African Ancestry Ministry and Evangelization Network (AAMEN)

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

The African Ancestry Ministry and Evangelization Network (AAMEN) 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, Communities and Organizations


Basilica Shrine of St. Mary - Wilmington

Holy Cross - Durham

Holy Name of Jesus - Raleigh

Immaculate Conception - Rocky Mount

St. Ann - Fayetteville

St. Anthony of Padua - Southern Pines

St. Bernadette - Fuquay-Varina

St. Francis - Raleigh

St. Gabriel - Greenville

St. Joseph - Raleigh

St. Mary - Goldsboro

St. Michael - Cary

St. Paul - New Bern

St. Therese - Wilson

African Communities

Francophone Community - Raleigh

Igbo Community - Raleigh

Swahili Community - Raleigh


Uganda Mission - Pinehurst

Knights of St. Peter Claver

Knights of Columbus