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Virtual worship night for youth and young adults going live tonight at 6pm CST

A free virtual event for youth and young adults is scheduled for tonight featuring Black Catholic priests and laymen speaking on vibrant Christianity in the digital age.

Anchored in Christ Ministry and Meet Me at the Well Ministries are hosting a virtual lock-in for youth and young adults tonight at 6pm CST entitled "Recognizing Jesus in a Digital World".

The event will feature various forms of worship including praise dancers and gospel music, as well as a live DJ (Dat Dude), Bible trivia, and curated discussion groups.

The slate of 5 speakers hail from around the country. Fr Dwayne Davis is pastor of St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Brooklyn, where the event organizers are based.

Another speaker, Evangelist Gregory McMullen, also hails from Brooklyn but is currently based in Atlanta.

Fr Norman Fischer is a priest in the Diocese of Lexington, where he pastors St Peter Claver Catholic Church and serves as chaplain of Lexington Catholic High School. (He was also once referred to in the local press as a "rapping priest".)

Andrew Lyke, of Arusi Network and co-author of "Marriage on a Lampstand" with his wife Terri, hails from Chicago.

Also speaking is Deacon Ajani K. Gibson, a New Orleanian set to be ordained to the priesthood in June and installed the next month as his home parish, St Peter Claver Catholic Church.

The event is free and interested parties can register on Zoom here.

Nate Tinner-Williams is co-founder and editor of Black Catholic Messenger, in priesthood formation with the Josephites, and a ThM student with the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University of Louisiana (XULA).