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St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral, New York holds Black History Month Mass, National Day of Prayer for the African American and African Family

The Annual Archdiocesan Black History Month Mass and National Day of Prayer for the African American and African Family has been held at the St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City, United States of America (USA).

The 2023 event, which held on Sunday, February 5, 2023, was dedicated to the Memory of late Fr. James E. Goode, OFM, Ph.D., who founded the Annual Program in the Church in 1989.

The Principal Celebrant at the Day’s Liturgy was the Bishop of Charleston, SC, His Excellency, Bishop Jacques Fabre-Jeune, CS while the Guest Homilist for the Liturgy was the Very Reverend Michael L. Thompson, SSJ, the Superior General Emeritus of the Josephite Fathers and Brothers and current Pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Washington, DC.

“Celebrating our Blessed Assurance: With our Stories, our Songs, and our Families!” was the theme for the Liturgy and there were prayers for justice and peace in America and the rest of the world, for young people – ‘the NOW Leaders,’ for the Pope, for life and a genuine respect for all lives, especially for Black Lives.

Here are some pictures from the well-attended event, by international, New York-based ace photographer, JOHN OKO NYAKU.

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