E-Newsletter of the

Subcommittee on African American Affairs (SAAA) 

April 2016
Dear Mission Disciples,
As we move into the Easter season, let us carry the joy of the Resurrection in our interactions with others and in all of our activities.  See important news below.

Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers (BICM) training at the Institute for Black Catholic Studies (IBCS) July 4-8, 2016! Registration is now open at www.xula.edu/ibcs.
Find out about Summer 2016 Master of Theology and Certification & Enrichment (C&E) course offerings. Get details and forms needed to register by the deadline of June 27, 2016. Scholarship requests, however, must be received by April 15, 2016.
More Details Available for the International African American Catholic Evangelization Conference (IAACEC) in Louisville, KY, June 9-12, 2016.

Check out the exciting line-up of national known speakers. View program schedule of dynamic and engaging sessions.
Getting Ready for Congress 12 - July 6-9, 2017, Orlando, FL.

See guidance from the National Black Catholic Congress Office at these links:
News from Pax Christi USA - National Assembly, August 14-16, 2016 in Baltimore, MD.

Click here for details and registration
Congratulations Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary (FHM) on your Centennial Anniversary!

We appreciate your loving service in the Black Catholic community from 1916-2016, and beyond. Praying for an increase in vocations to consecrated religious life. 
Ready and Study Year of Mercy Reflections for Action.

Here's one by Michael P. Howard. Please send other articles and reflections on this topic, as well as examples of how this message is taking shape locally. Submit your contributions to Donna Grimes at dgrmies@usccb.org
Marriage on a Lampstand Symposium Sparks Excitement

For affirming and supporting Black families.  Read the Assistant Director's reflection here
African National Eucharistic Congress - August 5-7, 2016 inWashington, DC.  

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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