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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 | 

Fr. A. Gerard Jordan shared with the attendees of the Black Catholic History Month event.

Antonian graduate, Garrett Kaalund with his teammates.

BIMO News | 

The Archdiocese of San Antonio would love to highlight some of our amazing and resilient Catholic high school graduates.

Indian Mission | 

Each year, the Office of Native Ministry and the Sioux Spiritual Center host two Canku Wakan Retreats, which are four-day inculturated retreat experiences for Lakota Catholics in the diocese and other indigenous peoples nationwide.

Indian Mission | 

Only staff members that are involved with summer youth programs can understand the hard work that it takes to organize and implement them.

Indian Mission | 

This school year the school began a preschool program for two-year-old students. Seven students were part of the new program and all seven of them completed the year.

BIMO News | 

Students from the University of Kentucky got together with youth from St Peter Claver Church in Lexington to share faith (and ice cream).