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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

New priest to bring spirit of adventure, model of suffering to ministry

All his life, Mark Tobin had a strong desire for a challenge. He sought adventure, found hardships as a Navy special forces fighter in Iraq and eventually had an encounter with God and a calling to be a Catholic priest.

Decades of marriage honored at wedding anniversary Mass

Some 120 couples gathered for a May 1 liturgy celebrated by Archbishop Nelson Pérez, who said “a connection with Christ was essential” to living out the sacrament of matrimony amid “ups and downs.”

Homelessness ministry ‘the very visible face of God,’ says archbishop

During a recent visit, Archbishop Nelson Pérez thanked staff and volunteers at St. John’s Hospice in Philadelphia for bringing “incredible” help and hope to those struggling to find permanent housing.

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