by The Leaven
The African Catholic community, a new ministry launched on July 7 of this year, kicked off the Advent season with an African Harvest Thanksgiving Mass at Prince of Peace Parish in Olathe, where the ministry is based.
Colorful traditional dress and African dancers highlighted the event. An African Mass is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month at Prince of Peace.
Each Mass seeks to incorporate aspects of the African culture into the liturgy, but the harvest Mass, in particular, was an opportunity for the community to express gratitude for God’s many blessings and to share the vibrancy and diversity of the African culture as lived through the Catholic faith.