COLORADO SPRINGS COUNCIL FOR BLACK CATHOLICS

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Please join us at our next regular meeting:  Saturday Jun 22, 2019 at 11:00 AM, Holy Apostles Catholic Church library.
(There will be no meeting at Holy Apostles in May due to holiday weekend. Contact us if you have any questions or concerns.)


**Donations and all proceeds from fundraisers benefit the CSCBC Scholarship Fund.**

 

NEW! ≈
CSCBC "Black Catholic Series" on YouTube.
More videos to come!

 

Thank you!  to everyone who helped us with our CSCBC scholarship fundraiser held Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Panera Bread, 3120 New Center Point. Your participation helps us provide scholarships to children attending Catholic schools in the diocese.

 

Don't forget about the Scholarships for Fall 2019:  
CSCBC will award one or more scholarships to students entering 4th-12th grades in Catholic schools in the Diocese of Colorado Springs. Scholarships will be awarded without regard to ethnicity. Contact the school office or download/print application packet. Application must be received by May 14, 2019. 


Coming later this year:  

  • Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 -- "Back to School Skate Fundraiser" at Skate City, 1920 N. Academy Blvd. Everyone is welcome! Door prizes!!!
  • Saturday, Nov 2, 2019 -- Annual St. Martin De Porres (free) dinner. This year the dinner will be held at Corpus Christi Parish, 2318 N. Cascade Ave, after the 5:00pm Vigil Mass. Please join us!


"Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly..."
~Romans 12:6

 

"Be Seen"
Building, Enlightening, Service, Educating, Evangelizing, Networking.

Background

In 1990 the Colorado Springs Council for Black Catholics (CSCBC) 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 our mission and to experience the spiritual growth we continually seek.

Our patron saint is St. Martin de Porres.

 


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

Phone: Dial 1-719-822-1261

Mailing Address: 228 N.Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Meetings:  4th Saturday of the month (Jan-Oct), 11am-1pm, Holy Apostles Catholic Church library. 4925 N. Carefree Cir, Colorado Springs, CO 80917

   

THE ACACIA TREE

The Acacia Tree is 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 from the soaring heat of the sun for wild animals, 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.