Black Catholics

Black Catholic Ministry

Black Catholic Ministries offers programs and outreach to diverse communities of Catholics throughout the Archdiocese of Detroit.

We are committed to improving the spiritual and social needs of black Catholics and joining those needs with the mission of the entire archdiocese—sharing Christ in and through the church. As Christ’s disciples, we also attempt to share our culture with others through evangelization and leadership programs.

Our ministry works closely with the National Black Catholic Congress and black Catholic ministries from other dioceses throughout the United States. Also, find information about Black Catholic Ministries through the U.S. Bishops' Subcommittee on African American Affairs.

  • Black Catholic History »

    Every year in November we celebrate Black Catholic History Month. During the month we take time to remember the lives of Catholics of African descent that made a significant impact on the modern-day Catholic Church.

  • Black Parishes »

    A list of the black Catholic parishes in the Archdiocese of Detroit.

  • Black Saints »

    Black Catholic saints who led lives of heroic virtue, their stories and their feast days.

  • Events »

    Upcoming events taking place throughout the archdiocese sponsored by the AOD Office of Black Catholic Ministry.

  • Gospel Choir »

    The mission of the Black Catholic Ministries Gospel Choir is to share the gospel message through African cultural avenues to all communities.

  • NBCC Congress Pastoral Plan »

    The National Black Catholic Congress, Inc. (NBCC) Congress XI Pastoral Plan of Action Instrument.

  • Rooted Newsletter »

    Our quarterly newsletter, called Rooted, is a digest of the latest news and happenings in Detroit’s black Catholic community. Check back often for updates and ways for you to join our community events and Masses.

  • What We Have Seen & Heard »

    U.S. Black Bishops' Pastoral Letter: "What We Have Seen and Heard."

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