The time to act is NOW. But what can we do? Join us to celebrate the Eucharist, listen and learn from two Keynote Speakers, find out about resources to enable effective change, and discern what the Holy Spirit is calling you to be and to do.
Rev. Oscar Pratt: “Are you Aware?”
Since his seminary days Fr. Pratt has been involved in the work of the Office for Black Catholics for the Archdiocese. He is also a member of the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus. Fr. Pratt has spent several summers at the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University of New Orleans, Louisiana, completing a Master of Theology in 2018. Read Full Biography Here.
Dr. Jeannine Fletcher Hill: “Are you Committed?”
Jeannine Hill Fletcher, Th.D. is Professor of Theology at Fordham University and board member of the grassroots social justice organization, the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition—an inter-generational, multi-racial, multi-religious group organizing to address social justice issues in New York City and beyond. Read Full Biography Here.
More detailed information and resources can be found at www.bostoncatholic.org/socialjustice.
CONVOCATION PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:
- 10:00am Holy Mass concelebrated by Cardinal Seán O’Malley (Homilist) and Rev. Oscar Pratt, Pastor, St. Katharine Drexel, Roxbury
- 10:50am Welcome, Objectives and Overview
- 11:00am 1st Keynote Speaker, Rev. Oscar Pratt, Pastor, St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Roxbury, “Historic and Personal Experience of Racism in Boston and How We Can Work in Solidarity Now”
- 11:30am 2 nd Keynote Speaker, Prof. Jeannine Hill Fletcher, Professor of Theology, Fordham University, “How White Christian Theology can be Oriented Toward Anti-Racist Projects”
- 12:00pm Update on Social Justice Ministry, Preview of Planned Events for 2021, Resources for Parishes, Commitment Cards
- 12:25pm Closing Prayer