Directors/Coordinators • Rev. Michael Harrington Director of Outreach and Cultural Diversity • Lorna DesRoses Coordinator of Office for Black Catholics • Rev. Jeremy St. Martin Coordinator of the Deaf Apostolate • Rev. Sean Carey Assistant Coordinator of the Deaf Apostolate • Karen Murray Coordinator for Persons with Disabilities • Rev. Richard Ulfring Airport/Seaport Chaplain
Mission • The office is mandated to assist the people of the Archdiocese and other Archdiocesan agencies in witnessing to the fact that all cultures bring unique gifts and talents to the Body of Christ. It serves as a witness to the universality of the Church and a resource for the continuance of Christ’s mission on earth.
We Serve… 27 Ethnic Apostolates
Largest Apostolates • 26 Portuguese-speaking (16 Brazilian) communities. • 11 Vietnamese communities • 8 Haitian Communities
Ethnic Ministries Asian
Asian • Chinese • Hmong • Cambodian • Filipino • Indonesian • Japanese • Syro-Malabar (India)
Asian (cont.) • Vietnamese
Asian (cont.) • Korean
Ethnic Ministries European
European • Portuguese • Lithuanian • Polish • Irish • Italian • German
Deaf Ministries • Supports local parishes and archdiocesan agencies in making their activities inclusive of and accessible to the deaf offering direct pastoral ministry to deaf persons throughout the entire Archdiocese.
Deaf Ministry Projects • Striving to make it possible for several youth from the deaf community to have a great experience of deepening their faith through pilgrimage at World Youth Day in Madrid next August. • Deaf Senior Wellness program
Deaf Contact Information www.deafcatholic.org Please call 617-746-5815 for religious related ASL interpretation
Rev. Richard Ulfring Airport/Seaport Chaplain Office: 617-567-2800 Fax: 617-746-5614 Airport/Seaport Chaplain
Black Catholic Ministries • African American • Haitian • Nigerian • Kenyan • Ugandan • Cape Verdian • Congolese • Eritrean/Ethiopian • Ghanaian
OBC Events and Programs • New Year’s Day Mass for Haitian Community • Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Prayer Service & Blood Drive • Liturgy Celebrating Black History Month • World Marriage Day Celebration • Mass Celebrating the feast of St. Charles Lwanga & His Companions • KujengaViongozi: Youth Leadership Retreat • Black Catholic Revival
Events (cont.) • Bishop James A. Healy Award Dinner • Urban Marriage Program • Black Catholic Choir/Imani Choir • Knights of St. Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary
Karen Murray Office for Persons with Disabilities Office: 617-746-5679 Fax: 617-746-5614 Ministry to Person with Disabilities
Mission • Ensure that all events, activities, facilities, programs & services are/become welcoming, inclusive and accessible within the Archdiocese of Boston. • Serve as support and resource to parishes and other diocesan ministries. • Assist parishes/staffs with resources/reasons to become welcoming & accessible to persons with disabilities. • Provide pastoral presence, support and empowerment to persons with disabilities and their families.
Goals of Cultural Diversity Office • Comprehensive calendar of Main Events/Celebrations for Jan 2011-Sept 2011. • Develop an enculturation program for all foreign born priests/sisters serving in our ethnic apostolates. • Updating all of our ethnic coordinators contacts & establishing a regular schedule for contact & discussion. • Establishing lay contacts in each parish of the apostolate i.e. Young Adult Leader(s) & Youth Leader(s). • Hold an ethnic young adult summit. • Establish an ethnic family faith & cultural event. • Encouraging Vocation teams.
Contact • Office of Outreach and Cultural Diversity Office: 617-746-5794 http://www.bostoncatholic.org/OutreachandCulturalDiversity.aspx