Black History Month 2022

February is Black History Month and there are several ways you can participate in celebrating the heritage of Black Catholics. 

The University of San Francisco will be hosting a free webinar, “Black Catholics in Conversation.” In this event honoring the history and experiences of Black Catholics, California Supreme Court Justice Martin Jenkins (2020-21 USF Alumnus of the Year) and USF Trustee Timothy Alan Simon, Esq. will engage in a fireside conversation on faith, justice, and community.  

The 20th Annual Black History Month Mass, hosted by the African American Catholic Center for Evangelization (AACCFE), will be celebrated on Saturday, February 19, 2022, at 5:00 PM at Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in Los Angeles, but you can also tune in on Youtube or Facebook @olacathedral.

The Archdiocese of San Francisco released a video last year telling the story of the parishioners of St. Francis of Assisi, who played an important role in the formation of the town of East Palo Alto. You can watch it below:

Christopher Major, Coordinator of the African-American Ministry for the Archdiocese of San Francisco, noted that for Catholics the month is a reminder of each person’s inherent dignity. “We were all equal in creation. We are to love each other with the greatest of mercy and grace,” he said.

If you would like to be involved in the African-American Ministry, you can contact Major at 415-879-2127 or [email protected].