This Far By Faith: Celebrating Black Catholic History

Join Campus Ministry, Institute for Church Life, ND Folk Choir, Cushwa, and Sacred Music as we celebrate Black Catholic History with a series of events throughout the month of November. 

“For nearly 450 years on the North American continent, Catholics of African descent nurtured and maintained their faith and took courage and inspiration from it to sustain resistance against the oppression of slavery and create life-giving spaces and opportunities. This was nearly 450 years of uncommon faithfulness.” ~ M. Shawn Copeland, PhD, Uncommon Faithfulness: The Black Catholic Experience

FAITH: Friday, Nov. 3rd - Memorial of Saint Martin De Porres

11:30 am Mass in the African American Tradition
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Presider: Father Paulinus I. Odozor, CSSp, Theology, Notre Dame
Preacher: Deacon Mel Tardy, First Year of Studies, Notre Dame

7 pm - 8:45 pm This Far By Faith: Evening Prayer
Dillon Chapel
Featuring Voices of Faith and the ND Folk Choir
Presider: Brother Roy Smith, CSC, Columba Hall
Preacher: Kayla August, Campus Ministry University of Notre Dame
Cantor: Emorja Roberson, Baritone

HERITAGE: Tuesday, Nov. 7th - Documentary Film and Panel Discussion

7 pm Sisters of Selma: Bearing Witness to Change
Carey Auditorium, Hesburgh Library
Panelists: David Hooker, PhD, Kroc Institute, Notre Dame
Korey Garibaldi, PhD, American Studies, Notre Dame
Sr. Jamie T. Phelps, OP, Ph.D, Adrian Dominican Theologian and Preacher

CULTURE: Monday, Nov. 20th - Celebration

7 pm ÀSHE: Celebrating the Ancestors with Song and Dance
LaFortune Ballroom
Reception to follow