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.


THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT TO GOSPELFEST 2014.

We had over 600 people come out to support our choirs and we raised over 1200 lbs. of food for the 2nd Harvest Food Bank!! Pictures of the event can be found at https://www.facebook.com/BlackCatholicsOfNewOrleansNola/photos_albums

 2014-2015 Calendar of Events

September 22 IMANI TEAM MEETING (7pm at Xavier University) High School Leadership Board

October 23-26, 2014 - National Black Catholic Men's Conference (Memphis, Tennessee) www.bowmanfrancisministry.com

October 26 World Youth Day (CYO Office)

November 10IMANI TEAM MEETING (7pm at Xavier University) High School Leadership Board

November 15 Black Saints Celebration (St. Katharine Drexel Parish)

December 4-6National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry (NCCYM) – San Antonio, TX

January 8-10Hofinger Conference

January 12IMANI TEAM MEETING (7pm at Xavier University) High School Leadership Board

January 19MLK DAY ON NOT OFF

February 23 – IMANI TEAM (7pm at Xavier University) High School Leadership Board

February 28 – Sankofa Day of Reflection (St. Mary’s Academy Gym)

March 1Youth & Young Adult Revival (3-5pm Location TBD)

April 17-19Habari Gani #7 (High School Leadership Retreat)

PLEASE SAVE AND SHARE THESE DATES. More details and events to come.

This is an image of the painting of Saint Katharine Drexel commissioned by St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church.

This painting can be seen at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church located at 2015 Louisiana Ave., NOLA 70115

Archdiocese of New Orleans Gospel Choir

2014-2015 Schedule 

Day

Date

Event

Time

Location

Monday

September 8

Rehearsal

7-8:30 pm

Corpus Christi/Epiphany

Saturday

September 13

Black Catholic Gospel Fest

6-9:00 pm

Carver Theater

Monday

October 13

Rehearsal

7-8:30 pm

Corpus Christi/Epiphany

Monday

November 10

Rehearsal

7-8:30 pm

Corpus Christi/Epiphany

Saturday

November 15

Black Saints

11:30 am

St. Katherine Drexel

Monday

November 24

Rehearsal

7-8:30 pm

Corpus Christi/Epiphany

Monday

December 1

Rehearsal

7-8:30 pm

Corpus Christi/Epiphany

Sunday

December 7

Christmas Concert

5:00 pm

Corpus Christi/Epiphany

 

 

Hofinger Conference

 

Pontchatrain Center

Monday

January 12

Rehearsal

7-8:30 pm

Corpus Christi/Epiphany

Monday

February 9

Rehearsal

7-8:30 pm

Corpus Christi/Epiphany

Tuesday

February 17

Mardi Gras

 

 

Monday

March 9

Rehearsal

7-8:30 pm

Corpus Christi/Epiphany

Monday

April 13

Rehearsal

7-8:30 pm

Corpus Christi/Epiphany

Monday

April 27

Rehearsal for Jazzfest

7-8:30 pm

Corpus Christi/Epiphany

 

TBA

Jazzfest

 

Fairgrounds

Monday

May 11

Rehearsal

7-8:30 pm

Corpus Christi/Epiphany

Monday

June 1

Rehearsal

7-8:30 pm

Corpus Christi/Epiphany

Sunday

June 7

Spring Concert

3:00 pm

Corpus Christi/Epiphany

Tues/Sat

June 23-27

Lyke Conference

 

San Antonio, TX

The Christmas Concert on Dec 7 is scheduled for 5:00 pm because of the Saints game

Xavier University of Louisiana

Campus Ministry

Calendar


SEPTEMBER

1--5

Ministry Training--TBA

TBA

11

Noon Mass—

Remembrance of 9/11 Tragedies

Recovery Mass with Blessing/Anointing

Immediately after Mass and at 4:30PM

CHAPEL

12

Campus Ministry Social  6:30 PM

ADM 101 (Former CHAPEL)

14

Mass of the Holy Spirit ~10 AM

CHAPEL

21

Memorial Mass for Alexandra Johnson

12:30

CHAPEL

23

Spirit Praise  4 PM

TBA

25

Noon Mass for Recently Deceased

CHAPEL

26

Noon Mass Memorial for

Augusta Hicks Bayonne

CHAPEL

28

Sunday Celebration of St. Michael

12:30 PM

CHAPEL

 

OCTOBER

5

Sunday Celebration of St. Francis of Assisi

12:30 PM

CHAPEL

6-8

Revival—Rev. Maurice Nutt

7 PM

CHAPEL

7

Mass at 8 AM

(due to XU Convocation at Noon)

CHAPEL

17-19

STUDENT RETREAT WEEKEND

(Leave after school on Friday

Return for Sunday Mass)

St. Augustine Retreat Center

Bay St. Louis, MS

23

Staff/Faculty Morning of Reflection

10 AM to Noon

CHAPEL

23

Noon Mass for the Recently Deceased

CHAPEL

31

All Hallows Eve—7 PM

CHAPEL

 

NOVEMBER

2

Sunday Celebration of St. Martin de Porres

12:30 PM

CHAPEL

.3

Noon Mass Commemoration

of All Souls Day

CHAPEL

9

Sunday Celebration of Black Saints

Black Catholic History Month

CHAPEL

16

Sunday Celebration of Black Saints

Black Catholic History Month

CHAPEL

18

Spirit Praise

TBA

20

Noon Mass for the Recently Deceased

CHAPEL

23

Sunday Celebration for

Alumni Reunion

9:30 AM

(no 12:30 PM Mass)

CHAPEL

26

Thanksgiving Mass—11 AM

CHAPEL

30

Sunday Celebration of Black Saints

Black Catholic History Month

CHAPEL

 

DECEMBER

3

Noon Mass Celebration of St. Francis Xavier

Followed by blessing of the Creche

CHAPEL

5

Finals Prayer Service

8:00 PM

CHAPEL

 

JANUARY

7

Mass at 8 AM

(due to XU Faculty Institute)

CHAPEL

11

Sunday 12:30 Mass

Trafficking Awareness

CHAPEL

16

Open House 

10-11:45 AM and 12:45—2 PM

ADM. BLDG. RM. 101

18

Sunday 12:30 Mass Honors

Martin Luther King, Jr.

CHAPEL

18-25

Unity Octave

Morning Prayer and Mass

19

School closed—no Morning Praise/no Mass

 

22

Noon Mass for the Recently Deceased

CHAPEL

27

Spirit Praise--4 PM

TBA

 

FEBRUARY

1

Sunday Mass--National Day of Prayer for African American Family

CHAPEL

8-14

“Loved Ones” Week

 

12

Anointing/Sacrament of the Sick

at Noon Mass and at 4:30 PM

CHAPEL

18

Ash Wednesday

Ashes distributed at Mass and at 4:30 PM

CHAPEL

19

Chinese New Year Prayer at Noon Mass

CHAPEL

22 to-March 3

Novena--St. Katharine Drexel at Morning Praise and right after Mass

CHAPEL

?

Catholicism for the Curious

TBA

20

Stations of the Cross—after Noon Mass

CHAPEL

24

Mass at 8 AM

(due to XU Convocation at Noon)

CHAPEL

24

Spirit Praise--4 PM

TBA

26

Noon Mass for the Recently Deceased

CHAPEL

20

Stations of the Cross—after Noon Mass

CHAPEL

 

MARCH

1

Sunday Mass Honors

St. Katharine Drexel

CHAPEL

6

Stations of the Cross—after Noon Mass

CHAPEL

13

Stations of the Cross—after Noon Mass

CHAPEL

19

Staff/Faculty Morning of Reflection

10 AM to Noon

CHAPEL

19

Noon Mass Honors St. Joseph

 

20

Stations of the Cross—after Noon Mass

CHAPEL

20-22

STUDENT RETREAT WEEKEND

(Leave after school on Friday

Return for Sunday Mass)

St. Augustine Retreat Center

Bay St. Louis, MS

24

Spirit Praise--4 PM

TBA

26

Noon Mass for the Recently Deceased

CHAPEL

27

Stations of the Cross—after Noon Mass

CHAPEL

29

Palm Sunday Mass

CHAPEL

 

APRIL

1--5

Spring Break—no Services

 

5

Easter Sunday Mass

CHAPEL

TBA

Busy Persons’ Retreat--TBA

 

22

Earth Day Celebration at Noon Mass

CHAPEL

23

Noon Mass for the Recently Deceased

CHAPEL

24

Noon Mass

Appreciation of Administrative  Professionals

CHAPEL

26

Year End Celebration

TBA

28

Finals Prayer Service—8 PM

CHAPEL

 

MAY

8

Baccalaureate

Convocation Center

9

Commencement

Convocation Center