Multicultural Ministry

St. John the Evangelist’s Multicultural Ministry, formerly known as the Diversity and Inclusion ministry or Diversity Committee, recognizes and shares our deep belief that we are all created uniquely different by the all-knowing God, and that’s beautiful.  As a community, our diversity is what makes us reflect the foretaste of our eternal home – the beatific vision.

We seek to welcome and recognize the various cultural groups within the parish community. By organizing and creating activities that show and tell the diverse ethnic backgrounds among us, we hope to bring about a better understanding and appreciation of all God’s people uniquely created in his image and likeness. In response to recent events, we are in the process of restructuring some of our goals and commitments to meet the growing changes we face in a world that is constantly evolving.

Previously, we participated in the Annual Pentecost Mass and celebration by having a bi-lingual Mass, offertory prayers, and Mass hymns said and sung in different languages. We have organized a multicultural café, which featured displays, presentations, and cuisine from around the world with a large world map and pins for guests to denote their country of origin. We have had workshops on topics that touch on sensitive issues regarding the differences among us.

Our Ministry hosts an Annual Retreat for the parish and we take on joint projects with other ministries in the parish, such as the Sister Parish Ministry.

You are  warmly invited to join our committee. Volunteers are always welcome and no experience necessary. The committee generally meets the third Wednesday of the month, 7:00 pm at Wilde Lake. For more information, to offer suggestions or to join the committee, contact Chairperson Ulumma Abii at uabii@yahoo.com or 443-538-7097, or Fr. Ferdinand Ezenwachi 410-964-1425 x313 ferdinand.ezenwachi@sjerc.org the spiritual director.

Cultural Cafe after the June 2019 Multicultural Mass

Multicultural Mass 2013