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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 | 

The SFM Youth group participated in the Youth Parade on August 29, 2021. They took 1st place! The theme was honoring our children, uplifting our children, and cartoon characters.

Indian Mission | 

We have been fortunate to be able to start Release time Religious Education classes in three schools.

Indian Mission | 

On November 7, 2021 we celebrated four baptisms at St. Charles Borromeo Parish, St. Francis, SD. We welcomed four infants, children and their families into the Parish.

Indian Mission | 

The SFM Youth group (sponsored by the St. Francis Mission) collaborated with the RST Wiconi Wakan Health and Healing Program to bring Halloween parades and candy drive thru giveaways to all the smaller communities.

Indian Mission | 

On November 1, 2021, third through sixth-grade students crafted Saint medals in the religion class of Mrs. Jayde Legah-Carriere.

Indian Mission | 

The St. Francis Mission Youth Group has grown to seventeen young people. With Ben and Jenny Black Bear's guidance they have begun to collaborate with Wiconi Wakan Health and Healing Center.