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E-Newsletter of the

Subcommittee on African American Affairs (SAAA) 

October/November 2015
In This Issue
Catholic Social Ministry Gathering (CSMG)
It's back -- Plenty Good Room
2 Bibliographies for Your Black Catholic Minstry Tool Kit
Empower Catholic Ministry with MyUSCCB
You are Cordinally Invited to Submit Articles for This Newsletter
Exciting Upcoming Events

Assistant Director African American Affairs




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Greetings Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ! Please read our exciting news.  
Catholic Social Ministry Gathering (CSMG)
Catholic Social Ministry Gathering (CSMG). Plan to attend January 23-26, 2016 in Washington DC. Applications for financial assistance through the Diversity Outreach Initiative (DOI) are due November 6. CSMG's Young Leaders Initiative (YLI) is attracting emerging and diverse leaders. Lots of great information and networking opportunities. Registration is now open. Hurry - early bird rates end November 13! Exhibitors click here for details. See what's featured and check out the program  
It's back -- Plenty Good Room: The Spirit and Truth about African American Catholic Worship 


Check out the PDF now.  The online version will be available in November 21015!  


2 Bibliographies for Your Black Catholic Ministry Tool Kit

These lists of recommended readings were recently compiled respectively, by Dr. C. Vanessa White for the Black Catholic Theological Symposium (BCTS) and by Dr. Cecilia A. Moore, a consultant to the USCCB project, Rebuilding the Bridge: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Modern Civil Rights movement.  

Empower Catholic Ministry with MyUSCCB and the New Mobile Catholic Church App

These new platforms quickly place timely and customizable resources at your fingertips.For a limited time, get a free one-year subscription to myUSCCB and download the new mobile Catholic Church App.

You are Cordially Invited to Submit Articles for This Newsletter

Even if working with very thin resources, here's a way that you may help build up the 
ministry for and with Catholics of African descent. Let your prayers, reflections, book 
reviews and best practices encourage colleagues and inspire partners in mission. Guided by the Holy Spirit, won't you gather some reflections to share words that will help to advance the mission of the Church for us by us (FUBU)?


Exciting Upcoming Events

Black Lives Matter Symposium , Xavier University in New Orleans - November 6-7, 2015
From the Josephites, Pastoring in Black Parishes ,  Arlington VA - November 9-12, 2015

National Bible Week  - November 15-21, 2015

National Catholic Collegiate Conference  (NCCC) in Indianapolis - November 19-21, 2015

Training of Trainers for Building Intercultural Competence for Ministers at the
Mid-Atlantic Congress in Baltimore, February 4-5, 2016   
Interregional African American Catholic Evangelization Conference, Louisville, June 9-12, 2016
3rd African National Eucharistic Congress in Washington DC, August 5-7, 2016
12th National Black Catholic Congress in Orlando FL, July 5-8, 2017 - Save the Date!

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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