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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

Indian Mission | 

The Honorable Delegate Brenda Jesus recognized the Lady Cardinals Basketball team.

Black Catholic Mission | 

The Dioceses of Birmingham every year around the springtime host an annual retreat for the youth called Kujenga.

Indian Mission | 

Sr. Roselyn tells Indigenous stories every month at the local catholic grade school which includes St. Mary’s students as well as the Ashland, Wi community.

Black Catholic Mission | 

At Saint James Catholic School we started the eighth-grade students' farewell. We began celebrating their success with an award ceremony dinner, where they shared their gratitude and achievements with their proud parents and school staff.

Indian Mission | 

The diocese completed cultural acclimation with several of its new mission priests and was able to permanently assign them to parishes in rural Alaska.

Black Catholic Mission | 

The Diocese of Buffalo African American Commission follow-up meeting on National Black Catholic Congress XIII was held on May 10, 2024 at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, Buffalo, NY. Congress XIII participants shared their awesome experience and ideas.