Sat. Oct 24th, 2020

By The Catholic Week
MOBILE — All are invited to attend the fourth annual National Black Catholic History Month Mass at 11 a.m. Nov. 16 at the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.
Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi will celebrate the Mass and Fr. Stephen Sohe, S.S.J., former pastor of St. Joseph (Maysville) and current pastor of Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish in Houston, will be the homilist.
The annual Mass was instituted by Archbishop Rodi to bring all closer together as a Church family.
The Mass celebrates the proud heritage of black Catholics, and acknowledges their tremendous contributions to the Roman Catholic Church, from its inception.
The Mass includes African-American composers and songs are featured in the proper of the Mass. Also, various choirs and soloists are featured during the Mass; along with the inclusion of drums and tambourines.
The Knights of Peter Claver and Knights of Columbus participate together as Honor Guards for this Mass. The Knights of Peter Claver and auxiliaries throughout the archdiocese turn out in full regalia for this Mass.

By Editor

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