My wife is an African American of protestant background. Since I reconnected with my Catholic roots a year ago and have been faithfully attending Mass every Sunday, I haven’t felt a connection or feeling of acceptance, resulting in a reluctance to take my entire family to Mass. This feeling is one that even my wife picked up on and we’ve talked about it. It’s an area I think I can help in to foster better relations among all ethnicities at our church. I’d do this by first conferring with the Pastor and formulating a plan to embrace all racial ethnicities and encourage them to attend our church, facilitating events that cultivate relationships with our community, which is rich in diversity. We will explore creating a committee within the church dedicated to this cause.

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