Confirmed  Office of Ethnic Ministries Diocesan events are below.   Scroll down for calendar.

Ethnic Ministry Events

Calendar of Events and Virtual Events 2020-21

For more information on  events Call Ethnic Ministries, 864-331-2627

SEPTEMBER, 2020

Saturday, September 19th

What We Have Seen and Heard: A Dialogue on Race

Via Webinar 10:00am- 12:00pm A discussion on the racial divide in America and what we are seeing and hearing play out in the streets across America.

Register in advance at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MfENnydvSoyWLapmweKhQA Participants are required to read the USCCB Pastoral Letter on Racism, “Open Wide our Hearts” prior to gathering. Document can be found at:

https://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/racism/upload/open-wide-our-hearts.pdf

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Monday, September 21st

Farewell to Sr. Roberta Fulton, SSMN

A virtual sendoff. 10:30 a.m. Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_U1qmNF7wSwCeHIsQI6MrTA

OCTOBER, 2020

Tuesday, October 6th

Diversity, Inclusion and Empathy Training for Catechetical Leaders & Other Adults Working with Youth

Via Webinar 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

A discussion on diversity, inclusion and ways in which Catechists and other youth leaders can create a culturally inclusive environment. Understanding racism and teaching empathy will be the main topic areas to be discussed. Catechists will receive 2.0 Certification hours for category; Social Justice, Gospel of Life.

Participants are required to read the USCCB Pastoral Letter on Racism, “Open Wide our Hearts” prior to gathering. Document can be found at:

https://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/racism/upload/open-wide-our-hearts.pdf

Open to catechetical leaders (including DREs, YMs, RCIA Directors, Evangelization Directors, Adult Faith Formation Directors, etc.), clergy, parents, volunteer catechists and team members, and anyone who is interested in learning more about Diversity, Inclusion and Empathy.

Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mjjmQ9hFRL-9kBJ6lu979g

Saturday, October 17th

Dialogue on Race for Middle and High School Students: Building Cultural Competency

Via Webinar 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

This will be an interactive experience on race and acceptance. Participants will learn about and share experiences in which behavior and communications involving peers of a different cultural background can sometimes be seen as insensitive. Examples on the influence of music and the arts on diversity and inclusion will be shared. The following pastoral letters: The Racial Divide in American by Bishop Edward Braxton and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Pastoral on Racism “Open up our Hearts will be discussed. Tips on how the use of Empathy and Reconciliation can help to bridge the gap associated with the racial divide in America.

For clergy, youth groups and individuals. Youth leaders are responsible for registering youth group and or CCD classes. Individual youth registrants will be sent a parents permission form to be completed.

Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DGMoiFs_RaGhiS4b4Tzs-Q

Wednesday, October 28th

The New Evangelization of Black Catholics during COVID-19 and Civil Unrest in America

Via Webinar 7pm-9pm

The purpose of this gathering is to revisit the National Black Catholics 2017 -2022 Pastoral Plan and come up with evangelization suggestion for our new reality of COVID -19 and Civil Unrest. Delegates are asked to review the plan and research ideas and best practices for our online discussion prior to our webinar. Delegates are to share parish updates in regard to the Pastoral Plan of Action. Screen sharing will be allowed if you want to share your presentation. Teams will be formed for presenting at our 2021 Heritage Celebration in February. A copy of the plan can be downloaded here.:
https://nebula.wsimg.com/96557e126389b688f85933c9e207c67f?AccessKeyId=BC1D04F48C0411888F51&disposition=0&alloworigin=1

This gathering is for the 2017 National Black Catholic Congress Diocesan Delegates and Priests, Religious Sisters and Deacons ministering to African American Catholics. Please register at

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cJ37hOS8TlCvmMzly01Apg

NOVEMBER, 2020 Black Catholic History Month

Friday, November 6th

First Friday’s Coffee, Tea, Saints and Faith Table Talk.

Via Webinar 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Celebrating the beginning of each month on First Friday with prayer, a look at hot topics in the news, special segment on living like Saints, guest presenters, diocesan upcoming events, and prizes. Join us with a cup of your favorite morning beverage. Register at:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Mrma5jkzSL-Rcd8lv3XL5g

Saturday, November 7th

Black Catholic History Month Celebration

Its Black Catholic History Month and a recording of the inaugural “First Friday Table Talk”  from November 6th 2020 featuring Charlton Singleton and a Black Catholic History discussion is available for your viewing at any time.

First Friday Coffee, Tea, Saints & Faith Table Talk

For information contact the Office of Ethnic Ministries at 864.331.2627 or email rmcnamara@charlestondiocese.org

Day/Time To Be Determined

117 Vietnamese Martyrs Feast Day Celebration; Time & Location TBD

For more information, contact Michael Tran at 864-331-2620 or mtran@charlestondiocese.org

Saturday November 14th

Diocese of Charleston Native American Catholic Heritage Celebration

For information contact the Office of Ethnic Ministries at 864.331.2627 or email

rmcnamara@charlestondiocese.org

DECEMBER, 2020

Friday, December 4th

First Friday’s Coffee, Tea, Saints and Faith Table Talk.

Via Webinar 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Celebrating the beginning of each month on First Friday with prayer, a look at hot topics in the news, special segment on living like Saints, guest presenters, diocesan upcoming events, and prizes. Join us with a cup of your favorite morning beverage. Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_som6Bt8hTwW15MPGqGdoxg

December 15-23rd

Simbang Gabi-Traditional Filipino Novena- Various Churches in the Diocese (TBA)

For more information, contact Michael Tran at 864-331-2620 or mtran@charlestondiocese.org

Friday, December 25th

Television Christmas Special – An afternoon in the Upstate with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston TIME: TBA program will be available on You Tube following the TV broadcast. For information contact the Office of Ethnic Ministries at 864.331.2627 or email rmcnamara@charlestondiocese.org

JANUARY, 2021

No Events Scheduled

FEBRUARY, 2021 Black History Month

Day/Time To Be Determined

Diocese of Charleston Black Catholic Heritage Celebration; Time & Location TBD.

For information contact the Office of Ethnic Ministries at 864.331.2627 or email rmcnamara@charlestondiocese.org

Friday, February 5th

First Friday’s Coffee, Tea, Saints and Faith Table Talk.

Via Webinar 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Celebrating the beginning of each month on First Friday with prayer, a look at hot topics in the news, special segment on living like Saints, guest presenters, diocesan upcoming events, and prizes. Join us with a cup of your favorite morning beverage. Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cNnCCoibRtSFy8KyA1xCFw

Tuesday February 22nd

Who’s talking to the Children about Diversity and Inclusion?

Via Webinar 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Children notice and experience more than we think they do when it comes to cultural differences and the racial divide in America. More and more young children are hearing and seeing issues related to the racial divide in America on the TV, during family discussion and among their peers. This can sometimes lead to misinformation and anxiety. It is important that we as Catholic adults help them to better understand what is happening and what should be happening. This webinar will take a look at some of the things that young children may see and hear and offer them age appropriate activities and talking points for you that will promote cultural competency and strengthen their belief in the power of prayer. For clergy, parents, teachers and anyone interested in the subject.

Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2pp-ywE9RDaQflwzZVbIUQ

MARCH, 2021

Friday, March 5th

First Friday’s Coffee, Tea, Saints and Faith Table Talk.

Via Webinar 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Celebrating the beginning of each month on First Friday with prayer, a look at hot topics in the news, special segment on living like Saints, guest presenters, diocesan upcoming events, and prizes. Join us with a cup of your favorite morning beverage. Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NxVrGKfiRreLUf8OLS5AzQ

APRIL, 2021

Friday, April 2nd

First Friday’s Coffee, Tea, Saints and Faith Table Talk.

Via Webinar 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Celebrating the beginning of each month on First Friday with prayer, a look at hot topics in the news, special segment on living like Saints, guest presenters, diocesan upcoming events, and prizes. Join us with a cup of your favorite morning beverage. Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_67HGqjo8S6umFNO6bpxsTA

Monday, April 12th

Diversity, Inclusion and Empathy Training for Catechetical Leaders & Other Adults Working with Youth

Via Webinar 10:00a.m.- 12:00noon

A discussion on diversity, inclusion and ways in which Catechists and other youth leaders can structure a culturally inclusive environment. Understanding racism and teaching empathy will be the main topic areas to be discussed. Catechists will receive 2.0 Certification hours for category; Social Justice, Gospel of Life. Participants are required to read the USCCB Pastoral Letter on Racism, “Open Wide our Hearts” prior to gathering. Document can be found at: https://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/human-life-and-dignity/racism/upload/open-wide-our-hearts.pdf

Open to catechetical leaders (including DREs, YMs, RCIA Directors, Evangelization Directors, Adult Faith Formation Directors, etc.), clergy, parents, volunteer catechists and team members, and anyone who is interested in learning more about Diversity, Inclusion and Empathy. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tQMIYoORRrefFfomtTDPtg

MAY, 2021 Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month

Saturday, May 1st

Asian & Pacific Islanders Pilgrimage for Mary, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Asian and Pacific Catholic Network (APCN) For more information, go to https://www.facebook.com/APCN-366177420165506/?fref=photo

Sunday, May 2nd

Diocese of Charleston Vietnamese Marian Day-Our Lady of La Vang Celebration

Location: Our Lady of La Vang Church, Greer; Time: 11:00am-4:00pm. For more information, contact Michael Tran at 864-331-2620 or mtran@charlestondiocese.org

Friday, May 7th

First Friday’s Coffee, Tea, Saints and Faith Table Talk.

Via Webinar 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Celebrating the beginning of each month on First Friday with prayer, a look at hot topics in the news, special segment on living like Saints, guest presenters, diocesan upcoming events, and prizes. Join us with a cup of your favorite morning beverage. Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RccU9AihQsaKgLebAJN9gg

JUNE, 2021

Friday, June 4th

First Friday’s Coffee, Tea, Saints and Faith Table Talk.

Via Webinar 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Celebrating the beginning of each month on First Friday with prayer, a look at hot topics in the news, special segment on living like Saints, guest presenters, diocesan upcoming events, and prizes. Join us with a cup of your favorite morning beverage. Register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FNZ0j1mrQsmPDyvM26nXiA