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Our Mission

The Black and Indian Mission Office is comprised of three distinct but inter-related organizations, each with its own purpose and history, but all seeking to fulfill the one Mission to the Missions! Founded by the Catholic bishops of the United States, each organization cooperates with local diocesan communities to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ and respond to real and pressing needs on the ground. Read more and join us in our Mission to the Missions!

Catholic Negro-American
Mission Board

established 1907, united with BIMO 1980

Support the Black and Indian
Mission Collection

The Black and Indian Mission Collection exists to help local African American and Native American Diocesan Communities throughout the United States spread the Good News of Jesus Christ and respond to real and pressing needs on the ground.

News and Events

Indian Mission | 

Having been a part of our parishes almost his whole life and being a member of the Omaha Tribe, Deacon Don Blackbird’s ordination is a big blessing.

Black Catholic Mission | 

Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Virginia - Office of Multicultural Ministries

BIMO News | 

Former National Director of the Black and Indian Mission Office.

Black Catholic Mission | 

A trip of a lifetime awaits several Black Catholic Youth of the Diocese of Arlington.

BIMO News | 

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha: The Bridge between Our Faith & Our Traditions

BIMO News | 

In celebration of her life and faith, join the Black and Indian Mission Office in praying a Novena in honor of this first Native American saint.