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Bowman-Francis Ministry

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HABARI GANI? (WHAT IS THE NEWS?)
WHAT'S GOING ON AROUND THE
BLACK CATHOLIC DIASPORA

We invite you to register for the following

BOWMAN-FRANCIS Ministry Events

  • Bowman-Francis in collaboration with Kujichagulia Ministry presents: Ubuntu Black Catholic Consciousness Pt. 2
    May 18, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
    Via Zoom
    The Bowman-Francis Ministry in collaboration with Kujichagulia Ministry will be hosting the second Ubuntu virtual talk series in the series. Part 2 will be facilitated by Fr. Kenneth Hamilton, SVD. on Tuesday, May 4 at 5 PM PST (8 PM EST; 7 PM CST). (This event is limited to 25 participants)
  • SAVE THE DATE: National Black Catholic Men's Virtual Conference 2021 (1)
    May 28, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT
    Virtual Conference
    SAVE THE DATE: 18th Annual National Black Catholic Men's Virtual Conference 2021 October 15th-18th Theme: Deliver Me... From Myself Psalm 34:4
  • 6-Week Men’s Bible Study Series
    Wed, Jun 02
    Online Bible Study
    Jun 02, 7:00 PM EDT – Jul 07, 8:00 PM EDT
    Online Bible Study
    ON THIS 6-WEEK JOURNEY DISCOVER WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT THE MAN GOD CREATED YOU TO BE

We welcome you to join us during the month of May to view these

BOWMAN-FRANCIS Ministry messages & pRAYERS

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JOIN US AS WE

LISTEN TO

A REFLECTION FROM 

SR. JANNETTE 

ON WHAT THE

BIBLE SAYS 

ABOUT BEING A

Proverbs 31 Woman

JOIN WITH PEOPLE ACROSS THE United States of America IN PRAYING FOR OUR NATION

The National Day of Prayer is an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May, designated by the United States Congress, when people are asked "to turn to God in prayer and meditation". The president is required by law to sign a proclamation each year, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS YEAR'S PRAYER.

This years theme is "LORD POUR OUT YOUR LOVE, LIFE & LIBERTY"

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SINCE MAY IS KNOWN FOR MOTHER'S

JOIN US AS WE ASK

Mary

THE BLESSED MOTHER

TO INTERCEDE FOR US IN PRAYER

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PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE FOR MORE

BOWMAN-FRANCIS MINISTRY 

EVENTS TAKING PLACE ACROSS THE DIASPORA

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As many of you already know Pope Francis has deemed 2021 the year of

St. joseph

below please find the prayer to St. Joseph and all penitent information

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Prayer to St. Joseph

The official prayer of the Year of St. Joseph  

To you, O blessed Joseph (Ad te, beate Ioseph) was composed by Pope Leo XIII in his 1889 encyclical, Quamquam Pluries. Pope Francis has asked that it be added to the end of the Rosary especially during October, the month of the Holy Rosary.

This prayer is enriched with a partial indulgence (Source: USCCB).

Click here to view the Litany of St. Joseph

To you, O blessed Joseph, do we come in our afflictions, and having implored the help of your most holy Spouse, we confidently invoke your patronage also.

Through that charity which bound you to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God and through the paternal love with which you embraced the Child Jesus, we humbly beg you graciously to regard the inheritance which Jesus Christ has purchased by his Blood, and with your power and strength to aid us in our necessities.

O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family, defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ; O most loving father, ward off from us every contagion of error and corrupting influence; O our most mighty protector, be kind to us and from heaven assist us in our struggle with the power of darkness. Read more...

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CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON

UPCOMING EVENTS

BOWMAN-FRANCIS MINISTRY

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We regret to inform you that we must postpone this evening's Black Catholic Consciousness Virtual Series session due to unforeseen circumstances.

 

We will provide you with further information on the new date and time shortly.

 

Thank you for your continued support and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON 

past BOWMAN-FRANCIS eVENTS CLICK THE LINK

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WELCOME TO OUR VIRTUAL HOME

The website will be updated regularly with pertinent Black Catholic news and announcements regarding our ministries and upcoming conferences. It will also host past and future newsletters, event highlights and spotlight the important works being done by the Bowman-Francis Ministry Team.

For any questions, suggestions, feedback or comments, please e-mail us at ministry@bowmanfrancis.org and sign up for our email distribution

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Remember… What’s coming is better than what’s been!

Something completed is better than something just begun; patience is better than too much pride.

ECC 7:8

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Remembering

Rev. Chester P. Smith, SVD

IN A WORD remembers Father Chester

 

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Father Chester P. Smith, SVD

who entered into eternal life on April 8, 2020. Remember also in your prayers

Fr. Charles (his twin), Marcheta (his sister), Kermit (his brother), the entire Smith family, as well as the Bowman-Francis Ministry Team and the members of the Society of the Divine Word.

 

Click here to access The Virtual Memorial Celebration or Fr. Chester’s Obituary

Joint Statement
on the
Black Lives Matter
Movement
and
Black Catholics 
Responsibility
17th Annual National Black Catholic Men's  Conference
Read the Synopsis of the 2020 Virtual Conference Here
Replay of the
Virtual Memorial Celebration
for
Rev. Chester P. Smith, SVD

from

Sun. May 3, 2020

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OUR HISTORY:
BOWMAN-FRANCIS MINISTRY TEAM'S  NAMESAKE

Here you can find information on

Our NAMESAKES

The Most Rev.  Joseph Francis, SVD

Very Rev. John Bowman, SVD

and

Servant of God - Sr. Thea Bowman, FSPA

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OUR PROGRAMS
AND
MINISTRIES

The primary mission of the

Bowman-Francis Team is to minister to the total Black Catholic: spiritually, physically and intellectually. It is our endeavor to offer many gainful avenues to meet the needs of Black people everywhere.

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DONATE TO THE BOWMAN-FRANCIS MINISTRY

Our website now features a

GIVE A GIFT Page 

where you can easily make a contribution to the ministries of your choice, using a various payment  methods.

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SEE HOW WE SPREAD 
FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE
ACROSS THE BLACK DIASPORA

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