Archdiocesan Synod Day of Reflection for Black Catholics

The Archdiocese of New Orleans will host a special Day of Reflection for Black Catholics March 4 at Xavier University Student Center, 1 Drexel Drive, New Orleans.
The day will provide an opportunity for Black Catholics to focus on the synod priorities and offer concrete ways to implement them within parishes, schools and institutions throughout the archdiocese.

The Day of Reflection will also produce our diocesan action plan for the National Black Catholic Congress this summer.

All Black Catholics of African or African American descent in the archdiocese, from every civil district, from every church, school, institution, organization and ministry, are invited to come to the table of discernment.

Black Catholics, who take seriously the call of our latest pontiffs to “enrich the church with their gifts of Blackness,” are encouraged to provide vision and direction that will enliven ministry all over the diocese.

It doesn’t matter whether one comes from black parishes or not, from Gospel choirs or not, from all-black institutions or not, and serve the black community or not, any Black Catholic disciple is welcomed.

The Day of Reflection will further root Black Catholic outreach and help ground the Archdiocesan Synod priorities into the fabric of Black Catholicism. Come be blessed in the Spirit.

Cost is $20 a person. Registration and fees due to the Office of Black Catholic Ministries by Feb. 10.

For details, contact the Office of Black Catholic Ministries, 7887 Walmsley Ave., New Orleans, LA 70125; call 861-6207 or email:

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