Bill Bradley, director of the Office for Black Catholics, takes questions during an implementation meeting at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament.
Post Congress XI Implementing Our Plan meeting at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church.
Cynthia Brown participates in the implementation meeting.
Archbishop Charles Chaput attended the meeting to answer questions and address concerns.
Archbishop Charles Chaput told the people we will wear ourselves out preserving the past instead of promoting the future.
Cantor Bernadette Brooks sings during mass at St Thomas Aquinas.
Lovella Butler reads along with the Gospel at St Thomas Aquinas.
Archbishop Charles Chaput ackowledges the work of the Concerned Black Catholics group at St Thomas Aquinas during his homily.
Hermine Hylick and Barbar Newman, secretary, of the Concerned Black Catholics group at St Thomas Aquinas present the gifts to Archbishop Charles Chaput.
CBC members pray together at mass which celebrates their 10th anniversary.
Cheryl Summers leads the combined choir of St Josephine Bahkita Church, Camden NJ, in song.
Members of CBC that lectured the mass recessed out to a reception that followed.
Black Catholics gathered for an implementation meeting Sept. 15 at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church in Philadelphia following the 11th National Black Catholic Congress. Bill Bradley, director of the archdiocesan Office for Black Catholics, led the meeting in which Archbishop Charles Chaput attended to answer questions and address concerns. On Sept.16 Archbishop Chaput celebrated Mass at St. Thomas Aquinas Church for the 10th anniversary of the parish group Concerned Black Catholics (CBC). (Photos by Sarah Webb)