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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

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.

Prayer Service

BIMO News | 

Teachers and staff welcomed 50 new students to our campus this year.

Indian Mission | 

Having been a part of our parishes almost his whole life and being a member of the Omaha Tribe, Deacon Don Blackbird’s ordination is a big blessing.

Black Catholic Mission | 

Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Virginia - Office of Multicultural Ministries