In coordination with the Black Catholic Ministries office (www.obcm-no.org), the CYO Office provides services specific to the African-American Catholic experience. The office also periodically sponsors other gatherings for African-American Catholic teens from around the Archdiocese, and for their youth ministers, often in collaboration with the Office of Black Catholic Ministries. Contact Ansel Augustine, Director of the Office of Black Catholic Ministry at (504) 861-6207, for more information.
This is a youth & young adult leadership team made up of youth from the Black Catholic parishes and high schools in the Archdiocese.
Habari Gani Retreat
Meaning, "what's the news?" this annual leadership retreat brings together traditional African leadersip principles with the vibrancy of the Catholic faith in order to provide formation for young people living and worshipping in an African-American Catholic environment. Content includes the historical experience of the Black Catholic Church in the United States. Habari Gani will next be held in April 17-19, 2015.
Annual Youth & Young Adult Revival
This event is an opportunity for all youth, young adults, and all those who are young at heart to come together and praise the Lord in the Black Catholic worship style. This event usually takes place the 2nd Sunday of Lent at one of our local churches. This year it will be March 1,2 015 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in New Orleans.
Lyke Conference (www.lykeconference.com)
National Black Catholic Congress (www.nbccongress.org)
Knights of Peter Claver (www.kofpc.org)