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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 | 

On November 30th 2022 St. Andrew Catholic School celebrated the Feast of St. Andrew. Students participated in a school wide retreat where they were able to complete a multitude of activities.

BIMO News | 

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish in Dearborn hosted a traveling art exhibit of Black Catholic saints and heroes Nov. 20.

Indian Mission | 

Immaculate Conception Parish in Wolf Point, MT is so grateful to the Board of Directors and the very generous donors of the Black and Indian Missions Grant.

Indian Mission | 

Every summer Fr. Corey takes a group of boys on a week-long retreat/camping trip to the Companions of the Lamb retreat center near Paradise, MI. This past summer he also started a girls retreat/camping trip as well.

Indian Mission | 

On the morning of September 9, the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Tuy Pathu Pre-K gathered at the Ysleta Mission to celebrate grandparent’s/elder’s day.

Black Catholic Mission | 

Chequan Lewis, chief operating officer for Pizza Hut U.S., spoke to Holy Savior Catholic Academy students in September.