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Black Saints - April

There have been many Black Catholics who devoted their lives, indeed gave up their lives,
for their Catholic faith.  To read more about these courageous and faithful Catholics of the
African Diaspora who have been canonized by the Church

click here.

Below are links to information on illustrious Catholics of the African Diaspora.

 Jean Baptiste Point DuSable

History of Jean Baptiste Point DuSable

Daniel A. Rudd by Rev. Cyprian Davis, OSB

Venerable Pierre Toussaint

Mother Henriette Delille

Mother Mary Lange

St. Josephine Bakhita

  These are but a few notable Black Catholics.
It's worth mentioning that many who have made extraordinary contributions
to the Church have lived ordinary lives without recognition.  Let's not forget to
give thanks for the unhearalded spiritual giants who have paved the way for us.
Please take some time to learn more about Black Catholic history.
And, be sure to pray for those who have gone before us and for those who will follow. 
 NALM Post-Conference Minimize


 Private Movie Screening Minimize


The Jr. Knights and Jr. Daughters of the KPC/KPCLA court #200 are hosting the movie, "Heaven is for Real" at the Chatham Theater on Saturday, April 19, 2014.

We invite all to attend. The tickets are $15.00, which includes admission, snacks, popcorn and a pop.  

For tickets contact:
Sir Knight Doc Cavin, Jr., Knight Commander (773) 230-6686 or
Lady LaTanya Berry-Johnson, Jr., Daughter Counselor (773) 636-7470



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The Office for Peace and Justice would like to invite you to the Blessed are the Peacemakers workshop to be held at St. Albie Catholic Church on April 26th from 9:30 am - 4 pm to discover how to transform violence and create peace in our lives, our communities, and our world.


 OLGH Prayer Breakfast Minimize


 St. Elizabeth Masquerade Ball Minimize

Special Guest Speaker
Andrew Lyke

For more information click on the graphic above.

Click here to purchase tickets,


 St. John de la Salle Spring Benefit Minimize


 A/A Heritage 2014 Minimize

Click the graphic below to view photos.


 Josephite Ordinations Minimize


Please pray for Sr. Eva Regina Martin, S.S.F, the Congregational Leader of the Sisters of the Holy Family, who is hospitalized in critical condition. While we await an official update from the Congregation, please pray through the intercession of Venerable Mother Henriette Delille.

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For information on worship services and community events, visit the Office for Black Catholics' community calendar here!
Please send special worship services and events in WORD or PDF format to for inclusion in the OBC Community Calendar.
Celebrate Mass with the Ghanaian Catholic Community
Every Sunday, 1:00 p.m.
Celebrant: Fr. Alex Anaman
St. Ambrose Catholic Church
1012 E. 47th Street, Chicago
Celebrate Mass with the Haitian Catholic Community
Every Sunday, 5:30 p.m. (French)
Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church
2010 E. 79th Street, Chicago
Celebrate Mass with the Igbo Catholic Community 
Last Sunday of the month
2:30 p.m.
Corpus Christi Catholic Church
4920 S. King Drive, Chicago

 Notre Dame Study

Darren W. Davis and Donald B. Pope-Davis

Notre Dame Survey of African American Catholics Offers Important Insights

Darren W. Davis and Donald B. Pope-Davis, Co-Authors


To listen to podcasts of the radio show click here.

These are some of the sixty plus representatives of the Archdiocese of Chicago who attended the National Black Catholic Congress XI

 Equal Justice Initiative

Equal Justice Initiative

122 Commerce Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36104


The Equal Justice Institute announces the release of their new online timeline, A History of Racial Injustice. Browse expanded content and images from our 2014 calendar at

This exciting resource gives you access to all the rich detail that couldn't fit into their printted calendar. They proudly offer this tool for learning more about our nation's history of racial inequality and economic injustce as part of their newest initiative on race and poverty in America.


 Pilgrimage of Pain & Hope


 Gospel Nonviolence


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