The primary mission of the African American Ministry is to grow in the love of Christ spiritually and culturally within the church. There is a richness to the Black experience that we must share with the entire people of God. These are gifts that are part of an African past. "For we have heard with black ears and we have seen with black eyes and we have understood with an African heart" what it means to be truly black and authentically Catholic. We thank God for the gifts of our faith and we are very thankful of our blackness. In all humility we look to our church that it might share our gifts so that our joy as Christians may be complete.