Black History Month


Black Catholic Acadia Tree          



Sunday, February 10, 2019

Black History Program presented by St Joseph Youth

1:15 PM

Rosemont Room

National Black Catholic Congress 

The History of Black Catholics in America | History | Smithsonian

Black Catholic History Month - Archdiocese of Washington




 Worldwide Count of Black Catholics 

 Africa = 141 Million 

Latin America = 105.9 Million

 Caribbean and North America = 21 Million

In the United States alone, there are 3 million Black Catholics


 There are 3 million African American Catholics in the United States.

  •  Of Roman Catholic parishes in the United States, 798 are considered to be predominantly African American. Most of those continue to be on the East Coast and in the South. Further west of the Mississippi, African American Catholics are more likely to be immersed in multicultural parishes as opposed to predominantly African American parishes. 



  •  There are 250 African American priests in the United States and 75 men of African descent in seminary formation for the priesthood. 


  •  There are about 400 African American religious sisters and 50 religious brothers. 


  •  The Black population in the United States is estimated to be just over 36 million people (13% of the total U.S. population). 


  •  By the year 2050, the Black population is expected to almost double its present size to 62 million, and it will increase its percentage of the population to 16%.