COLORADO SPRINGS. In 1990, the Colorado Springs Council for Black Catholics (CSCBC) formed under the auspices of Bishop Richard Hanifen to enhance our identity as Afro-American Catholics doing God’s work, and to give one another strength, encouragement, and fellowship. The council is a non-profit organization operating under the umbrella of the Diocese of Colorado Springs.
We have adopted St. Martin de Porres as our patron saint for his humility and selfless service in meeting the needs of less fortunate members of his community. As such, we are involved in a number of activities which allow us to more actively engage in our mission and to enhance the spiritual growth we continually seek.
For example, on Oct. 25 from 6-8 p.m., we will have a fundraiser at Skate City, 1920 N. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs. All are welcome to attend, and 100 percent of the proceeds will be used to provide tuition scholarships for children in need of financial support to continue their Catholic education.
On Nov. 3 at 6 p.m., we will host our annual St. Martin de Porres (free) dinner, this year at Holy Apostles Church. Visit our website for RSVP details.
For more information on the council, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Media Page: https://www.facebook.com/cscbc.be.seen/
Mailing Address: 228 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, 80903.
Meetings: Fourth Saturday of the month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Holy Apostles Church library, 4925 N. Carefree Cir., Colorado Springs.
(Melanie Fields is public relations coordinator for the Colorado Springs Council for Black Catholics.)