Local parishes celebrate, serve Black Catholics throughout diocese


PROVIDENCE — The Office of Black Catholic Ministry in the Diocese of Providence continues its work of building a solid foundation for leadership with the diaspora of Black Catholics throughout Rhode Island by reaching out to inform, educate and share their rich spiritual heritage with the whole church.

During Black Catholic History Month and throughout the year, the diocese continues to celebrate this unique cultural diversity as members of the Catholic Church through evangelization and all parishes throughout the state work together to welcome diverse communities in offering them a spiritual home.

If you are a parish or an individual who would like to become more involved with the Office of Black Catholic Ministry, or for more information, please contact Patty January, coordinator, at 401-278-4552 or

Parishes that are observing Black Catholic History Month:

Holy Name of Jesus Church, Providence -- The African Catholic Community to celebrate with Mass on Sunday, Nov. 25, 12:30 p.m.

St. Michael the Archangel Church, Providence, will continue to observe Black Catholic History throughout the month of November.

St. Patrick Church, Providence, to celebrate with Mass on Sunday, Nov. 25, at 9 a.m. Mass.

Our Lady of Loreto Church, East Providence

St. Francis Xavier Church, East Providence

St. Rocco Church, Johnston

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Pawtucket