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Sylvia WilberDeacon Joe VangKhou ThorFr. Celestine Byekwaso

As Christians, we are called to listen and know the stories of our brothers and sisters. We must create opportunities to hear, with open hearts, the tragic stories that are deeply imprinted on the lives of our brothers and sisters, if we are to be moved with empathy to promote justice.” - Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love – A Pastoral Letter Against Racism

Inspired by the 2018 pastoral letter against racism from the USCCB, the Open Wide Our Hearts photo exhibit provides an opportunity for viewers to learn from the experiences of people of color in our Catholic communities.

The exhibit, which will travel to parishes schools and other locations throughout the Diocese of Green Bay, features photos of Catholics from various racial and ethnic backgrounds alongside written narratives that document what life in the church has been like for them as a person of color. 

We invite you to come experience this exhibit to be inspired by their witness and challenged by their words to continue to build a church where all are welcome. Dates and locations of upcoming events will be added as they are scheduled.


Upcoming Exhibit Dates:

March 7 -March 12, 2020
St. Thomas the Apostle – 8100 Brunner Road, Newton, WI 53063
Before/after masses March 7 and 8
During week of March 9-12, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 12, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

March 14-March 16, 2020
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton – 2771 Oakwood Dr., Green Bay
Discussion of Exhibit – Sunday, March 15, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

March 28 – March 29, 2020
St. Mary Catholic Church, Algoma

April 18-26, 2020
St. Agnes Parish, Green Bay
Viewing During Weekend Masses

Interested in hosting the exhibit at your location?  
Please complete the Host Location Interest Form.

Exhibit Coverage in The Compass Newspaper

For more information, contact Peter Weiss in the Office of Living Justice at (920) 272-8321 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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USCCB website | Combatting Racism

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