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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local diocese news

  • Dec
    Bishop’s Statement on Clerical Sexual Abuse of Minors.
    December 14, 2018 - 2:16 pm
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  • Dec
    Italian-American Heritage Society to host New Year’s Eve Dance.
    December 31, 2018 - 8:51 am
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  • Dec
    St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church to host Service of Lessons and Carols, Dec. 21.
    December 21, 2018 - 8:50 am
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  • Dec
    St. John’s in Madison to hold blood drive, Dec. 15.
    December 15, 2018 - 8:49 am
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  • Dec
    Cathedral of St. Paul to host young adult Christmas Party, Dec. 14.
    December 14, 2018 - 8:48 am
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