Black Catholic Ministry

“I have the strength for everything through Him who empowers me.” – Philippians 4:13

Black Catholic Ministry in the Diocese of Owensboro is dedicated to serving the needs of Black Catholics throughout western Kentucky. This includes college scholarship opportunities for African Americans.

Registration is now open for the National Black Catholic Congress XIII! 

The National Black Catholic Congress XIII will be held on July 20-23, 2023 at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, Maryland, marking the third time that the Washington, D.C., area has hosted the gathering, and each of those times, key participants included noted figures in U.S. Catholic history.

For more information or to register, contact F. Veronica Wilhite, director of Black Catholic Ministry for the Diocese of Owensboro, at or the National Black Catholic Congress at

Details about the conference may be accessed at