African American Affairs E-Newsletter
  April 2017 
Loving God, we thank you for Lent, Easter and Spring.  Here are 6 news items for your ministry. 


Donna Grimes
Assistant Director of African American Catholics

Register for The National Black Catholic Congress XII

Register today for The National Black Catholic Black Catholic Congress  this July 6-9, 2017, Orlando, FL.  Early rates extended to April 21st! 

Calling a Church to Justice 

Learn how faith and justice motivated Daniel Rudd  to establish the National Black Catholic Congress (NBCC) by reading this new book by Gary Agee, Liturgical Press, 2017. 

Confirmed: Congress XII Conversation - African Descendant Bishops & Young Adults 

Black Catholic Millennials meet and dialog with the Bishops, now a part of Congress XII programming: Thursday, July 6 from 7:30 - 10 pm. 

Youth Ministers Retreat 

There only a few spaces remain for this unique leadership development opportunity August 4-6, 2017 in Bethesda,MD for emerging youth ministers working with African American and Native American adolescents. Send nominations in now. 

Announcing Oracle National Summer Institute for Youth 

From June 17 to July 4, 2017. Now accepting registrations for this informative and transformative program of ministry for our youth. 

Come to the Institute for Black Catholic Studies (IBCS)

US Conference of Catholic Bishops - 
Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church (SCDC)
Donna Toliver Grimes, Assistant Director 
Subcommittee on African American Affairs
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