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NBCC CONGRESS XI ~July 19-21, 2012

"Faith Engaged..."
       Our Esteemed Past Honorees

2000                                                                           2002

Mrs. Claire Chambers                                                                 Fr. James Aherne, M.S.
Mr. Solomon Ushery                                                                   Mr. Jose Cotto
Mrs. Josephine Taveres                                                              Mrs. Gena Evans
St. Martin de Porres Breakfast Program                                      Mrs. Kay Taylor-Brooks


2004                                                                           2006

Ms. Victoria Virgo-Christie                                                        Mrs. Doris Barber
Ms. Pame Daniel
Mrs. Judith Garcia                                                                     Black Family Enrichment Program of Catholic Charities
Mr. Edward Adjei-Kensah                                                    


2008                                                                          2010

Lifetime Achievement Awards                                              Mr. Robert L. Brown
                                                                                               Dr. Michael L. Greene
Mr. Myles N. Hubbard                                                             Mr. Christopher J. Doucot
Mrs. Elizabeth Nkonoki-Ward

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Archbishop Mansell addresses delegates from the Archdiocese of Hartford at the Congress.
Archbishop Mansell poses for photo with most of the 40 delegates from the Archdiocese of Hartford on the last day of the Congress.
Front and back of tee shirts worn by delegates from the Archdiocese of Hartford - modeled by Odelia Peay, parishioner at St. Justin Church, Hartford.
Most Rev. Edward Braxtom, Bishop of Belleville, in procession to preside at the first Eucharistic Liturgy on Thursday, June 19, 2012.
Most Rev. Henry J. Mansell, Archbishop of Hartford, prepares to process with several other bishops at the second Eucharistic Liturgy on Friday, July 20, 2012.
World famous, Immaculee Ilibagiza, Rwandan genocide survivor and living saint, addresses the crowd of approximately 3000 delegates at Congress XI, representing dioceses from accross the United States and some Caribbean Islands.
Ms. Donna Shears, Music Director for St. Justin and St. Michael Churches, in Hartford, receives one of the Congress XI "Servant of Christ" Awards
Some of the 40 delegates from the Archdiocese of Hartford. Delegates were parishioners from several parishes in the diocese, such as: St. Gertrude, Windsor; St. Justin, Hartford; St. Martin de Porres, New Haven; St. Michael, Hartford; and Sacred Heart, Bloomfield.
Rev. Reginald Whitt, OP, Ph.D. delievring the Opening Remarks at the Congress on June 19, 2012, titled "The Challenge to be Catholic Today."

Fr. Whitt will be the guest speaker at our upcoming OBCM Venerable Pierre Toussaint/Fr. Augustine Tolton Awards Banquet on November 3, 2012.
About Fr. Augustine Tolton
From Slave to Priest: A Biography of the Reverend Augustine Tolton (1854-1897) First Black American Priest of the United States [Hardcover] 
by Sister Caroline Hemesath
Pierre Toussaint: A Biography [Hardcover]
By Arthur Jones
Editor-at-large of the National Catholic Reporter
​Click to view
Program Booklet 2012
February 9, 2014 - Black History Month Mass
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   November 1, 2014 - Toussaint-Tolton Awards Banquet
7th Annual
Caribbean Mass
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Please click the link above to view flyer with details
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AWARDEES


Ms. Shawnee Bladwin
Coordinator, Youth & Young Adults Ministries
Office for Religious Education & Evangelization,
Archdiocese of Hartford



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