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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 | 

To kick off Black Catholic History Month, the Archdiocese of Baltimore unveiled a display of six Black sainthood candidates in its lobby.

Indian Mission | 

Sports are an integral part of Red Cloud’s holistic approach to education which is rooted in Jesuit and Lakota culture and traditions.

Black Catholic Mission | 

The Sacred Heart Church family in November of 2022 were able to finally get together after two years of separation; as a full church family.

Indian Mission | 

With most villages having lifted pandemic travel restrictions, priests serving rural Alaska were finally able to travel freely between their assigned parishes again.

Indian Mission | 

The famous geological volcanic rock formation called Ship Rock towers over a town by the same name in the northeastern part of the Navajo Nation. In this town, Christ is King over all.

Black Catholic Mission | 

The Diocese of Phoenix gathers every year in January to celebrate the Life and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.