The Office of Multicultural Diversity of the Diocese of Rockville Centre hosted a healing Mass in observance of National Black Catholic History Month, November 12 at St. Martha Church in Uniondale. Father Alonzo Cox, coordinator of the Vicariate of Black Catholic Concerns for the Diocese of Brooklyn was the main celebrant. Worshippers had an opportunity to venerate a first-class relic of St. Padre Pio after the Mass. CNS photos/Gregory A. Shemitz
Darcel Whitten-Wilamowski holds a reliquary containing a first-class relic of St. Padre Pio against the head of Viergelene Louis following the healing Mass Nov. 12
Joeffrey Louis XVI, 6, plays a conga drum during the Mass.
Father Alonzo Cox, coordinator of the Vicariate of Black Catholic Concerns in the Diocese of Brooklyn, presides at Mass.
Devin Olivas sings and plays the electric piano during Mass.
Darcel Whitten-Wilamowski directs the Sister Thea Bowman Diocesan Choir.