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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

BIMO News | 

“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few." Matthew 9:37 St. Augustine Indian Mission reaches out for volunteers to serve.

USCCB Social Gathering

BIMO News | 

This is an event that you won't want to miss. Join us on Feb. 3-6 to discuss Catholic understanding of leadership, social justice, social action and more!

Fr. Sands at the National Convocation

BIMO News | 

Fr. Sands joined hundreds of Catholic Leaders to converse about the struggles in the world and how we should approach them as leaders and children of God.

Faithful Catholic Lakota Students

Indian Mission | 

Sapa Un Catholic Academy is home to 40 Lakota students on the Rosebud Lakota Reservation.

Baptisms at Kenel

Indian Mission | 

Three Franciscan sisters who hail from faith communities as far away as Africa are reaching out to inactive Catholics on the Standing Rock Reservation.

Farewell Picnic

Indian Mission | 

St Kateri Tekakwitha Mission Church has had a few months of both excitement and sadness.