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

A listing of Black History Month events from parishes, schools, and national organizations around the country.

(Diocese of Charleston)

Fresh off of Martin Luther King Day celebrations in dioceses around the country, Black History Month is upon us, bringing even more Black Catholicism and Black history. We have compiled here a list of such events throughout the nation, both in-person and virtual.

(This list may not be exhaustive. Please contact your local diocese, Black Catholic office, or a Black parish in your area for more info. We will also be updating this page and the BCM calendar as more events are announced.)

National

Archdiocese of Atlanta

Diocese of Austin

  • 2/27: “Motherland Sunday” at 10am CT at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Fr Vernon Huguley of St Peter the Apostle Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

Archdiocese of Baltimore

  • 2/5: (Virtual) Servant of God Mother Mary Lange feast day celebration and guild member recommitment ceremony at 2pm ET with the Oblate Sisters of Providence. Livestream on Facebook.
  • 2/12: Virtual presentation at 10am ET with Dr. Shannen Dee Williams of Dayton University. Hosted by the Baltimore Racial Justice Circle and Call To Action Maryland.

Dioceses of Brooklyn and Rockville Center

Diocese of Camden

  • 2/27: Diocesan BHM Mass at 2pm ET with Bishop Dennis Sullivan and homilist Msgr Leonard Scott at St Bridget University Parish in Glassboro.

Diocese of Charleston

  • 2/4: (Virtual) First Friday Table Talk at 10am ET with Yvonne Pygatt; Charlotte House; Kathleen Merritt; Sr Pam Smith, SSCM; and Fr Michael Okere.

Archdiocese of Chicago

Archdiocese of Detroit

  • 2/25: "Songs of Freedom" concert at 7pm ET, featuring women composers narrating in song the lives African-American women on the path to sainthood, at St Moses the Black Catholic Church.

Diocese of Green Bay

Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Archdiocese of Newark

Archdiocese of New York:

Archdiocese of New Orleans

  • 2/8: Presentation on Black Catholic sisters at 7pm CT with Dr. Shannen Dee Williams at Loyola University’s Ignatius Chapel.
  • 2/14: Black History Convocation at Xavier University of Louisiana.

Diocese of Oakland

  • 1/16, 2/6, 13, 20, 27: (Virtual/TBD) BHM Masses at 10:30 am PT featuring, respectively, Bishop Emeritus Gordon Bennett, SJ of Mandeville; Karen Permillion; Fr Kwame Assenyoh; Julie Hadnot; and Ron Bazile at St Columba Catholic Church.
  • 1/24, 31, 2/7: “Seeking Racial Justice” conservation series with Fr Steven Bell, CSP at Newman Hall/Holy Spirit Parish in Berkeley.
  • 2/6, 13, 20, 27: BHM Masses each Sunday at 8:30 and 11am PT featuring, respectively, Fr Ken Hamilton, SVD; Sr Eva Marie Lumas, SSS; Ms. Dionna Cola; and the Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Thompson at St Benedict Catholic Church.

Diocese of Owensboro

Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee

  • 1/30: (Passed) Diocesan BHM Mass at 2pm ET with Bishop Emeritus Martin Holley of Memphis at Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Church in Niceville.

Archdiocese of Philadelphia

  • 2/26: BHM Mass at 10am ET at St Martin de Porres Catholic Church with Fr Anthony Bozeman, SSJ of Transfiguration Church in Los Angeles.
  • 2/8, 15: “The Bible in Black” study series with the Rev. Naomi Washington-Leapheart at Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library.

Diocese of Phoenix

Diocese of Richmond

  • 2/6, 13, 20, 27: BHM Mass speakers series each Sunday at 9am ET featuring, respectively, Sr Cora Marie Billings, RSM; Cathay Woodson; Sr.Tiberh Hagos; and Vivian Sullivan at St Elizabeth Catholi Church.

Diocese of San Diego

Archdiocese of San Francisco

Diocese of San Jose

Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Diocese of Savannah

  • 2/8: Mass against Human Trafficking for the feast day of St Josephine Bakhita at 9am ET at St Benedict the Moor Catholic Church. Refreshments to follow.

Diocese of Springfield (Illinois)

  • 2/27: Diocesan BHM Mass at 11am ET at St Aloysius Catholic Church. $5 lunch to follow (RSVP requested).

Diocese of St Augustine

Archdiocese of St Louis

Diocese of Trenton

Archdiocese of Washington

  • 2/6: Archdiocesan BHM Mass at 11am ET with Bishop Roy Campbell at the Cathedral of St Matthew the Apostle.

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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