Bishop William Murphy, Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre (l.) and Darcel Whitten-Wilamowski (c.) pose with Archbishop Wilton Gregory (r.) of the Archdiocese of Atlanta.

Greetings to All!

Welcome to our website. I hope that it will serve as a constant source of information about the Ministry, its programs, diocesan and parish events.

KEEP PRAISING! - Darcel B. Whitten- Wilamowski

Ministry to Catholics of African Ancestry


The Office of Multicultural Diversity

Catholics of African Ancestry – Haitian American Apostolate Ministry
Diocese of Rockville Centre

Presents (click here to view details in Creole)


Saturday, November 1, 2014, 2:00pm

Msgr. James P. Kelly Parish Center
next to St. Agnes Cathedral
29 Quealy Place, Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Adult Ticket Price: $20.00 Children under 12: $10.00

Contact Information:
Darcel Whitten-Wilamowski, Coordinator
Tel: (516) 678-5800, X239

Jemima Desroches, Administrative Assistant
Tel: (516) 678-5800, X407

Our Mission Statement

PraiseIn order to ensure the participation of Catholics of African Ancestry in every facet of diocesan life, the purpose of the ministry shall be to:

1 - Serve the spiritual, cultural, educational, and social needs of Catholics of African Ancestry in the diocese;
2 - Encourage further insight and understanding by the church of these needs;
3 - Foster vocations to the priesthood, religious life, and deaconate;
4 - Stimulate the development and training of lay leaders, especially youth and young adults, of African ancestry to assume leadership roles at the parish and diocesan levels.
5 - ProPrayermote spiritual and liturgical rites that are synonymous with and culturally akin to people of African ancestry; and
6 - Work to identify and eliminate the seeds of racism that seriously affect relationships between Catholics of African Ancestry and those who are not.