FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 24, 2022
CATHOLIC CHURCH AND ACADEMY TO CELEBRATE
BLACK HISTORY MONTH SUNDAY
The parish of St. Michael-St. Malachy located in the East New York section of Brooklyn, with Salve Regina Catholic Academy, will host a special Mass and celebration to mark the conclusion of Black History Month this Sunday, February 27, 2022, beginning at 9 a.m.
The entrance procession of the Mass will feature the image of Blessed Pierre Toussaint, which will be displayed in the front of the Church, along with the images of three saints; Sister Thea Bowman, St. Josephine Bakhita, and Charles Lwanga. Every Sunday during Black History Month, the parish highlighted a different extraordinary Black Catholic. The images will be later permanently installed in the Church.
Following the Mass, beginning at 10:15 a.m., students from the parish will join Salve Regina Catholic Academy students in the school gym for a special presentation of dance, poetry, art, fashion and music. The celebration will also include cultural food from Nigeria, Haiti, Jamaica, and other countries.
St. Michael-St. Malachy is located at 225 Jerome Street in Brooklyn. Salve Regina Catholic Academy is located at 237 Jerome Street in Brooklyn.
Father Brendan Buckley is the Pastor of St. Michael-St. Malachy. Michelle Donato is the Principal of Salve Regina Catholic Academy. Brandon Morel, the parish Youth Minister, is the coordinator of Sunday’s event. The event flyer is attached.
Members of the media are invited to attend and should respond to this email to confirm their attendance.