The Office of Black Catholic Ministries will transition in May from one dynamic leader to another when current director Dr. Ansel Augustine leaves to
Ansel Augustine knows how to connect with teens and young adults, and employs multiple platforms, as was evident June 24 when he conducted a webinar through Loyola University’s Institute for Ministry (LIM).
More than 23,000 people are expected at the “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) being held Nov. 21-23 in Indianapolis, sponsored by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM).
Among the crowd will be approximately 150 teens, adult chaperons and Archbishop Gregory Aymond from the Archdiocese of New Orleans, said John Smestad Jr., director of the archdiocesan CYO/Young Adult Ministry office.
As if on cue, the sounds of sirens roared Feb. 24 outside the doors of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church on Louisiana Avenue as people of all ages and cultures took a prayerful stance as peacemakers in a violent world at the “Mass Against Violence.”
The young church needs plenty of tender, loving care, and so do those who minister to the young church. That’s why a contingent