Daria Ward, President, and Co-founder of “CBC” (Concerned Black Catholics) of Saint Thomas Aquinas Church in South Philadelphia, organized their Annual Retreat on October 22, 2016, at the National Shrine of Saint Rita of Cascia located at 1166 S. Broad Street in South Philadelphia, all parishioners were able to attend. Father Joe Genito was the facilitator for the retreat. The topic at this year’s annual retreat was “Faith and Acceptance” with much reference to Saint Rita’s life and about the understanding of Reconciliation and Peacemaking. While lunch was being provided, the group could have a breakout discussion to examine their thoughts, opinions, ideas, and give reflection about the topic.
The retreat included a tour of the church/shrine and confession was offered, followed by Mass. In 2017, Daria stated that she hopes to have more people attend the retreat and her goal for CBC, is for all Black Catholics, to come together throughout the Philadelphia parishes for fellowship.
If you would like to join CBC during the 3rd Sunday for Mass, please look at dates below for 2017:
September 17th (CBC 15th Anniversary)
For additional information contact Daria Ward at 215-467-3834 or 215-251-5958.