), is intended to provide an opportunity to “embrace the new evangelization from an Africentric perspective while addressing the spiritual and human needs of the African diaspora,” a news announcement from the OMM said.
Among the speakers are Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, Redemptorist Father Maurice J. Nutt, Father John T. Judie, Dr. Kathlene Dorsey Bello and Dr. Tyrone Powers. The archdiocese’s delegates to the National Black Catholic Congress XI also will speak.
The day features a variety of workshops on such topics as spirituality, evangelization, ministering with youth and families, leadership development, vocations and more. It also includes youth and children’s programming.
Early registration is due by Nov. 21 and the cost is $40 for adults and $25 for youth in the fourth through 12th grades. Registration after Nov. 21 is $50 for adults and $30 for youth. Participants should bring a Bible.
A Pre-Congress Seniors Institute is scheduled for Dec. 12 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Flaget Center. The cost for this day is $5.
For more information about both programs, call 636-0296 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.