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

On Saturday, April 18th, a Memorial Mass was celebrated to commemorate the lives of the 15 people of African Ancestry whose remains were discovered in the old St. Peter’s Cemetery. An article about the Mass can be found at:

The Clarion Herald http://clarionherald.info/clarion/index.php?start=6

The New Orleans Advocate http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/news/12144935-123/mass-honors-15-excavated-from

2015 - 2016 OBCM Calendar of Events

September 21 - IMANI Team Meeting (7pm at Xavier University) High School Leadership Board

September 19 - GOSPELFEST (6pm at the Carver Theater)

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

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

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

April 8-10 - Habari Gani #7 (High School Leadership Retreat)

SAVE THE DATE

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"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."  

 

 

                      Black Shepherds 

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