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World Meeting of Families
September 22-27, 2015

Theme: Love is our Mission: The Family Fully Alive

It’s Official: The Holy Father will be joining us in Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families in 2015!

Location:
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

For more information, visit: http://www.worldmeeting2015.org/papal-visit/

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Black Catholic Calendar (USA)

September 2015 | October 2015
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1

Fr. James E. White, 1st Black priest assigned St. Patrick's Cathedral NYC- 1989

Condoleezza Rice named Provost of Stanford University, thereby becoming the youngest and 1st Black person to hold this position- 1993

Preview Upcoming EventsArchdiocesan Activities to Commemorate 10 Years Since Hurricane Katrina
2

Carl A. Fisher, SSJ, Catholic Bishop of Los Angeles, CA d. 1993

Venus Williams reaches the semifinals round for the first time in the U.S. Open - 1997
3

St Gregory the Great {M}

Texas cotton pickers organize a union and stage a strike for higher wages - 1891

Frederick Douglas escaped from slavery - 1838
4

Richard Wright, novelist b. 1908
5

(BVM)

Pap" Singleton founded Singleton's Colony, KS 1877
6

23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

James Durham, first Black recognized medical doctor - 1800
7

LABOR DAY (USA)

Jacob Lawrence, artist b. Atlantic City, NJ 1917
8

The Birth of Mary

Emerson Moore, Catholic Bishop for New York ordained - 1982

Althea Gibson becomes the first Black athlete to win the U.S. National Tennis Championship - 1957
9

St Peter Clover

St Joseph's Seminary (Josephites) Founded in Baltimore, MD -1888

Arthur Ashe, 1st African- American to win the U.S. Open - 1968
10

John R. Lynch, Reconstruction Congressman from MS b. 1847

Preview Upcoming EventsDiocese of Camden 2015 Racial Justice Commission Annual Dinner
11

PATRIOT DAY (USA)

Lola Falana b. 1942 Star, stage, screen, TV- Evangelist

Chris J. Perry founder or Philadelphia Tribune b. 1854

Preview Upcoming EventsAnnual Fall Young Adult Weekend Retreat
12

(The Most Holy Name of Mary)

(BVM)

Eugene A. Marino, SSJ, ordained Catholic Bishop for Washington, DC- 1974

Dr. Mae Jemison, 1st African-American woman in space - 1992

Preview Upcoming EventsWomen of God - Blessed and Highly Favored Celebrate the “Triumph of the Cross”
13

24th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

GRANDPARENTS DAY (USA)

1st major plot of people in servitude against slave masters documented in Virginia slave conspiracy - 1663
14

THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS {F}

Selective Service Act permits African- Americans to enlist in all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces - 1940
15

Our Lady of Sorrows {M}

Four little girls killed in Church bombing Birmingham, AL - 1963
16

St Cornelius and St Cyprian {M}

B.B. King, legendary blues guitarist, b. Itta, MS - 1925

Preview Upcoming EventsSeniortec Class Series
17

(St Robert Bellarmine)

Hampton Institute founded 1861

Dr. Lena F. Edwards b. Washington, DC 1900
18

Mary B. Talbert b. OH 1866, Black Woman organizer winner of the Spingarn Medal

Preview Upcoming EventsUnbound International Leaders Conference
19

(St Januarius)

(BVM)

Jackie Robinson, baseball great, named Rookie of the Year - 1947

Preview Upcoming EventsThe Haiti Carnavale & Back-to-School Celebration
20

25th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Beginning of Black Convention Movement in Philadelphia, PA - 1830

Preview Upcoming Events4th Annual Friends and Family Mass
21

St Matthew {F}

Army Gen. Colin Powell confirmed Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, highest U.S. military position

Preview Upcoming EventsWeek of Moral Action for Climate Justice
22

Ralph J. Bunche won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work as a mediator in Palestine- 1950

Preview Upcoming EventsWorld Meeting of Families
23

St (Padre) Pio Pietrelcina {M}

FIRST DAY OF AUTUMN

John Coltrane, jazz composer b. 1926
24

Nine Black students, under the protection of the National Guard, integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas - 1957
25

Barbara W. Hancock, first Black female White House Fellow - 1974
26

(Sts Cosmas and Damian)

(BVM)

Bessie Smith d. Clarksdale, MS 1937

Preview Upcoming EventsIcons of the Inner City Celebration
27

26TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

W.C. Handy published "Memphis Blues" - 1912
28

(St Wenceslaus; St Lawrence Ruiz and Companions)

Ruby Dee opened in "Purlie Victorious" - 1961
29

St Michael, St Gabriel and St Raphael, Archangels {F}
30

St Jerome {M}

John R. Mathis, singer with more than 5O gold platinum records b. 1935
     
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