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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 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.

Black Catholic Mission | 

Thanks to the support from the Black and Indian Mission Office and the generous grants being awarded!

Indian Mission | 

On Monday May 27th the annual Memorial Day Mass was celebrated at St. Mathew Church near Veblen S.D. Fr. Gregg Frankman was the celebrant. Fr. Frankman will be retiring July 1st.

Indian Mission | 

The 8th Grade Promotion happened over two days. On Wednesday, May 22nd at 5:00 p.m. the Parents, Families and the St. Peter Community gathered in Church to pray the Rosary for the promoting class.

Indian Mission | 

For the first time in more than four years, on the first Friday of April, Fr. Mike Fitzpatrick, S.J., the director of KNMI, headed out from Oregon and drove to the Ursuline Centre in Great Falls, Montana, to begin once again to have Kateri weekend meetings.