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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 | 

St. Mary Catholic School celebrate Catholic Schools Week on January 28-February 3, 2024. The theme this year is Catholic Schools: United in Faith and Community.

Black Catholic Mission | 

Renowned educator and motivational speaker Audrey Davis-Dunning

Indian Mission | 

Currently, the Diocese of Fairbanks has just 10 priests to serve its 38 rural churches across western Alaska, with one additional part-time priest from Michigan who flies to several of the most remote villages a few times per year.

Indian Mission | 

BIMO funds were used during the grant period for general operating expenses of Holy Rosary Mission, including supporting Angie Stover’s, a commissioned Lakota Lay Minister.

Black Catholic Mission | 

Field trips at the Washington School for Girls are an important part of our innovative program and creative educational approach. Beyond the confines of a traditional classroom, these excursions are dynamic learning.

Black Catholic Mission | 

The Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration was held on January 12, 2024. Bishop Douglas Deshotel was the Homilist and Celebrant.