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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

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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 | 

Through extensive fundraisers and planning, our new Church is completed, except for the landscaping. Now comes the work of rebuilding “The Church” and the people.

Indian Mission | 

School is of to a great start at St. George Catholic School. This year we have expanded our Religion program to include Catechesis of the Good Shephard.

Jenny and Ben Black Bear, Germaine Little Bear, and Bishop Peter Muhich at the conference

Indian Mission | 

A group of Diocese employees traveled to Alexandria, La for the 83rd Annual Tekakwitha Conference. The Tekakwitha Conference is the voice, presence, and identity of Indigenous Catholics of North America under the protection of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha.

Black Catholic Mission | 

At St. Peter Claver in Lexington KY, parishioners chat after Mass in the current worship space. The parish is looking forward to completing the new church building in early 2023.

Black Catholic Mission | 

With the help and support of Black and Indian Missions, small communities such as Grambling State University Campus Ministry are able to provide resources to local Catholic students.

Southern Illinois University student Jamal Kinchen welcomes new members to the Knights of Columbus College Council #7682.

Black Catholic Mission | 

The Newman Catholic Student Center provides the Church a physical presence at the campus.