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

Congratulations to our new OBCM Director, Fr. Daniel Green, who will be working with Dr. Ansel Augustine during the transition phase of the office leadership.  Fr. Daniel will also remain Parochial Vicar of Blessed Trinity Parish.  Please pray for him in his new role and, and as always, thank you for your continued support of the OBCM.


Click here to learn more about the Bishop Dominic Carmon Scholarship

Xavier University of Louisiana Institute for Black Catholic Studies


"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 Sisters of the Holy Family celebrate their 175th Anniversary by riding in the Krewe of Femme Fatale Parade"