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.

News from CatholicPhilly

Longtime program for at-risk youth set to close

St. Gabriel’s System, an archdiocesan ministry that has served thousands, will be discontinued due to declines in congregate care and financial fallout from COVID-19.

Sports back in play at archdiocesan high schools

Athletic competition will resume at the schools with strict adherence to COVID precautions, according to a Sept. 25 statement from the Office of Catholic Education and the Faith in the Future Foundation.

In first COVID-era game, La Salle football sees triumph amid tragedies

La Salle, playing outside the suspended Catholic League schedule, beat Manheim Township 35-27. The Explorers’ QB suffered a season-ending injury, and both teams honored a player who died last summer.

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