Black Catholic Apostolate

The Logo of the Black Catholic Apostolate of the Diocese of HarrisburgThe Black Catholic Apostolate was established in 1986 whose mission is to address the social, economic and spiritual concerns of all persons of African ancestry; to promote leadership; foster evangelization; and address issues of racial injustice through emphasis on family and education programs and the National Black Catholic Pastoral Plan. For more information on the Black Catholic Apostolate.




Mass in Celebration of African American Faith & Culture – January 15, 2017

XII National Black Catholic Congress – July 6-9, 2017

Contact Us

Mrs Gwen Summers
Black Catholic Apostolate of the Diocese of Harrisburg
Office: 717-421-4324

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Link and Resources

Timely Ministry Resources for Black Catholics provided by the USCCB
The National Black Catholic Congress
List of Black / African Saints
The African American Catholic Youth Bible
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Black Catholics for Life
Institute for Black Catholic Studies – Xavier University

Diocesan Black Catholic Committee

Deacon Lawrence Crudup, Chairperson
Edna Banks
Lena Crudup
Betty Frealing
Helen Elliott
Ann Headen
Paula Headen
Marie Linares
Pearlie Ragsdale
Dr. Rita Smith Wade-El
Sterling Summers
Sister Helene Trueitt, A.S.C.

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