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.

2014 Calendar of Events

Posted by Andrea Ainey on 07/21/2014 3:10 PM

Archbishop Aymond has officially opened the 9th General Synod of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.  This is an opportunity for your voice to be heard in the shaping of the future of our Archdiocese.  Please plan to attend one of the General Meetings.  Please help spread the word among your parish community.


2014-2015 Calendar of Events

August 6– UNITY SKATE PARTY (6:30-8:30pm) Skate Country (WESTBANK)

August 23-Annual Youth Ministers’ Forum (9:00am-12:30pm) Archdiocesan Hispanic Apostolate

September 13Gospel Fest (Carver Theater) 6:00pm-9:00pm

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


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.

Congratulations to the 2014 President’s Volunteer Service Award Recipients. For list of recipients: click here 

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




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