Black Ministry

The office of Black Catholic Ministry is dedicated to proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ in an Africentric and spirit-filled manner, through education, advocacy, evangelization and promotion of racial harmony on diocesan, regional and national levels. Our goals are to increase the visibility and involvement of African American Catholics in the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama through Evangelization, which includes faith formation, education and leadership development; and to develop, nurture and share our cultural values and gifts in the Catholic Church and community.


Black Catholic Ministry
James Watts, Director
2121 3rd Avenue North
P.O. Box 12047 (35202-2047)
Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 838-8313


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  • Dec
    St. Joseph Guild of St. Peter’s the Apostle Catholic Church to host Advent Meditation.
    December 10, 2019 - 2:51 pm
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  • Dec
    Our Lady of Fatima Parish to hold Advent Revival.
    December 9, 2019 - 2:50 pm
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  • Dec
    Diocesan Choir forming and holding rehearsals.
    December 8, 2019 - 2:50 pm
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  • Dec
    St. Theresa to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
    December 8, 2019 - 2:49 pm
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  • Dec
    Advent Reflection Day to focus on early monastic women.
    December 7, 2019 - 2:45 pm
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