Ministry for Black Catholics

Ministry for Black Catholics

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Director: Ms. Brenda Burns
Mailing Address: Diocese of Wilmington
1626 N. Union Street, Wilmington, DE 19808
Phone: (302) 573-3104
Email: [email protected]

“Let us who are children of pain be now a bridge or 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)

Mission Statement
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 7 Principles established
The National Black Catholic Congress – Congress XII

Spirituality and the Saints

Leadership in the Church

Address Social Justice Issues

Catechesis and Evangelization

Support Catholic Schools

Vocations in all forms

Youth Ministry

The Wilmington Diocese Gospel Choir
Established in 1992 to share the culture and spirituality of black Catholics through Gospel Music.
The choir is available to sing throughout the diocese for Liturgies and Church, community or school events.

Future Events:
Black History Month Liturgy
Juneteenth Celebration
Wilmington Diocese Gospel Choir Anniversary
Peace Week Program
St. Martin de Porres Liturgy
Kwanzaa Celebration
African and African American Liturgy

National Black Catholic Congress –
National Black Catholic apostolate for Life –
Knights of Peter Claver & Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary – www.kofpc
National Association of Black Catholic Administrators –


St. Joseph Catholic Church
1012 French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: (302) 658-4535

Vy. Rev. Glenn M. Evers, Pastor
Robert Cousar ~ Deacon

The cradle of African American Catholics in Delaware

Established in 1889 by the Josephites