By Father Timothy Gollob
Special to The Texas Catholic
In the “Save the Date” section of The Texas Catholic, there are always a good many announcements of activities taking place in the various parishes of the diocese. We are all caught up in the ebb and flow of our own local parish, but these events can introduce us to other members of our little world called the Diocese of Dallas.
Sometimes it is difficult to identify with these activities because we do not know the speaker or the location of the parish. Sometimes we just don’t want to commit to another morning, evening or weekend.
But I want to tout the May 16-18 event called “Awakening the Spirit: Catching the Fire!” sponsored by the diocesan Black Catholics Come Home Committee. It will take place in two different venues.
Up first, a 7 p.m. May 16 Mass at St. Anthony Catholic Church, located at 3786 Myrtle Street near Fair Park at 7 p.m. will feature Msgr. Ray East pastor of St. Teresa Catholic Church in Washington, D.C. as the homilist. He will speak on the beauty and value of each human person.
Msgr. East attended Holy Trinity Seminary in Irving. He came to Oak Cliff on the weekends to work with our young people by sharing the power of the word of God. He is a devoted sponsor of the Missionaries of Charity of Mother Teresa. He puts the fire of the Holy Spirit into every lecture, every Mass, every homily in which he participates.
On May 17, there will be a full day of praise and workshop opportunities at Holy Cross Catholic Church at 5004 Bonnie View Road, right off Loop 12. Young people and old pilgrims are invited to meet together to fire up their souls.
The weekend will culminate in a May 18 Mass at 9 a.m. at Holy Cross.
Find out more by visiting www.cathdal.org/blackcatholics.