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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Office for Black Catholics, Sisters of the Redeemer partner for retreat on racial healing

Some 80 people attended the sold-out Lenten retreat Feb. 25 which was designed to engage participants in faith-based exercises and discussions around racial healing.

Black Catholics celebrate faith, rich in heritage and hope

Archbishop Nelson PĂ©rez 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.