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E-Newsletter of the

Subcommittee on African American Affairs (SAAA) 

January/February 2015
In This Issue
Congratulations Bishop-elect Fernand Cheri!!!
February 1st is the 26th Annual National Day of Prayer for the African American and African Family
February 14 and 28 Watch An African American Ministry Forum on Catholics and the Civil Rights Movement with Dr. Cecilia Moore
50th Anniversary of the March from Selma to Montgomery
Soliciting Nominations for Participants at 2015 Black Catholic Young Adult Convening
Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) Seeks Nominations of Catholic Young Adults Fighting Causes of Poverty
Guidelines for Receiving International Pastoral Ministers
2015 Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers (BICM) Training
Save the Date for Congress XIII

Assistant Director African American Affairs

                 

  


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Dear Friends,

 

Happy 2015! Here is some good news for our ministry. 

 

Congratulations Bishop-elect Fernand Cheri!!!
 

On January 12, 2015 Pope Francis named Father Fernand Cheri III OFM, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.  See press release.  The episcopal installation will be on March 23.  

 

February 1st is the 26th Annual National Day of Prayer for the African American and African little-boy-praying.jpgFamily              

"Courage, I am Praying for You ..." - click here to download the resource.
  
February 14 and 28 Watch An African American Ministry Forum on Catholics and the Civil Rights Movement with Dr. Cecilia Moore

 

The two sessions will be from 9:30 am - 11:30 am Pacific Standard Time. Click here to participateAn archived version will be available a week or so later.
 
 

50th Anniversary of the March from Selma to Montgomery

 

Join the pilgrimage to the Archdiocese of Mobile March 8 in Selma and March 24 in Montgomery. 

 

For more information, visit and bookmark the site - Rebuilding the Bridge: African American Affairs' 50th Anniversary Initiative

 

You won't want to miss these pages:
 

Educational Resources


Catechetical and Prayer Resources (Prayer, Civil Rights Rosary, Civil Rights Stations of the Cross)


Multimedia Resources 
(interviews and video clips)


Solidarity Events (Online teach-in, Mass times in Selma/Montgomery)

 
Reflections

  

Soliciting Nominations for Participants at 2015 Black Catholic Young Adult Convening, May 29-31, 2015        

  

USCCB - African American Affairs is seeking 25 Black Catholic Young Adults to help develop viable approaches and resources for evangelization and leadership development.   

An ideal nominee is an active Catholic of African descent, who is between 25 - 35 years of age and is endorsed by a leader from a national Catholic organization, arch/diocese, educational institution or parish. 

 

The nomination form and procedures will be sent via separate communication.
 
 
 

Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) Seeks Nominations of Catholic Young Adults Fighting Causes of Poverty by March 15                  
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Nominate a faithful Catholic between the ages 18-40 for the 2015 Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award. 

CCHD gives this award annually to an individual(s) addressing problems in their local communities, working with social justice organizations or leading social concerns efforts on college campuses.

 

The nominee must be actively engaged in work on the local or national level to break the cycle of poverty in the United States.  The winner receives $1000 at a reception at the June meeting of the U.S. Catholic Bishops. Get info here  

 

Guidelines for Receiving International Pastoral Ministers   
 

Just 3 Regional Trainings Remain. Read (CCLV) announcement.

 

2015 Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers (BICM) Training
 

Pittsburgh PA, May 15-17, 2015

 

Contact: Mrs. Greta Stokes Tucker

Diocese of Pittsburgh

Office for Cultural Diversity and Persons with Disabilities

412-456-3170 or mtucker@diopitt.org

 

Go to the BICM website for more information about trainings.

 

Save the Date for Congress XIII
 

July 5-8, 2017 in Orlando, FL.

 

Please feel free to contact me at 202-541-3178 or dgrimes@usccb.org.

Your Partner in Ministry,
  

Donna Toliver Grimes

Assistant Director - African American Affairs

USCCB Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church 

 

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