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Where to find a Catholic Black History Month event (2024 edition)

A listing of Black History Month events from parishes, schools, and national organizations around the country.

Fresh off of MLK Day celebrations in dioceses around the country, Black History Month is now upon us, bringing even more celebrations. We have compiled here a list of such events throughout the nation in the coming days and weeks, both in-person and virtual.

(This list may not be exhaustive. Please contact your local diocese, Black Catholic office, or a Black parish in your area for more info. We will also be updating this page and the BCM calendar as more events are announced.)



Baton Rouge

  • 2/4: BHM Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral with Bishop Michael Duca and homilist Fr Greg Chisholm, SJ at 1:30pm CT.




  • 2/4: BHM Mass and art exhibition at St. Clare Catholic Church in Queens with Fr Anthony Bozeman, SSJ at 11am ET.
  • 2/25: BHM Mass at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Queens with Bishop Robert J. Brennan and homilist Fr Robert Seay, OFM at 4:30pm ET.
  • 2/25: BHM Mass at Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church with Fr James Pierce, SJ and Mike DeLouis at 9am ET. Reception to follow.


  • 2/3: BHM concert at the Catholic Community of Christ Our Light in Cherry Hill with M. Roger Holland II at 7pm ET.
  • 2/4: BHM Mass at the Catholic Community of Christ Our Light in Cherry Hill with M. Roger Holland II at 10am ET.



  • 2/25: BHM Mass at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greensboro at 11:30am ET.


  • 2/4, 16, 23: BHM speaker series at St. Sabina Catholic Church with Courtney Vance and Jenifer Lewis.
  • 2/11: Venerable Augustus Tolton presentation at the Calumet City Historical Society Center in Calumet City with Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Joseph Perry at 3pm CT.


  • 2/18: BHM Mass at Holy Rosary-St. John Catholic Church at 9:30am ET. Program to follow.



  • 2/6, 13, 20 (virtual): “Black Like Me” book study with Pastor Rogers Kirk Jr. and Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat Center in Wheatland. $25 registration fee.



  • 2/4: BHM Mass at St. John’s Cathedral at 10:30am PT.


  • 2/11: BHM Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church in East York with Bishop Timothy C. Senior at 11:30am ET. Social gathering to follow.



  • 2/8: Fr Cyprian Davis Lecture at St. Meinrad Seminary’s St. Bede Theater with Archbishop Shelton Fabre of Louisville at 7pm CT.


  • 2.11: BHM celebration at Holy Family Catholic Church in Natchez after the Sunday Mass at 8am CT. 



Los Angeles

  • 2/1-24: BHM event series at Loyola Marymount University.
  • 2/8: Rosary against Human Trafficking for the feast of St. Josephine Bakhita at St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church in Redondo Beach at 7pm PT.
  • 2/10: BHM Mass and awards ceremony at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels with Archbishop José H. Gómez at 5pm PT.



New Orleans

  • 2/25: “Our Story in Words and Songs” performance at Corpus Christi-Epiphany Catholic Church at 4pm CT.

New York

  • 2/1: BHM lecture at Fordham University’s McShane Center with Prof. Merle Collins at 6pm ET.
  • 2/4: BHM Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral with Archbishop Charles Palmer-Buckle of Cape Coast at 2pm ET.
  • 2/29: “A Catholic Reckoning on Slavery” at Fordham University's McNally Amphitheatre with Rachel L. Swarns at 6pm ET.


  • 2/1-23: BHM event series at Seton Hall University in South Orange.
  • 2/25: BHM Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart with Fr Anthony Bozeman, SSJ at 2:30pm ET.


  • 2/3-18: BHM Masses at St. Benedict Catholic Church.
  • 2/3: Mardi Gras dance at Fr Jay Matthews Hall with St. Benedict Catholic Church at 5pm PT. RSVP required.
  • 2/4-25: BHM Masses at St. Patrick Catholic Church.
  • 2/4, 11: BHM Masses at St. Columba Catholic Church at 10:30am PT.
  • 2/7-10: Gospel choir workshop at St. Columba Catholic Church with M. Roger Holland II.



  • 2/28: BHM Mass at Christ Our Redeemer Catholic Church in Niceville with Bishop William Wack, CSC and homilist Auxiliary Bishop Roy E. Campbell Jr. of Washington at 2pm CT.




  • 2/2: “An Evening with the Saints” presentation at Immaculate Conception/St. Bridget Church with Almeta Whitis and Yvonne Thorne at 6:30pm ET.

San Francisco

  • 2/6: Silk Speaker Series at the University Of San Francisco's War Memorial Gymnasium with Sterling K. Brown and Clarence B. Jones at 7pm PT.
  • 2/18: BHM Mass at St. Boniface Catholic Church at 8am PT. Reception to follow.

San Jose

  • 2/25: BHM Mass at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church with Bishop Oscar Cantú at 3pm PT. RSVP requested.



  • 2/25: BHM Mass at the Church of the Little Flower at 10am CT.

St. Augustine

St. Louis

  • BHM prayer service at the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet Motherhouse at 2pm CT. Reception to follow. Registration required.




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

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