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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Black Catholics celebrate faith, rich in heritage and hope

Archbishop Nelson Pérez will open National Black Catholic History Month in the Philadelphia Archdiocese with a Nov. 6 Mass that also marks the 40th anniversary of Black Catholic permanent deacons in the area.

Annual Mass celebrates Black Catholics

Archbishop Nelson Pérez will join clergy and faithful Nov. 6 to honor St. Martin de Porres, and the rich heritage of Black Catholics in the life of the church.

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