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Ms. Maria Jerkins

Director for the Office of Black Catholic Affairs

Archdiocese of Miami

HQ Phone: (305) 757-6241

Email: m***@***.org

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Archdiocese of Miami

The Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy Pastoral Center 9401 Biscayne Boulevard

Miami, Florida 33138

United States

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Employment History


Parish Council


Board Member
Direct Action and Research Training Center

Holy Redeemer Catholic Church

Charter Member
Ladies Auxiliary

Active Member
St. Martin De Pores Association

Liturgical Committee

Director, Office of Board Member
Black Catholics

Member of the Board of Trustees
The National Black Catholic Congress Inc

National Association of Black Catholic Administrators

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Maria Jerkins
Maria Jerkins is the Director for the Office of Black Catholic Affairs for the Archdiocese of Miami. A retired middle school principal, Mrs. Jerkins has established joint parish council meetings between the three predominantly Black parishes, increased Black Catholic participation in Archdiocesan activities, established an Afro-centric youth music ministry, and received more than three hundred thousand dollars in grants. She sponsored, in connection with Miami-Dade Junior College, a Black Parenting Workshop that prepared twenty persons to teach parenting skills in various parishes, and participated in a citizenship program that yielded fifty thousand immigrants United States citizenship.
She is a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, was president of the Parish Council for seventeen years, chairs the liturgy ministry, and serves as a Lector, Eucharistic Minister, and trainer of Eucharistic Ministers. She chairs the Liturgical Committee.
"DART is an organization through which individual citizens or groups can question, inform and encourage elected representatives regarding community preferences and needs. DART shows God's people what we can do if we work together."
- Maria Jerkins / Director, Office of Black Catholic Affairs and DART Board Member -
Mrs. Jerkins is the past secretary of the National Association of Black Catholic Administrators (NABCA) and a past member of the Board of Trustees for the National Black Catholic Congress. In 2009, at the annual convention of NABCA, she was presented with the President's Evangelization Award in recognition of the successful completion of a multicultural census in the Archdiocese of Miami. She is also a past president of the Florida Conference of Black Catholic Ministers.
Mrs. Jerkins is a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Knights of Peter Claver and was president for three terms, a member of the Margaret Mary Guild, sits on the Commission for Liturgy and Spiritual Life, and has received the Primum Regnum Dei Award (1998) and a Jubilee Pontifical Medal (2000). She is an active member of the St. Martin De Pores Association.
Born in Miami, Mrs. Jerkins has two sons and one grandson.

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Maria Jerkins Archdiocese of Miami
Phone: 305-762-1120

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Maria Jerkins, Director OFFICE: 305-762-1120, FAX: 305-758-2027 E-Mail:

Maria Jerkins Archdiocese of Miami Phone: 305-762-1120

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Ms. Maria JerkinsOffice for Black Catholic Affairs9401 Biscayne BlvdMiami Shores, FL 33138W: (305) 762-1120Fax: (305) 758-2027

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The spirituality leadership commission has been working to help Catholics acknowledge the gifts of black spirituality and God's call to ongoing evangelization, said Maria Jerkins, director of the Office of Black Ministry for the Archdiocese of Miami, Fla.

Commission members have worked to develop the Institute for Black Catholic Spirituality in collaboration with the Black Catholic Institute at Xavier University, she said.

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