Kwanzaa will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 6 pm at All Saints Catholic Church, 4060 North 26th Street in Milwaukee. The program will focus on the third principle of Kwanzaa, Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility), in honor of Ms. Augusta Travitt who was for many the Black Catholic community’s patron saint before she passed away on April 20, 2009. Ms. Travitt represented Ujima through her extensive work in the community, giving to others and helping those in need. She was the sacristan for All Saints Catholic Church, and she was awarded the Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s Vatican II Award for Service in Society in 1992.
Reverend Trinette McCray will serve as presider, and Dr. Anthony Mensah will conduct the libations during the ceremony. Children will present Kwanzaa gifts of hand-made tie fleece blankets, created by the All Saints Youth Ministry students, as donations to homeless shelters in Milwaukee.
The program is sponsored by four parishes that were positively impacted by Ms. Travitt’s contributions: All Saints, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Martin de Porres, and St. Michael Catholic Churches. Refreshments will be served, and the program is open to the public.
For further information, please call Cecilia Smith-Robertson at 414.704.1021