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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  • Apr
    Prayer read at Bishop David Foley’s Funeral Mass by Reverend Bryan W. Jerabek.
    April 24, 2018 - 3:22 pm
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  • Apr
    Letter from Bishop Robert J. Baker
    April 18, 2018 - 10:35 am
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  • Apr
    Obituary - Most Reverend David E. Foley.
    April 17, 2018 - 10:28 am
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  • Apr
    Padre Pio Prayer group to meet at Our Lady of Sorrows.
    April 28, 2018 - 2:47 pm
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  • Apr
    Feast of Saint Mark Italian Festival.
    April 28, 2018 - 11:41 am
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