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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

Indian Mission | 

St. Bernard Mission School started its 146th school year on September 5, 2023. What is impressive is the quality of education and care provided to each student.

Indian Mission | 

Our students were welcomed by our new Parish Pastor, Fr. Edmund Yainao and our President, Rodney Bordeaux. This school year we welcomed new students so we celebrated with numerous ice breakers and spirit week.

Black Catholic Mission | 

The African American Catholic Youth Congress (AACYC) was held at St. Thomas More High School in Lafayette on Saturday, November 18.

Black Catholic Mission | 

Black Catholic Young Adults from around the country gathered at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans.

Black Catholic Mission | 

It has been a yearly tradition at St. Nicholas School in Struthers, Ohio for the fifth graders to pay homage to the Saints for the Feast of All Saints. Each student selects a saint of their choice and researches their life.

Black Catholic Mission | 

The eighth grade class of Holy Name of Jesus School embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime trip.