Archbishop Lyke Conference

The Lyke Conference, the nation’s premier Black Catholic liturgical event, is named after the late liturgist Archbishop James P. Lyke, OFM, the second of the three Black archbishops in U.S. history. The conference was founded in 2004 as an outlet where attendees could be trained in African-American patrimony. The 2024 conference theme is “Standing in […]

National Black Catholic Men’s Conference

Black Catholic men are invited to the annual Father Chester P. Smith National Black Catholic Men’s Conference – whose 2024 theme is “Come Jesus Come” – for a weekend of fellowship, renewal and a plan of action to help lead in their parish communities. Hear dynamic speakers who will motivate and ignite one’s faith, plus […]

National Black Catholic Women’s Gathering

Sponsored by the National Black Sisters’ Conference, this fifth annual gathering – “Black Catholic Women… Called, Blessed, and Sent” – promises to be a faith-filled weekend for Black Catholic women to gather to identify, celebrate, energize and set an agenda to motivate each other and engage their talents for becoming and forming missionary disciples  – […]

National Eucharistic Congress

God hears our prayers for the renewal of our Church. He will answer them through a life-changing transformation of our own hearts. The 10th National Eucharistic Congress is an invitation to experience profound personal revival so we can be sent out to share Christ’s love with a world that so desperately needs it. Every Catholic […]


The Diocesan Pastoral Center will be closed in observance of Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery. This holiday’s name is a combination of the words “June” and “nineteenth,” as it is celebrated on the anniversary of June 19, 1865 – when the Civil War was ending and the U.S. military ordered the final enforcement […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

On this day we honor Martin Luther King Jr., the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The Diocesan Pastoral Center, parishes and schools will be closed for this federal holiday. Learn more about the life and legacy of Dr. King at the […]

Igbo Language Mass

Mass is offered in the Igbo language every other month at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensboro. Parking is available at the Windsor Center.

National Vocation Awareness Week

National Vocation Awareness Week is an annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promoting vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering one of these particular vocations.

Black Catholic History Month

The history of African American Catholicism began with the arrival of the Spanish settlers in the 16th century in Florida. In fact, on the first page of the 16th-century baptismal registers are the names of black infants who were baptized into the Body of Christ along with white infants in St. Augustine Church. Although the […]

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