Deacon Albert “Al” A. Anderson Homilist at 5:00pm Mass on November 27

On the conclusion of
Black Catholic History Month
Deacon Albert “Al” A. Anderson
Deacon, Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church
Alexandria
Will offer the homily
at
5:00 PM Mass
Saturday, November 27, 2021
Saint John Neumann Catholic Community
11900 Lawyers Road
Reston, VA 20191
sponsored by the 
Racial Justice Ministry


Deacon Anderson serves on the Bishop’s Advisory Council on Racism. He is past chair of the Arlington Diaconal Council; a member of the Knights of Peter Claver and of the Knights of Columbus; and is a recipient of the Bishop Harold R. Perry Service Award. His commitment to promoting respect for the sanctity of life in all stages has been a driving force in his life.

Deacon Albert A. Anderson Jr. and his wife, Beverly are both originally from Norfolk, Virginia and have been married for 51years. They have been parishioners at St. Joseph, in Alexandria, VA for over thirty years. They have two children, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He worked as an Accounting Operations Manager for several corporations in the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. area for over thirty years before retiring. Deacon Al is a past chairman of the Arlington Diaconal Council; a member of the Knights of Peter Claver, and the Knights of Columbus; past chairperson of Black Catholic Ministries for the Diocese of Arlington; and a recipient of the Bishop Harold R. Perry Service Award. He has volunteered with the New Beginnings program at the Alexandria Juvenile Detention Center and currently offers a Communion Service monthly at the Alexandria City Jail. His commitment to promoting respect for the sanctity of life in all stages has been a driving force in his life. He and Beverly participated in the Josephite Pro-Life / Pro-Marriage / Pro-Family series of conferences and presented several pro-life workshops. He also presides over a weekly Holy Hour for Life at St. Joseph.