Office of Black Catholic Ministries

Welcome to the Office of Black Catholic Ministries

The Office of Black Catholic Ministries identifies and fosters the rich diversity of the Black Catholic community in general, and particularly, in the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Its mission is to evangelize, highlight, enhance, and celebrate the contributions of the Black Catholic community as it shares its gifts in the Church and society. Guided by the Holy Spirit, the office promotes and advocates for equality in education, social justice, and pastoral ministries throughout the Church and the community. It strives to wards equal participation for all by raising consciousness in the administrative offices of the Archdiocese, while offering advice to the Archbishop in matters concerning the Black Catholic Community.

OBCM Events

‚Äč2015 - 2016

October 18-19 - Hush Harbor Retreat for Priests (St. Augustine Retreat Center, Bay St. Louis, MS)

November 6 - Prayer Breakfast for Priests & Seminarians (St. Rita School, New Orleans, LA 70125)

November 10 -IMANI Team Meeting (7pm at Xavier University) 

November 14 - Black Saints Celebration (Our Lady Star of the Sea)

January 11 - IMANI Team Meeting (7pm at Xavier University) High School Leadership Board

January 18 - MLK DAY ON NOT OFF

February 13 - SANKOFA Day of Reflection (9am-2pm at the Catholic Life Center - Baton Rouge, LA)

February 16 IMANI Team (7pm at Xavier University) High School Leadership Board

February 21 - Youth & Young Adult Revival (3-5pm) All Saints Catholic Church

April 8-10 - Habari Gani #8 (High School Leadership Retreat)

May 6-7  Hush Harbor Retreat for Musicians (Cenacle Retreat Center, Metairie, LA 70006)

May 15-16  Hush Harbor Retreat for Deacons (Cenacle Retreat Center, Metairie, LA 70006)

"MARK YOUR CALENDARS – THE NATIONAL BLACK CATHOLIC CONGRESS 12 (NBCC XII) is scheduled for July 6-9, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando in Orlando, Florida. More information to come as it is received."  

Congress XII Theme: "The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Us: Act Justly, Love Tenderly, and Walk Humbly with your God."


                      Black Shepherds 


"The Archdiocese of New Orleans Mass Gospel Choir Following the Ordination of Bishop Fernand Cheri III at St. Louis Cathedral"