Created 2-Nov-12
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African drumming, liturgical dance, a Gospel choir and plenty of pageantry were included in a Mass on Feb. 12 in observance of Black History Month. Archbishop Henry J. Mansell celebrated the ninth annual Mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. Auxiliary Bishop Martin D. Holley of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., national chaplain for the Knights of Peter Claver, gave the homily. Photos by David Royce.
Glen Woods participates in the general intercessions.Gift bearers Denise and Daniele Coley from Sacred Heart Parish in Bloomfield.Presentation of the Gifts by the Kinyu Nyamu family.Knights of Peter Claver Ladies AuxiliaryCantor Robert Nelson leads the Responsorial Psalm.Auxiliary Bishop Martin D. Holly of Washington, D.C., preaches the homily. Photo credit: David RoyceThe Bishop McMahon Assembly of fourth degree Knights of Columbus pose with Archbishop Henry J. Mansell.Mass in observance of Black History Month was celebrated Feb. 12 at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford.Brother Abu, also known as Alvin Carter Sr., provides African drumming.Auxiliary Bishop Martin D. Holley of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., national chaplain for the Knights of Peter Claver, enters the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford.The Caribbean American Dance Company (Judith Williams, president), performs liturgical dance.Edward Fortes provides the first reading.The Archdiocesan Gospel Choir, directed by Donna Shears. Pianists are Ellsworth Grant and  Orice Jenkins; guitarists, Mario Petrella and James Brown.The Caribbean American Dance Company (Judith Williams, president), performs liturgical dance.

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