Our year-long Golden Jubilee celebrations began during Advent
(Nov. 28-29, 2020) at our 47 Parishes-Missions. Click on the link to read Our 50th Anniversary Prayer.
This year, there will be many events celebrating our 50th Anniversary, including special Masses, Days of Service by Catholic Charities, Multicultural Festivals in late summer, the Eucharistic Congress in October, concerts in November and the Final Celebratory Masses at the end of November. We welcome all who can come to Memphis to join us so “That all may be one.” You are welcome to email questions about these events to: firstname.lastname@example.org
CCWTN Days of Service
Through our wonderful Catholic Charities of West Tennessee, our Diocese will hold special Jubilee Year Community Service activities in each of our four Deaneries. Serving together to support our neighbors struggling with food insecurity, homelessness, and literacy gaps. There were family friendly events to pack snack packs, hygiene kits, and literacy kits to be distributed locally in areas of most need across West Tennessee.
Please join us at the first Diocesan Multicultural Festival on August 28th on the grounds of St. Louis Parish (203 S. White Station Rd. in Memphis) to celebrate the cultural tapestry of our diocese. Your “taste around the world” will include delicacies from: Columbia, El Salvador, Honduras, India, Korea, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Vietnam and the United States of America.
Sit at a picnic table while you enjoy your tasty treats and watch a variety of entertainers, such as: Aztec and Indian dancers, musicians and even a Filipino fashion show. Take a break between treats and go shopping at the crafts fair.
Tickets are available at $1.00 for purchase on-site to sample food items, beverages and to purchase a 50th Anniversary Commemorative T-shirt ($10 small to x-large, $12 for xx-large and xxx-large.). Food samples are priced by each host team and may require more than 1 ticket.
Our deepest appreciation to all the host teams who are donating their time and talent by planning, preparing and serving the food for everyone.
Several volunteer opportunities are available. Please click on this SignUpGenius link and find a time to help. Thank you for your willingness to help make this event success.
Click on the link for the Schedule of Events for August 28. Details below.
MC Program Aug 28
EMCEE – SERGIO VASQUEZ
11:00 AM Festival officially begins
11:30 AM Invocation by Bishop David Talley, Bishop of Memphis
12:00 PM Indian Spindrellaz Dancers and Bollywood Dancers
12:30 PM Indian Fashion Show
1:30 PM Company D Dancers
2:30 PM Filipino Band
3:00 PM Folkloric Ballet – Mexico
3:30 PM Danza Del Divino Jesus – Mexico
4:00 PM Danza Azteca Xochiquetzal — Mexico
5:30 PM Cultural Presentation from the Philippines
6:00 PM The Malong Dance — Philippines
6:30 PM Banda Konquistadora — Mexico
7:00 PM Festival Ends
Eucharistic Congress (Oct. 8-9)
A Eucharistic Congress is a gathering of clergy, religious, and laity to bear witness to the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. The Eucharistic Congress will host several inspired guest speakers.
We welcome anyone who wants to sponsor or advertise or be an exhibitor at the Eucharistic Congress. Please review the attachment for details: Sponsorship Exhibitor Vendor Letter_rev
Special Concerts (Nov. 7, 12)
End of Anniversary Masses (Nov. 20-21).