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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

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 | 

In keeping with tradition, Sisters Academy 8th grade students traveled to the Bon Secours Retreat & Conference Center in Marriottsville, Maryland.

Black Catholic Mission | 

Justin Dews '07 visited St. Thomas Aquinas High School on February 21 to speak with juniors and seniors about his life experiences, including his time at Harvard.

Indian Mission | 

This year, our students competed in the Diocese of Gallup Miracle Fair. Students researched the life and miracles of a selected Saint and learned about the history and tradition of the Church.

Black Catholic Mission | 

For the month of February, students at St. Mary's Cathedral school learned and celebrated Black History Month through various activities.

Indian Mission | 

The two tiny Navajo parishes are smack in the middle of the Navajo Nation.

Indian Mission | 

Take the usual challenges our parish has always faced, add in the unique challenges of the reservation, and then mix in approximately 2 years of a pandemic. Perseverance is a very fitting word for Our Lady of Lourdes in Poplar.