Promising Practices for May

JESUS MAFA. Pentecost, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=48388 [retrieved May 17, 2015].

JESUS MAFA. Pentecost, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved May 17, 2015].

Reach out to invite members of the Black Community to a special Come, Spirit, Come celebration for Pentecost. Celebrate the gifts of the Holy Spirit: Wisdom, Knowledge, Understanding, Fortitude, Good Counsel, Piety, and Fear of the Lord.

Reach out to members of the Black Community to ask for input for a summer vacation Bible school program for the community.

Reach out to the Black community to pray for the success of the African National Eucharistic Conference. Encourage your pastoral leaders to attend the conference.

 

 

Promising Practices for April

Easter - John 20:10-18

JESUS MAFA. Easter – Christ appears to Mary, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.[retrieved April 3, 2016].

Reach out to invite members of the Black Community to a Scripture study about peace in the Gospels.

Reach out on Earth Day to create a group to study Pope Francis’ Encyclical on care for our common home: Mother Earth.

Reach out to alcohol and drug addicts in the Black Community by welcoming various support groups to your parish community.

Reach out to your community to open a discussion on the importance of religious liberty.

 

Promising Practices for March

Reach out to the poor in Africa by joining the CRS Rice Bowl initiative.

Reach out to serve simple Lenten meals to the poor in your community.

Reach out to invite members of the Black Community to a special Welcome Home celebration for Easter.

 

 

Promising Practices for February

James Baldwin, 1969 by Allen Warren

James Baldwin, 1924-1987
In Hyde Park, London, 1969 by Allen Warren

Reach out to invite members of the Black Community to a Black History Month liturgy in celebration of life.

Reach out to members of the Black Community and form an adult education/discussion group to read Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin.

Reach out to work with area churches, synagogues, and mosques to plan a forum on anti-racism for high school youth.

Reach out to gather family and friends together to pray the Black Catholic History Rosary.

Promising Practices for November

By Infrogmation of New Orleans (Photo by Infrogmation (talk)) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

New Orleans: Saint Roch Cemetery
By Infrogmation of New Orleans (Photo by Infrogmation (talk)) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Reach out to the Black Community to create an ongoing book of gratitude.

Reach out to work with area churches, synagogues, and mosques to organize a holiday food drive.

Reach out to invite members of the Black Community to a special Welcome celebration for Advent.