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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

Black Catholic Mission | 

Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux and chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism visited Austin on October 2-4, 2020.

Indian Mission | 

St. Joseph Apache Mission staff is aware of the importance of catechism programs for our young children.

Black Catholic Mission | 

Relying on the insights of Fr. Bryan Massingale, from his book Racial Justice and the Catholic Church (Orbis Books, 2010), we will explore the vision of the “beloved community,” his definition of racism, and consider the call to action.

Indian Mission | 

Sacred Heart parish in Nespelem, WA is served by a priest who has the responsibility of serving many parishes in the geographical area.

Indian Mission | 

In 1840 the very first Mass in Pend Oreille County was celebrated in a cave on the Kalispel Indian Reservation.

Indian Mission | 

Twenty years ago, the Bishops whose dioceses encompass the Columbia River watershed in the United States and Canada wrote the Columbia River Pastoral Letter.