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Revival 2020: Anchored in Hope

Next date: Dec 31, 1969 - click here for time schedule - English

The archdiocesan Office of Black Catholic Ministry will host Revival 2020: "Anchored in Hope"

Four evenings of Praise and Worship, engaging prayer, unity in Christ, generous hospitality prepared by our parishes with inspiring and uplifting sermons by Fathers Charles and Chester Smith, SVD.

The schedule for this event is as follows:

Sunday, February 16:

  • Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 1301 NW 71st, Miami, FL, 305-691-1701
  • 3:30 p.m. Complimentary Dinner    
  • 4:45 p.m. Praise and Worship
  • 5 p.m. - Revival Service

Monday, February 17

  • St. Helen Catholic Church, 3033 NW 33rd Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33311, 954-731-7314
  • 5:30 p.m. Complimentary supper      
  • 6:45 p.m. Praise and Worship
  • 7 p.m. - Revival service

Tuesday, February 18

  • St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 15700 NW 20th, Ave. Road, Miami Gardens, FL, 305-705-2010
  • 5:30 p.m. Complimentary supper     
  • 6:45 p.m. Praise and Worship
  • 7 p.m. Revival service

Wednesday, February 19: Youth and Young Adult Night

  • Visitation Catholic Church, 100 NE 191 St, Miami, Fl 33179, 305-652-3624
  • 4:30 p.m. Complimentary Refreshments    
  • 5:45 p.m. Praise and Worship
  • 6 p.m. Revival Service

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Identical twins, Fathers Charles and Chester Smith, SVD, say they want their journey to the priesthood from a Chicago housing project to be an example of hope for young blacks.

"People look toward us as a sign of hope. People see us and see men who didn’t have the best things growing up, make some good of their lives and they say, maybe I can do that,” said Father Charles Smith. 

The Smiths, the first black twins to become Roman Catholic priests in the United States, were ordained together April 16, 1988. They are members of the Society of the Divine Word religious order and the Bowman-Francis Ministry Project that serves the Black Catholic Diaspora. They work for the spiritual development and betterment of health and elevated quality of life for all people of African descent. They have traveled the world to provide hope to youth, young adults and adults, through conferences, revivals, retreats, leadership workshops, and books. 



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