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.

 

 

 

Promising Practices for October

World_Food_logoReach out to work with local synagogues, mosques, and churches to develop solutions to the world problem of hunger and malnutrition.

Reach out to invite members of the Black Community to organize a Black Catholic Respect Life Prayer Vigil during Respect Life Month. 15-respect-life-program-cover-photo

 

Promising Practices for September

papal-visit-2015-logo-usa-rgbReach out to members of the community to gather together to watch and discuss coverage of  Pope Francis’ tour of the Americas.

Reach out to invite members of the Black Community to celebrate Catechetical Sunday and learn about “Safeguarding the Dignity of Every Human Person.”

Reach out to work with area churches to organize a community-wide voter registration drive.

Reach out to invite members of the Black Community to a prayer vigil/day of prayer to pray for an end of violence in our community, our nation, and our world.

 

 

Promising Practices for August

653-0Reach out to work with area churches to plan a prayer vigil/day of prayer for an end of violence in our community, our nation, and our world.

Reach out to the Black Community to create a discussion group that focuses on Brothers and Sisters to Us, the United States Catholic Bishops Pastoral Letter on Racism.

Reach out to collaborate with area churches, mosques, and synagogues to sponsor a workshop for teens and pre-teens on how to develop solutions to bullying.