Black Catholic Ministries
66 Brooks Drive
Braintree, MA 02184-3839


Lorna DesRoses
Black Catholic Ministries Coordinator
Office: 617-746-5810
Gail Mattulina
Operations Assistant, Black Catholic Ministries
Office: 617-746-5814

Black Catholic Ministries


"Jesus cried out and said, “Whoever believes in me believes not only in me but also in the one who sent me, and whoever sees me sees the one who sent me. I came into the world as light, so that everyone who believes in me might not remain in darkness."
Gospel of John 12:44-45

The Bishop James Augustine Healy Award is given in honor of the first black bishop in the United States, presented annually to an individual who has demonstrated strong, effective leadership and service within the Black Catholic community.  This     

The Robert Leo Ruffin Award is presented in honor of a prominent Black Catholic who was dedicated to the education of children and the eradication of racial injustice and is given to those who foster educational opportunities and demonstrate strong personal faith and compassion.