November 2013 Black Catholic History Month Events
November is Black Catholic History Month. During this month, we acknowledge and celebrate the accomplishments of our Black brothers and sisters. Throughout history, people of color, African, Black, and Catholic, have played a historic role in the faith of the Church from the African who helped carry the cross of Jesus to present-day role models such as Sr. Thea Bowman and Archbishop James P. Lyke, Black people have witnessed the Good News of God’s love and challenge us to love one another.
We take time during this month to focus on our Black sisters and brothers through various essays, plays, prayer experiences, artwork, retreats, games, books, and videos. Black Catholic History Month can also be celebrated with displaying African symbols such as Kente cloth and pictures. There are many excellent resources available to assist you. Once again, the Office of Black Catholics is making available the “Blacks in Catholic History Moments” booklet which we hope will be a resource to enhance your planning for this annual celebration and help to spark discussion for your evangelization efforts.
Click here to download a copy of the 2013 Black Catholic History Month Resource Packet!
Veneration of the Relics of African Saints
St. Joseph Catholic Church, Largo, MD
Friday November 8, 2013 7:30 PM
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For more information contact Deacon Al Turner, Director, Office of Black Catholics, Archdiocese of Washington at (301) 853-5371 or email@example.com.