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Office for Black Catholics

Purpose: The Office for Black Catholics fosters the rich diversity of the Black Catholic Community within the Diocese of Richmond. Its mission is to evangelize, enhance and celebrate the contributions of persons of African descent and the gifts they have to offer the Church and society. Guided by the Holy Spirit, the Office for Black Catholics advocates for an increase in vocations, diverse leadership, equality in education, social justice and pastoral ministries throughout the Church and the community. The office’s outreach is accomplished through the coordinated efforts of diocesan staff resources, parish staff and dedicated volunteers

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Upcoming events:

Slave Trail Walk |Register Today!

Commemorating our 400th Anniversary of 1619
arrival of the first Africans in English North America.  This event will be lead by Deacon Charles Williams.
(We ask that participants be ages 14 and above because it is a 3 mile walk)

All are welcome!

July 27 or August 31, 2019  | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Manchester Docks