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Brothers and Sisters To Us, Pastoral Letter on Racism
Candidates for Sainthood in the African-American Community provide the faithful with encouragement and hope on how to live a saintly life. They each have contributed to the mission of the church in their own unique way and we celebrate their road to sainthood. Click on each name below to view a beautiful collage. Venerable Pierre Toussaint Venerable Henriette Delille Fr. Augustus Tolton Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange
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This year's theme is "The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Me. Act justly, love goodness, and walk humbly with your God." The convention site is Hyatt Orlando. If you are interested in securing a seat on the bus for a fee please contact the Office for Black Catholics, obc@richmonddiocese.org or (804) 622-5262. The Office for Black Catholics will have color coded shirts available for all attendees. Register directly with the National Black Catholic Congress Office. 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Office > Black Catholics

Office for Black Catholics

Purpose: The Office for Black Catholics fosters the rich diversity of the Black Catholic Community within the Diocese of Richmond. Its mission is to evangelize, enhance and celebrate the contributions of persons of African descent and the gifts they have to offer the Church and society. Guided by the Holy Spirit, the Office for Black Catholics advocates for an increase in vocations, diverse leadership, equality in education, social justice and pastoral ministries throughout the Church and the community. The office’s outreach is accomplished through the coordinated efforts of diocesan staff resources, parish staff and dedicated volunteers.

YOU ARE MOST WELCOME!

Welcome to the Office for Black Catholics! We strive to promote inclusion by sharing the richness of the black culture with the Catholic community at large. ~ Pam Harris, Director


Join us on Saturday, March 25, 2017, as we celebrate the contributions of strong leaders in the Black Catholic Community. For tickets please contact the Office for Black Catholics, obc@richmonddiocese.org or (804) 622-5262


Celebrate Black History Month!

St. Josephine Bakhita was born in Sudan 1869 and died in 1947. She was kidnapped and sold into slavery, and yet through it all her unwavering faith called her to be with the Daughters of Charity. She was a witness of the love of God and community. She was well known for her humility and her kindness. Her feast Day is February 8. Source

Sr. Thea Bowman converted to Catholicism when she was a young girl and joyously spread the Gospel as her mission in life. As an adult she entered into the order of Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration. Her trust in God enabled her to share her cultural and spiritual gifts. Her love for God was evident even as she battled cancer, which finally took her life in 1990. Source

Daniel Rudd is the founder of the National Black Catholic Congress, a gathering that began in 1889 to address the concerns of African American Catholics, such as education and employment. 5 congresses were held between 1889 and 1894. It wouldn’t be until 1987 the next congress would be held and has been every 5 years since. The next congress will be July 6-9, 2017, in Orlando, FL.  To learn more about Daniel Rudd and the National Black Congress click here.


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