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Black Saints - November

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

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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. 

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His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed the Bishop of Spokane, Washington, Most Rev. Blase J. Cupich, as the ninth Archbishop of Chicago, the Vatican announced on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Archbishop Cupich will be installed as Archbishop of Chicago on November 18, 2014, at Holy Name Cathedral.

Cardinal George retains the office of Archbishop until November 18, until Archbishop Cupich is installed.

Archbishop Cupich said, “The Holy Father’s appointment of me to Chicago humbles but also encourages me. I am grateful to God for giving me this blessed opportunity to be his servant in this great city and this great local Church. As Pope Francis began his new pastoral ministry in Rome by asking the people to pray for him, so too now I bow my head in the hope that everyone in Chicago will pray for me in the days ahead.”

Welcome to the Archdiocese of Chicago Archbishop Cupich!



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St Ailbe Parish
9015 S. Harper Ave.
Chicago, IL 60619

Phone: (773) 374-2345 Fax: (773) 374-7096
A Parish of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago IL


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Celebrating the Sacraments
2014 Lyke Conference Keynotes
Bishop George Murry - Baptism
Bishop Joseph Perry - Reconciliaton
Bishop Edward Braxton - Confirmation
Bishop Gregory Aymond - Vocations
Fr. Freddy Washington - Anointing of the Sick
Bishop Shelton Fabre - The Mystery of The Trinity

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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



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 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.