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Diocese of Rockville Centre

Multicultural Office

In honor of Black History Month Print E-mail

The Brooklyn Vicariate for Black Catholic Concerns The Rockville Centre Office of Multicultural Diversity
Catholics of African Ancestry and Haitian American Apostolate Ministry

Would like to invite you to a Revival with

Rev. Freddy Washington, CSSp,
Pastor of St. Mark the Evangelist, Harlem, New York

A member of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans), Father Freddy Washington, CSSp, is pastor of St. Mark the Evangelist Church in Harlem, New York. He is the former pastor of St. Mary Magdalene and St. Ambrose Parishes in Chicago.

Father Washington is an associate professor of Pastoral Theology at Xavier University in New Orleans and an adjunct Instructor of Pastoral Theology at Loyola-Marymount University in Los Angeles. He earned his Bachelors of Arts degree From Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, a Master of Divinity from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, a Master of Theology from Xavier University in New Orleans and a Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH.

His many years of working in multicultural settings have offered him unique insight into the opportunities and challenges of discovering our true selves, drawing on all of our cultural gifts to become who we most authentically are.

Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 7:30pm, St. Brigid R.C. Church, 75 Post Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590
Sat., Feb. 13, 2016, 7:30pm, St. Joseph R.C. Church, 108-43 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11435

Theme: “An Instigator of Peace”

For Information Contact: Brooklyn Vicariate for Black Catholic Concerns #718-774-3806
Rockville Centre Office of Multicultural Diversity #516-678-5800, X239

On February 14, 2016, we will be blessed by

Bishop Fernand J. Cheri III, OFM
Auxiliary Bishop Archdiocese of New Orleans, Louisiana

who will preach at our annual concelebrated

Black History Month Mass of Thanksgiving

Where: Immaculate Conception Center
7200 Douglaston Parkway, Douglaston, NY 11362

Time: 4:00p.m. Cultural & 4:30p.m. Mass

Theme: “An Instigator of Peace”

Choir: Sr. Thea Bowman DRVC/Mass Choir
Formerly “Sounds in the Spirit of Praise” Brooklyn Diocesan Gospel Choir

Bishop Ferd is a Franciscan Friar of the St. Louis Province, ordained for 37 years. He served at Our Lady of Lourdes. NO; St. Joseph the Worker, Marrero, LA; St. Francis de Sales, NO; and St. Vincent de Paul, Nashville, TN. He taught at. St. Augustine High School, NO; Hales Franciscan H.S., Chicago; and at Althoff Catholic High, Belleville, IL. He was a Campus Minister at Xavier University and at Quincy University, Quincy, IL.

He received his M.Div. at Notre Dame Seminary, and a M.Th at Xavier University. He is an archivist of Black religious Music with over 4,800 recordings of gospel music with books and files of gospel music. He wrote “Songs of the Soul and the Soil: the History of Black Religious Music”; compiled two 9-volume Gospel Music Discographies; wrote “Black Catholic Liturgy” in the book TELL IT LIKE IT IS; “Mass of Thanksgiving” in FREEING THE SPIRIT magazine; and the contributing author to SWEET, SWEET SPIRIT: Prayer Services from the Black Catholic Church.

He is the convener of Go Down Moses Retreats for African American Young Men and worked with KUJENGA Youth Leadership in Chicago and the St. Louis/Belleville area. He is a revivalist and preacher whose testimony is “My grace is enough for you, for in weakness power reaches perfection” (2Cor 12:9).