• Sainthood Cause Opened for Julia Greeley, a Former Slave

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  • Fr. Augustus Tolton's Canonization Takes a Step Further

    Fr. Tolton's remains exhumed and verified in Quincy, Illinois

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African and African American Communities

The Office of Multicultural Ministries provides pastoral ministry support to a variety of African and African American communities. These include, but are not limited to, Black Catholic, Cameroon, Eritrean, Ghanaian, Knights and Ladies of Peter Claver and Sisters in the Spirit.

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National Day of Prayer for the African American and African Family

This special day of prayer was founded by Fr. James Goode, OFM in 1989. It is a day set aside to give special thanks to God for our families and place our every care in the arms of Jesus. It occurs each year on the First Sunday in February, Black History Month. This is the 30th year that this event has been celebrated. The theme for this year is “Share the Journey”. See the attached flyer for suggestions for celebrating the day.

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Black Catholic Rosary Across America

The theme this year is "Share the Journey". February 5, 2018 at noon. See the attached flyer to learn how you can participate in the Rosary Conference Call. All are welcome!

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Kujenga Youth Retreat

A weekend experience designed for rising Freshmen—Seniors in High School. March 2-4, hosted by the Catholic Diocese of Richmond.

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Martin Luther King Jr.

Mass Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Celebrated by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge

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Sierra Leone Mudslide

Help Sierra Leone Mudslide Survivors

More than 300 people were killed on August 14, 2017 when a major mudslide occurred in Sierra Leone, destroying over 100 homes. While there are many survivors, the families affected need food, shelter, water and clothing. Catholic Relief Services is providing food assistance to surviving families. Please help them by donating!

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Multicultural Mass Information

Discover when and where to attend a Mass in a different language or with a specific culture. The Catholic Diocese of Arlington offers multiple, regular Masses for the following communities: Brazilian, Cameroon, Deaf Ministry, Eritrean (Ge'ez Rite), Filipino, Irish (Gaelic), Ghanaian, Indian Syro-Malabar Rite, Indian (Tamil), Korean, Sierra Leone and Vietnamese.

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