Phone: 216-696-6525

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Address: 1404 East 9th Street, Cleveland, OH 44114

Why Catholic? Meet Bishop Nelson J. Perez
Offices Parish Life Faith & Culture 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.

Open Wide Our Hearts: Moving Towards a World of Racial Justice

Saturday, September 28, 2019

9am-4pm

Dolan Center John Carroll University

Join the Bishops of NE Ohio for a listening session and small group discussions on how to respond to the increasing rhetoric about race in our community while also exploring our own convictions about cultural diversity in American and the Church.

Registration is required.

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