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We are minstrels of the Lord,
Whose work it is to lift up people's hearts
and move them to spiritual gladness.
St. Francis

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"It is a “yes” to the challenge of really living life, of saying “no” to the attack of death that presents itself under the guise of life; and it is a “yes” to the great gift of true life that became present on the Face of Christ,
who gives himself to us in
Baptism and subsequently in the Eucharist."
                                                                                        
Pope Benedict XVI 

Fr. Robert M. Campagna, OFM Minister Provincial
and Fr. James E. Goode, OFM
Celebrate the installation of
Celebrating

The
Rite of Affiliation

"For those who have been a special part of our community life
over the years, as "Affiliates of the Province".


October 14, 2003

At

Solid Ground Ministry – Holy Mother of God Chapel
Shrine of St. Josephine Bakhita
St. Clare Friary
 

Fr. Robert M. Campagna, OFM, Provincial Minister and Fr. Jim Goode, OFM with the new Affiliates of the Province of The Immaculate Conception (from left to right)
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Sharonnie M. Perry, P. Patricia Ortiz, Vanessa D. Ortiz, James Paul Newson, Jr., Pamela Holloway Smith  

Solid Ground Ministry at the Rites of Ancestral Return
African Burial Ground - New York City
October 4, 2003

The African Burial Ground in Lower Manhattan represents the important role and major contribution that enslaved African men, women, and children made to the economy, development, and culture of America, both in the South and North.  The Rites of Ancestral Return commemorative ceremony, which began with an Evening Departure Ceremony at Howard University, documented and celebrated the contribution of African Americans as the ancestral remains from the African Burial Ground were returned from Washington, D.C., to New York City.  The remains were given a permanent resting-place at the African Burial Ground Memorial Site on October 4, 2003.

 


Family for Life Awardees 2004


presented by

Office of Black Ministry - Diocese of Brooklyn
and
The National Black Catholic Apostolate for Life
National Headquarters at St. Clare Friary – NYC
 

National Day of Prayer for the African American Family
And Black History Month Mass

St. James Cathedral Basilica
Brooklyn, New York

 February 1, 2004

 
Black Catholics of Co-op City
Celebrate the
6th Annual Canonization of
St. Josephine Bakhita and St. Katharine Drexel

with
Fr. William J. Luciano, Pastor
Fr. Jim Goode, OFM, Celebrant & Preacher
Sunday, October 23, 2005
Fr. James E. Goode, OFM 
celebrates the Resurrection at the Historic
Our Lady of Charity R.C. Church
Brooklyn, New York
Dr. Ellen Tarry celebrates
The African American Family in prayer.
In Prayer and Adoration
at the Holy Mother of God Chapel at
St. Clare Friary, New York City
Fr. Rey Culaba, CSSR
Celebrates Mass with the 
Solid Ground Family
Solid Ground Franciscan Ministry
Reaching out to the 
needy at Christmas
March For Life
"In the time of need.......a time for Healing...."
March For Life
"In the time of need.......a time for Healing...."
March For Life
"In the time of need.......a time for Healing...."
March For Life
"In the time of need.......a time for Healing...."
Dr. Ellen Tarry, Fr. Jim Goode, OFM, Fr. Al McKnight, CSSP 
at the Tomb of Venerable Pierre Toussaint
Dr. Ellen Tarry with Fr. Jim Goode, Fr. Al McKnight, 
Deacon Bradley Seabrook, Fr. Tom Jackson and Fr. Chester P. Smith
25th Anniversary Celebration of 
Fr. Jim Goode, OFM
September 13, 1998
Fr. Warren Savage, Fr. Jim Goode, Fr. Rey Culaba, 
and Fr. Marion Cascino 
(From Left to Right)
Oh......what a time.......! 
Free Sudan.....Memorial Service
United Nations
New York City 
September 9,  2000
Dr. Maulana Karenga (Creator of Kwanzaa) 
and Fr. James E. Goode, OFM at 
The International African Arts Festival 1996
Solid Ground Franciscan Ministry 
Reaches out to the needy at Christmas
Christmas Donations
for the poor.....
Black Catholic Celebration 
in
 Brooklyn, New York 
Franciscan Fathers Sebastian and Marian
with St. Josephine Bakhita


Solid Ground Franciscan Ministry
Restoring Hope In Our Lives

Secular Franciscan Order: 
Professed on Oct. 4th 1998 known as the 
HOLY MOTHER OF GOD PRE-FRATERNITY

Father Rey V. Culaba, CSsR
at the Holy Mother of God Chapel at
St. Clare Friary, New York City


Father James E. Goode, OFM
Pastoral Director Solid Ground Ministry

Solid Ground Franciscan Ministry
Restoring Hope In Our Lives
    Solid Ground Franciscan Ministry
Restoring Hope In Our Lives
March for Life
Black Catholic Revival 
Archdiocese of Atlanta
"Give A Child A Chance"
Black Catholic Revival 
Archdiocese of Atlanta
"Give A Child A Chance"
As part of our celebration of the Jubilee Year 2000, we take the time to remember and honor those who have been a special part of our community life over the years, as "Affiliates of the Province". Those so honored are: 
Harold R. Williams, Jr., and Carmela C. Rodriguez. Seen here with Fr. Robert Campagna, O.F.M. and 
Fr. James E. Goode, O.F.M.
Holy Mother of God Chapel at
St. Clare Friary, New York City