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Pam Harris

Pam HarrisPam Harris is the Coordinator of the Office for Black Catholics in the Diocese of Richmond. She is a native of Richmond, VA and spent her formative years being schooled on military bases in Europe. Pam began her work with the diocese on November 17, 2008. In addition to her role with the Office for Black Catholics, Pam is the coordinator for the Office of Asian Ministry. Pam's skills include finance and accounting background and project management.

Pam is very active in her parish, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Richmond, serving as an altar server and Chair of the Justice/Peace Ministry. She also serves as Master of Ceremonies for the Bishop. Pam's volunteer activities include Special Olympics, Meals on Wheels, and Junior Achievement. View Full Profile

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Religious Communities

The Josephites
The Josephites (St. Joseph's Society of the Sacred Heart, S.S.J.) was founded by Mill Hill Fathers in 1871.

The Society of the Divine Word
The Society of the Divine Word North American Province was found in 1897 with its headquarters in Illinois.

Oblate Sisters of Providence
The Oblate Sisters of Providence was found by Reverend Jacques Joubert and Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange.

Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament
The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament was established to minister to Native Americans and African Americans.

Sisters of the Holy Family
The Sisters of the Holy Family began its ministry to educate and care for the children of slaves.

Black Catholics: Featured Sections
Worldwide Count of Black Catholics: View Statistics
Our Mother of Africa ChapelOur Mother Of Africa Chapel
A Celebration Of Love And Freedom Expressed In Art And Architecture

This Chapel expresses the devotion of African Americans to Our Blessed Lady and our abiding faith in her intercession on our behalf before her Divine Son. Click here for more Chapel Info

Worldwide Count of Black Catholics: View Statistics

At the dawn of the Third Millennium, the year 2000 A. D., there will be 200 million Catholics of African descent throughout the world.  *Research done by The Catholic African World Network. View Statistics

"I have given everything to my Master: He will take care of me…"
"..The best thing for us is not what we consider best, but what the Lord wants of us! "
More info on Saint Josephine Bakhita

Saint Anthony the Great of Thebes

St. Anthony is called the Patriarch of Monks. He was born at Aama, village south of Memphis, near Thebes. His parents were rich Christians. Shortly after inheriting his parents' fortune, he sold all his vast fortune and gave the proceeds to the poor, sent his sister to a nunnery and retired to an old ruin of a tomb. He ate only every three or four days and spent his time at manual labor and prayer. See Full List

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