The Office for Black Catholics serves African American Catholics within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in collaboration with local parishes to evangelize and celebrate the contributions of the Black Catholic community. The Office of Black Catholics is committed to evangelization and building a faith community that is truly Black, authentically Catholic, and an integral part of the Universal Church.

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Sold-Out Catholic Women’s Conference Draws 1,200 Plus

See scenes from the successful gathering for women in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia held Oct. 28 at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown.

Mass Celebrates Both City’s First Black Priest and “Apostle of the Slaves”

On the Feast of St. Peter Claver over 200 people gathered at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul for a Mass honoring Fr. Rayford E. Emmons, the first African American ordained Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

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