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E-Newsletter of the

Subcommittee on African American Affairs (SAAA) 

 May 2015
In This Issue
Submit a Nominee for the 2015 Black Catholic Young Adult Listening Session
Purchase a Memorial Paver for the March from Selma
April 26 is Good Shephered Sunday
2015 Oracle National Summer Institute for Youth

Assistant Director African American Affairs




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Check out the latest items for our ministry!


Last Call for Black Catholic Young Adults to Participate in Listening Session May 29 - 31, 2015

There are only a few spaces left - you must submit your application by May 1, 2015. 


Click here for the application.  

Submit a Nominee for the 2015 Black Catholic Young Adult Listening Session


Music Institute June 23 - 24 and Conference June 24 - 27 in San Antonio, TX.  For the best rates register by May 22. Visit www.lykeconference.com.


Register Now - Institute for Black Catholic Studies 2015 Summer Program at Xavier University in New Orleans.

Sessions are June 29 - July 17, 2015.  See details at www.xula.edu/ibcs.


Are you keeping up with our Catholics and the Civil Rights Initiative?

See new interviews, educational presentations and other resource materials at the #RebuildingtheBridge page.


For Your Marriage - Online Resources for Black Catholics.


This series begins with an article by Marc and Kiki Barnes of New Orleans LA.  We are looking to share encouraging, real life stories of marriage and family life in our community.  For more information or to contribute, contact Donna Grimes (dgrimes@usccb.org or 202/541-3178).


Read Bishop Shelton Fabre's Easter Message  
Share Bishop Braxton's 2015 Pastoral Letter, Text & Study Guide on The Racial Divide in the United States.
New Illustrated Storybooks Help Children Grow in Faith Using the Two Feet of Love in Action.


Published by Loyola Press in collaboration with USCCB, Greet Street and Drop by Drop teach discipleship using the theme of God's are for Creation at home and abroad. Read all about it and order here.


Pre-Order The History of Black Catholics in the United States (updated) by Cyprian Davis OSB. 


The publisher is offering a 30% discount for 1-23 copies of pre-orders and on all their publications ordered by May 31, 2015. Use discount code HBC30 and email sales@crossroadpublishing.com or call 845-517-0180.


Webinars for Black Catholic Ministry Available Online. 


Visit our webinars page to view. Future topics in development may include:


-Models of Family Life Ministry

-Street Violence, #BlackLivesMatter, Mass Incarceration, Restorative Justice, Abolishing the Death Penalty

-Planning a Diocesan/Regional Black Catholic Convocation

-Becoming Multicultural Black Catholic Communities

-Your Interests - Donna (dgrimes@usccb.org or 202-541-3178)

We're Still Rebuilding the Bridge with the Catholics and the Civil Rights Initiative.


-View Dr. Cecilia Moore's instructive presentation

-Watch videos in remembrance of the 1965 March from Selma to Montgomery, at St. Jude Catholic (Montgomery AL) held March 25, 2015

-Learn about the solid support of the Greek Orthodox community from 1965 to today

-Continue browsing the site and come again!


Save these Dates:


March 4-5, 2016 - Marriage on A Lampstand: National Black Catholic Marriage Symposium in Chicago IL


August 5-7, 2016 - Third African Eucharistic Congress in Washington DC


July 5-8, 2017 - National Black Catholic Congress XIII 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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