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St. Martin De Porres Catholic Conference
May 8-9, 2015 5:00pm & May 9- 6:00pm

Theme: The Healing Power of Christ

The goal of the conference is to offer a community building, Catholic experience which will allow all attendees to embrace their faith, realize the gift that is offered through reconciliation and forgiveness, and the significance of developing a deeper relationship with Chris

Location: Catholic Life Center
1800 S. Acadian Thruway Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Cost: General Admission $30

Sponsorsed By:Diocese of Baton Rouge Office of Black Catholic Ministries

Registration Info: Register online at www.eventbrite.com

For more information, contact: Office of Black Catholics - 225-387-0561 www.diobr.org

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May 2015 | June 2015
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      1
St. Joseph the Worker

Gwendolyn Brooks, 1st African- American to win Pulitzer Prize for “Annie Allen” – 1950

Preview Upcoming EventsBuilding Intercultural Competencies for Ministry Program (BIMC)

 

2
St. Athanasius

Poor People's March to Washington began - 1968

First baseball game of the Negro National League played in IN - 1920
3
5th Sunday of Easter

Ernest "Dutch" N. Morial, first Black Mayor of New Orleans, LA - 1978

 

4
Freedom Rides start in protest to segregate bus terminals - 1961
5
Eugene A. Marino, SSJ, 1st Black Archbishop in U.S., Atlanta, GA - 1988

Terry Steib, SVB, Installed Catholic Bishop of Memphis, TN - 1993
6
St Martin de Porres canonized a Saint, Rome - 1962 President Eisenhower signed the Civil Rights Act - 1960
7
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

Fenton Johnson, one of the first Black writers to emphasize Black awareness b. 1888
8
Lena Horne, entertainer, awarded the Spingarn Medal - 1983

Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters founded - 1926

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9
John Brown, abolitionist b. 1800

Lena Horne d. 2010

Preview Upcoming EventsCelebrating Motherhood
10
5th Sunday of Easter

MOTHER'S DAY

Nelson Mandela inaugurated as 1st Black President, South Africa - 1994
11
William Grant Still, composer b. 1895
12
Sts. Nereus and Achilleus; St. Pancras

Oscar de Priest III, Congressman elected - 1951

Segregated street cars integrated in Louisville, Ky., following sit-in staged by a Black teenager - 1871

 

13
Our Lady of Fatima

Stevie Wonder, singer and composer, b. MI 1950

Joe Louis, heavyweight champion b. AL 1914
14
THE ASCENSION OF LORD {S}

Georgia D. Johnson, 1st book of poetry by a Black Woman in U.S. d. 1966
15
St. Isidore

U.S. Congress declares that the U.S. citizens who engage in foreign slave trade are subject to punishment by death - 1820
16
Slaver abolished in Denmark - 1792

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17
17th Sunday of Easter

Edward K. Braxton ordained Catholic Bishop St. Louis, MO - 1995

In Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, KS, the U.S. Supreme Court declares that segregation in schools is unconstitutional - 1954

 

18
St. John I

Mary McLeod Bethune d. Daytona Beach, FL - 1955
19
Malcolm X B. 1925

Patricia R. Harris, first Black American Ambassador - 1965
20
St. Bernadine of Siena

Elian Neau establishes a school for Blacks in New York City - 1704
21
St. Christopher Magallanes and companions

Nation Black Catholic IV Congress Washington, DC - 1987

Thomas "Fats" Waller b. 1904

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22
St. Rita of Cascia

Claude McKay, novelist, poet d. 1948
23
Florence Mills opened in "Shuffle Along" - 1921
24
PENTECOST SUNDAY {S}

Lincoln U 1ST Black College founded by Presbyterians, PA - 1854
25
St. Bede the Venerable

St. Gregory VII

St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi

MEMORIAL DAY (Observed)

Lillie Mae Jackson, pioneer Human Rights Champion b. 1889

 

26
St. Phillip Neri {M}

Senates Passes Voting Rights Bill - 1965
27
St. Augustine of Canterbury

Dorie Miller awarded Navy Cross for heroism Pearl Harbor - 1942
28
Sojourner Truth participates in Women's Rights Convention - 1851
29
St Mary Magdelene de Pazzi b. 1566

Vivian Mahone becomes the first African- American to graduate from the University of Alabama - 1965

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30
BVM

TRADITIONAL MEMORIAL DAY

Countee Cullen, poet b. 1903

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