A running list of appointees to diocesan Black Catholic ministry offices:

4/18/2021, Diocese of Phoenix: Fr Andrew McNair installed, succeeding Dr. Robert L. Watson. Appointed parochial vicar of Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral last July.

11/1/2020, Diocese of Providence: Linda A'Vant-Deishinni appointed, succeeding Patty January. Director of St. Martin de Porres Center, professional caregiver trainer, president of the Advisory Committee, and developer of the Strategic Plan for the office.

10/16/20, Diocese of Wilmington: Brenda Burns, 77, appointed following the departure of Fr Paul Williams. Gospel artist, liturgist, member of the Wilmington Diocese Gospel Choir, music director at St Joseph's on French Street, and Grand Lady of the Knights of Peter Claver.

08/2020, Archdiocese of San Francisco: Christopher Major appointed, succeeding the late Fr Kenneth Westray, who passed earlier in June 2020. Soon-to-be deacon (around May 2022), special education teacher, and director of a youth chess program in Novato.

This list will be regularly updated...
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national office:

National Association of Black Catholic Administrators
(614) 221-7990
Pam Harris, President
pam.harris@nabcacatholic.org