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Offices Parish Life African American Ministry

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African American Ministry

The Office of Ministry to African American Catholics seeks to carry out advocacy for the concerns and needs of African American Catholics.


After this I had a vision of a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation, race, people and tongue. (Revelation 7:9)

The Office of Ministry to African American Catholics strives to fulfill its mission by providing staff support to the Diocesan Race Relations Committee, Diocesan Gospel Choir, Diocesan African Catholic Community, and to our Catholic schools and institutions that serve the greater African American community, Catholic and non-Catholic alike. It communicates with various offices locally and nationally in support of issues relating to African American Catholic Ministry.

The ministry also aims to serve in an advisory capacity to the bishop’s staff of the diocese regarding matters of concern to African Americans. In addition, the Office of Ministry to African American Catholics seeks to collaborate with the civic community on issues addressing the African American community.

2019 African American Collaborative Lenten Revival

Through prayer, preaching and song our Catholic community celebrates the presence of God in our midst as we prepare for Lent.  The 2019 African American Collaborative Lenten Revivial will take place on March 6 - 8 at Holy Spirit Parish in Garfield Heights. 

To learn more, CLICK HERE to read the latest feature in Northeast Ohio Catholic news about the revival.

For details on the 3-day revival visit the Events page. 

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