Contribution from parishioner Velda Martin:
Greetings Saint Paul Catholic Church Family,
Friday, June 19, 2020 is a providential day for two reasons:
1) Most importantly, The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus who desire that all enters his Sacred Heart.
2) It is also Juneteenth the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.
In response to the protest over the recent killings of African Americans, as a community we need to in some way respond to this. The best way I think we can do this is by starting conversations to hear people’s stories.
I believe if we don’t hear each other’s stories we really won’t know or understand what’s going on. I am hoping Saint Paul Catholic Church will be able to offer to our family the opportunity to learn from other people’s thoughts on racism.
Do you think we could add this to the website?
Resources on Racisms
(Video click here ->) I'm a bit racist. And so are you.