Archdiocese of Washington Celebrates Black Catholic History Month

November 06, 2013

HYATTSVILLE, Md. – The Archdiocese of Washington is celebrating Black Catholic History Month during November to commemorate the accomplishments and faithfulness of black Catholics from the very beginnings of the Church.

As part of the celebration, the Veneration of the Relics of African Saints will be held on Friday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, which is located at 2020 St. Joseph Drive, Largo, Md. This event will include relics from St. Victor I, St. Augustine, St. Monica, St. Cyprian, St. Perpetua, St. Felicity and St. Martin de Porres.

The Office for Black Catholics also has published a booklet, “Blacks in Catholic History Month Moments,” comprised of daily “Did You Know?” facts that present a glimpse at some of the black Catholic Christians of the past and present and celebrate their accomplishments and the profound effects they have had on all Catholics.

The Archdiocese of Washington is home to over 620,000 Catholics, 139 parishes and 96 Catholic schools, located in Washington, DC, and five Maryland counties: Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s.

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