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Where to find a Black Catholic History Month event (2023 edition)

Looking for an in-person or virtual event celebrating Black Catholic History Month this November? We have you covered.

(Archdiocese of Baltimore)

Founded in 1990 by the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus, Black Catholic History Month runs throughout November each year as an opportunity to highlight the heritage, patrimony, and witness of African-American Catholics.

Below is a list of events around the country carrying on the tradition and celebrating Black Catholic faith. The list will be continually updated throughout the month. (Are we missing your event? Email us at




Baton Rouge 

  • 11/4: Annual African-American Mass at St. Gerard Majella Catholic Church with Bishop Michael Duca at 10am CT.


  • 11/2: St. Martin de Porres Feast Day Mass and reception at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Cheek, Texas, with Bishop David Toups at 6pm CT.
  • 11/4-5: BCHM Masses at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Port Arthur. Dressing of the altar by Confirmation students before Mass.
  • 11/11-12: Black saints display and procession before Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Port Arthur. Also will feature a Black Family Rosary dedicated to the canonization of African-American saints-to-be.


  • 11/11: Bishop Healy Award Dinner at Boston College High School in Dorchester with Cardinal Seán O’Malley, OFM Cap at 5:30pm ET, honoring Sr Marie Theresa “Tess” Browne, SCN and Fr J. Bryan Hehir.





  • 11/11: BCHM celebration at the St. Mary Catholic Church parish center in Greensboro at 1:30pm ET.



  • 11/12: Annual Fr Joseph M. Davis, SM Lecture at the University of Dayton’s Sears Recital Hall with Prof. LaVerne Summerlin at 3pm ET.
  • 11/12: BCHM Mass at the University of Dayton’s Immaculate Conception Chapel with the Ebony Heritage Singers at 6pm ET.
  • 11/26: BCHM Mass and lecture at Holy Name Catholic Church with Dr. Shannen Dee Williams at 11:30am ET.



11/12: BCHM concert at St. Peter Catholic Church in Mansfield with the St. Dominic Gospel Choir at 4pm ET.



Fort Wayne -South bend



Kansas City-St. Joseph

  • 11/5: St. Monica Catholic Church pilgrimage to Gower, Missouri, to the grave of Mother Wilhelmina Lancaster, OSB at the Abbey of Our Lady of Ephesus. 
  • 11/12: BCHM Mass at St. Monica Catholic Church at 9am CT.

La Crosse


  • 11/4: BCHM Mass and lunch at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church with Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv. of Lexington and Archbishop Shelton Fabre of Louisville at 10am ET.

Los Angeles 



  • 11/4: “Just Mercy” screening and dinner at St. Matthias Catholic Church in Somerset at 6pm ET. RSVP requested.
  • 11/12: BCHM Mass at St. Matthias Catholic Church in Somerset with Fr Gerard Marable at 12pm ET.


  • 11/2: Harmony & Heritage networking and panel event at Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart (El Jardin) at 6pm ET.
  • 11/4: BCHM Mass at Holy Family Catholic Church in North Miami with Archbishop Thomas Wenski at 5:30pm ET.
  • 11/18: BCHM luncheon and St. Martin de Porres Award ceremony at the St. Thomas University Convocation Hall in Miami Gardens at 12pm ET.


  • 11/5-7: BCHM Revival at Prince of Peace Catholic Church with Fr Manuel Williams, CR.


New Orleans

  • 11/4: Black saints celebration beginning at the Sisters of the Holy Family Motherhouse at 10am CT. Prayer service to follow at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church with Deacon Jesse Watley at noon, with a reception at the motherhouse.

New York


  • 11/12, 19, 12/3: “A Seat at the Table” listening sessions with the African American Pastoral Center following Sunday Masses at various Black parishes.





  • 11/5: BCHM Mass at St. Josephine Bakhita Mission, with new livestream at 11am MT






  • 11/5, 19, 26: BCHM speaker series at Immaculate Conception/St. Bridget Catholic Church.
  • 11/10-12: Revival weekend at St. Monica Catholic Church and Immaculate Conception/St. Bridget Catholic Church with Fr George Kintiba, SVD. 

Rockville Centre

  • BCHM Mass at the Cathedral of St. Agnes with Bishop John O. Barres and homilist Dcn Harold Burke-Sivers at 12:3pm ET.


  • 11/12: BCHM and Fr Ambrose Ugwuegbu anniversary Mass at St. Basil the Great Catholic Church in Vallejo with homilist Fr Bart Landry, CSP at 11:30am PT. Reception to follow in the school gym.
  • 11/18: BCHM Mass at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Elk Grove at 5pm PT.

Saint Petersburg

San Antonio

San Francisco 

San Jose

  • 11/12: BCHM Mass at Mission Santa Clara de Asis at 8pm PT.


  • 11/18: BCHM Mass at St. James Catholic Church with Fr Robert E. Chaney at 11am ET.



  • 11/5: BCHM Mass at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church at 9am CT.

St. Augustine

  • 11/18-19: Black Heritage Days of Reflection at Christ the King Catholic Church in Jacksonville with Bishop Erik Pohlmeier and the Black Catholic Commission. RSVP required.

St. Louis


  • 11/5: St. Martin de Porres Feast Day Mass at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church with Fr Roy Lee at 10:30am ET.
  • 11/16L Revival at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church with Dcn Mel Tardy.
  • 11/19: BCHM Mass at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Catholic Church with Evangelist Richard Lane at 11:30am ET.
  • 11/29: BCHM Mass at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Catholic Church with Fr John McKenzie at 7:30pm ET.
  • 11/30: BCHM prayer breakfast at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church with Fr John McKenzie at 10am ET.



Nate Tinner-Williams is co-founder and editor of Black Catholic Messenger.

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