Thursday November 6, 2008

Soulful Sound

The 6 p.m. Mass in the Immaculate Conception Chapel Nov. 16 will be a soulful musical celebration of Black Catholic History Month.

At a Nov. 16 UD Mass commemorating Black Catholic History Month, the music director of a black Catholic church in Cincinnati promises to soulfully infuse the service's music with African-American spirituality.

The director, Wylie Howell of St. Joseph Catholic Church, will rehearse with volunteer singers and musicians at 4:45 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Chapel; Mass begins at 6 p.m. All are welcome to participate in the choir.

Lectors, Eucharistic ministers and liturgical dancers also are needed for the service; for information or to volunteer, contact Emily Strand, campus minister for liturgies, at 229-5750 or via e-mail.

Father Paul Marshall, S.M., who co-edited the book Songs of Our Hearts, Meditations of Our Souls: Prayers for Black Catholics (2006, St. Anthony Messenger Press) with UD religious studies professor Cecilia Moore and another editor, will preside over the Mass.