Catholic News Herald

Serving Christ and Connecting Catholics in Western North Carolina

The Diocesan African American Affairs Ministry and Catholic Charities are working together to offer Lunch & Learn workshops on Friday, May 19, in Charlotte and Winston-Salem to assist those involved in Church ministries to “Build Intercultural Competence.”

The Charlotte workshop will be held 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Diocesan Pastoral Center, 1123 S. Church S., and the Winston-Salem workshop will be held 2-4 p.m. at Catholic Charities’ new location at 1612 East 14th St., N.E.

Donna Toliver Grimes, assistant director for African American Affairs for the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops, will present both workshops.

This workshop, using content developed by the USCCB, is designed to help those involved in Church ministry to raise their awareness in the area of intercultural competency through guidelines recommended by the bishops’ Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church. This workshop is for people of every cultural, ethnic or racial group in the Church.

Anyone working in Church ministry is welcome, but space is limited to 75 people at each location, so pre-registration is required by Monday, May 15. Email Rosheene Adams, director of the diocesan African American Affairs Ministry, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with the event you want to attend, your contact information, diocesan/parish affiliation, and any food restrictions you have. Lunch will be provided.

— Joseph Purello