National Association of Black Catholic Deacons
The National Association of Black Catholic Deacons was founded on July 25, 1993 under the name The National Association of African American Catholic Deacons (NAAACD) and was incorporated April 27, 1994 under the laws of Illinois.
By- laws were adopted in New Orleans, Louisiana 1994. On July 26, 2010, in St Louis, Missouri, the name of the association was changed to National Association of Black Catholic Deacons per the revised by-laws.
The Association was formed accordingly:
•to promote unity among African American deacons, further the professional spiritual growth of its members;
•to be proactive in promoting the future of Catholic African American families; and
• to develop relationships with the National Black Catholic Congress, the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus and the Bishops’ Committee on the Diaconate in matters that affect African American deacons and their families.
President Deacon Joseph Connor, Seattle, Wa., Vice President Deacon Larry Chatman, San Francisco, Ca., Secretary Deacon Alfred Mitchell, Atlanta, Ga, Treasurer Deacon Jerry Lett, Atlanta Ga.
Articles of Interest:
The National Black Catholic Congress, www.nbccongress.org
“The Experience of God’s Presence”, by Deacon Paul Richardson
The Catholic Spirit.com, July 26 2012
Deacon says Congress for African American Catholic “touched my spirit”, by Deacon Lawrence Houston
Archdiocese of Hartford.org/ministries/blackcatholics.htm
Marching Against Violence, by Deacon Art Miller
Archdiocese of Mobile, Alabama, wwwmobliearchdiocese.org
Local Deacon receives recognition at National Black Catholic Congress, by Larry Wahl