NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
Sunday February 7, 1999 marks the 10th
anniversary of the annual National Day of Prayer for the African American Family,
supported by the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus, Black Sisters Conference,
Secretariat for African American Catholics and the Josephite Pastoral Center. Black
Catholics and people of all faiths throughout the country have been invited to celebrate
the National Day of Prayer for the African American Family, says Franciscan Father
James Goode, founder of the national day and president of the National Black Catholic
Clergy Caucus. We are appealing to the Black family to celebrate on this day their
rich heritage, unwavering faith and renew their courage to hope. On this day we are asking every African American
to boldly proclaim the dignity of life and stand against the culture of death, which is
destroying the very fiber of our communities, Father Goode said.
The New York celebration will be held
at St. Patricks Cathedral with Cardinal John J. OConnor, Sunday February 7,
1999 at 2PM.
HOW TO CELEBRATE THE DAY
WORSHIP AND PRAY as a family on
the National Day of Prayer for the African American Family.
CELEBRATE A MEAL TOGETHER AND TELL YOUR
FAMILY STORY on the National Day of prayer for the African American Family
MAKE A FAMILY RESOLUTION, no
matter how big or small, on the national Day of Prayer for the African American Family. Strive to fulfill that resolution throughout the
UNITE AS A FAMILY AND RACE to uphold
the dignity of life and sacredness of life from the moment of conception to the last
moment of natural death. Develop ways
of ending all forms of violence in our families.
Father Jim Goode, OFM can be
reached at E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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