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November is Black Catholic History Month

Updated: Apr 19

On July 24, 1990, the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus of the United States designated November as Black Catholic History Month to celebrate the long history and proud heritage of Black Catholics.

Two commemorative dates fall within this month: the feast day of St. Martin de Porres on November 3 and St. Augustine’s birthday on November 13.

November is also when Catholics celebrate the feasts of All Saints and All Souls, an occasion to recall in a special way the saints and souls of Africa and the African Diaspora. In recognition of National Black Catholic History Month, we have invited special guests to speak about black saints at our Wednesday Masses with the Northwest Milwaukee Catholic School students.

Please join us:

  • November 8-St. Augustine of Hippo, Father and Doctor of the Church: by Simon Biagui, MA, NWMCP Dir. of Evangelization & Discipleship

  • November 15-St. Monica, mother of St. Augustine: by Vevette Hill Nwaobaraocha, MA, Assistant Dir. of Campus Ministry at Marquette University

  • Wednesday, November 29-St. Kizito, African martyr: by Fr. Tonny Kizza, Shared Associate Pastor of St. Eugene and St. Monica

  • Wednesday, December 6-St. Martin de Porres, Dominican brother: Mrs. Valeria Spinner-Banks, parishioner at OLGH


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