NATIONAL BLACK CATHOLIC
APOSTOLATE FOR LIFE
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NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY 2003
The National Day of Prayer for the African American Family 2003 will be celebrated on Sunday February 2, 2003. The sponsors of this prayer day are inviting people of African descent and all the family of God, to gather in prayer as we kick off Black History Month.
"Jesus Our Strength In A Weary Land", is this year’s theme. Confident that prayer changes things,
The National Day of Prayer for the African American Family was founded at a National Black Catholic Conference by Fr. Jim Goode, OFM in 1989.
I will give thanks to Your Name,
because of Your Kindness
and Your Truth:
when I called, You answered me,
You built up strength within me.
"Love the family! Defend and promote it as the basic cell of human society: nurture it as the prime sanctuary of life."
His Holiness Pope John Paul II
"On the wings of faith and prayer, the African American Family has remained strong through every trial and adversity."
Fr. Glenn Parker, CSsR
"Family prayer makes it possible for us to face each day with renewed confidence and
Dr. Beverly A. Carroll
National Day of Prayer for the African American Family
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Secretariat for African American Catholics
National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus
National Black Sisters’ Conference
National Association of Black Catholic Administrators
National Black Catholic Congress
Knights of Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary
Josephite Pastoral Center
Order of Friars Minor
Province of the Immaculate Conception
Holy Name Province