About NAACUS

An apostolate by Africans, for Africans, with Africans, in African Catholic communities within the continental USA approved and promoted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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The National Association of African Catholics in the United States is welcoming members to help form an active community for fellowship, workshops and much more. Get involved today and help NAACUS in building a better community in the church. NAACUS -- Together with Christ!

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What We Do
Mission Statement
Vision
Objectives
Links
Preamble

What We Do

We, the members of this organization, in order to promote awareness of African Catholics in the US, bring together all African Catholic Communities ensuring full and active participation in the Catholic Church. We also bring to the Church’s attention the issues affecting African Catholic Communities, and advocate on behalf of African Catholics with Bishops and Dioceses of the Church in the United States.

Mission Statement

NAACUS shall bring together all African Catholic communities in the United States while promoting their faith, and ensuring active and full participation in support of the Church.

Vision

The vision of the Organization is to promote a vibrant and visible African Catholic Community in the Church in the United States.

Objectives

To be a voice of African Catholics residing in the United States
To promote awareness of the presence of African Catholics, their respective heritage and cultures in the United States, and their contribution to the Church
To encourage the celebration of the Catholic Liturgy in the ethnic languages
To promote and support the US Bishops’ Statement ‘A Call to Solidarity with Africa”
To dialogue and advocate for African Catholics with the Bishops, dioceses, other national Catholic organizations, existing Africans associations in the United States, and      strengthen the Africans’ connection to the diocese
To raise awareness of the pastoral needs of African families, youth and young adult
To support the strengthening of African marriages and family life, and nurture to the priesthood, religious life, and lay ministry
To develop and pull African resources, shared religious experiences to improve and strengthen our lives as African Catholics
To recommend lay leadership programs and promote lay vocations
To foster dialogue and collaborate with other ecclesial communities
To encourage inter-religious dialogue in and among African communities
To advocate for social justice within African communities and the U.S. society
Empower and enable Catholics of African origin residing in the United States to help evangelize themselves and their local parishes

Links of Interest

 

·        Vatican

·        Africae Munus

·        African News

·        USCCB

·        Holy Mass Readings

·        Liturgy of the Hours

·        Sacred Scripture

·        Searchable Catechism

·        Catholics Come Home

·        Catholic Encyclopedia

·        Coming Home Network

·        EWTN

·        The Integrated Catholic Life

·        Find a Mass Time

Preamble

We, the members of this organization, in order to promote awareness of African Catholics in the US, bring together all African Catholic Communities ensuring full and active participation in the Catholic Church. We also bring to the Church’s attention the issues affecting African Catholic Communities, and advocate on behalf of African Catholics with Bishops and Dioceses of the Church in the United States.

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