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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

Father Sands

BIMO News | 

Father Maurice Sands recently spoke with Columbia about his personal background and about the broader experience of Native Americans within the Catholic Church.

The people came for help---attendees meeting one-on-one with resource providers for assistance

Black Catholic Mission | 

Our parish, working with Project Return hosted the third in a series of gatherings, titled “Connecting Back Into the Community”

Confirmation Class

Black Catholic Mission | 

Many classes for faith formation in Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Gathering in the Schoenstatt Shrine to Mary after praying the rosary

Black Catholic Mission | 

Twenty-one women gathered at the Schoenstatt Retreat Center for a lunch and reflection on Mary as Our Mother. 

Hummingbird report

Black Catholic Mission | 

Ms. Middleton's 4th grade class at St. Joseph the Provider Catholic School was assigned an Animal Research Project and Report


Black Catholic Mission | 

In its grant-supported efforts to develop lay leadership, 60 All Saints and St. Martin de Porres congregants participated in a joint Pastoral Council and Staff Workshop.