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Promising Practices for November

hhweek-logo-250pxReach out to organize an event to help end hunger and homelessness.

Reach out to the Black Community to create an ongoing practice 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 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.

 

Promising Practices for July

Reach out to gather members of the community together to attend the African National Eucharistic Congress August 5-7, 2016.

Reach out to members of the community to create a study group for Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia. “The same mercy and patience that are essential for building a strong family must be shown to those whose families are in trouble or have broken up.”

Reach out to invite members of the community to take the St. Francis Pledge in support of caring for God’s creation.

Reach out to invite members of the Black Community to a prayer vigil/day of prayer for African Americans imprisoned and on Death Row.

Reach out to create a study group to discuss ways and means to help end human trafficking.

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 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.