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Black Catholic Calendar (USA)

July 2016 | August 2016
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Memorial Day of St. Junipero Serra

National Office for Black Catholics (NOBC) opened in Washington, DC – 1970
2

John H. Ricard, SSJ ordained Catholic Bishop, Baltimore, MD – 1984

Oblate Sisters of Providence founded, Baltimore, MD – 1829

Martin Holley ordained Catholic Bishop, Washington, DC – 2004
3

14TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Jimmy Lee, 1st African-American jockey to win all six races at Churchill Downs - 1907 Louisville, KY
4

INDEPENDENCE DAY

Tuskegee University is founded and Booker T. Washington is the 1st president – 1881 Tuskegee, AL

Preview Upcoming EventsBuilding Intercultural Competence for Ministers (BICM)
5

Memorial Day of St. Anthony Zaccaria

Memorial Day of St. Elizabeth of Portugal

Preview Upcoming EventsSave the Date: July 5-9, 2016 Archbishop James Patterson Lyke Conference
6

Memorial Day of St. Maria Goretti

Henry Sampson invented the cellular phone – 1971
7

Margaret Walker, poet/author, b. 1915 Birmingham, AL

Preview Upcoming EventsHope, Help, and Healing: A Catholic Response to Domestic Violence and Abuse
8

Lawrence E. Lucas, author, “Black Priest White Church” b. NYC – 1933
9

Fr. Augustus Tolton, 1st African-American priest in the U.S., d. 1897

National Black Catholic Congress VII, New Orleans, LA – 1992
10

15TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Dr. Daniel Hale Williams performs first successful open heart surgery – 1893

Mary McLeod Bethune, who started a private school for African-Americans, b. 1875 Mayesville, SC
11

Memorial Day of St. Benedict, Abbot

The Niagara Movement, forerunner of the NAACP, organized – 1905
12

Cornelius Johnson set world high jump record – 1936
13

Memorial Day of St. Henry

The Ordinance of 1787, outlawing slavery in the Northwest Territory, is adopted by Congress – 1787
14

Memorial Day of St. Kateri Tekakwitha

Franciscan Handmaids of Mary founded – 1916

William Still, abolitionist/author of The Underground Railroad Records, an account of fugitive slaves’ escape to freedom, d. 1902 Philadelphia, PA
15

Memorial Day of St. Bonaventure

Francis Bebey, guitarist/writer/artist, b. 1929 Cameroon
16

Memorial Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Ida B. Wells Barnett, civil rights & women’s rights activist, b. 1862 Holly Springs, MS
17

16TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Absalom Jones dedicated 1st African Church in Philadelphia, PA – 1794
18
Memorial Day of St. Camillus de Lellis

Nelson Mandela, 1st Black President of South Africa/activist, b. Mvezo South Africa – 1918

Preview Upcoming EventsYear of Mercy Reflection Day!
19

The first class of aviation cadets entered Preflight Training at the Tuskegee Institute – 1941
20

Memorial Day of St. Apollinaris

Black Power Conference opened in Newark, NJ – 1967
21

Memorial Day of St. Lawrence of Brindisi

The National Association of Colored Women is established in Washington, DC – 1896
22

Memorial Day of St. Mary Magdalene

Jane Matilda Bolin, 1st African-American female judge appointed to the court of domestic relations – 1939 NYC
23

Memorial Day of St. Bridget

Dr. Louis T. Wright, surgeon/physician/NAACP chairman, b. 1891 La Grange, GA
24

17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Alexandre Dumas, author of The Three Musketeers and The Count of Monte Cristo, b. Aisne, France – 1802
25

Feast Day of St. James the Apostle

First warship named after an African-American person, the S.S. Leonard Roy Harmon, launched in Massachusetts – 1943
26

Memorial Day of Sts. Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary

President Truman issues Executive Order 9981 which mandates equality of treatment and opportunity within the U.S. Armed Forces – 1948
27

Martin Luther King, Jr. jailed for protesting segregation of public parks in Albany, GA – 1962
28

Curtis J. Guillory, SVD installed Catholic Bishop, Beaumont, TX – 2000

Silent March Parade, approximately 10,000 African-Americans march down Fifth Avenue in NYC in silent protest against racial oppression – 1917.
29

Memorial Day of St. Martha

First National Conference of Colored Women Convention held in Boston, MA – 1895
30

Memorial Day of St. Peter Chrysologus

Buddy Guy, blues guitarist/singer, b. 1936 Lettsworth, LA
31

18TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Patrick F. Healy, SJ inaugurated as President of Georgetown University, Washington, DC – 1874
     
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