Founded in 1990 by the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus, Black Catholic History Month runs throughout November each year as an opportunity to highlight the heritage, patrimony, and witness of Black Catholics—especially African Americans.

Below is a list of events around the country carrying on the tradition and celebrating Black Catholic faith. The list will be continually updated throughout the month. (Missing your event? Email us at tips@blackcatholicmessenger.com.)

National

Local

Archdiocese of Atlanta

Archdiocese of Baltimore

Archdiocese of Boston

11/13: Bishop Healy Award Prayer Service and Celebration at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross with Cardinal Seán O'Malley, OFM Cap.

Archdiocese of Chicago

Archdiocese of Detroit

Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Archdiocese of Hartford

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Archdiocese of Louisville

Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Archdiocese of Minneapolis

Archdiocese of New York

Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Archdiocese of Seattle

Archdiocese of St. Louis

Archdiocese of Washington

Diocese of Arlington

Diocese of Austin

Diocese of Beaumont

Diocese of Brooklyn/Queens

Diocese of Buffalo

Diocese of Camden

Diocese of Charleston

Diocese of Colorado Springs

Diocese of Columbus

Diocese of Dallas

Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee

Diocese of Phoenix

Diocese of Pittsburgh

Diocese of Raleigh

Diocese of Richmond

Diocese of San Diego

Diocese of Shreveport

Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

Diocese of Toledo

Diocese of Wilmington


Nate Tinner-Williams is co-founder and editor of Black Catholic Messenger, a seminarian with the Josephites, and a ThM student with the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University of Louisiana (XULA).


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