- Saturday | July 11, 2020
- 9:30 am
Saturday, July 11, beginning at 9:30 a.m., the Black Catholic Ministry Commission and the Archdiocese will host a Black Catholic March for Racial Justice. The march begins at St. Francis of Assisi Parish (1927 Vel R. Phillips Ave, Milwaukee), proceeds to the former site of Blessed Martin de Porres Parish (7th St. and Galena) and concludes at St. Benedict the Moor Parish (930 W State St., Milwaukee), for a distance of 1.3 miles.
We ask that participants begin gathering at 9 a.m. We recommend that people wear face masks and bring water bottles.
The Black Catholic March for Racial Justice will seek to:
- Publicly support and stand in solidarity with African Americans and members of the Black community, who suffer racial injustice.
- Denounce the sin of racism and racial injustice.
- Commemorate the commitment of the Catholic Church in Milwaukee to support African Americans and the Black communities through historic ministerial efforts of the following parishes: St. Benedict the Moor, Blessed Martin de Porres, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Boniface, and more recently St. Martin de Porres and All Saints.
If you have any questions, please contact Fessahaye Mebrahtu, our Director of Black Catholic & Ethnic Ministries, at 414-769-3393. (Her email address is on this page of the Archdiocesan website.)
Thanks for all that you do to proclaim the Gospel.
Take care and God bless,
Director Dignity of the Human Person
Coordinator Social Justice Ministry
Archdiocese of Milwaukee