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Black Catholic Ministry

One of the original Atlantic City parishes, Old St. Monica’s, was founded by Mother Emma Lewis (1869-1921) to minister to Catholics of African descent. This ministry continues as part of the citywide Parish of Saint Monica. It is led by Fr. Jon, pastor, and the Black Catholic Leadership Ministry (BCLM). Its annual signature event is the Mother Emma Lewis Awards Dinner.

Black Catholic Leadership Ministry members

  • Stephen Williams, Chair
  • Marilyn Kirkland, Secretary
  • Diane Epps
  • Derek Longcrier
  • Maryann Martin
  • Ann Reynolds
  • Bernard Reynolds
  • Gwen Watson
Sharing our Storyan Enduring FaithFebruary 2021 @ 4:00 pmRegister here today!Free EventSponsored by: Archdiocese of Chicago • Diocese of Columbus • Diocese of Birmingham • Diocese of Richmond and the Tolton Spirituality Center804-622-5241|ethnicministries@richmonddiocese.orgEthnic Ministries websiteFollow Us ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌

Pictured are members of the Farmer Church of Saint Monica on Pennsylvania avenue.