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The 4th National Gathering of
Black Catholic Women
the National Black Sisters’ Conference
July 27 -29, 2018 in New Orleans, LA.
NBSC invites and encourages Black Catholic Women eighteen years of age and older to attend this significant gathering.
We will celebrate our giftedness as women; our racial and cultural heritage as Black women and our steadfast fidelity as Black Catholic women. This gathering is intended to uplift and strengthen the leadership dimensions of Black Catholic
Women as witnessed at the National Black
Catholic Congress XII.
New Orleans Downtown Marriott
at the Convention Center
859 Convention Center Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Canonization Prayer for Father Augustus Tolton
O God, * we give you thanks for your servant and priest, Father Augustus Tolton, * who labored among us in times of contradiction,* times that were both beautiful and paradoxical. * His ministry helped lay the foundation for a truly Catholic gathering in faith in our time.* We stand in the shadow of his ministry.* May his life continue to inspire us * and imbue us with that confidence and hope * that will forge a new evangelization for the Church we love.
Father in Heaven, * Father Tolton’s suffering service sheds light upon our sorrows; * we see them through the prism of your Son’s passion and death.* If it be your Will, O God,* glorify your servant, Father Tolton, * by granting the favor I now request through his intercession * (mention your request) * so that all may know the goodness of this priest * whose memory looms large in the Church he loved.
Complete what you have begun in us * that we might work for the fulfillment of your kingdom.* Not to us the glory,* but glory to you O God, through Jesus Christ, your Son* and our Lord; * Father, Son and Holy Spirit,* you are our God, living and reigning forever and ever.
2010 Bishop Joseph N. Perry
Born a slave to Peter Paul and Martha Tolton, of Brush Creek, Missouri, Augustus Tolton grew up to become the first African American Catholic priest