"Gather into one the dispersed children of God"
We are parents and grandparents, single and married, young and not so young, US citizens and immigrant parishioners updating the parish of social justice issues concerning peoples of African descent around the world. Through this information, the parish is able to aid our brothers and sisters by raising funds or collecting needed items. This group also keeps in contact with our sister parishes in Philadelphia, Brazil and South Africa.
Our approach is education and advocacy and relies on collaborations and partnerships with other parish ministries, churches, as well as social, service, and cultural organizations.
The African and the Diaspora Ministry is part of the parish Social Justice Ministry. We seek to inform St. Augustine's parishioners and the community-at-large of issues concerning people of African descent all over the world. Our goal is two-fold:
We meet on second Sundays immediately following the 12:30 Mass in the Gingras Center - 1419 V Street, N.W.
E-mail Lydia Curtis at: Africarising2@yahoo.com