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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

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

Black Catholic Mission | 

HNOJ was blessed to have four RCIA catechumens this year we attended the Rite of Election at the Our Lady of Angeles Cathedral. They participated in classes from the four-neighboring parishes (Holy Name of Jesus, St Bernadette, St Brigid and Transfiguration).

Indian Mission | 

St. Anthony Indian Mission is 100 years old and we simply had to celebrate. The celebration began with the bishop, clergy and servers processing into the gym where a group of our students welcomed them with Zuni cultural dancing.

Black Catholic Mission | 

As part of our Catholic Schools Week program, students were strongly encouraged to come to school in their best Sunday outfit for the “Wear your Best for the Lord” day.

Black Catholic Mission | 

The diocese of Charleston held their Eucharistic Congress on Saturday, April 6th at the Columbia Convention Center in Columbia, SC. The Friday night before the event several parishes open their doors for a "About Town" pre - Eucharistic Celebration.

Indian Mission | 

Each morning, students at St. Teresa's School kick off their day with Mass alongside parishioners.

Indian Mission | 

Catholic Schools Week 2024 at St. Augustine Indian Mission was a blast! In addition to the typical dress up days (Hawaiian shirts, favorite teams and crazy hair day, oh my!), students worked together to decorate their classroom doors using a scripture theme.