African American, African and Caribbean Apostolate

Mission Statement

To discover and promote leadership among Catholics of African descent in the Archdiocese of Newark

To encourage fiscal responsibility and self reliance

To empower young adults to embrace their cultural identity and to refuse to live their lives apart from their savior Jesus Christ

To love who we are and to whom we belong thus striving to eradicate all form of racism and oppression

Bishop Joseph A. Francis Scholarship Dance

The Bishop Joseph A. Francis Scholarship Fund, named after the esteemed Bishop Joseph Abel Francis, SVD, supports high school seniors or vocational school students of African descent from the Archdiocese of Newark, providing scholarship aid, leadership development, and spiritual enrichment to empower them as student-leaders who value academic excellence and are committed to social justice, aligning with the program’s namesake.

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Black Catholics for Sainthood

IMANI Newsletter

The official publication of the Office of African American, African & Caribbean Apostolate

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Contact Us

Rahsaan Garlin

Liaison Associate
Cell: 201-978-6882
Fax: 973-497-4317


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