Category Archives: outreach

Promising Practices for December

765px-kwanzaa-myersReach out to invite the Black Community to pray with the Maryknoll Advent Reflection Guide: A season to embrace Gospel nonviolence.

Reach out to members of the community to organize a remembrance for World AIDS Day and for those living with HIV/AIDS.

Reach out to  area churches, synagogues, and mosques to pray for the abolition of slavery.

Reach out to invite members of the Black Community to a special Kwanzaa celebration.

 

 

 

Promising Practices for November

hhweek-logo-250pxReach out to organize an event to help end hunger and homelessness.

Reach out to the Black Community to create an ongoing practice of gratitude.

Reach out to work with area churches, synagogues, and mosques to organize a holiday food drive.

Reach out to invite members of the Black Community to a special Welcome celebration for Advent.

 

 

 

Promising Practices for August

653-0Reach out to work with area churches to plan a prayer vigil/day of prayer for an end of violence in our community, our nation, and our world.

Reach out to the Black Community to create a discussion group that focuses on Brothers and Sisters to Us, the United States Catholic Bishops Pastoral Letter on Racism.

Reach out to collaborate with area churches, mosques, and synagogues to sponsor a workshop for teens and pre-teens on how to develop solutions to bullying.

 

Promising Practices for May

JESUS MAFA. Pentecost, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=48388 [retrieved May 17, 2015].

JESUS MAFA. Pentecost, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved May 17, 2015].

Reach out to invite members of the Black Community to a special Come, Spirit, Come celebration for Pentecost. Celebrate the gifts of the Holy Spirit: Wisdom, Knowledge, Understanding, Fortitude, Good Counsel, Piety, and Fear of the Lord.

Reach out to members of the Black Community to ask for input for a summer vacation Bible school program for the community.

Reach out to the Black community to pray for the success of the African National Eucharistic Conference. Encourage your pastoral leaders to attend the conference.

 

 

Promising Practices for April

Easter - John 20:10-18

JESUS MAFA. Easter – Christ appears to Mary, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.[retrieved April 3, 2016].

Reach out to invite members of the Black Community to a Scripture study about peace in the Gospels.

Reach out on Earth Day to create a group to study Pope Francis’ Encyclical on care for our common home: Mother Earth.

Reach out to alcohol and drug addicts in the Black Community by welcoming various support groups to your parish community.

Reach out to your community to open a discussion on the importance of religious liberty.

 

Promising Practices for March

Reach out to the poor in Africa by joining the CRS Rice Bowl initiative.

Reach out to serve simple Lenten meals to the poor in your community.

Reach out to invite members of the Black Community to a special Welcome Home celebration for Easter.