Many of you are already involved in evangelization activities and programs sponsored by your diocese, parish community, or religious community. Project Reach Out offers additional ideas and suggestions – called promising practices – for those wishing to design a particular program or expand existing programs for evangelization and outreach in the Black Community. Please add your own suggestions for Promising Practices or tell us about your experiences with these Promising Practices.
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.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from the American Broadcasting Company program Open Hearing 5 June 1957 By ABC Television (eBay front back) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Reach out to invite members of the community to an ecumenical prayer vigil/day of prayer for migrant workers, refugees, and those affected by human trafficking as we remember “We are One Family Under God.”
It is time to move from making statements about racial equality to showing concrete acts of love, compassion, and justice toward all people.Reach out to invite friends, colleagues, spiritual leaders, and anyone interested in working on racial justice to read, share, and commit to the actions suggested by Catholic Theologians of North America.