African Ancestry Ministry

"Walk together. Work together. Love each other." - Pope Francis, June 4, 2017

African Ancestry Ministry and Evangelization is established by the Diocese of Raleigh to foster the mission of the Roman Catholic Church:

  • Spread the Gospel
  • Celebrate the Sacraments
  • Form a faith community

To do this ministry, we must create an atmosphere in which individuals of African Ancestry:

  • Can maintain their identity
  • Heighten their visibility
  • Enhance their lives as Catholics

The ministry is concerned with nurturing those in the faith, reconciling those fallen away from the faith, and offering a church home to the un-churched through conversion to the Catholic faith.

AAMEN Chapters

Diocese of Raleigh, Office of African Ancestry Ministry and Evangelization AAMEN Facebook Page

St. Raphael - AAMEN Ministry

Parishes and Communities with an African Ancestry Presence


Holy Cross Catholic Church

The Igbo Community - Nigerian


St. Ann Catholic Church


All Saints Catholic Church - Uganda


St. Joseph Catholic Church - Nigerian
Contact: Fr. Joseph Oji (

St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church - Swahili
Contact: Fr. Pius Wekesa (

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church - African French Speaking
Contact: Fr. Roger Malonda (

Rocky Mount

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (Mission of Our Lady of Perpetual Help)