Ministry for Black Catholics

Ministry for Black Catholics

Coordinator: Ms. Brenda Burns
Mailing Address: Diocese of Wilmington
1626 N. Union Street
Wilmington, DE 19806
Phone: 302-573-3104
[email protected]

“Let us who are the children of pain be now a bridge of reconciliation. Let us who are the offspring of violence become the channels of reconciliation. Let us, the sons and daughters of bondage, be the bringers of peace.”
Bishop Joseph Francis
Brothers and Sisters to Us

The Ministry for Black Catholics of the Diocese of Wilmington represents Catholics of African Descent as we work in collaboration with all departments within the diocese. Working as a part of the Pastoral Services Department, under the Apostolate for Ethnic Ministries, the Ministry seeks to explore and implement evangelization efforts needed to uplift the spirits of Catholics of African Descent, and to bring others, both church and unchurched into the family of the Body of Christ. We seek to generate opportunities for Black Catholics to share their gifts with the larger community, and participate more fully in the church as individuals. We hold ourselves accountable to our baptismal commitment to witness and proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ.


We are guided by the 8 Principles established at Congress IX
National Black Catholic Congress
Parish Life
Youth and Young Adults
Catholic Education
Social Justice


The Wilmington Diocese Gospel Choir is available to sing throughout the diocese. For scheduling information please contact the MBC office or Brenda Burns directly at 302-322-6899.



St. Martin de Porres Mass and Celebration
Wilmington Diocese Gospel Choir Anniversary
Holy Cross Gospel Choir Anniversary
Kwanzaa Celebration
National Day of Prayer for the African American Family



National Black Catholic Congress
National Black Catholic Apostolate for Life
Knights of Peter Claver
National Association of Black Catholic Administrators