Black Catholics, Yes! Radio Ministry
Black Catholic, Yes! premiered Sept. 17, 1995 on WIMG 1300 AM with Sister Loretto Evans, OSP, director of the Office of Black Apostolate at the time as hostess.
Marianne Hartman, diocesan director of the Office of Radio and Television, and Johnny Morris, owner and CFO of WIMG developed the show. The program highlights Black Catholics in the Diocese of Trenton and personalities in the church. Angela Dodson, a journalist, writer and editor, has been hostess of the program since November 2000.
Guests on the show have included Bishop Gordon D. Bennett, S.J., Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore; Dr. Horace Clarence Boyer, noted gospel music historian and writer, and Grason Warren Brown, liturgist and musician.
Black Catholics, Yes! has won awards from the Catholic Communication Campaign since its premier. Listen to Black Catholics, Yes! on WIMG 1300 AM or on the internet at www.wimg1300.com
Black Catholic, Yes! can be heard on 89.3 New Jersey Catholic Radio, Thursdays at 4:30pm, Saturdays at 7:30 pm WHTG-AM 1410, Sundays at 8 am, WIMG-AM 1300, Sunday, 2:05 pm, Monday, 1:05 am.
Kujenga is a Swahili word meaning leadership. It is an African American Catholic Youth Leadership Conference designed to provide Christ-centered, family-oriented leadership training for African-American high school age students (grade9-12), and members of youth groups. The retreat is a celebration of culture, customs and traditions of the African, African-American witnessed through the Catholic faith. Kujenga is designed to affirm a positive self-identity that flows from their identity of Christ and encourage youth to share their gifts with their family, community and Church.
Martin Luther King Day of Service
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service honors the example of service and sacrifice embodied by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the occasion of his birthday that includes cleaning area outreach facilities, and putting together bags of toiletries, school supplies and lunches for less fortunate individuals in and around the City of Trenton. The diocesan observance is modeled after many that have taken place across the nation since 1994 when Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, designating the national day of volunteer service. The event is now widely known as “A Day On, Not a Day Off,” and seeks to promote Dr. King’s message that “Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.” Since the earliest days of his ministry as a spiritual and civic leader, Dr. King embraced the value of volunteerism and service. In 1957, he stated, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are we doing for others?” Download the service kit from 2012
Authentically Black, Truly Catholic
This is a multimedia and interactive presentation that highlights Black Catholic History from the pages of the bible to the annals of American History. Topics include the decentancy of Ham in Genesis, the first Black Catholic territory in the United States, historical milestones, and notable Black Catholics.