This Far By Faith: Celebrating Black Catholic History


Location: Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Join Campus Ministry, McGrath Institute for Church Life, and MSPS 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

Closing Celebration

Monday, November 19

5:15 p.m.
Closing celebration of Black Catholic History Month with Bishop Fernand J. Cheri, Archdiocese of New Orleans and Deacon Mel Tardy, First Year of Studies

6:30 p.m.
Remick Commons, ACE Building
Closing celebration reception with Bishop Fernand J. Cheri, Archdiocese of New Orleans