COLORADO SPRINGS COUNCIL FOR BLACK CATHOLICS

PHOTO ALBUM

CSCBC Photo Album


Upcoming Events

Saturday, February 25, 2017:

Annual CSCBC Mardi Gras fundraiser, benefiting the St. Martin de Porres Scholarship Fund. Location is Knights of Columbus Hall, 567 Marquette in Security from 6-11 PM. There will be food, door prizes, DJ, dancing, and cash bar. King and Queen Mardi Gras will be crowned, followed by the “second line”. This is always a fun and exciting event. Tickets are on sale now for $20 advance purchase. Contact a CSCBC member or send an email to cscbc.be.seen@gmail.com if you’re interested in purchasing a ticket. Tickets purchased at the door will be $25.

Save the date for the annual CSCBC Mardi Gras fundraiser 

on February 25, 2017!

Recent Events:
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.

November 5, 2016:  A Mass celebrating the feast day of St. Martin de Porres was held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Colorado Springs. A free dinner, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Council for Black Catholics, was served after Mass.

On August 6, 2016, the CSCBC awarded scholarships to four students registered in Catholic schools in the Diocese. This is the first year applicants were required to write a short essay as part of the application process. This year’s awardees are Zechariah Hannah, Pablo Hernandez, Angel Martinez, and Miles Medina. Funds for the scholarships are from the CSCBC Mardi Gras Fundraiser.


 

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