COLORADO SPRINGS COUNCIL FOR BLACK CATHOLICS

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Upcoming Events

May 2017: St. Martin De Porres scholarship applications for academic year 2017-2018 are now available. Students entering 4th grade and above in Catholic schools in the Diocese of Colorado Springs are eligible. Contact the school office or download the application from this website. The completed application and associated documents must be received by the CSCBC by May 22, 2017..

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.


DOCUMENTS

Scholarship Application (2017)

LINKS

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

CONTACT

Emailcscbc.be.seen@gmail.com • Mailing Address: 228 N.Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Meetings:Every 4th Saturday, 11am-1pm, Holy Apostles Catholic Church library. 4925 N. Carefree Cir, Colorado Springs, CO 80917

THE ACACIA TREE