COLORADO SPRINGS COUNCIL FOR BLACK CATHOLICS

PHOTO ALBUM

CSCBC Photo Album


Upcoming Events

April/May 2017: St. Martin De Porres scholarship applications will be available. Students attending Catholic schools in the Diocese of Colorado Springs are eligible. Watch for further announcements.

May 2017: Day of Reflection – exact date, time, and location to be announced.

Recent Events:
On February 25, 2017: The annual CSCBC Mardi Gras fundraiser, benefitting the St. Martin De Porres Scholarship Fund was held. View pictures in the Photo Album.

On Saturday, February 4, The Colorado Springs Council for Black Catholics sponsored a genealogy workshop and African-American museum tour as part of Black History Month. Ms. Candice McKnight, president and CEO of the African-American Historical and Genealogical Society of Colorado Springs, was the presenter.

 INTRODUCTION: WELCOME!

A few years ago we formed under the auspices of Bishop Richard C. Hanifen as a council to enhance our identity as Afro-American Catholics doing God’s work, and to give one another strength, encouragement, and fellowship.

As such, we became involved in a number of activities which allow us to more actively share in doing God’s work and to experience the spiritual growth we continually seek.

Our patron saint is St. Martin de Porres.


The Meaning Behind The Symbol...

The Acacia Tree is a native to Africa; it is mentioned in the Bible in the Book of Exodus and in the Book of Isaiah. The wood of the tree was used to build the Ark of the Covenant. It is mentioned in Isaiah as a sign of the Messianic restoration in Israel. The Acacia Tree has deep roots, and survives through drought, dryness and famine. It is a strong tree which provides shelter for wild animals from the soaring heat of the sun and it also provides food and nourishment. Since biblical times, the Acacia Tree has been a symbol of stability and resilience. The tree is still found in many areas of Africa and has been a symbol of that land.


 

LINKS

The National Black Catholic Congress http://nbccongress.org/
St. Martin de Porres http://www.martindeporres.org/about.htm

CONTACT

Email:  cscbc.be.seen@gmail.com
THE ACACIA TREE