Ethnic Apostolates in the US Church, Priests of African Descent:

Fr. Alonzo Q. Cox Pastor of St. Martin de Porres



Fr. Alonzo Q. Cox is the Pastor of St. Martin de Porres in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn.    It encompasses 3 churches namely:  Our Lady of Victory, Holy Rosary, and St. Peter Claver.   Fr. Cox also serves as diocesan director of ministry to African-American Catholics and the Vicariate for Black Catholic Concerns.  Each year this office sponsors the diocesan celebration for Black History Month with a Mass of Thanksgiving and praise to God for the gifts and talents of African-Americans throughout the world and within our Church.  We also recall our ancestors who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith.     Also, his office sponsors the National Black Catholic History Month every November.