Office of Black Catholic Ministry

The purpose of the Office of Black Catholic Ministry is to assist the Bishop in facilitating the participation of Black Catholics in South Georgia in the mission of the Church. We do this in a number of ways:

  • Fostering and developing opportunities for Black Catholic youth to receive academic, cultural and spiritual growth.
  • Identifying, recommending and enabling Black Catholics to assume leadership roles.
  • Assisting pastoral leaders in their ministry to Black Catholics.
  • Carrying out the goals and objectives of the National Black Catholic Congress in strengthening the Black family.
  • Assisting parishes in the implementation of pastoral plans on combating racism.
  • Assisting parishes in the implementation of the National Black Catholic Pastoral Plan.
  • Celebrating the history and contributions of Black Catholics to the Catholic Church.
  • Promoting evangelization in the black community and encouraging vocations to the priesthood and religious life among Black Catholics.

Annually, the Office sponsors a Day of Reflection at one parish in the diocese as a prelude to sending a delegation to the National Black Catholic Congress.

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