Ministry to Catholics of African Ancestry
Greetings to All!
Welcome to our website. I hope that it will serve as a constant source of information about the Ministry, its programs, diocesan and parish events.
KEEP PRAISING! - Darcel B. Whitten- Wilamowski
Our Mission Statement
In order to ensure the participation of Catholics of African Ancestry in every facet of diocesan life, the purpose of the ministry shall be to:
1 - Serve the spiritual, cultural, educational, and social needs of Catholics of African Ancestry in the diocese;
2 - Encourage further insight and understanding by the church of these needs;
3 - Foster vocations to the priesthood, religious life, and deaconate;
4 - Stimulate the development and training of lay leaders, especially youth and young adults, of African ancestry to assume leadership roles at the parish and diocesan levels.
5 - Promote spiritual and liturgical rites that are synonymous with and culturally akin to people of African ancestry; and
6 - Work to identify and eliminate the seeds of racism that seriously affect relationships between Catholics of African Ancestry and those who are not.
Catholics of African Ancestry
Masses for the Ministry to Catholics of African Ancestry
Our Lady of Loretto
Gospel Mass every 2nd Sunday-11:00 a.m
Gospel Mass every 3rd Sunday-11:30 a.m.
Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Church
Gospel Mass every 1st & 3rd Sunday at 8:00 a.m.
Gospel Choir Contact
phone: 516-678-5800 ext. 239
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