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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 | 

Sister Beulah teaches her small children to love learning in rural Virginia. Every child deserves a great start in school. 

St. Joseph 2 girls clock time work

BIMO News | 

The 4th-grade students at St. Joseph School are loving the new school year.  They work very well together.

Holy Family Cathedral School Band

BIMO News | 

Armed with a dream, Maria Snow joined the staff at Holy Family Cathedral School and began the first fully integrated band program in any Oklahoma Catholic school in 2016.

Tekakwitha Conference

Indian Mission | 

Erma Marshall was blessed with a wonderful Pilgrimage to the Annual Tekakwitha Conference.

Mrs. Mazoros’ 2nd grade class with their readers

Black Catholic Mission | 

Early in March 2018 student’s in Mrs. Mazoros’ 2nd grade classroom read the story in their reader, “Mr. Tanen’s Tie Trouble”.

7th & 8th grade boys are gathered for a spirit rally before their big football game. St. Nicholas School players are members of the Youngstown Catholic Saints Football team.

Black Catholic Mission | 

7th & 8th grade boys are gathered for a spirit rally before their big football game. St. Nicholas School players are members of the Youngstown Catholic Saints Football team.