Day of Reflection Planned for Upcoming National Black Catholic Congress

A Day of Reflection will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at St Andrew Parish, 801 North Hastings Street, Orlando for the upcoming National Black Catholic Congress XII, which will be in Orlando July 6-9, 2017.  The selected theme is: “The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Me:  Act Justly, Love Goodness, and Walk Humbly with Your God!” 

The National Black Catholic Congress (NBCC) is comprised of member organizations, representing African American Roman Catholics, working in collaboration with National Roman Catholic organizations. It is committed to establishing an agenda for the evangelization of African Americans; and to improve the spiritual, mental, and physical conditions of African Americans, thereby committing to the freedom and growth of African Americans as full participants in church and society.

Every fifth year, the NBCC convenes a Congress, complete with invigorating and deeply moving daily Eucharistic liturgies. Included is a Gospel choir, ministry workshops, and serious discussions about strategies for responding to events that are occurring in African American communities today, and developing a meaningful and faith-filled response. Over 2,300 people have attended the most recent Congresses, and a youth track attracted busloads of teens and youth ministers.

The Day of Reflection is an opportunity for prayer, reflection, discussions, sharing and other activities, much of which is geared toward preparing for the upcoming National Black Catholic Congress XII experience.  Participants will focus on the theme, guided by volunteers and presenters with the support of NBCC staff and materials.  Topics include Black Catholic History, Social Issues, Human Life and Human Dignity, Marriage and Family Life, Youth and Young Adults, and Spiritual Growth.

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