Phone: 216-696-6525

Toll Free: 1-800-869-6525

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

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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.

Sister Thea Bowman Awards

Celebrating the Gifts of African American Catholic Women in the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland


Sunday, September 13, 2020, 2pm-4pm

Hilton Garden Inn Banquet & Conference Center, 700 Beta Drive, Cleveland

The Thea Bownman Awards are presented to women in the African American community who have provided strong and effective leadership and service.  The banquet includes a meal, music, and fellowship. It is a celebration of faith, culture and the contributions African American women have made to the Catholic tradition.

Pre-registration is required. For ticket prices and to register, please click the link below: 

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