Mission of Faith Lecture Series


Mission of Faith Lecture Series

Our Continuing Mission: To Go Where There is Need

August 20 • 2 p.m.

Rev. Maurice Henry Sands

Executive Director for the Black and Indian Mission Office

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Father Sands oversees support of local diocesan communities to evangelize and provide outreach to materials needs in mission territories across the United States. Ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit in 2005, Father Sands served as a member of the Tekakwitha Conference and joined the Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church at the USCCB in 2010. In 2013, he was appointed assistant director on the Subcommittee on Native American Affairs and appointed to his current role at the Black and Indian Mission Office in September 2015.

A full-blooded Native American, Father Sands is a member of the Ojibway, Ottawa and Potawatomi tribes, who are known together as Anishnaabe – the People. His presentation will center on the Catholic Church’s ongoing efforts of Christian witness and service among indigenous populations.

Lectures, intended for a general audience, are free and open to the public.