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Where to find a Black Catholic History Month event (2022 edition)

Looking for an in-person or virtual event celebrating Black Catholic History Month this November? We have you covered.

(Archdiocese of Baltimore)

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 is not exhaustive and will be continually updated throughout the month. (Missing your event? Email us at tips@blackcatholicmessenger.com.)

National

Arlington

Atlanta

Austin

Baltimore

Beaumont

Boston

Brooklyn

Buffalo

Camden

Charleston

  • 11/4: (virtual) First Friday Table Talk with Sr Roberta Fulton, SSMN and the Diocese of Charleston Office of Black Catholics.

Cincinnati

Cleveland

Columbus

Davenport

Dayton

Denver

Detroit

  • 11/6: “Nothing’s Impossible” Black Catholic Ministries gospel choir concert at Mercy High School in Farmington Hills.
  • 11/20: “Holy Men and Women of God” presentation and art show with Fr Maurice Henry Sands at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church in Dearborn.

Gary

Houston

Lafayette

Lake Charles

Los Angeles

Memphis

Miami

Milwaukee

New Orleans

New York

Philadelphia

Pittsburgh

Portland

Raleigh

Richmond

Rochester

  • 11/10: BCHM Mass at St. Rita Catholic Church in Webster with the music ministries of St. Rita, Immaculate Conception, and St. Monica Catholic Churches. Refreshments to follow.

Sacramento

  • 11/10, 17: (virtual) book club on Dr. Shannen Dee Williams' "Subversive Habits: Black Catholic Nuns in the Long African American Freedom Struggle" with St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church.

San Diego

San Francisco

  • 11/4: BCHM Lecture with Fr Joseph A. Brown, SJ at the University of San Francisco’s Fromm Hall.
  • 11/12: BCHM Mass at the Mission Dolores Basilica with the Sacred Heart Council and Court of the Knights of Peter Claver.

San Jose

Seattle

Shreveport

St. Louis

Toledo

Washington


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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