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Martin Luther King, Jr. Black History Month Celebration
February 20, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Office of Black Catholic Ministry announces a combined Martin Luther King Jr., and Black History Month celebration Saturday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle. Bishop Ferdinand Cheri, auxiliary bishop of New Orleans, dubbed the dancing bishop’ for his joyful singing and dancing during his episcopal ordination in 2015, will be the guest speaker.
Bishop Cheri was raised in New Orleans. He taught at St. Augustine High School and served as assistant campus minister at Xavier University. Just before his ordination he was campus minister at Quincy University in Quincy, Ill.
He is a nationally renowned archivist of black religious music and has written several articles and books on black Catholic worship and liturgy. He received his master’s of divinity degree from Notre Dame Seminary and a master’s of Theology degree from Xavier University of Louisiana.